Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2
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Hit, or Miss?
22 May 2006
Summary: If you haven't yet played a Ghost Recon game, Ghost Recon 2 will be some good fun. Up-to date graphics, a fresh story and hours of challenging modern combat is what you should be expecting from this title. I was expected a bit more based on my great experiences with the first Ghosts, which entailed a more tactical approach. And this is where the disappointment begins.
Summary: I had such high hopes for this game to be good. Too bad that's not the way it turned out. I'm not sure if it was only me, but I really wanted a game that stayed a "tactical" shooter it seemed very run and gun however. I had been playing Island Thunder like crazy and was So pumped for GR2 to blow me away. It didn't, howver, and I had to wait until GRAW to actually get my "ghost recon" back. I'm getting off track here, sorry. Back to Ghost Recon 2.
Summary: By now it goes without saying that GR2 bears little resemblance to the original incarnation of the game, or even the console ports of it. It's really less a sequel and more a Rainbow 6: Black Arrow, for Ghost Recon. Which is to say: a game that's acceptably faithful to the original but clearly engineered for consoles rather than the PC.
Summary: I bought Ghost Recon II with the expectation that it would be more fun and a good tactical change from Halo 2. It is very fun when I get into each game but I have a very long list of comlaints too. 1. The menu system SUCKS!!! It changes depending on what your are doing, Online/Offline, Ingame/Outofgame and so on... 2.
Summary: When I got this game when it came out (a year ago or so, maybe even less), I put in many hours online. Even back then, the game had major glitches like not loading at all and giving message like reboot. It took some time to get on line. You had to wait until a match is over or until the host decides to launch the game. It took even longer to get a game going as a host.
Summary: I am a big fan of the original Ghost Recon and have put many hours into it along with many of the mods and add-ons (Desert Siege and Island Thunder). Ghost Recon is a tactical military shooter about an elite Air Force reconnaissance unit that operated by stealth behind enemy lines. The game forces the player to stragetise the use of cover and concealment rather than "run and gun".
Summary: The game was made totally unplayable, for me, since I have a middle-aged mental block if I can't reverse the X/Y axis. Otherwise, the game looked good. Glad I rented it first though, would have been much more upset to find something so fundamental missing from this game and having spent $50. This game is not worth any amount of money without being able to reverse the axis.
Summary: Although the graphics in this game are excellent, the command system, and AI are complete failures. This is not the Ghost Recon we know and love. Your team mates are completely inept and essentially all they will do for you is fire blindly or charge into whatever ambush was meant for you. Multi-player mode holds some promise but overall this game is nothing compared to its earlier brothers.
Summary: A lot of the 3 star reviews listed here are "spot on" as our British friends would say. The concept of moving your 2 teams into position (like in GR1) to take out a target is NOT present in this game. I stopped sending guys to the left or right because it was mostly a death sentence for them or myself. I kept the team tight in the hopes that they would hit targets that I either missed or didn't see. But the most disappoint event came at the end of the game.