Review: Ghost Recon Future Soldier

The latest in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is upon us. Boasting better game play and a graphical update from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 I couldn’t wait to fire this bad boy up!

Pros:
  • Improved graphics making it play out like a proper blockbuster movie
  • Controls have been tweaked to enable better cover to cover options among many other
  • Campaign is now a full online 4 player affair
  • They have kept the sub non essential missions in tact for the main campaign
  • Online match making is a lot more straight forward and efficiently de-cluttered of unnecessary menus
  • New sync shot ability that allows you to kill a group of enemies in one strike
  • More load out choices in campaign over the previous titles
  • New Guerilla mode which is their take on Gears Of Wars Horde mode
  • Full clan support with clan matches and clan EXP added for extra measure
  • Very atmospheric and you feel part of a team this time round
  • Huge campaign boasting over 10 hours game play with multiple areas to explore and conquer
  • Levels are well done ranging from snow, night time raids to rain soaked jungles to derelict towns
  • Has full 3D support if your into that sort of thing
  • When you get downed in campaign its not instant game over, Instead it gives the AI a chance to heal you and keep you in the fight
  • Online has some good game modes like Conflict which is like the mode in Killzone where it has a rolling objective, Changing every time you complete one
  • Has a online and mobile app so you can customize your weapons on the go and sync it to your console when you get home
  • To score high online you don’t necessarily have to be an all out killing machine, You can be a engineer and use sensors to show enemy locations and get assist points. This means you can assign yourself a role and benefit the team whilst also picking up the EXP for yourself
  • Gun smith option allows you to customize every aspect of your gun, I mean even how the trigger works to what side barrel you want. Endless possibilities
Cons:
  • Has Move support but it is VERY limited, Its only for when your in the gun smith section modding your weapon. Big whoop I aint having my Move hooked up just so I can move my gun around a bit
  • Online as good as it is still needs work. The host migration is slow and kicks you back to spawn. Also you can just get a connection lost error and lose all earned kills and EXP
  • The campaign has a few no alerts/kills section which can slow the game pace down and aggravate you as you can just run and gun
  • Checkpoints can be good but they can also be really bad. Keep an eye on the save icon bottom left
  • They took out the awesome 16 player online co op missions from GRAW2
  • The UI is very basic looking and feels kind of lazy. Could do with a bit more detail and the challenges section is just one random challenge from a friend
  • Snipers being able to go invisible is a real pain, Yes its part of the game and theres counter measures but still I HATE invisible anything in my games!
  • Balancing in match making is non existent, Getting destroyed by high level players is a normal part of the game it seems and can really put off new players
  • Ranking up can take a long time if your not on the winning team or pull your weight. Unlocking new weapons takes an age, More than any other game i’ve played like this before
Overall the game is a good solid affair and with friends is next level. Shame about the lack of co op missions but overall its a good package and more DLC is promised. We have already got Arctic Strike introducing new levels,weapons and game mode. At the time of writing I haven’t purchased it yet so I cant comment on it. If you can pick the game up for 20 quid or less you are laughing. With co op campaign and the extra mission the game has a high replay ability under its hood.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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