Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands launches next week

If you’re a fan of The Division and Ubisoft, you’ve probably already got your eye on Ghost Recon Wildlands, yet another entry in the ubiquitous Tom Clancy franchise. It’s been labeled a tactical shooter, but gamers comfortable with calling games like Destiny MMOs will be at home in four-man multiplayer mode, particularly given that it features one of the studio’s biggest open worlds ever, thanks to the gorgeous deserts of Bolivia being used as backdrop.

The game is launching for PC, PS4, and Xbox One next week on March 7th, though the game’s open beta just closed down, hence the buzz (which is mostly positive, mind you, though folks are side-eyeing performance on console). Are you giving it a go?

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Mewmew

Yes, I’m going to get the game after playing in Open Beta. It’s a really decent game with multiplayer co-op. It’s by no means an MMO, as much as some people would like to try to pretend it’s okay to call games with limited co-op MMOs (there’s no “massively” in games like this). But it’s still fun, it’s still playable with a few friends, it’s still a very interesting RPG shooter. There’s a lot to do and look for and I really enjoyed the gameplay from testing the Open Beta. I’m really looking forward to it coming out this month.

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John Kiser

It has some connection/net code issues to work out still (like actually syncing properly if someone has a silencer or not and some jankyness with intermittent latency and vehicles), but it still pretty fun overall. I got it to play with some of my group and will be enjoying it. Then i will get lost in Andromeda when it comes out and we’ll end up doing multiplayer in that til god knows lol. Even got a new SSD just to toss these onto and some other stuff.

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Utakata

The picture beckons a strange and enticing deserted world where pigtailed playable creatures frolic and battle against the evils that threaten it. The videos suggest jar heads with heavy assault rifles and more jingoism and “Roger that” than a John Wayne GI movie. The latter is certainly not my thing. But I love the pic in the header. And worthy of many Sunday One Shots. <3

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Peregrine Falcon

Buyer Beware. Why “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands sucks.”

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bobfish

Did the video person actually play the game?

1. Interface – it is relatively uncluttered, providing only need to know information. Popups occurs for tutorial points, completing objectives and obtain skill points/equipment, all of which flash on screen for a few seconds before going away by themselves, no button pressing required. The only popup that doesn’t go away is the join/dismiss mission alerts when playing in coop, because either you want to play with your friends or you don’t.

2. Controls – gun play is tight, movement is fine, the only minor issue is the cover system, sometimes it doesn’t snap to the cover when you want it to. Vehicles are hit and miss, cars are a bit light with sensitive turning, helicopters are admittedly awful, planes are okay, more responsive than they perhaps should be but that makes them easier to fly and bikes, well they are just amazing, best bike handling I’ve come across in an open world game so far.

3. Combat – just what you’d expect from any Ubisoft open world game, guns lack the satisfaction of something like Rainbow Six, but are as good as GTA or Farcry and infinitely better than the Division, because they actually kill things in this. Enemies use LOS and an alarm system, it can mean you get away with some silly things, but is more realistic than the magic zone of awareness you get normally in games, where they have eyes in the back of their head. LOS does mean it can be very easy (pick em off right and none will know) or very hard though (having a helo in the air will ruin your day).

4. Performance – not sure what his problem here is, I have a similar setup, only its a laptop, no issues at max settings. Visual palette is expected, given it’s a Tom Clancy game and is set in Bolivia. Bug wise, it is a little rough around the edges, but works better than For Honor, not exactly great praise, but is basically the same as every other multiplayer Ubisoft game of the last three years.

Really did get the impression he is expecting more than any other open world game has ever delivered, with the possible exception of GTAV.

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Crowe

Not sure if your comment is supposed to link to something or stand alone…?
Anyways, I enjoyed the hell out of myself but stopped playing after I finished the first territory. I don’t want to spoil anything for myself.

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Steely Bob

i couldn’t put the beta down, it has all the elements of a shooting & world system i love (huge distances, realistic sniping, squad control). the textures aren’t latest/greatest but when looking at the huge world through your binos or a scope it works really well. it reminds me a lot of the original Operation Flashpoint when it came out, but not as complicated. the gun mods and skill trees are a lot of fun.

the driving system needs work. the game didn’t really impress me when trying to coop but i’m sure with real friends it’s much more fun.

it’s not trying to do pvp so comparing it to the division seems off to me, it’s also a 1-2 shot per kill game (which I much prefer), not the unload 3 clips into a boss who’s still at 95% health kind of game.

it is repetitive however, it is exactly what Far Cry 3 & 4 should have been imho (loved FC2 but not the others much).

i loved the gameplay tho, despite the repetiveness. i’ll probably wait a few weeks or maybe for a sale before i pick it up, but i will pick it up eventually. great game, just in no hurry to pay full price for it.

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Valkyriez_Gaming

Surprising. FC2 is generally considered the weakest of the bunch and the latter ones were much better.

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Jack Pipsam

I am interested, but I will hold off.

I really dig Rainbow 6: Siege, but its launch was problematic.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I’m going to pick this up. I have friends that I am going to play with.

That said, I am not expecting much. It is a Ubisoft game which means it will be really buggy. I won’t be surprised if microtransactions make an appearance.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

WTF is up with this new comment system? How do I sign into my old account? The one I backed this site with?

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DeadlyAccurate

Livefyre was discontinued, and Massively was forced to switch comment systems a couple weeks ago. They’re still working out some kinks.

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Bryan Cole

I’m excited for it. It feels like a mix of the Division, Grand Theft Auto V and Metal Gear Solid Phantom pain which is a good thing.

Going to be hard to pull me away from the amazing Horizon Zero Dawn but it will definitely be on my PS4 alongside it.

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enamel

I am not as productive while alive as Tom Clancy has been posthumously!

Looks neat. First devs came for Arma’s mods, and now they have come for Arma itself.