No messing about in this review as our man Nathan dives straight into his critical review of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
After playing some of the single player missions on the game, I was not impressed with the linear missions and, in my opinion, bad story. The single player option seems to be mission after mission of no true story/ meaning to what’s going on.
The cut scene’s in the game are also unimpressive, looking very dated and only lasting about a minute or less. Once again I felt it had no meaning to what’s going on in the game in general. It’s as if the developers put a bunch of missions together haphazardly. This contrasts with something like Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter which I thought had great gamplay and a decent story to go with it.
Thoughts on the multiplayer
The online multiplayer suffers from a range of issues including lag and corner hiding. The lag in the game can sometimes be very annoying, especially when you put ten bullets into a guy and still they turn around and kill you – even though the kill cam shows that he missed! Not all games have lag issues, however, but you would think after having a beta some of these issues would have been fixed.
It’s always a bonus to play the game in co-op with friends. You can play the full single player in co-op which is great even if, like me, you don’t like the single player mode. I think more games should do full co-op as it makes it that little bit better. You can also do a co-op mode which is like a Horde mode in that you pretty much take over an area and protect it from waves of enemies before proceeding to another area and protecting that from another onslaught.
The game does look old and dated in my opinion, the textures are not very smooth and the lighting is off at points. No doubt this is all due to the game being in development for so many years.
The gun customisation is one of the best I have seen to date, the sound in the game is top notch while the environment audio is also very good.
To some things up
I have liked all the previous Tom Clancy games, from Rainbow to the Ghost Recons and Endwar, but this one did not impress me at all. Despite being in development for a number years the finished product is slightly disappointing. I just hope that Rainbow Six does not go down the same route.
3.5 out of 5 nerds
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is out now