Oh wow, you know that subtlety Far Cry 3 onwards is known for? On a scale of 1 to 10, how far past 11 do we think Ubisoft are aiming for with the new Far Cry game (which would seem to go head to head with GTA V) considering this is the publisher of Wildlands?
Trumpism/libertarian separatists, Amerikkka, and Christendom is up next? Less certain about the second as the larger promo art/box art(?) shows a bound presumed-White person with “Sinner” painted on their back (the protagonist?) so they may be intending to conspicuously ignore racial politics with an all-White cast (which would itself be a commentary/political stance).
I generally air on the side of giving the French publisher the benefit of the doubt (especially as they plaster the Rightist militarism conspiracy branding on a lot of their games to make it very clear what framing they’ll be working within for their “patriotic murder fetishism” titles) but this is already setting off some alarms that they’re planning to precisely chase GTA (with Wildlands being a test of some of the side-dialogue tone). I’m reminded of recent podcast comments from @danielle about poor handing of religion in games.
“this reminds me of that really bad movie [The Purge: Election Year] where there’s a national shoot whomever you want day which was essential white liberal porn” - Mattie