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The Logical Next Step

March 28, 2018 by Tim

I’m just in a game-designing mood this week I guess.

Far Cry 5’s antagonists have turned out to be fairly ludicrous caricatures of conservative gun-toting christian extremists, so who knows… maybe the sequel will swing the other way!

If the Canadian subsidiaries of a French corporation won’t hold a mirror to the inner tensions of America, who will?!


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Minru
Minru
3 years ago
M3f
M3f
3 years ago

Hey, I missed 2 weeks of comic. How do I access the archive now? Previous button doesn’t work, archive looks empty, too.

Halosty
Halosty
3 years ago
Reply to  M3f

Hmm, previous button and archive both work for me. Might try clearing your cache?

raven0ak
raven0ak
3 years ago
Reply to  Halosty

works for me as well, sounds much like cache issue or maybe some plugin is causing issues (far fetched yes but also remotely possible)

The Risu
The Risu
3 years ago

As a resident of Portland I’m laughing so hard. I love this. 😀

Dumb Fish
Dumb Fish
3 years ago
Reply to  The Risu

As an Oregonian born in Portland, I too, find this hilarious! If there’s a franchise that can do Portland justice, it’s probably Fry Cry.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

It’s either that or a political thriller set in the DC area….unless that’s Far Cry 7

dan
dan
3 years ago

I’m hoping for Radical Feminists.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  dan

“Radical Feminists” are not considered feminists, those people have their own name. Feminists are generally about achieving equality.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere

(I’m not a feminist, but I have a friend whose sister is and she explained the concept to me. I am all for equality, and I do not agree with senseless violence done allegedly to reach that goal. Hence, I do not believe that those who take violent or destructive paths to achieving their goal as being the same as those who take a peaceful path to the same goal.) (There is a chance I misunderstood the statement, but I am currently writing this with the assumption that MOST Feminists are aiming for equality and not pushing forward some twisted… Read more »

Sleuth
Sleuth
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere
jjX
jjX
3 years ago
Reply to  Sleuth

The use of “No true Scotsman” here is wrong wrong wrong.
Here, let’s use the text in your link.

Person A: “No [Feminist] is [radical].”
Person B: “But my uncle Angus is a [Feminist] and he [radical].”
Person A: “Ah yes, but no true [Feminist] [radical].”

Person A does not exist.

.

Pretty sure I’m pissing in the wind right now, but I refuse to let this slip by.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Sleuth

I said Most, not all, though I do see your point

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Sleuth

Honestly I just brought it up because “Radical [protest group]” gets on my nerves a lot. If someone said “Radical Work Union Organizers” or “Radical Hipsters” it sounds like you are expecting a large amount of the group to be violent or prone to violence. I mean, there are some people who identify as part of [Group name here] that ARE violent, but it feels wrong to point to the exception and claim it is the norm.

Radical Kings I am okay with, though that ninja from early on may disagree 😉

oxayotl
oxayotl
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere

Bulllshit.
Radical feminism is a specific brand of feminism :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism
Radical is not synonymous with extremist in this context. It’s a specific set of idea, generally opposed to liberal feminism.

Wumbo
Wumbo
1 year ago
Reply to  Somewhere

Why is it called feminism then?

oxayotl
oxayotl
3 years ago
Reply to  dan

“Radical feminists” aren’t known for killing people. They are more known for achieving social progress. So… that doesn’t really work out.
But maybe you should try to propose “civil right campaigners”. That would certainly work, right?

Sintar07
Sintar07
3 years ago
Reply to  oxayotl

Only about a million a year since 1973, but like with most extremist groups, “those aren’t real people.”

raven0ak
raven0ak
3 years ago
Reply to  oxayotl

That might been so … but within last decade there is extremists merged into bunch that daily dream about killing and give death threads on social media (and might potentially go for life on real life situation)

EA
EA
3 years ago

If the Canadian subsidiaries of a French corporation won’t hold a mirror to the inner tensions of America, who will?!

NO COMMENT

GarlynSav
GarlynSav
3 years ago
Reply to  EA

So if you want to look at tensions wouldn’t it be the extreme black bloc movement that causes violence when people talk that they dont like? No offense but since Waco when have we seen this scenario even remotely come about in the USA? And with Waco they weren’t aggressive trying to take things over.
Seems like they’d put this in France and make the villains people posing as immigrants to attack modern day society. Driving vehicles into crowds and shooting up local night scenes. No?

Bobby McBobson
Bobby McBobson
3 years ago

All Far Cry antagonists are fairly ludicrous caricatures of extremists. This is just keeping up the theme.

GarlynSav
GarlynSav
3 years ago
Reply to  Bobby McBobson

So provide the actual religious armed cult that are exaggerating.
Didn’t they try doing this in a movie where they changed the antagonists. Sum of all fears.

Splodiedude
Splodiedude
3 years ago

Personally I’ve wanted them to tackle the African Savannah and deserts for a while, or drop us into Siberia.

Or say fuck all that and give us Blood Dragon 2. Please, Ubi?

RMagepedia
RMagepedia
3 years ago
Reply to  Splodiedude

YEAH
Wait, what?

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago

I would play Far Cry 6: The Hipster Plague. I would even shell out for all the DLC, cosmetic and vanity items, special editions, etc, just to be able to spend days shooting hipsters in the face.

Steeeeve
Steeeeve
3 years ago
Reply to  TheRob

That’s a perfect name! Half of Oregon and probably a good portion of Washington would buy it for the therapeutic effects.

Pero
Pero
3 years ago

Well, I don’t know about Far Cry 6, but their FC 5 co-op trailer is more Dukes of hazard than Far Cry… IMO at least… Love your comics though!

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
3 years ago

Ubisoft doesn’t even know that Montana isn’t the midwest. 🙂

Skull the Troll
Skull the Troll
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Touche! I award you an Iowa corn cob to be used for its traditional purposes.

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago

butt-wipin’?

Critic
Critic
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I really really hope your joking but no offense its kinda hard to tell.

oxayotl
oxayotl
3 years ago

Why should they care?

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
3 years ago

Cue the Fry “Shut up and take my money” meme!

RMagepedia
RMagepedia
3 years ago
Reply to  Jakk Frost

SHUT UP AND
TAKE MY DEAD FRIEND’S CORPSES AND LET THEM TAKE A NAP

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Montana is NOT the midwest. you’re hundreds of miles off there…

Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

…and by “hundreds of miles” you actually mean “one state over”, right?

Ada ada
Ada ada
3 years ago

I can’t see the person in the second strip without little worms in his face.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Ada ada

Wait, you mean there aren’t supposed to be worms?

MacLeod
MacLeod
3 years ago

But is there any one who DOESN’T want to shoot hipsters?

Sleuth
Sleuth
3 years ago
Reply to  MacLeod

Obviously hipsters wouldn’t, because it’s too mainstream to hate hipsters.

Gnarph
Gnarph
3 years ago
Reply to  Sleuth

Unless they want to subvert the paradigm or are really, really serious about being unique.

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago
Reply to  Sleuth

and guns. guns are way too mainstream. Except for antique flintlock blunderbusses carried by an ostrich-leather baldric sporting hand-forged artisinal buckles and rivets, and loaded with hand-mixed black powder and hand-forged scrap cutlery from the hobby blacksmith at the end of the crafter’s faire.

RMagepedia
RMagepedia
3 years ago
Reply to  TheRob

We should do it like it USED to be done, where you would take a greatsword, wield it like it like it was a longsword, and STILL be able to turn other people into fine mist instantly.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
3 years ago

Executive Producer: Eric Cartman.

Wumbo
Wumbo
1 year ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

RESPECT MAH AUTHORITEH

Brenton
Brenton
3 years ago

Much different reaction to this than the comic for Far Cry 5. =)

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Brenton

I’m a bit worried that my comment up above may spark another firestorm, but I hope it doesn’t. (If it does, my apologies I didn’t realize the potential it might have until I saw this comment)

Diktatter
Diktatter
3 years ago

Next Far Cry antagonist: Ludacris

merendel
merendel
3 years ago

lol I live just close enough to portland to know exactly how close to home that shot lands yet far enough to enjoy the fireworks from a safe distance. Berkeley would be another choice location. Could run around fighting the black masked LARPers at either location though.

Alternitate ideas Farcry: DC. Potential factions are corrupt politicians, Special interest Lobbyists, and whatever activist group was haveing a march at the time of publication. Pick a side and fight to destroy all the others before being backstabed by the one you picked and haveing to wipe them out as well.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  merendel

As interesting as that would be the current state of the white house makes that a no go
Sorry man :/

merendel
merendel
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere

pft dont think it would mater who was in the white house, I’m prety sure congress would for once have bipartisan cooperation to pass legislation banning a game with that premise :p

Mr. Me
Mr. Me
3 years ago

Now you’ve done it. There will be thousands of Portlanders rushing to their safe spaces and needing therapy elephants after seeing/hearing about this comic. You are ruining people’s lives!

On the other hand, this is not an accurate portrayal of a Portlander, as I see neither facial tattoos nor piercings on him/her/hizm/zir/cis, or whatever they identify themself as at the moment.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Me

Xerisalwo identify as a Xeirsm

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Me

Man, I want a therapy elephant. He can make me feel safer by trampling anyone vaguely threatening.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Look, there’s an EA Dev!
Therapy Elephant! HELP!

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Er, I think it would be an EA Director or something, not a coder who works for them.

oxayotl
oxayotl
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Me

The comment section clearly show that it’s Trumpkins that need therapy after seeing a comics that pokes fun at them, lol.

Sintar07
Sintar07
3 years ago
Reply to  oxayotl

As always, the lefties appear to be living in an alternate universe with alternate comments. They pretty much see what they want to see.

RMagepedia
RMagepedia
3 years ago
Reply to  Sintar07

Pretty sure Oxayotl is referring to the last FC5 comic.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago

Hm, what about a Latin American country? I’m thinking GenericLatinCountrywithacorruptdictatorania. Like, that’s the name.
The state of affairs politically and economically in some central and south American countries is rough, so by making a new generic one off the coast of Venezuela or something they could have plenty to work with. As long as they actually make a good analogy, because just a stereotypical rendition would be horrid. There’s a lot of rich culture and they can do a lot with it.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago

I wonder what would happen if the FC series had a thing where the antagonists were…a bunch of people who are incredibly against everything else, are heavily armed….but are a cult that doesn’t allow for killing.

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

Hipsters may be insufferable but at least they’re basically harmless dorks. I’m from the Bible Belt and I can tell you hipsters aren’t even a blip in the radar compared to the danger posed by religious cults and the surging number of right-wing militias. The FBI stated last year that the threat of extremist white nationalist violence is at least equal to that posed by ISIS and taken just as seriously, with over 1000 cases of domestic terrorism being investigated and the number of attacks being planned or carried out almost triple of any known jihadist movements against America, right… Read more »

Owen
Owen
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I have to agree with the comic. The proletariat may not be aware of the insidious nature of the hipster movement. Their clandestine attempts to emasculate the modern male with their tofu-vegan-almond-milk infusions, cleverly disguised as “health food”, and other such balderdash, must be exposed before we are faced with an epidemic the likes of which have not been seen since “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”; so pervasive, even our tin-foil hats will not safeguard us from indoctrination! At least the fundamentalist cults and right-wing militias expose their agendas outright; we will see them coming, but the hipster movement is… Read more »

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago
Reply to  Owen

Gads dang it, I’m sorry but I can’t tell if you’re being humorously sarcastic or drop-dead serious, and it’s disturbing that it should even be a question in the first place. There are hordes of people who genuinely believe that “effete safe space PC Culture limp-wristed hipster socialist feminazi War on Christmas deep state forced diversity insert-fearmongering-buzzword-here liberalism” is symptomatic of Western Civilization’s dying throes and must be staunchly guarded against, and it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish well-meaning satire from the real deal. Just watch an episode of Hannity late night on Fox News and you’ll get an… Read more »

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

You have to assume it is sarcastic, otherwise you feel like all hope is gone.
Then again, as you are reading a comments page on the internet that is perfectly normal

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
3 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

There are hordes of people who DON’T believe that, which is even more disturbing.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

Wake me up when the Christian right wingers fly aircraft into office towers, run garbage trucks through Christmas markets, and attack Jewish grocery stores and bars in France. Until then… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Critic
Critic
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 7:21-23

oxayotl
oxayotl
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Should I wake you up when Christian right-wingers launch WW2 and genocide Jews or not?

Sintar07
Sintar07
3 years ago
Reply to  oxayotl

And everybody who disagrees with you is literally Hitler, right?

Critic
Critic
3 years ago
Reply to  oxayotl

“The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”

Try again.

KiddingImkidding
KiddingImkidding
3 years ago

Sure the next one shouldn’t be set in Australia? I mean everything there basically wants to kill you anyway.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago

Not the people though.

Bagnew
Bagnew
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere

Depends where it’s set. Plenty of crazy bogans out there. “Oi! The f*** you doin’? Ya wanna f***in’ go, mate? I’ll f***in’ smash ya, ya c***!”

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago
Reply to  Bagnew

I’ve heard that exact greeting in a bar in Woonona.

KiddingImkidding
KiddingImkidding
3 years ago
Reply to  Somewhere

Australians are great people, at least until you get in the way of their money, or aren’t white, or were never born in Australia, or look or sound like you are from a country other than Australia.

RMagepedia
RMagepedia
3 years ago

Or say they are from Indra instead of Osenia

James
James
3 years ago

I think California instead of Portland would be a better setting for that, especially the LA and surrounding area. Everyone there is so weird they might as well be from another planet.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 years ago
Reply to  James

Yeah but in LA you actually stand a decent chance of getting shanked by someone who is an actual threat.

Looter
Looter
3 years ago

Farcry – Survive a Schoolday

Basicly it will play in a really big school and your main objective is to survive a day while you have to go trought hordes of kids, while ocassionally you get a rare event someone shooting up a school.

Somewhere
Somewhere
3 years ago
Reply to  Looter

“School…school never changes”

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 years ago
Reply to  Looter

Isn’t that just modded version of Bully though?

TheRob
TheRob
3 years ago
Reply to  Looter

Farcry 6: 3 O’Clock High

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
3 years ago

Hey, one cult is as good as another, isn’t it?

Deus Ex did a fantastic job of depicting that.

John
John
3 years ago

Oh wow. Hipster jokes. Welcome to 2008.

Merendel
Merendel
10 months ago

who would have thought 2 years ago that 2020 would have portland almost seeming like a violent video game come to life. Frankly I think anything ubisoft would have put out would have fallen short of the crazy reality.

Also finding hidden and strangely prophetic gems in an archive binge ftw.

jpic89
jpic89
8 months ago
Reply to  Merendel

After the events of Jan 6th 2021, his initial Far Cry 5 comic became even better.