Far Cry 5 is a title that's been popping up in Internet news feeds a lot lately. There was the announcement, then there was the drama around the choice of location and antagonist. Now there's the tiny bit of news that Far Cry 5 will be including animal copulation. It really doesn't even seem worth mentioning at first, since it's just a background part of the game. As far as we're aware, you're not going to be partaking in animal husbandry anytime soon in a Far Cry game. And yet, we're captivated by the inclusion of animal sex in the game, because we haven't really seen it much.
In my news article about animals getting in on in Far Cry 5, I mentioned that it should lend some intense realism to the game. Farms are places where animals are born and raised. And for them to be born, well a little something-something has to happen first, if you know what I mean. It stands to reason that a game based in the farm country of Montana would include some of this action. If your tender eyes haven't seen such sights through Animal Planet or your neighborhood dog park, then this might come as a shock to you. But animals do indeed have sex, just like humans. If Far Cry games already feature realism in the realm of people getting in on from time to time, why shouldn't it include the same with animals? It just makes sense, right?
If we want true realism in our games, its going to include some touchy and uncomfortable things every so often. No one generally wants to watch animals have sex, but then again it's a totally natural thing. If we want more beef cows or we want more milk cows, then a sow's gotta do what a sow's gotta do. Seeing it actually taking place in Far Cry 5 might seem like it could take you out of the moment at first, but I guarantee after the fifth or sixth sight of banging, you're not even going to notice. And for those who grew up on farms or out in the country, they'll probably laugh and move on quickly since it's something they've seen before.
Completely ignoring the realism argument for Far Cry 5's animal sexy time, there's also the fact of just pure entertainment. You know when the potential shock and awkwardness wears off just about everyone is going to laugh at two cows doing the deed. YouTubers will feign surprise at the sight, trolls will make hilarious comments, and the world will keep on spinning with a smile on its face. Far Cry is a series that has plenty of realism yes, but it also doesn't take itself too seriously. Just like reality, there has to be a place for humor amongst everything else. It's pretty amazing how two animals banging can get people laughing. My own boss here at Cheat Code Central couldn't get through my pitch of this opinion without laughing. “I don't judge. What you look up on the internet in your own time...”
All-in-all, I'd like to applaud Ubisoft for its inclusion of animal sex in Far Cry 5. I think it's hilarious, it's definitely going to get people talking, and it's something memorable about the game's realism that people will remember. So far as we can tell at the moment, there are just going to be some farm yards that have two animals doing the dirty. But if the game takes this even further with animal husbandry skills or missions that require you help a bull find a suitable cow, I'll applaud them even more. It's real, it's funny, and I hope more games include this sort of thing.
What's your opinion on Far Cry 5's animal sex? Does it weird you out? Make you laugh out loud or at least breathe out of your nose a little harder? Let me know in the comments!