Ubisoft finally showed off new gameplay of their highly anticipated title Ghost Recon: Wildlands. These are my impressions.
It seems Ubisoft is bringing another heavy hitter from the vault of fantastic games they have for 2017. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was shown at E3 2015 with a CGI teaser trailer. At this year’s conference, we finally got to see an early build of the game, learned new details about the gameplay, and also got a release date. The gameplay showed what we already knew – that co-op was going to be bigger and better than ever before in the Ghost Recon franchise. The world looked massive and it seems each squad member has a particular job to do for missions. Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set in Bolivia where a Mexican cartel has taken over the area and seized one of the local coca crops. A United States Special Ops team is sent to find the cartel and destroy their gang.
In the co-op multiplayer demonstration, four players can be heard planning their next moves and trying to take out the lethal cartel kingpin known as El Pozolero. There main target flees and they go on a massive chase which shows off the use of road vehicles like trucks, dirt bikes, and even a helicopter. Based on the gameplay trailer, some of the animations for the characters where a bit stiff and undercooked graphically, but gameplay wise this is what I wanted from the next generation of Ghost Recon. The open word seems lush with vegetation and also shows that there will be more then just deserts to explore. Vehicles didn’t look very detailed in the trailer, but the action sequences seemed intense and melee animations look pretty well-crafted. I played through and thoroughly enjoyed Ghost Recon: Future Solider, but I felt it could have been a lot better. It seems as though the power of the newer consoles have given the developers a system that can better handle their wishes for the title.
We didn’t see any gameplay as far as PVP is concerned, but they have enough time to give us details on this if they are going that route this time around. So far I am impressed with the new open world aspect of the game and I can’t wait to hear more details on gun and player customization – which was a huge part of their last title Ghost Recon: Future Solider. From the riveting chases to the use of all kinds of vehicles and helicopters, I can’t wait to get my hands on this title. Ghost Recon: Wildlands will drop on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2017.
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