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  • Summary: Wendell Redler is more than just a Hope County resident, he's a veteran soldier of the Vietnam War. Listen to him recount his glory days as you travel back in time to war-torn Vietnam to take down Viet-Cong. Trapped behind enemy lines, rescue your squad mates and evacuate to safety in theWendell Redler is more than just a Hope County resident, he's a veteran soldier of the Vietnam War. Listen to him recount his glory days as you travel back in time to war-torn Vietnam to take down Viet-Cong. Trapped behind enemy lines, rescue your squad mates and evacuate to safety in the first war-based far cry. You must maneuver throughout this remote valley in Vietnam, and use survival instinct and stealth to save your team and get home. [Ubisoft] Expand

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  1. Jul 5, 2018
    55
    Despite some good moments, Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness hasn't a single new idea to offer. It gives you what you’re expecting from a shooter set during the Vietnam War, but nothing very exciting.
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  1. Jul 12, 2018
    8
    Bottom Line Up Front: If you loved Far Cry 5 you will love the Hours of Darkness DLC.

    Let’s start off this review by level setting
    Bottom Line Up Front: If you loved Far Cry 5 you will love the Hours of Darkness DLC.

    Let’s start off this review by level setting expectations for the consumer.
    A) Hours of Darkness DLC is only 1/3 of the scheduled content for the Far Cry 5 season pass that you can pick up for ~$30 US. The remaining 2/3rd of the content is schedule for release later in the year (Lost on Mars, and Dead Living Zombies). So if you are one of those bean counters looking to price the content on some superficial $/hour of gaming you should use the calculus of this DLC should reasonably be completed in ~6 hours of gameplay for a cost of ~$10. That is, if you focus on actually playing the game to achieve all of the objectives and not running straight to the extraction point to finish as quickly as possible. My recommendation is, if you want to enjoy this slice of content, take the time to bask in the level of detail and craziness awesomeness of this story. So back to those bean counters… this slice of content offers entertainment for less than $2 an hour if you play it once and never go back. Additionally, the season pass includes a digital copy of Far Cry 3. So, additional value there however you want to price that? For me that was nice but I already own on both PS3 and XB360, but I still think that is awesome.

    B) If you hated Far Cry 5 then you will probably not like this DLC or in general the Season Pass. The 3 DLC content releases in the Season Pass will provide you short Far Cry style stories. These stories have no real connection to the Far Cry 5 storyline; however, they add more content with a different story in a different setting. Hours of Darkness take you to the Vietnam War where you take on the role of a downed soldier making his way to an extraction point while performing side tasks along the journey.

    On to the review. Too be honest, of the three slices of season pass content, Hours of Darkness was the one that I was looking forward to the least. All of the Vietnam War games I have played in the past have left me jaded that any developer could deliver an implementation of the Vietnam War that provided immersive gameplay. By no means is Far Cry’s version of Vietnam realistic or attempt to capture the feeling of an American Soldier sludging through a rice patty. What they do capture is the shear craziness and capitalize on it by placing you in an action hero shoes. Every encounter provided builds up to the next by adding size, complexity, objectives and best of all bigger and better weapons to full fill the inner Rambo. Playing co-op I felt the sense of one-upmanship constantly trying to out awesome my co-op buddy with better kills and bigger explosions. The constant barrage of propaganda in broken English from Hanoi Hannah put us over the top with laughter. All of this leads to the bottom line of if you are a fan of Far Cry, loved Far Cry 5, and want more content you will love Hours of Darkness. For those of you that are counting hours in lieu of laughs, a technical elitist that can only appreciate “new” revolutionary gameplay, or an English Literature major that requires emotional involvement in a storyline you should probably pass on this one. But then if you are one of those people, what were you thinking anyways. This is Far Cry. In addition to the new storyline, the weapons and vehicles that can be obtained in the Hours of Darkness storyline can be obtained in the Far Cry 5 world of Hope County. This adds NEW vehicles and weapons in the mix that many people will be able to appreciate.

    Moving onto my complaints. Yea there are many but the most significant ones are the following:
    A) Just like Far Cry 5, poor design implementation of the co-op mode forced me to play twice in order to obtain progress/achievements for me and my co-op buddy. I still loved every minute of Hours of Darkness and I probably would have played twice anyways but forcing me to do so because of poor co-op design just sucks.
    B) Just like Far Cry 5, using the same button for looting a body and swapping weapons just left me pissed off every time I accidently swapped my good weapons for a crappy one unintentionally while trying to loot a body.
    C) I would have loved to see more engaging NVC. I envision horde stages where NVC come pouring out of the mountain side tunnels. I envision more engaging tunnel rat side quest with booby traps and knife fights. I envision hunting down Hanoi Hannah and shutting her up for good. Lastly, I envision a final sequence that is multiplied by 3x in every way.
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  2. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    C'est assez rare qu'un DLC soit meilleur que le jeu principal mais cela peut arriver... ce qui est encore plus rare cependant, c'est qu'un DLCC'est assez rare qu'un DLC soit meilleur que le jeu principal mais cela peut arriver... ce qui est encore plus rare cependant, c'est qu'un DLC n'ait rien à voir avec le jeu d'origine ! et pourtant, ceci expliquant cela sans doute, ce "Hours of Darkness" est une escapade rafraîchissante après le Far Cry 5 loin d'être mauvais mais victime de son scénario idiot, de sa fin ridicule et de son agenda socialo-justicier.

    Rien de tout cela ici, aucun "message" à faire passer, aucune allusion polémico-politicarde, pas un mot sur la NRA et consorts, pas de blagues discutables, de personnages de mauvais goût ou de déconnades suspectes : seulement le sérieux et l'immédiateté de quelques soldats américains perdus derrière les lignes ennemies.

    A vous d'aller délivrer vos 3 compagnons d'armes (dont 2 au choix vous épauleront ensuite) et quelques prisonniers sud-vietnamiens optionnels, à vous d'aller libérer une poignée d'avant-postes et de faire péter des canons anti-aériens qui vous permettront de commander des frappes aériennes très relaxantes (j'adore l'odeur du napalm au petit matin).

    Le DLC peut se révéler très court si on se précipite jusqu'au point d'extraction mais comme dit plus haut, les opportunités apparaissent au fur et à mesure de la progression comme l'exécution conseillée de chefs viet-congs pour aider la mère-patrie dans sa lutte contre la vermine communiste (fais-moi voir ta gueule de guerrier !).

    Beaucoup moins peuplé, beaucoup moins agité, Hours of Darkness privilégie l'infiltration, d'autant que les ennemis portent l'uniforme réglementaire, pas des vêtements plus ou moins bariolés (y a pas de pédés dans la jungle) et qu'il est du coup moins aisé de les repérer. Il faut bien entendu prêter l'oreille : on les entend de temps à autre caqueter dans le dialecte local, très caractéristique, tout comme le tacatac de l'AK-47.

    Vous êtes récompensé des frags furtifs par des bonus bien pensés de mobilité et marquage, de quoi se transformer en Rambo prédateur (ou prédator) dans cette petite partie de la carte géante de Far Cry 5, laquelle a été repeinte presque entièrement en vert. Un peu trop montagneuse certes mais l'éclairage, les rizières et le décor, les haut-parleurs de propagande, la brume et l'ambiance sonore restituent de façon convaincante le célèbre bourbier.

    Un DLC posé et assez calme comparé au jeu original -sauf à la fin tout de même- et qui change dramatiquement d'atmosphère. Les compagnons ne peuvent pas vraiment être utilisés comme aides furtives, car ils se font détecter et foutent le bordel... mais tant qu'on ne leur donne pas d'ordres, ils ne se font par repérer et peuvent vous réanimer en cas de gros souci.

    Voilà donc un pari réussi -bien que court- que ce petit séjour dans l'enfer vert qui revient aux bases de la licence Far Cry, à savoir l'infiltration prédatrice dans un environnement en 4K clairement magnifique bien qu'un peu trop vert !
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  3. Jun 14, 2020
    8
    I feel this particular DLC has been underrated by many. I really enjoyed the setting and how it strongly favoured using a stealth approach aI feel this particular DLC has been underrated by many. I really enjoyed the setting and how it strongly favoured using a stealth approach a lot. If you're mainly a stealth player you should enjoy this one a lot because it incentivises it through earned perks for every stealth kill you make.

    The polar opposite of the stealth, this DLC also gives you air strikes, which I found great fun, but are only of limited uses, so you can't just go crazy with it, you have to 'earn' using it through exploration and missions.

    A few negatives: you can work toward a 3 man roster. If you un-assign them they basically don't un-assign. It seems to be a bug. If you want to stealth through a mission and you un-assign your roster just before, you'll br screwed unless you save and restart. One other thing is the game has you collecting cigarette lighters from downed US pilots. I could see no actual reward for having done so outside of a graphic upon finishing the campaign...I mean, really? They're just there because .. 'collectibles'.

    You can also finish the story in 30 mins by rushing to the extraction at the end if you're that kind of player. However, if playing it properly which you'll need to for all the trophies it'll take up to 5 hours.
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  4. Sep 26, 2020
    7
    Excelente para ser un DLC pero es muy repetitivo, pudieron sacarle más provecho a la historia pero fue entretenido, además de lo corto que esExcelente para ser un DLC pero es muy repetitivo, pudieron sacarle más provecho a la historia pero fue entretenido, además de lo corto que es lo salva de lo repetitivo porque de alargarlo hubiera sido desastroso. Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2018
    2
    Far Cry 5 : Hours of Darkness is nothing exciting. The vehicles are just re-textured and the story in it doesn't last that long. Some of theFar Cry 5 : Hours of Darkness is nothing exciting. The vehicles are just re-textured and the story in it doesn't last that long. Some of the weapons are... okay but overall this wasn't worth buying the FarCry5 Season pass. Expand

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