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1.0 out of 5 stars Compounded Misery and Disappointment, 30 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Like other reviewers I don't know where to start as the list is long. I'm normally one to complain I usually just suck it up and move on but no this time. I've really loved other games in the franchise but this is an unfinished turkey that's best avoided. My PC specs GTX680 i72600k 16GB ram vertex 4 SSD

Bugs and Criticisms
-Game keeps reverting to 720p all the time there's simply no way to fix it.
-The frame rate is locked, on my gtx680 I achieve a world shattering 24fps.
-Using the Options menu sporadicly crashes the game.
-The screen is white and washed out reducing the visibility so much everything is covered in haze to the extent you feel like you're in a 3x3 sauna. This renders play difficult at best and is not a "feature" as the view distance even on console versions is significantly higher.
-The textures are what I would describe as cheese grateresque and wouldn't have been seen on an AAA release of 4 years ago let alone today.
-Overall image quality for gameplay is grainy and pixelated.
-Lots of jagged edges especially on character models even with AA maxed.
-The cut scenes sequences look even worse than the in game graphics if I had to guess I'd say the quality would be around 240 to 360p
-Frequent random crashes when loading
-Unable to skip cutscenes which is a huge pain after it's just crashed... AGAIN.......
-Issues with controls not responding and my mouse not working
-Mouse input lag when I finally got it working.
-Keybinds for mouse buttons apparently map quite randomly to the keys even if specified.
-Co-op mode isn't global and is just reliant on friends lists
-In multiplayer for every 20 clicks It took to connected to a game lobby I'd get 5mins of play before the host vanished. There are no dedicated servers.

On the plus side the core gameplay mechanics look to be quite good. It's just every other single aspect of this game that prevents you getting to them. This game is one of the most diabolical console ports I've ever encountered. I've alpha tested a quite a few titles in the past and most developers wouldn't even consider passing a version of the game in this state into a closed beta let alone as a shippable final product. I'm sure a lot of people will say it'll be patched, well don't expect anything too fast given the absolute lack of care and attention taken in creating the game let alone the sheer number of problems they have to fix.

I would normally say go an buy it on console as I'm sure that experience would be quite good but instead I take this as a massive insult from Ubisoft to the PC gaming community and consumers in general. Instead I would suggest taking the time to construct an effigy of their CEO post pictures of him burning on youtube. I hope you found this helpful.
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2012 09:37:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jun 2012 09:41:37 BDT
Dan says:
I have the game and my specs are not as good as yours and mine hasn't crashed once. The cut scenes I admit are really low p but its mostly about the gameplay. The game only came out 2 days ago. We need to give Ubisoft time to fix it. And also I've never had a random crash, issues with my mouse but multiplayer I fixed, just go to the start button on windows 7 and type in on search programs and files "msconfig" and on the general tab, untick "Load startup item" and press apply then ok. It worked for me but restart your computer when it asks you, hope this helps

Posted on 2 Jul 2012 10:19:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2012 10:26:15 BDT
P. Maurice says:
Buying it on console from the PC is only going to bring more flawed games from Ubisoft. Just glad GRAW 1&2 on PC remains absorbingly tactical.

Posted on 3 Jul 2012 10:34:15 BDT
T. Webb says:
The gtx 680 has driver issues along with most of the gtx series if you are running on driver 301.42(i think) i was getting major fps lag on almost every game you can simply fix this by updating to the beta driver which fixes this issue. Hope this helps.
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