New Far Cry 5 gameplay video contains dogs, violence, dry narration

His. Umm. Breed. Is. Mutt.

During the events of Gamescom, Ubisoft released eight minutes of gameplay footage from their upcoming open-world shooter Far Cry 5, taking its brand of survivalist mayhem to the fictional Hope County of Montana, currently under the thumb of doomsday preacher, Joseph Seed.

The footage features some shootin’ some drivin’ some flyin’ and even some fishin’ whilst showcasing the lush, green environment, juxtaposed with the creepy, cultish vibe that has plagued the county.

In true Ubisoft style, the footage is uncomfortably narrated by the game’s scriptwriter and associate producer, both of whom sound thoroughly distracted as they read their carefully plotted scripts in-time with the on-screen action. It even contains some of that Ubisoft-trademark “real-life-sounding” banter.

And yes, something gets referred to as “iconic.”

Y’all know me by now, I see as much good as I can in everything, and I certainly don’t rag on games “just because,” but Ubisoft are the gods of awkward “gameplay experience” videos. They always seem so scripted, so hollow, and it just comes across as disingenuous.

Regardless, the game appears to look and play like a Far Cry game, and they’re pretty good. It will be intriguing to see what grim turns the ominous-sounding storyline takes when Far Cry 5 launches early next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse