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Trophy Whores 345 – PETA Suffers Far Cry from Rationale

Tricky recommends God of War to anyone with opposable thumbs.  Can you hold a PlayStation controller?  Are you a DualShock jockey?  Tricky implores you to play God of War.  Like, now.  If Tricky is to be believed, then the new God of War is better than a plate of moussaka bought at the top of Mount Olympus.  Stephen recommends the game, too, so perhaps the chatter is legit.  Tricky’s opinion is worth a rusted half-eaten penny; Stephen’s recommendations carry the weight of an Avengers movie.  God of War seems like a safe bet.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, God of War, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5 and God of War.  I said, “God of War,” twice.  God of War.  That makes three.  PETA has spoken out against Far Cry 5 … for the treatment of fish.  Virtual fish.  That don’t have feelings.  Video games fish don’t have feelings.  But PETA doesn’t care, as they’re too busy going ape-shit over molehills.  PETA has an admirable goal, protecting animal rights and denouncing cruelty against animals — but some of the members often come across as nut-jobs.

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In a bit of big news, iHeartRadio streams episodes of Trophy Whores, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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Trophy Whores 328 – PSX-plosion

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Medievil, From Software, World War Z, Tomb Raider and Mega Man X.

In a bit of big news, iHeartRadio streams episodes of Trophy Whores, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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Far Cry 5: New Town, Same Far Cry Feel

Going into PlayStation Experience, Far Cry 5 was a game I was very excited to get my hands on. The story and setting of the game stand out from older games, with the playable character, a new deputy Sheriff of Hope County, Montana, setting out to reclaim the region from the fanatical cult Eden’s Gate. Once I got in and played the demo, I came out of it with mixed feelings. Although there were some new mechanics introduced, I couldn’t help shake the feeling, for better or worse, that I had played this game before. 

The feeling of similarity to other Far Cry games started the minute I was handed the controller from the person running my demo station. As I picked up the controller, I was asked right off the bat, “Have you ever played a Far Cry game before?”. When I said that I had, he told me that I should be pretty comfortable with the with both the controls and set of objectives I had to complete. On the control side, things seemed more or less identical to Far Cry 4 and 3. L2 and R2 were used to aim and my fire my weapon, L1 pulled up my weapon wheel, and R1 was used for grenades and other throwable weapons. The face buttons were used to heal, enter/exit vehicles, crouch, reload, and jump. The new Gun for Hire mechanic (more on this shortly), was mapped to the dpad. 

I also felt right at home with the set of tasks that I had to accomplish. First up, was liberating the town of Fall’s End from the cult. In classic Far Cry fashion, stealth, a frontal assault, or a combination of both were all equally viable options. Since I prefer a more up close, stealthy approach (until I get caught of course) I ignored the sniper rifle on the top of a water tower and ventured directly into town. This is also where the Guns for Hire mechanic made its first appearance. At the beginning of the demo, I was given the choice of three characters I could bring into the mission with me. Grace is a sniper that could take out enemies and revive me if I went down, a pilot who could conduct airstrikes (his name slipped through my notes), and Boomer, a dog who can tag enemies, attack targets, and retrieve weapons from dead bodies. I went with Boomer. He went into town and tagged the majority of the cultists. I was able to take a few out before I was spotted. What ensued after that was classic Far Cry gunplay. Weapons felt good and responsive. Additionally, there were plenty of environmental elements that I could use to even the odds. For example, by throwing a stick of dynamite (which was more or less playing the role of a grenade), I was able to blow up a fuel truck in the middle of town which set off a chain reaction of explosions on nearby vehicles.

After clearing out the town, the second part of the mission was to head out to an airfield and help a pilot fight off more cultists. After doing this, he asked me to take his plane and take out three fuel stations controlled by the Eden’s Gate. Armed with a machine gun, rockets, and bombs, I took into the skies and took down the three fueling stations. The flight controls felt good for the first portion of the mission. The left stick controlled the tilt of the plane, with X and O being used to speed up and slow down. For bombing runs, things felt smooth. However, Eden’s Gate sent a plane in after me and air-to-air combat ensued, things got a little troublesome. I have never been a huge fan of the perspective used when controlling vehicles in Far Cry. The way the environment moves around the vehicle in first-person has always been a bit disorienting. Instead of being able to track the cult’s plane by using the indicator on the screen, I found myself going in the wrong direction and flying right into a tree, which brought my demo to a close.

After spending a short period with Far Cry 5, I think it is safe to say that much of this game, especially the mission structure, is going to be more Far Cry. For many, including myself, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Liberating towns, which appears to be 5’s version of bandit camps is always a blast, since the game gives the player so many ways to go about it. This freedom is expanded on even more with the Guns for Hire system. Add on top of that, the entire game will be playable in co-op, and Hope County, Montana is a place I may just want to spend some time in. Far Cry 5 releases on March 27 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

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Trophy Whores 304 – A Far Cry From Kingdom Hearts 3

This week Alex hosts, which means that you can expect brilliant segues and at least one BioShock reference.  With Mark and Stephen helping to navigate the latest video game news, we’ve got you covered on all the facts and stories that you need to know.  For instance, did you know that Sony Computer Entertainment needs to green-light a Heavenly Sword sequel?  Fact.

Early 2018 won’t lack heavy hitters.  Before the end of spring, Ubisoft will release Far Cry 5, and 2K Games will ship Red Dead Redemption 2.  While both games have evoked palpable excitement, Red Dead Redemption 2, a long-awaited sequel from Rockstar Games, has no doubt created a larger stir.  Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed; however, as always, 2K Games releases games when they are fit to sell.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Marvel Heroes Omega, Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

In a bit of big news, iHeartRadio streams episodes of Trophy Whores, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores  and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 304 – A Far Cry From Kingdom Hearts 3

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Far Cry 5 Announcement Trailer Revealed

After releasing a teaser trailer and artwork earlier this week, Ubisoft has released the full reveal trailer for Far Cry 5. As expected, the game will put players up against a cult looking to take control of the area. As the newest junior deputy in the county, it will your job to fight back and lead the resistance against the cult. Ubisoft has also announced that the entire game can be played in co-op or single-player mode.

Far Cry 5 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC February 27, 2018. Check out the announcement trailer for the game below:

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Teaser Trailer Confirms Montana as Setting for Far Cry 5

Today, Ubisoft released a short teaser trailer which seems to confirm the rumors that Far Cry 5 would take place in Montana. The video starts showing peaceful mountain, but birds quickly scatter at the sound of someone screaming in pain. The trailer continues by showing three more seemingly peaceful, mountain settings being tarnished with violence. We see a river with a dead body floating down it, a man shot while running through a field, and a church bell being rung because someone is getting their head slammed into it repeatably.

The trailer closes by announcing that the full reveal for Far Cry 5 will take place next week on May 26. Check out the teaser trailer below:

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Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 Confirmed by Ubisoft

In a pair of posts on the Ubisoft forums, Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 have been announced. According to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, both of these games are expected to be released during this fiscal year, which will end next March.

Keep it tuned to Proven Gamer as more information on both of these games is announced.