The Secrets Of Far Cry 5's Open World

Mike Mahardy takes a deep dive into how Far Cry 5 uses its open-world to great effect, and how Ubisoft's previous games made this possible on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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    Having a blast running around. The story? Well. It's not all that good or engaging. Being hunted has become ok lets get this over. It doesn't feel connected. You just randomly get picked up, do a mini mission and then dropped back into the map. The AI is absolutely stupid. Set the game to hard and turn off all tags and do not use anything that will highlight them for you. They pretty much run right at you even in groups. Weapons are good but padded. It looks like there are a lot but for the most part there are way to many same stat "special" versions which are pretty much just pre skinned versions. Companions are HILARIOUS. Adelaide had me rolling. It looks amazing and I am still having fun with all the side missions. I doubt I will remember the story like I do for 3 and 4 but I will remember the map and companions.

  • Moneyshot

    Curb your ass kissing.

  • Darth Ruin

    The story was awful the game was wonderful

  • Nemesis Espanol

    Theres one thing that is so BAD you cant ignore: enemies, after finnishing the game theres nothing to fight with, just the annimals, but they're no challenge, fc 4 had enemies spawned in anytime so there was always something to do, but here... I cant even use my guns from live events and I dont want to replay the game over and over again just to have something to do. Like who agrees.

  • vZ Gaming

    I cannot believe how we're already on the 5th game

  • neokhan69

    I love FC5's story, personally. I just wish it took a lot longer to reach the end, that it didn't force you into the final confrontations with the Seed brothers, or that the cultists didn't disappear from a region just because the Seed brother was killed. I want to spend more time running around killing cultists, hunting and fishing. As it is, I'm already into my third play-through.

  • I.M.O.K. aka IfMomOnlyKnew71 Gaming Channel

    I'm looking forward to Ubisoft's Skull and Bones later this year.

  • Jack Rainbow

    I tried for several weeks to get the hang of using the bow on FC4, but eventually had to give up.

  • Xfactor101 !

    Love games like this can either go ahead and knock out the story or get lost doing other missions love it!

  • Alvin

    I have Luke Smith's twin 😂😂

  • 张振宁

    amazing game. everytimeI start an objective or mission, I do random shit before lol. I have 35 hours in game with a friend lol

  • One Nation

    If it’s you just got the game do yourself a favor and play solo until you have finished the game. If you play with other people who have been playing for awhile they will just run through all your shit and ruin the experience for you.. trust me it’s rare to find a good partner to play the game with

  • olearris

    Amazing game. shit story. The ending/leadup was terrible! "Hey rook go here go there. " And the unavoidable boss kidnappings is what I hate the most. You can't even run away in a plane

  • Brian Sherwood

    This game sucks. It has a major glitches fuel truck mission where the fuel trucks do not spawn and it keeps you from being able to progress the story. I returned the game after being stuck on this for a week and feeling like I wanted to kill myself. I was not the only one. Thousands of people have had problems with this ONE stupid mission and returned the game.

  • Aral Kizilkaya

    Music starting 5:16?

  • Justin Mooney

    Was it just me are did the title of this video say 'The secrets of Far Cry 5'.... I guess your not sharing the secrets then.... Pointless watch just some guy waffling shit about Ubisoft

  • littleAE86thatcould

    I miss gun jamming mechanic, and dynamic wind atleast. It looks good but it doesn't feel flexible.

  • Ben

    I thought FC5 sucked.

  • Max Yasgur

    I really enjoyed this video essay

  • Isaiah

    i saw the title Deep Dive and thought this game had an ability to put on a diving suit and scuba.. i havnt played it yet. but its coming free with the new pc tower i just built.. i cant wait to play it.

  • DatxDama

    Bought this game a day before the realese and then played it when it came out i mean like i sat infront my screen for 5 hours waiting for the game and skipped school next day to play, thats a good game

  • Nejx

    I love the new formula of Far Cry 5, though, just because of the history, I have to say that FC 4 is my favorite one so far... I absolutely love fc5, but, while I do plan on getting 100% completion and all trophies, and I might play it again, in my personal opinion, fc5 doesn't quite have the same replayability as fc4...

  • Bill Barclay

    it's very much like Just Cause

  • Rick Robinson

    i am so addicted to this game that the grass needs mowed, the dishes need put away, the laundry needs done, the wife wants a night out,... oh to just go hiking to a lost lake and fish in my own private Far Cry 5.


    Need ALIGATORS in the game

  • Arty Harhar

    Plot not confusing if you take your time and listen/read. It helps if you know some Dark Ages history and theology.

  • uk drill 420 59

    No secrets its a farcry review

  • bittertongue96

    now if only they'd stop despawning the vehicles

  • John Zello

    Team luuuuuukkkkeee smnmmmiiiiiitttttthhhhh

  • Cyborg ZRS

    You know why i didnt like the game though, I loved it for the first few hours but i got sick of, move down the road, combat, win, move, combat, win, mission start,complete mission, move, combat, move, combat.There was way to many random encounters which led to it not feeling random but, there isnt actually that much to do in the game if you get to each location without a stoppage so we will throw you into a fire fight that you are guaranteed to win every 10 metres

  • Blaze Allen

    His name was aaron frye for me

  • Gliese 380

    far cry 5 was boring as hell.. i stopped playing after finishing the first region

  • theonlynontrollhere

    You guys are better than clickbait lies. Come on.

  • Wily Kingpin

    In this version of Montana, the locals also have southern accents for some reason

  • Brandon P

    Farcry 5 is a good game. Each one always had a different scenerey. Been lookin for friends to play Farcry 5 with Bc a partner in crime is always fun too! I'm on Xbox One if ya peoples are down

  • Ralph Bundersnatch

    Ac origins is an abortion.

  • Joseph Polito

    Oh good. What a thoroughly useless video that revealed NONE of the secrets alluded to in the title of the video. Quit with the pretentious, self-congratulatory soliloquy and focus on making an instructive, informative video.

  • Agnorak Gaming

    dis liked because of the first 19 seconds

  • razied

    Am I the only one wondering that after two and a half minutes in to "The Secrets Of Far Cry 5's Open World" no secrets where shown but a narration of ubisofts new open world design? That would at least be 2 sins in CinemaSins, if this was a movie.

  • HawaiiRebel

    Not sure this guy knows what he’s talking about lol

  • HeathWylde

    Great video mate! Love this game! One little problem though that I think a lot of people are asking, where are the season pass DLC? I have the gold edition, I’ve entered the codes but no zombie mode, etc or the farcry 3 classic edition?

  • Felix Maier

    The biggest problem with the way the story missions are forced upon you:You are a an absolute annihilator, killing 100s or 1000s of Josephs followers, claiming his territories, destroying forts and landmarks, killing his leutnants etc...Yet here come some 3 grunts and capture you no problem. And. Not. Kill. You.More. Than. 10. Times. During. The. Game.M O R E T H E N 1 0 T I M E S T H A T C R A P."Hey guys, we captured him""What? How?""We used bliss bullets, the 16'395 guys that he killed used normal bullets""Okay, so after he escapes we will use normal bullets against him again."

  • Alex Spa

    I love this video, very good points raised, exactly my thoughts after playing almost 50 hours and exploring every nook and crany without getting bored...and can even reset the outposts!

  • littleaub

    I Have the game and farcry 4 as wall, they could have made far cry 5 number one, game ,but far cry 4 ,for me ,is a bit better, all round game.far cry 5 is better in the story, but the weapons are weaker, and other little things, you can tell they fall short, where in Far cry 4 they did better.

  • Scootermagoo

    I gave a fair listen to what you had to say. I disagree on a few things.1 I've played this game before fc 3 blood fc4 primal and fc5. Same crap different game.2 The new ui is nice and maps decent. see fc4 for en example of BAD maps and ui3. Kidnapping and a cult leader letting you go via a drug rage induced quicktime event who even likes fucking qt events and timers anyways?4. Blah blah blah.. At least the bloody eagles from fc4 have faded into the distance.I miss the good old days of a nice linear story driven narrative like fc 1 and bits of 3 not this endless being attacked every 2-5 minutes walking peacefully down a road. Having random animals attack you for no reason which 1 isn't natural nor is it practical since you have to slaughter animals to even protect yourself before the rednecks find you in the same 3 trucks at every checkpoint in the map.. How many of these fuckers do i have to kill to thin the bloody herd anyways? I musta killed 2-500 rednecks and countless animals to walk around 1 area of the map and got kidnapped 3 times and deleted the damned game at that point. This really isn't a very good game it's pretty but the ai is broken I killed the same npc in the opening scene 5 times with a pipe to noggin kill and he respawned every single time in the same place walked the same route and died the same way and still never stopped coming. Also the body dissapeared so no loot.. You call this good game design?I'm going to beg to differ with your opinion, i find this nothing more then fc3/blood/4/primal with a slightly cleaned up UI and garbage mechanics. Sorry thumbs down for this game.

  • Kris B

    I really enjoyed FC5, but found the game didn't really come into it's own until I went north and began that region. The story and how it plays out there was more "real" and felt more akin to what I'd expect from a FC villain, with things happening that actually made me pause and go "holy crap".. the previous regions did little for me in terms of making the characters feel like a force to be reckoned with. All in all, I do agree with you on the world feeling great and organic and Ubi managed to make it enjoyable to just explore.

  • Joseph McDonagh

    "Hostage situation gone bad."Gets mauled by turkey

  • mickey blowman

    I just need to find $250 to upgrade my gtx650 to a 1050ti dammit!

  • xX JDM 4 LIFE Xx

    I agree Ubisoft is fixing mistakes that really needed to be fixed they removed things that we really didn’t good job Ubisoft

  • Amin Yashed

    50 hours in and completed the story finally. Done every prepper stash and outpost, now just the left over side missions. Haven't enjoyed a game this much in a while :')

  • Nig

    The far cry games have always been the best of ubisoft games you could say there better quality

  • Nitsuj Tossing

    dislike for the lack of secrets

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