Excerpt: Finally, after many years in the wilderness, a new iteration of Ubisoft and Tom Clancy’s stellar franchise is about to hit the shelves and after waiting five long, hard years, Red Storm and Ubisoft are about to really shout from the rooftops about one of the best cover shooters to date.
Summary: Today's battlefields, it seems, are teeming with the kind of wizardry that video games have enabled players to use for years. Invisibility, X-ray vision, and miniature floating cameras are modern marvels that have long since become familiar, but Future Soldier's appeal doesn't rely on novelty. Stealthy action and streamlined teamwork blend to create an enjoyable and lengthy campaign, and lively competitive multiplayer modes provide extra enticement.
Pros: Pleasing sync shot mechanic, Lengthy campaign is great in both solo play and co-op, Enjoyable competitive multiplayer modes
Cons: Online play is fraught with technical problems, Numerous AI oddities, Unremarkable firefights
Summary: Looking past the multiplayer in this game, the co-op mode and co-op campaign are very well made. It does have a bad case of consolitis, worst case that I have seen in a long time. The singleplayer tends to be pretty easy even on the hardest difficulty, although very rewarding. In fact, completing any kind of objective in the game gives the player a good pat on the back. For $50, it might be a good buy if you have a good couple of friends who love co-op.
Conclusion: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is a top-notch shooter that manages to bring a much needed emphasis on strategy and preparation over running and gunning down foes. Throw in plenty of gadgets, a lengthy single-player and quite a lot of different multiplayer modes and you can’t go wrong with it.
Conclusion: Overall, Rango is a fun experience. The visuals are nicely done, especially the cut-scenes and the audio is more than adequate. The controls work rather well, whilst the gameplay is smooth. The only issue I really have is that the gameplay is rather linear and after awhile tends to become somewhat bland and probably could have used a few more varied mini-games to break things up a tad. And once you’ve completed the story, there’ll be little need to replay it.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon : Future Soldier Cranks It Up A Notch!
The Game Reviews
19 May 2012
Summary: To be honest I really loved this game. It has everything an action game should have, mainly lots of action! With easy controls, a shed load of weapons, gadgets galore, a nice campaign and on-line multiplay, TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON:FUTURE SOLDIER is the best of this genre I have played in a while. Not since the days of CRYSIS 2 have I had so much fun in my living room. I give TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER 9.5 out of 10.
Conclusion: Alice: Madness Returns is a throwback to a different, long forgotten time. It may look and sound shiny and new but its heart is from a different era. The thing about this game is that it is a better experience than the sum of its parts. There are better games that do individual aspects better than Alice: Madness Returns but when all the pieces are looked at together the game presents something that many games today sadly don’t, a magical experience.
Excerpt: The first of this year’s future shooters ports to PC I don’t get public response to Ghost Recon at times. Ask anyone you know who games what their favourite shooter is, and it will probably be COD, Battlefield or similar. Yet, the biggest complaint from nearly everyone is the meathead gameplay of these titles – lacking cover mechanics, tactical manoeuvres or a decent singleplayer, it’s fair to say mass appeal isn’t based on being strong in one area, but delivering the...
Pros: Wonderfully immersive, fresh take on tired shooter tropes, excellent tactical combat, without being too sim-tastic, each mission is fully self contained, adding to the atmosphere, brilliant scripted moments, yet still offering a good amount of decision
Cons: Blatant 360 port, currently lacking full spec and running shaky thanks to bad patching, no 3D as of yet (future update)