Matthew Hunter is a student at King City Secondary School, who lives with Asperger’s Syndrome. He’ll be attending Seneca College starting this fall.  He loves movies, video games and television, and has agreed to review his favourites (and not-so-favourites!) for AO York. Here is Matthew’s review of Farcry 5.

Note from Matthew:

WARNING: This video game has been rated Mature (17+), and for good reason. Extreme blood, intense violence, sexual content, strong language, use of drugs and alcohol.

 


Farcry 5

By Matthew Hunter

When this game was revealed there was a mixed reaction; some fans of the series were happy, while others weren’t. The Montana setting caused some controversy from American patriots and well as different political parties. So did the controversy overtake just how fun this game is? Absolutely not.

This game starts out quite interestingly; you are a U.S Marshal, sent after cult leader Joseph Seed based in the fake Hope County, Montana.

When you arrive you are greeted by an entire camp of cultists, who have been called ‘Peggies’ by the locals.  These cultists look on as you take their leader away, they soon attack when you reach your helicopter. What should have been an easy arrest, quickly turns into a nightmare, as a cultist jumps into the rotors of the helicopter, essentially destroying it. After your helicopter crashes, your allies are taken away, and Joseph escapes.

Now it’s a mad dash to escape the cultists on your heel. Soon after losing your pursuers and finding a weapon, you are called by your only escaped ally, the Marshal, who calls you to a nearby shack. When you arrive you will be attacked by some of the cult, you will then try to escape by truck, only to be stopped and rescued by an unknown person.

After waking up, you will soon find out how bad the situation is.  The cult has everything under their control (apart from a small town).  The radio waves, the skies, roads, escape is impossible, so you are sent out to free Hope County and defeat this dangerous foe.

Overall the game is very fun: there’s hunting, stunt racing, fun side missions, one of my personal favourites is where you have to steal a 16 wheeler with machine guns and escape while Barracuda plays in the background, there’s also fishing (a new for the series), nine companions to meet and recruit (from dogs, to bears, to veterans).  There’s a whole lot of content to the game, and although less weapons than previous entries, the interesting setting of the game more than makes up for it.

I have to apologize here, I meant to release this review last month, I tried for an April 27, but I’ve had a lot on my plate. So I’m sorry if this is an inconvenience.

I do have one last piece of news.  I do have a Twitch account.  Twitch is a livestream service mostly for video games; it is free to join, and you don’t need an account to watch.  I do stream regularly usually from 4-6 pm, and I will announce all livestreams on my twitter as well.

My twitter is @mdhunter99, and my Twitch is mdhunter99 (though I do have to warn, I do swear a bit)

I think this will do for now, until next time.