Far Cry 5 is, in fact, more Far Cry. If you liked 3/BD/4/Primal then you’ll probably have fun. If you have deep moral objections to Ubisoft map marker games then you probably won’t find anything new here to change your mind.
You spend your time in scenic Montana wandering the wilderness and killin’ dudes, stealing trucks, taking bases, rescuing citizens, etc. More robust AI companions, I assume the mechanics are from Primal, and a new feature or two like fishing and flying airplanes. After leaving the intro island, I set off and rescued a puma to make my traveling buddy, developed a love for the shotgun, did some hunting, rescued some people, opened an outpost or two and ignored everyone to catch some sweet rainbow trout. Oh, and the obligatory Far Cry drug trip. Good times. Like earlier games, it’s not afraid to wink at itself (example, finding a book on a floor titled Malaria is Annoying) but never approaching the genre satire level of FC: Blood Dragon or Saints Row.
Only real dings on the reviews seem to come from people who desperately want video games to be Very Important Things and are upset that the plot is an excuse to travel the hills of Montana, shooting bison and cultists with a truck mounted .50 cal, and not an deeply insightful exploration of the intersection of religion, gun culture, patriotism and rural independence.
Visually, it’s generally gorgeous and atmospheric, traveling through mountain forests and down rivers although there’s some bizarrely jarring low-res textures especially in buildings (stuff like radios look like they’re from a PS2). I’m playing at 1080p on an i5-8600K and GTX 1080 and get average 105 fps on Ultra.