24 May 2012 | Foxbot
A Fresh, New, and Fun Challenge. Realistic Military Shooter!
The game requires 6.5gigs of hard drive space, there is a very small update already, it is PS Move and 3D compatible, an it requires a Uplay passport code to play online (which is included).
I've always been a fan of the Ghost Recon games because of the third person military action as well as the strong stealth aspect of the game play. I have been waiting for some time now to get my hands on Future Soldier as I waited through all of the release-date push backs and delays. I must say it is an amazing game. The graphics are phenomenal, the control is tight and the over-all game play is very realistic and entertaining. Sync Shot is a really cool feature where you tag multiple enemies and your team takes all of them out instantly. I think I am more into being alone in the game, however working as a team greatly has its advantages in Future Soldier. The game is very well put together and I can tell a lot of time went into the menu, weapon and inventory system.
PROS + Well detailed graphics, very realistic and natural looking. The scenes and maps are very well laid out. + Perfectly crafted control and weapon system. Creating your own weapon is a blast. + The game is fast, controls are very well responsive and not sluggish at all. It is a smooth running game, no glitching or lagging. + Music, voice-acting and sounds effects are very well produced. I was blown away by the clarity and the level on my surround speakers. + Weapons are fully customizable and gadgets are very helpful. Camouflage is very cool. + Multiplayer is incredibly fun when you have the right teammates.
CONS - Some of the cut scenes and the character models seem dated and less detailed than the actual game play. - There is no slit-screen (couch) co-op in the game. All co-op is online. - Like in past Ghost Recon games the area is limited and you are warned when you are leaving the area. It gives the appearance of a larger area, yet it still is quite linear. - In combat your progression options are sometimes limited and you must stick with your team. - There are a few small clipping issues like floating objects or your characters arms not linking around an enemies neck when doing a stealth kill, very minor though.
Multiplayer is a huge amount of fun and quite a challenge, but it is a must to have good teammates. It makes it difficult when your teammates just shoot everything. When you get hit you can spawn back to a standard location or to a teammate. It is very fast paced and cover is the key. Cover is also important in single player, however with it is a necessity in multiplayer.
This may be the first time I have ever said this, but I enjoy the multiplayer much more than the single player. The single player is great and it is a very solid game, however the multiplayer is just so much fun.
Over-all Ghost Recon Future Soldier has met what I was expecting out of the game. I am very happy with it and I highly recommend this for gamers who want a smart military shooter. Future Soldier is not for gamers who are expecting another cookie cutter Call of Duty game. This game is smart and realistic in that you need to plain your missions and attacks and take your time. It is a stealth shooter which requires you to think. The movement and sliding from cover to cover is very fast and the controls come very naturally. Highly addicting game.