Far Cry 5 seems truly impressive. From everything we’ve seen and heard of it so far, it looks like it’s trying to do something big, ambitious and different, while also moving away from the traditions and customs set and followed by previous Far Cry games. I’ve often stated in my reports that it seems like Ubisoft are trying to achieve the sort of emergent, fluid, player oriented gameplay that recent games like Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have made popular, and that seems to be the case more and more with every piece of information we get.
This new little feature we’re reporting on today is not a big one, or even one that players might necessarily encounter while playing the game, but it highlights the sort of “make-your-own-adventure” aesthetic that Far Cry 5 seems to be aiming for. PC Gamer recently posted a hands-on about the game, and in it, they released some interesting new details on the game. The one that caught our eye, though, was the fact that the repair tools in the game can also be used as weapons.
The repair tool is basically a magical blue flame that can repair equipment and vehicles in-game. Just touch the flame to whatever you want to repair and it gets done. However, it seems like you can also use that flame to set enemy units such as cultists on fire, which then renders them helpless, and after a while of screaming, they eventually die.
Definitely seems like an interesting tidbit, and seems to highlight the fact that Far Cry 5 is truly going for a highly systemic, emergent experience. Far Cry 5 launches for the PS4, Xbox One and PC in February of 2018, so stay tuned to GamingBolt until then for continued coverage on the game.