Far Cry 6 features political conflicts with high action

The long running Far Cry series is known for its chaotic gameplay and its iconic villains. The series all have a common theme of having a lawless frontier with a little bit of wilderness survival with hunting and crafting. The player usually has to take back a region of the current ruling party with help from freedom fighters.

In the latest iteration of the game, which is scheduled for release on Oct. 7 features a new story and slate of characters, mostly revolving around Dani Rojas and Anton Castillo set in a Latin American dictatorship type country.

Dani Rojas is the protagonist of Far Cry 6. The player can choose whether they’re male or female. They were born on the island of Yara and tried to flee the island when Anton’s son, Diego attempted to escape because of his father’s actions. However, Anton tracked them down and boarded the boat with several armed men. Dani ends up getting swept up in the “Libertad Movement,” a rebel group that uses guerilla warfare to overthrow Anton and his regime.

Anton Castillo is the main antagonist of Far Cry 6. His official occupation is President of Yara however he is really a fascist dictator. Anton’s father was the president 50 years ago until an uprising ousted him from office and his father was executed right in front of him. Anton, who was 13 at the time, was forced into working in a labor camp for 15 years.

After he is released he works to become the next president and return Yara to what he considers its former glory. He rules with an iron fist and is grooming his son, Diego Castillo to take his place as president after him. When opposition against Anton formed, he started putting people into forced labor and when other countries found out they put economic sanctions in response to his policies, which led to unrest amongst the people of Yara. Anto responds to the sanctions by tightening his grip on Yara and the people started another revolution.

The gameplay will be just as chaotic as it’s ever been in the Far Cry series. This entry will have the biggest arsenal in all of the games, including the hunting bow to a deadly weapon that fires CDs while playing the Macarena. Because of Yara’s rapid decline, the country has a mix of 1960’s era cars while having Cold War era tanks and weapons. For the first time in the series, the island has a capital city that you can holster your weapon in and walk around and explore the city. It’s a nice change because before there was no real way to holster your weapon so if you wanted to explore anything you would have it out and if enemies saw you the peaceful walk turns into a firefight.

The game will have a kind of RPG element with a gear system however, the gear will not be limited by a gear rating or level. The game has a feature called the “Resolver Workbench,” which will let you create weapons or modify your weapons with different ammunition such as armor-piercing rounds or crafting a minigun using a motorcycle engine. Dani will have access to backpacks called Supremo. They will all have a different function such as the Exterminador which fires off a volley of missiles at enemies, the Furioso, which takes Dani in the air and shoots off a ring of fire below them.

Navid Khavari, the narrative director of Far Cry 6, released a statement about the politics of Far Cry 6 in which he discussed the political nature of their games. Khavari’s family fled Iran in 1979 during the revolution there.

“Our story must be political. A story about a modern revolution must be. There are hard, relevant discussions in Far Cry 6 about the conditions that lead to the rise of fascism in a nation, the costs of imperialism, forced labor, the need for free-and-fair elections, LGBTQ+ rights, and more within the context of Yara, a fictional island in the Caribbean.”

He goes on to state that the game tries to capture the complexity of a modern revolution while keeping it in the fictional context of Yara.

Khavari said that he and his family have experienced the consequences of revolution in Iran. He said he is a believer that “it’s a complex subject that shouldn’t be boiled down into one quote.”

The development team has gone to Cuba to speak to actual guerilla fighters to understand the perspective of the guerilla fighters. The game is heavily based on Cuba, but it’s not about Cuba.

Far Cry fans should be excited about this game because not only is there the biggest arsenal Far Cry has seen, this will be the biggest map Far Cry has ever seen. The only worry that I have for this game is that the game is full of bugs. However, Ubisoft seems to be putting a lot of effort into making this game the best it can be.

If you’re interested in the game it will cost $59.99 and will be available on Xbox, Playstation. and PC. Ubisoft confirmed that if you get the game for Xbox One or PS4, you can upgrade the game to next-gen platform at no additional cost.