Petition asks to change Far Cry 5 villains to Muslims or take place in Canada – What?

It looks like a group of gamers out there have officially lost their bloody minds. This is something that’s actually happening and it’s on change.org. Ubisoft recently released trailers for their newest Far Cry 5 game and it takes place in Montana. Not only does it take place in our good old United States, the villains in this game are far right Christian extremists! That’s right! Because it takes place on our own soil, a group called “Gamers United” is not very happy about this. So what happens when you don’t agree with something in the United States? You protest. Here’s what they had to say about this whole thing.

“Far Cry 5 is an insult to your fanbase,” the petition reads, “the Americans who make up the majority of your customers, and it’s time you woke up to that fact. Change this, or cancel it.”

“Us Gamers have had to endure a lot of crap over the last few years. The targeted harassment by the mainstream press through Gamergate, the terrible launch and outright lies of highly anticipated video games, the outright censorship of art through ‘localization’ policies, the continued rejection of romantic partners when they find out our hobby…”

What.

Their Demands for Change

  • New Villains
    • “Change the villains. It’s not so hard, really. Just change the villains to something more realistic.  Islam is on the rise in America, as is the violence of inner city gangs.  Are you scared to do so?  In the words of Boltair – ‘To learn who rules you, simply find out who’s not being criticized.'” (Who the hell is Boltair?? Is that a rejected French Disney villain?? *facepalm*)
    • “Alter the villains.  Even if you insist on making the villains American Christians, consider mixing the races a bit to not target white people exclusively.  There are plenty of nationalists of every stripe and every race and creed.  So throw in some blacks and Mexicans. There’s no reason a protectonist nationalist movement would all be one race?  Why stop being Politicaly correct here?”
  • New Plot and Setting
    • “Alter the plot. It’s obvious that you continue to insist on using these characters. However with a few artistic tweaks you can save the concept entirely. Have the villains simply be misguided patriots forced into making their own nation vs. the will of an oppressive over-government, construed of all the people they turn their wrath against in their immediate surroundings. Their brutal physical and sexual violence towards their oppressors will then be explained as a reaction to harsh government policies and taxation, to show that both sides are wrong.”
    • “Change the setting, but only for certain markets. Look, I get that anti-Americanism plays in France, and I’m not telling you to give up on potential profits due to complaints. Wouldn’t want to be thought as one of those hypocrite feminists, right? But for America, right now, Anti-Americanism is out. You gotta play your market. Change the setting to Canada for America. This way you don’t turn away potential players due to offensiveness. Just trying to help you make more money.”

Nerd Reactions to these demands

Again – What?

What in the George-Washington-Betty-Crock-of-shit is this? This cannot be a real poll. It has to be satire, right? It sounds all so absolutely cynical, but at the same time in our current political climate, there’s a 90% chance that this is completely real.

The Far Cry series has traversed the globe and even time itself (Far Cry: Primal). We’ve gone from killing local militias to African warlords, to indigenous islanders, and to Tibetian people. Now that the targets are an extremist Christian cult, suddenly everything is not okay anymore with the game and it has to change? That’s complete and absolute horseshit and these people that made this poll know that.

The only thing that matters when it comes to the Far Cry games is the story, playability, and enjoyment of the game itself. I will personally say that I cannot wait to play this game because it’s about time a game tackled this group of people. There have been no games where the targets are “white supremacists” because it’s considered taboo to attack a group that has a “Christian” label on them. However, if it’s a Muslim or Buddhist terrorist/extremist, then it’s all fair game. Not this time, buddy.

I can’t wait to polish up my console, stick this game right inside and then rack up the tally on my kill counts in-game. Any game that tackles extremists on every single front, no matter what race or religion they represent, is a game I will rightfully support and play over and over again. Maybe moreso this game since it’s stepping into unknown territory.

Update on the Petition here.

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Highly sociable and having been entrenched in Nerd\Geekdom since he was a kid, Alger has seen it all. During his spare time he loves to go out clubbing, sing karaoke, and attend parties. This Nerd is no wallflower. He'll always greet you with a warm smile and a drink in hand.

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