Good Game, Absurd Story.
The game was fun. I see it as almost a fallout or skyrim type game but without five trillion items and ten thousand different perk possibilities. its far more simplistic in its character building mechanics, which i appreaciate. Often these games get so complex you are always questioning trivial choices and min/maxing your character when all you really want to do is play the damn game. I found it particularly helpful to start the game by hitting every single “prepper stash” to get a ton of perk points right off the bat and build my character before i even started the game. it was quite fun actually even though it sounds tedious. there are many places online to see prepper stash locations. before you know it youll have the difficulty maxed out and really be enjoying how your character is working. I also found it helpful to pack a LMG, Sniper rifle, Bow (for hunting), and the “pistol” that shoots explosives, forget the name. with those weapons you can do whatever you want and always be ready. money is very easy to farm. just find out some good hunting locations and farm skins for an hour. youll have all the money youll need for the entire game. alternately if your more into stealth you can either silence all your weapons (recommended) OR you can go full melee and beat the hell out of people with shovels and baseball bats etc. i haven’t played around with that so much but you can watch videos of people doing it well online and when you get it just right it is extremely satisfying to beat a group of ten dudes up with just a shovel.
on the the story, spoiler alert.
How many times is the cult going to capture me before they figure out I would be far better of dead than alive to thwart their plans once more? I think I was in their clutches at least seven damn times throughout the story. like literally knocked out cold, could have done me in with a rock. BUT NO. lets repeatedly capture this man, and try to brainwash him or something, and then release him back into the wild just to see what happens…. seven times in a row….. after hes killed literally hundreds if not thousands of our followers…. and continues to do so after each subsequent capture and release….. I mean. the first time I can see it. Maybe they saw me as a valuable asset if I joined the cause, hell, maybe even the second time around. but after six failures, thousands of corpses strewn about the county, and a marked disrespect of the cults personal property, you would think the Father might take the hint and just have me put out of my misery the 7th time around. Makes me feel sorry for these people. Maybe they weren’t such bad guys after all.
I’ve beaten the main story and most side missions, ( I still have about 20 to go ). So if you follow the $1 for every 1hr play rule, This is definitely worth. I have not played multiplayer at all yet which is supposed to be really fun with level editors and weekly modes and maps et cetera. Story was a bit weird at the end, but definitely really fun in case anyone was hesitant to buy it. 8/10. Music alone is like 11/10, Gunplay is so much fun, Stealth is very well done, Villains feel like actual good villains, hits both sides of US politics in a tasteful way. Now, should you bay $60 for this game? Maybe not… thats why i suggest you get god of war free!Ubisoft definitely improved this time around.