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.
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.
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: 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.
Pros: Good quality cut-scenes. Controls work well.
Cons: Voice actors not the same as those in the movie. Some minor camera niggles. Linear gameplay.
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.
Pros: The art style and mature storyline pull players through the gameplay.
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)
Summary: The paradigm has definitely shifted – Ghost Recon: Future Soldier makes no illusions that it’s anything other than a primarily multiplayer game. It prioritises this over single player from the main menu, and that campaign itself isn’t the lengthiest of scenarios we’ve ever seen. It’s better value than the pitifully short offerings that Call of Duty has delivered in recent years, but that’s not saying much.
Conclusion: „Nový Ghost Recon je lineární a dává přednost především show, která se nese ve znamení filmovosti a čiré akce, což ne vždy hře prospívá. V taktickém pojetí se ubralo, ale stále lze mluvit o perfektně připraveném a svěžím titulu podporovaném vcelku povedeným multiplayerem.