Far Cry 5 Controversy Highlights Why Devs Don't Tackle Politics

Far Cry 5 is not the game that many thought it was going to be. With its anti-government, gun-toting, religious cult and shift to a modern-day US setting, it seemed primed to tackle current-day issues — early gameplay footage suggested as much, with some dialogue playing off America's tense political climate.

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stokedAF192d ago

It wasn’t a controversy, it was a fabricated narrative made by sites like polygon. And then a disappointed polygon penalizes the game because their fabricated narrative was exposed as a lie.

Devs are fully welcome to tackle anything they want to if they address their consumers directly. Don’t leave it up to sites like polygon to do your game justice. All they do is create “controversy”. Seriously, it’s all they are good for. The last few years of media coverage has been utterly useless.

killswitch80191d ago

The guy from Polygon down voted you

stokedAF191d ago

Lol not to single them out, they weren’t the only ones. It’s just the first example that came to my head.

Leeroyw191d ago

Everyone is dumb and racist and xenophobic except us here at Polygon.

I'm Sooooo glad fc5 did well. It's a great game, told well that makes fun of everybody.
Some people can't handle that.

1nsomniac192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

...but it sold series record high numbers & is also the series highest critical success.

Bottom line folks, media controversy is bullshit & a tool used to create hype & beliefs. Just play the game folks. If you like it, you like it. If you don’t, you don’t. Simples.

Christopher191d ago

We have a modern day issue with cults taking over cities and mass killing people in the U.S.?

stokedAF191d ago (Edited 191d ago )

Yes lol. Cults taking over cities, check. Mass killings, sure.

Christopher191d ago (Edited 191d ago )

What cults are taking over cities? Does that mean the Midwest is all a cult as well? Do you make the same mistakes as this article as conflating an imaginary cult with ideologies that have always been prevalent in politics?

InTheZoneAC191d ago (Edited 191d ago )

technically the news media and social media would be a cult as they are the ones shaping the minds and opinions of sheep by being selective with their racist, anti-police, anti-white male propaganda, while also promoting terrorist acts whether it's a school shooting or riots by blm and the likes...

Christopher191d ago (Edited 191d ago )

"a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object."

Edit: promoting terrorist acts such as school shootings? That's like acting like the biggest fanboy is the normal gamer.

stokedAF191d ago

It varies in both and all sides. Cult of personality applies to both Obama and Trump. Our representative republic fails on both and all sides in DC. The ruling class, the establishment, the swamp, whatever you call it. Certain ideologies have taken over entertainment, academia and politics. Some ideologies are more faith based then others. Cult is a loose term but it applies.

I was not comparing the cult in far cry 5 to any particular ideology I was just saying those things exist in modern America in modern ways. And that those who practice critical theory are more cult like or religious based opposed to somebody who believes in facts and math.

The cult is more like the mixture of the Manson family and the Jonestown massacre. The term “drinking the kool-aid” comes from a real scenario in American history and it applies today in my opinion. Not to that extreme obviously but it is apparent in leadership and the common level. The Democratic Party votes like boot clickers. The federal, state and local voting statistics are cult like to me. They are one for all, that’s for sure. Party before self.

Christopher191d ago

Cult and cult of personality are two completely different things.

stokedAF191d ago (Edited 191d ago )

Completely? How so when voting and education are involved? Entertainment isn’t as important but that doesn’t make me care any less about it.

Christopher190d ago (Edited 190d ago )

Cult is religious.

Cult of personality is political.

The cult in the game is merely religious. It holds no political ideals at all. They have no desire to grow, only to maintain what they "know to be true" where they are and prevent outside influence.

stokedAF190d ago

I don’t know if you have played it or not so I don’t want to spoil it but there is a plan for expansion and consequences of possible global proportions.

You are right but what is a religion? Total belief in a collective vision, right? Faith over fact. An explanation for the laws of nature. An attempt to “cull the herd”. These things can’t be political? They have been political forever really lol.

Far cry 5s cult was political at first. It had to be to take over. By the time the game starts it’s no longer political as there is no longer a choice. You join or you die.

Modern politics are a lot like how it started. Special interests across the spectrum determining what is and isn’t acceptable with a religious tenacity only rivaled with the Christian Right of the 90s.

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PUBG191d ago

I for one, am glad that they didn't go political with this game. Hollywood is biased enough, we don't need the gaming industry to become consumed by one political left leaning ideology. I was waiting to see what the narrative of the game would actually be, and it turns out that the game is yet another fantastic game in the series. Looks like I'm going to be purchasing this game soon :)

zombiewombie191d ago

It was never political to begin with. The cult is based off of the Waco cult and the leader is even wearing similar glasses as the Waco cult.

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