Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
The Gamers Temple
19 October 2005
Excerpt: Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike may be billed as an expansion for Ghost Recon 2, but in reality it is a full-featured standalone game. And quite a good full-featured standalone game at that. In fact, with the addition of two new multiplayer games, fifteen new weapons, new skins, new maps, and a graphical upgrade, it can be argued that Summit Strike is even more full-featured than the original Ghost Recon 2.
Excerpt: Following on the heels of UbiSoft's Ghost Recon 2 comes a standalone expansion, subtitled Summit Strike. Gameplay mechanics in Summit Strike are similar to those in both GR2 and its predecessor; you lead a team of Ghosts through various missions, clearing areas of enemy forces, removing large obstacles and restoring order to the world at the same time.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I grew tired of Ghost Recon 2 much quicker than I expected. One day, after one of my best sharpshooter rounds, I turned my Xbox off and never looked back. I had come to the conclusion that I preferred the original Ghost Recon over its sequel. The original offered a much more tactical experience while the sequel emphasized more of a twitch arcade experience.
Conclusion: The visuals in Summit Strike actually have been greatly improved from Ghost Recon 2, and that is pretty surprising once again considering that this game is kind of just like an upgrade to the series, the visuals still have been upgraded quite a bit. First off the character models have been greatly improved with a lot of great detail and a great use of color. The environments in Summit Strike are also improved from the previous game as well.
Summary: "If you are used to FPS games like Halo, where you can “run-n-gun,” and shooting with accuracy while constantly being on the move is the key to success, it may take a bit to get used to this game. " "On most of the maps, as you move ahead, you will see the scenery “come to life” before you a few hundred yards out.
Pros: Excellent graphics, Good Missions, Fun Online Play
Cons: Inconsistent AI, Poor Draw Distances, Menus Could Be Improved