With the upcoming launch drawing nearer from the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, HWG was gifted a few Beta keys to test it out. With huge hits on the market to compete against, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier brings new aspects to the game never before seen. After playing FPS’s for years they can start to feel very similar and where although the graphics are getting extremely intense, some gameplay and balance issues seem to always come into question. This weapon is too strong, this weapon is too weak, and even simpler things like the all famous, “drop-shot” from the C.O.D. franchise. GRFS brings a very realistic feel to the game that draws you in deeper than any other FPS on the market.
This game brings a rich new experience to the mix where you have the option to view down the scope in first person, or shoot with less accuracy and stay in third person view. The game has a very similar feel to the Gears of War title without the sludge. Even though you are watching your characters every move, you feel as agile as you could imagine a weighted down soldier would feel, given all of his gear.
Given the game is called Future Soldier; it does bring a realistic amount of futuristic technology into the mix, while giving you a current times gaming feel. This is great as it leaves you wondering what truly is possible on our battlefields today. For those looking to move to a game which takes team work, strategy, and communication, this is the game for you. Picking it up right away isn’t something that will happen with most gamers, and true skill will come into play for most game lobbies.
Ratings: (Scale of 1-5)
Where the graphics are fantastic and there is a decent amount of detail in your character, the weapons and terrain, the color on some maps seems washed out, giving it a somewhat “grey” feel.
This is where I was most impressed, Now I’m known for being a stickler for realism, and this game’s got it up the you-know-what. Every detail was meticulously thought of in ways from the blood splatter, to the way the camera shakes while you’re running, even to your general breathing and targeting.
Now the only reason I give this a three is because you are only given 3 weapons to choose from in the beta, so without trying out the other weapons there is really no way of knowing how good they truly are, or even if balance will be an issue.
This game has so much going on you almost feel like you’re playing a RTS game. If you are a run and gun player you will lose and lose often in this Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. There are many different aspects of the game to worry about, not just who’s pointing the rifle at you.
Overall Score: 4:5
Would I recommend going out and buying it? Yes. It will be a fun game and present enough challenge to keep you involved for quite some time. If you are looking for something new that will engage you on more than a point and shoot level, then this will be a great experience for you.