Over this past weekend, I had the privilege to sit down with a close-to-final build of Far Cry 5 and give it a go. Yes, it has a crazy protagonist that wants you dead. Yes, it has a stunning open world that is probably the best-looking one to date and yes there are hella explosions. But the main attraction to the game right now is Cheeseburger. I am not talking about a quarter pounder from McDonald's around the corner to you. I am talking about a diabetic grizzly bear that you can partner with throughout Far Cry 5 named Cheeseburger. He is as cute as he is ferocious and I fell in love with him.
Take a look at our full video preview of Cheeseburger below.
Cheeseburger is obtained in an early mission in the game where you have to go and kick some cult ass out of a small zoo where this cuddly bear lived. After further inspection, you realize that he is actually not there. You see, the cult has been trying to catch up to turn him against the good guys of the game. Thankfully you get to him first but he will not bow to anyone, rather as cute bears do, they need food.
This mission then saw me head to a local stream to catch a salmon. It was a great way to teach me how to fish and fishing is a great side activity in the game which is as calming as it is in real life. Different fishing rods will make the experience easier and I can imagine trying to bait in some nasty looking fish later on in the game.
Once I had my salmon, which was a pretty small one weighing only 13 pounds, I had my ticket to Cheeseburger's heart.
Like myself, it just takes food to turn me onto your side and Cheeseburger was now a companion after feeding him my small salmon I caught. Of course, before we could leave the area the cultists caught wind of my intrusion and came for me. Little did they know Cheeseburger was now my bodyguard and he was not going to let anyone hurt me.
I spent much of my time with a pink flamethrower I called Priscilla and often
Then again Cheeseburger, the greatest diabetic bear in the world would come revive you if you died anyway so it's not big deal. A simple lick on the face will bring you back to life. I would totally come back to life if a cute bear gave me a sloppy lick on the face. Talking about being licked. You can also pet Cheeseburger at any time which is the cutest thing you will ever see in your life.
While Far Cry 5 has Boomer the mangy dog and Peaches the mountain lion which
Stay tuned for more Far Cry 5 this week as we have a load of content to share from this past weekend's preview event. Who do you think you will partner