Did Ubisoft just make a pro-life dog their pre-order bonus?

In classic “Ubisoft refuses to do research”, Ubisoft put a blue bandana on a dog called… sigh Libertad Chorizo.

For Latinamerican context, that’s like giving them a MAGA hat.

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Well, “Freedom Sausage” does sound like some MAGA shit

Oh, and I bet that the dog’s bandana is supposed to be your movement’s emblem so you can expect to see a lot more of it

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Jesus Christ. Have Ubisoft ever done any research?

Also once again we’re on the ‘This game is very serious (but not political) now take your CD gun and free the people’. Urgh, just thinking about the inevitable drug trip scene in this is making me angry

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Far Cry is probably the hardest turn I’ve ever made on a game franchise. Love one and 2 to bits, but 5 is legitimately one of the worst games I’ve ever played and Ubi just seems really bent on continuing that trend, huh.

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I just assume Far Cry 6 will eventually devolve into this (Warning: shockingly blatant racism, and this wasn’t even all that long ago, which I’ll blur out now and probably should have already):

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This is some David Cage “throw civil rights into Google and write down what pops up” nonsense. Far Cry 6 should have been a Breakpoint-inspired survival game where you get trapped on Jurassic Park with a PMC and you use dinosaurs to take them down before they take over the world

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I’ve always maintained that Far Cry 3 was a lot more aware of its sketchy racial politics and blatant white saviour power fantasy than people gave it credit for and that it had a decent subtextural critique of the narrative baked into the main storyline. But as the series continues it’s feels harder and harder to justify that take.

It seems like what they took from the success of FC3 was that having over the top villains and exotic locations sells, and then left behind any critique of racial politics/videogame tropes so they could fully embrace the idea of making culturally appropriative theme parks for people to fuck around in.

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Video games (particularly AAA kinda-fun-kinda-serious-kinda-political-kinda-not games) are ridiculous. Honestly, even though the political association is awful, I just can’t help but laugh knowing they had no idea what in the world they’re doing.

The amount of corporate buffoonary here, it’s almost art.

And this coming from the same company that claimed that their games aren’t political. This level of incompetence is truly unjustifiable and frankly despicable at this point.

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less titles and larger budgets in a year and yet still the same lack of care about researching anything other than UNESCO heritage sites

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It’s wild how they can claim games about resisting/fighting things aren’t political. Like, for real my dudes? I mean, everything has politics of course - but this isn’t Gran Turismo or something, you are literally fighting against a government or some form of organization with specific goals and world views.

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Yeah… but… like from a neutral, pragmatic standpoint :upside_down_face:

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sigh I just know they watched a lot of footage from the recent uprising in Chile to get that 'Latin American riot" aesthetic the trailer goes for just right, combined with another recycled Cold War Cuba chliché and voila: Far Cry 6.

At first I was positively suprised that apparently, for the first time, you do not play someone from the outside that just happens to be caught up in the events and stays for personal reasons, but someone actually living there. After I heard that the protagonist is an ex-soldier that accidentally and unwillingly joins the rebellion (and I predict will stay there for personal reasons), my curiosity vanished. Not to mention that the whole “revolution” and “guerillia” thing will most likely amount to nothing as it would severly hinder the established Far Cry power trip gameplay.

In other words: Yeah, it’s Far Cry.

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I get a feeling they chose the color blue for the “resistance” to not make it appear like it was a communist/socialist movement.

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Yeahhhh, I’d kinda like that nailed down. Is Giancarlo Esposito supposed to be Batista or Castro?

I genuinely do not think that Ubisoft actually understands that those were two completely different people with completely different ideologies, and it’s definitely going to show in their work. Also, considering the dynastic spin they’re going for with Diego and Esposito, I wouldn’t be surprised if they threw in some influences from the Somoza Dynasty in Nicaragua too.

That said, I believe that Esposito is probably supposed to be analogous to Batista, meaning that the movement the main character is supposed to be apart of is analogous to the Cuban Revolution. Of course, this means that much like in Far Cry 4(?), you’re going to find out your revolution has a dark side in the most bad faith, basically U.S. propaganda way possible. Probably when something happens that ends with either [cw: death] your character killing Esposito in front of his son Diego, leading him to desire revenge against you and go completely off-the-rails into young dictator territory while trying to stomp out your movement for personal reasons, leading to the game being like “you’re totally justified in murdering this literal child” or one of your allies killing Diego, leading Esposito to do basically the same thing stated above, ending in his murder by your hands.

Or this is basically going to be Daisy Fitzroy in Bioshock Infinite all over again.

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It’s possible, but Far Cry 3, 4, and 5 all have similar colour schemes for the enemy and friendly factions so I think it’s more likely to just be a easy shorthand they’re bringing over rather than a politically motivated aesthetic choice.