Ghost Recon was my go-to game back in the day. I’m talking about the first Ghost Recon on the original Xbox. Six guys, two teams and 49 bad guys. Yup, 49. You can count them (and their bodies). No spawning endlessly like Ghost Recon 2. That was the Ghost Recon that shouldn’t have changed.
But they changed.
Just to change.
To make it more arcade. Make it more Rainbow Six.
There’s a new Ghost Recon coming out. Unfortunately, Ghost Recon Wildlands seems to be more like the lame sequels than the originally awesome original. But the gameplay trailer gives me hope.
Less linear gameplay. Different ways to approach and accomplish an objective.
Sniper, sneak, drop in from the sky.
At about :43, looks like some hostage-taking extraction, too. That takes skill.
First Ghost Recon wasn’t perfect. Dumb AI soldiers that jumped in front of your bullets, for example. But it was a good solid game that had you thinking tactically. And then it just became another linear arcade game.
Anyway, Ghost Recon lives and Wildlands shows some promise. It’s out 7-3-17.