Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Pre-release review

After the success of The Division, Ubisoft has gone ahead to create another military-oriented, teamwork-emphasizing third person shooter. The game is based on another of Tom Clancy’s books, which have been the inspiration for many Ubisoft games like Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six: Seige, The Division, and now, Ghost Recon.

The game centers on a group of four, nicknamed the “Ghosts”. The Ghosts go on different missions to complete a main objective: to destroy the Santa Blanca cartel.

To make the game realistic, Ubisoft adopted a “seamless day-to-night and weather system”, which also affects gameplay. For example, a rainy night will be the best time to stealthily infiltrate a large enemy camp. Also, the characters also react differently to different terrains.

Players can also use their surroundings to their advantage. For example, a player can cause a loud noise by breaking a window or using a special drone to distract enemies.

Single Player Mode

While playing in single-player mode, players can give direct orders to 3 other AI teammates. These orders include: Hold (to remain in their current positions until further orders), Regroup (to gather at the player’s current position), Fire (to shoot at enemies), Cover (to cover the player by shooting against enemies while the player moves past). He can also set up a sync-shot and assign targets for his teammates to shoot at his order.

Multiplayer Mode

In multiplayer mode, players work together to complete missions. Players can communicate through microphones and make plans or ask for help to eliminate certain targets. A player in a vantage point can also set up a sync-shot (see above description).

Note: This feature does not support cross-platform play.

Other features

Drone Recon: To get a better view of an area without encountering enemies, players can make use of a drone. Other features which can be added to a drone include:

  • An EMP pulse (that deactivates all electronics in the area)
  • Explosives
  • A noise-producing gadget

Tacmap: An in-game map that shows players all resources and major features of an area. It also shows the position of all tagged enemies, teammates and other NPCs.

In game vehicles: In Ghost Recon: Wildlands, there are over 60 vehicles that can be used in all locations. They range from choppers and bulldozers to armored SUVs and trucks.

Gunsmith: In this menu, players can improve their guns to their playing style. Players can also apply gun upgrades to unlock several parts of the gun of their dreams.


Rating

Ghost Recon: Wildlands hugely makes use of language which may not be suitable for minors, hence, its age rating of 18.

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