Indsendt: 25. januar 2014
Bad. ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ucking piece of ♥♥♥♥. Ignore this. Veer from this piece of detritous like the plague. It bears no resemblance to the greatness that was the original Ghost Recon and its expansions.
What's wrong? ♥♥♥ loads of bugs for one - from terrain hit boxes that don't match the visible terrain models, to scripted events that don't occur consistently or properly, sometimes requiring the repetition of an entire level (indeed, one was an impasse), to AI that is inexcusably ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and inept (though the enemy are occasionally like laser-wielding snipers). For another, the tactical interface was scrounged from anal leakage and other unseemly bodily discharge. It's too clunky as to allow quick tactical commands to be issued, as they'll often be imprecise and the friendly AI suck too much to follow the orders well anyway. Plus friendly AI are like to die quickly. The game doesn't even run well and seems to lack a lot of basic compatibility with modern hardware and software. All of these missions are linear and unimpressive in everyway. The city -- Mexico City or Genericcentralorsouthamerican City -- yields a layout that betrays a desire to constrain the player's tactical options as much as possible. Objectives seldom make sense as they are portrayed, for instance having to defend the rubble of an embassy when one could have easily moved the VIP personnel some distance to, you know, decrease their likelihood of dying while waiting for an EVAC helicopter. Alas, that is the sort of thing one would expect of real-life SOCOM search and rescue sort of units, and therefore the very last thing GRAW wants to portray.
Yes, this is a game from around 2005 or so, but I can play Half-Life 2 or Doom 3 and see quality there even ten years forward, not to mention even older games like Doom (1, 2), Half-Life, Blood, and so forth; so that time aged this so poorly is yet another indictment. This is not even a mediocre game by today's standards. It's trash. It is not a classic, whereas the original Ghost Recon was. Even if it's on sale, ignore this and go for the first. It ain't pretty graphically, but the experience sure beats this by lightyears.