German PC seller One.de released a YouTube video comparing what Far Cry 5 looks like on ultra and low settings while running in 4K. While the purpose of the video I'm sure was to make a case for players to buy a reliable rig from One.de, all I gathered from the video was how good Far Cry 5 looks running on its lowest settings.
Granted both the ultra and low versions of Far Cry 5 are played in 4K 2160p resolution. While the video is supposed to highlight the ease in which the PC is handling Ultra settings, while showing off a gorgeous looking game in 4K to boot, it's really just surprising to me how far we've gone in terms of PC gaming.
It used to be that running a game on low setting was more an act of desperation than an actually good gaming experience. Now, honestly with game graphics so good, I don't think I'd mind a full playthrough on a game running on its lowest settings (granted it was running in 4K). Obviously, I'd prefer to play a game at its best and brightest, but playing Far Cry 5 on low doesn't appear to be the same kind of "I'm willing to do anything to play this game" hail mary.
Far Cry 5 launched earlier this week to generally positive reviews. Our own Far Cry 5 review rewarded the game a 4.5/5. We highlighted the tonal whiplash that comes from the game's cult-centered story and the game's more freewheeling adventure style gameplay. But if you can overcome those inconsistencies, there's a lot of fun to find in cultish Montana.
We also have our complete Far Cry 5 guide where we tell you how you can get a bear to join your team and murder cultists for you. Did we mention that there was a surprising amount of fun in Far Cry 5 to be found?