I agree! One of the things I like about Far Cry 5 is that it takes place in Montana, you know, Wisconsin, but with mountains. The scenery is quite well done and though not as exotic as Far Cry 4, has a charm all its own representing a good slice of rural America almost wherever you'll find it.
Then there's the music, I enjoy very much the custom soundtracks some of which I play outside the game. Dan Romer, the Hope County Choir, Hammock some of these songs are sing-along, quite beautiful, meditative even redemptive; totally contrasting what you see the cult actually doing.
And the games atmosphere, location and political statements ,or lack there of, have generated quite a bit of controversy, more controversy than perhaps UbiSoft expected.
This game has covered the gambit of controversy. "Lefties" complained that the game was not an anti-trump shooter simulator and down rated the game frothing over their disappointment; some Christians thought the game was thinly guised anti-Christianity, and some animal rights activist wanted fishing to be removed.
There were also quite a few positives though, on a fishing magazine site there was an article that stated to the effect oddly Far Cry had had perhaps the best fly fishing simulator of any fishing game. Elsewhere a Montana grandfather posted he looked over his grandson‘s shoulder while he played the game and conveyed while a lot of things were truly representative of Montana, he had yet to see a grizzly bear on fire.
My favorite article is the Pastor vs the Father which actually takes the religion thing head-on and intelligently contrasts the difference between real Christianity and the Edens Gate Project (and cults in general).
Then there's unexpected things, for example, at a campsite on one of the small islands I ran across a guy playing a guitar, singing and a couple dancing. I had to pull over my boat and watch for a while.
In another incident, a panicked tourist was running away screaming "someone help me," then he fell down and a skunk sprayed him. He got up and said something about leaving Montana and never coming back, jumped into a car and drove off with the skunk heading off in the other direction.
Incidentally, if you park your car next to a pedestrian NPC, get out, wait around for a bit it's likely they will go ahead and jump into the driver seat, and if they do, hop into a passenger seat and that NPC will take you on a tour of Hope County! NPC's are not bad drivers, can run road blocks competently; and you'll see a lot of things you'll never see otherwise without a real organized exploration.
And then there’s the Fire Cry Resistance Mod over at Nexus. Get that and it even adds a lot more fun to the game. For example, it respawns the convoys so you can use the airplanes and have continued strafing attacks against them in your game. You can also have Hurk Sr as a companion and he has some hilarious things to say!