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Far Cry 5 is back on the discussion table this week, as we talk about the elements it has taken from previous Far Cry games, such as outposts, vehicles and a charismatic villain. It also continues the series' focus on animal companions with Boomer, a trusty hound who is the latest in a long line of videogame Good Dogs, as we discover later in the Show.
Now Far Cry 5 has broken cover, we know it's coming on release date 27 February 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. But that's not all we know. Take our brisk tour of Far Cry 5 trailer, with the most important first details about Far Cry 5 gameplay.
Remember the DJ with three anecdotes in Far Cry 4, loot-mad Sheva in Resident Evil 5, or sloppy drunk cousin Roman from GTA 4? Or how about any escort quest NPC who ever walked slower than you, blocked your path or got themselves killed on your watch? We do.
When you think about it, the ostensibly bad guy sometimes has a good point after all. Reconsider Streets of Rage 2's beleaguered barkeep Barbon, Batman Arkham Origins' took-it-too-far activist Anarky and did-what-he-had-to King Logan from Fable 3, for starters, in the following video.
In most games, you have to work your way up to a confrontation with the villain. Sometimes though a convenient opportunity to murderise the antagonist presents itself early on, and instead of seizing the moment and saving yourself hours of hassle, you let it slip by. Consider these times you could have killed your nemesis much, much earlier and been home in time for dinner.
In celebration of 1 million subs and to check Andy and Mike aren't in denial about our terrible stealth skills, I tested them both on our rich, long history of stealth snafus.
Recently we confessed the videogame habits we just can't kick. We then asked you to tell us what you can't help doing when you play games, to make us feel better about our obsessive compulsion to stack guard corpses like firewood. You duly told us about these quirky, charming, homicidal game-playing foibles of yours.
On 12 March 2015, BAFTA celebrated the leading lights of the global games industry at the 11th British Academy Games Awards, with comedian Rufus Hound presiding. The Last of Us and indie puzzler Monument Valley won multiple shiny masks, before Destiny clinched the prize for Best Game. They also let me put questions to the winners backstage with fellow presenter Chris Cohen. Watch some of the best bits here.
Show of the Week gives the shakedown to The Escapists on Xbox One: a sandbox jail simulator in which your objective is to break out of a series of increasingly high-security slammers.
More Far Cryathlon from the twisted minds that brought you the Tuk Tuk Ski Jump and the Release the Hounds Far Cry 4 challenges. My custom contribution to the most thrilling spectacle in videogame sports is the King of the Swingers assault course, wherein participants grapple and swing to victory and avoid mashing Ajay Ghale's pretty face against a solid wall of unyielding rock.
Ubisoft recently sent a survey to selected Far Cry players, polling them about where Far Cry 5 should be set. The survey includes 11 possible future settings. Some of these sound great, while others we would move to Kyrat to avoid. Here are those 11 ideas for the next Far Cry game ranked from least to most brilliant.
Far Cry 4's outposts are challenge enough when you're allowed to use guns, rockets and helicopters to capture them, so today's festive task to take over over one using animals and nothing else could prove tricky. Luckily, the creatures of Kyrat are deadlier than a poison sandwich. Let's just hope I can keep them from turning on me for long enough to get the job done.
Grappling to the helicopter piloted by your partner in Far Cry 4 co-op creates a wealth of deadly new opportunities, such as being airlifted by a helicopter, danging from a helicopter, swinging wildly from a helicopter, and being scalped by helicopter rotor blades.
Release the Hounds is event the second in Far Cryathlon 2014. In it, you must outrun a flock of angry guard dogs through a fiendish obstacle course. Who will get lost in the death maze? Who will trip on the death hurdles? Who will be shredded by attack dogs? Only this Xbox One gameplay has the answer.
Games usually take hours to complete, but ain't nobody got time for that. In these secret endings, you find a surprise shortcut to the closing credits, finishing your game in just a fraction of the usual time by taking the sneaky path of least resistance. Watch on for the most entertaining secret shortcut endings in videogames. Minor, non-canonical spoilers ahead.
The Far Cryathlon returns and puts Far Cry 4's map editor to work for our first event: the Tuk Tuk Ski Jump Challenge, in which you must ramp a tuk tuk over a pit of leopards, bears, elephants and explosive barrels. Who will get the most air? Who will get the most eaten? Only this Xbox One gameplay knows.
Show of the week takes a trip to Far Cry 4's Kyrat: a beautiful, mountainous country ruled by a brutal dictator with a nice line in natty suits. Join us as we examine this latest in Ubisoft's exotic shooter series and assess whether it has the five essential elements required by every Far Cry game.
We've already banged on about Far Cry 4's rideable elephants and the awesome power of kicking things; it's time for nine other novelties in Far Cry 4 gameplay. Watch on for autodrive, beehives, guns for hire, demon fish, flying bird attacks and the new karma system.
How do you say Ajay Ghale? This Far Cry 4 gameplay has your answer. Take a watch for how to pronounce Ajay Ghale, the Kyrati name of Far Cry 4's protagonist, whether your accent is American, Kyrati or Pagan Min's.
Far Cry 4's Shangri-La missions take you into Kyrati legend as a warrior who slows time with his bow and arrow, sics white tigers on demon enemies, and spins prayer wheels to restore peace and good times. See Mike play in mystical Shangri-La and snowy Kyrat in this new Far Cry 4 gameplay.
Sporting event Far Cryathlon returns for Far Cry 4 with a fortress liberation challenge: each contestant is assigned a liberation method and the quickest to liberate the Ratu Gadhi fortress is the winner. Expect mortars, elephant rampages and many, many explosions in this Far Cry 4 gameplay.
Far Cry 4 is teeming with female characters, says creative director Alex Hutchinson, who tallies half of the game's main antagonists and half of the rebel fighters as ladies. For more Far Cry 4 story details, such as how Pagan Min is definitely for sure absolutely "not your father", take a watch.
In Far Cry 4 you can cut the brakes on a vehicle, load it with explosives and roll it down a hill into a mob of henchmen, says Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson. Or you just could slap sticky C4 on an elephant, you monster. Take a watch for more juicy Far Cry 4 gameplay details.
Far Cry 4 dictator villain Pagan Min is both "not a white guy" and "an outsider" says Far Cry 4 technical director Cedric Decelle. Min is from Hong Kong rather than Kyrat, the fictional Himalayan country in which the game is set, says Decelle in this E3 2014 interview.
Now we've had eyes on our first Far Cry 4 gameplay at E3 2014, it's time to talk about the exciting new things you can do in mountainous Kyrat. Among the upgrades on Far Cry 3 are driving and shooting, grappling, weaponising elephants, throwing bait, kicking things and being attacked from above by birds. Look forward to that last one.
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