Well, the truth behind the matter is, you wont give half a thought to the games plot. At one point I was shooting Ethiopians and had no idea why. Last I heard Sally Struthers was still sending them food. Not a lot of people bought the original Ghost Recon for its involving plot and offline play, and chances are even less will buy this one for the same reasons.
Island Thunder is a glorified expansion pack that features a new set of maps (8 new maps and 4 from Ghost Recon) and a few new weapons (including the SOCOM and a really fun automatic grenade launcher). Cool? Definitely. Frustrating? Beyond a doubt. The guys over at Red Storm had promised us downloadable content before Ghost Recon had even hit the shelves. They spoke of such things as downloadable maps and downloadable weapons. But I suppose instead of giving it away for free they may as well package it up and market it as a new game, charging an amazing 40 dollars for it. Honestly I sat there in the store holding the game and thought are a few new weapons and maps really worth 40 dollars? The answer was of course no but I bought it anyways, as I knew I would probably get my moneys worth in the long run. Unfortunately I dont believe a lot of people are going to see it this way and that might hinder the sales.
As I said before and I will continue to say until the end of this review, gameplay is where it is at. Island Thunder offers an experience much different to the gun blazing rampage games out there such as Unreal, Mech Assault and many other shooting games. It offers a fairly realistic wartime experience to people without all the inconveniences of bullet wounds, battle fatigue syndrome and death. Not all people go for this type of action, as one bullet will more often than not take you down completely. If you are the person who prefers subterfuge to flagrancy and would rather stealthily move around the map waiting for that perfect kill, then this is your game. More often than not you arent going to be charging in somewhere with your gun blazing, or youll end up dead like you would in real life. This game will also require immense team strategy if you plan on playing it competitively on live with your friends. Some of these maps are huge with all sorts of choke points and sniper perches, so coordination is a must. Of course you also need to remember that if you didnt really like the original Ghost Recon, then you arent going like this one and shouldnt even bother. Everyone else who loved Ghost Recon on Live, go buy this, even if it is overpriced for what it actually is.
With all the goings on this month, it might have gone unnoticed by many that we are now in the second half of the month, which means Halo: Reach is now free as this months second Xbox 360 Games with Gold. If you dont have it, get it now!
If you play games on PC often and want to use your Xbox One controller, this might be the best choice for your second or third controller. Its ideal for PC gaming but will also work wired or wirelessly with your Xbox One.
This is the best news since Kinect Sports Rivals. I just have one question: Why isnt this feature in EVERY game that allows you to create your own avatar? Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Destiny -- youve officially been put on notice.
Good console deals north of the U.S. border are hard to come by these days, but Walmart and Target continue to try and strike a balance. An Xbox One or Xbox 360 console purchase at Walmart this week will net you $50, $25 at Target (Xbox One only).
This long-awaited Kinect games been flying under the radar for some time now, but will be surfacing shortly. Brought to you by the creator of cult-classic Deadly Premonition, this quirky title can be played with Kinect or controller and is only $15!