The latest in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is upon us. Boasting better gameplay and a graphical update from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 I couldn’t wait to fire this bad boy up! Let’s take Ghost Recon Future Soldier through its paces with our Ghost Recon Future Soldier Review.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Review Pros:
Really good-looking graphics.
Improved graphics making it play out like a proper blockbuster movie.
Controls have been tweaked to enable better cover-to-cover control among many others.
The campaign is now a full online 4 player affair.
They have kept the non-essential side missions intact for the main campaign.
Online matchmaking is a lot more straightforward and efficiently de-cluttered of unnecessary menus.
A new sync shot ability that allows you to mark and kill a group of enemies in one strike.
More loadout choices in the campaign over the previous titles.
Guerilla mode is their take on Gears Of Wars Horde mode.
Full clan support with clan matches and clan EXP added for extra rewards.
Very atmospheric and you feel part of a team this time around.
Huge campaign boasting over 10 hours gameplay with multiple areas to explore and conquer.
Levels are well done ranging from snow, nighttime raids to rain-soaked jungles to derelict towns.
Has full 3D support if your into that sort of thing because who doesn’t want full 3D.
When you get downed in a campaign it’s not an instant game over, Instead, it gives the AI a chance to heal you and keep you in the fight.
There are many good online game modes like Conflict which is like the mode in Killzone where it has a rolling objective, Changing every time you complete one.
Mobile app allows you to customize your weapons on the go and sync it to your console.
To score high online you don’t necessarily have to be an all-out killing machine Because you can be an engineer and use sensors to show enemy locations and get assist points.
The gunsmith option allows you to customize every aspect of your gun, I mean you can even choose how the trigger works and what side barrel you want. Endless possibilities.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Review Cons:
Boasts PlayStation Move support but it is VERY limited, It’s only for the gunsmith section and is used to show off the gun in more detail.
Online still needs work because the host migration is slow and can kick you back to spawn.
Disconnection error causes you to lose all earned kills and EXP.
The campaign has a few no alerts/kills sections which can slow the game pace down because you are used to just running and gunning.
No 16 player online co-op missions like in GRAW2.
The UI is very basic-looking and feels kind of lazy and makes simple tasks difficult because it doesn’t all flow together.
Snipers being able to go invisible is a real pain because it takes a lot of effort to counter them.
Balancing in matchmaking is non-existent and getting destroyed by high-level players is a normal part of the game it seems, and this can really put off new players.
Ranking up can take a long time because if you’re not on the winning team or pulling your weight the rewards are minimal.
Unlocking new weapons takes an age because of the stingy rewards.
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