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WHAT A SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS WITH SO MUCH WASTED POTENTIAL,
This review is from: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
For my review the title sums this game up. I bought it on release but did not play it until last week to allow time for the problems that plague nearly all PC games in the beginning to be corrected. Surely I thought by now the developers would have sorted these. Clearly not as after install and several patches applied my experience was one of numerous freezes and crashes back to desktop. I completed the campaign despite these problems. I found the graphics to be very inconsistent from chapter to chapter ranging from poor to mediocre (everything maxed out). In particular the cut scenes are just appalling. The sound I felt was perhaps this games strongest area with weapons, explosions, back ground effects all being very impressive. The story was very lack lustre with little to hold my interest (I haven't got great expectations for a shooter.)The gameplay was pleasing with a good cover system and a variety of ways to approach the scenarios using stealth. Moving onto the multiplayer. For me this is the vast majority of what I buy game like this for. Unfortunately it is plagued with random disconnects at all stages i.e. joining a lobby, progressing from lobby to game and in game. This is to the point where I really can't be bothered to try to play anymore as it just no fun due to the problems. Very few people appear to be playing this game online in any case. I have all the recommended ports forwarded etc, etc. I won't post all my PC specs as that isn't the problem (I keep it well maintained, I5 2500k o/c @4.5ghz, 7970ghz edition etc). To be fair to the developers two thirds of the way through the campaign I upgraded my GPU from a GTX570. From that point on I had no crashes to the desktop which leads me to believe part of the problem is driver related. However it should be for ubisoft to optimise the game for the customer not Nvidia or AMD. I felt the game played well with K+M and I was happy using the default settings. Overall I just feel frustrated with this game as it clearly has so much potential. The problems and in particular those associated with the multiplayer mean that I just cannot recommend anyone to buy this game and hence the one star. This obviously is purely my opinion which is based on my experiences.