Friday , July 23 2021

New Dawn is a direct sequel to Far Cry 5



We made it clear from the beginning: This article is full of SPOILERS in relation to Far Cry 5. He who has not gone ahead does not continue reading.

A few days have passed since the official presentation of the Far Cry: New Dawn and yesterday we saw a good portion of gameplay (which personally left me cold, but that's another story), so it's the right time to comment in depth the consequences that exist with this sequel.

The first direct sequel to a Far Cry

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Except for this spin off 2005 for the first Xbox called Far Cry Instincts (remake with changes, in turn, from the first Far cry of PC) and that had a sequel to the same console with the name of "Evolution", if we keep the main saga, we are the first Far Cry with direct sequel.

It's something we fantasized about after we talked at length about the consequences of the end of the adventure in which we fought against the sect of Joseph Seed: when we began to capture (finally, really) the prophet who had at his mercy all Hope County, began to sound the "trumpets" he mentioned in his final speech. Some "trumpets" that were actually nuclear bombsas a biblical metaphor, that purge dreamed by Joseph to create a new world where the faithful would march to the Door of Eden.

If this scene was already very impressive, Far Cry 5 booked a final surprise: after escaping to the bunkers to save us, the protagonist lost consciousness in an accident and woke up safely in a bunker … but only with Joseph Seed, completely at his mercy. The penalty is that later, after the continuation of the game, there were no traces of nuclear bombs, just the reference of the game menu, so we fantasized about the idea of ​​a sequel (we call it Far Cry: New Hope, not so wrong with the final title; instead of "hope," the word is "dawn") in complete post-apocalypse, as Precipitation. However, looks more like RAGE 2.

Set 17 years after the events occurred with the Seed Prophet, the color is pink and this spirit is more Arcadian (but without the apparent genius of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon) do this, after all, it does not seem like the kind of sequel that we were dreaming many, especially by how their menu looked after the end.

And less when Not one year has passed since the launch of Far Cry 5 (He left on March 27, 2018 and received three expansions, through spin-offs; while its sequel will depart on February 15, 2019), which makes us suspect that the Hope County map will not vary much except for certain structures such as an amusement park that could already be seen.

I said it already Joseph Seed at the end of the video for Far Cry: New Dawn:

I guided you to the new world. I thought it would be glorious … but I was wrong.

This opens the door to more experiments in the saga.

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It seems obvious that Joseph Seed will repeat, although it is necessary to see the role he has in this sequence, since Ubisoft made it clear that the new villains are the twins Mickey and Lou. We know that he will somehow repeat the figure of Hurk (there is a backup DLC called "The Legacy of Hurk"), a classic of the saga and that we can even see in the Far Cry Primal, an adventure launched in 2016.

In a way, this sequel is halfway between the feelings that have left us Far Cry is so primitive (in a good way) and the mechanics implemented in Far Cry 5, but toying with weapon modifications to create real damage, as you can imagine in the videos.

The important thing, in any case, is that Ubisoft opens the doors for us see more direct sequences from other Far Cry, like that of Far Cry 3, with a remastering that was included precisely in the season ticket of the fifth chapter. It is by far the most demanded sequel, despite the attraction that Far Cry 2 also had for those who loved the most serious cut of this Ubisoft saga that was born in 2004. Although it is clear that there was no end more willing to know as the story continued that Far Cry 5 because of the bombs.

At least the price of this sequel is significantly cheaper (less than 45 euros), which does not prevent it being considered as a minor product within the official saga. The important thing is: When will it be a Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 2?


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