Déjá vu single player, but BEST multiplayer so far
posted by Twizlex (DAUPHIN, PA) Mar 7, 2007
Member since Jul 2006
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Yeah, it feels like I just played this game like a month ago, but that can be seen as a good thing. Fans of GRAW will be right at home, and this time your A.I. teammates aren't quite so stupid. The story starts you off the day after the last game ended. You run through some training exercises in the desert, which was really a downer if you ask me. A lot of people picking up this game will feel like Ubisoft thinks you're retárded or something because the tutorial is too drawn out and treats you like you don't even know what a controller is. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed like it was unnecessary. There's not that much new in this game that needs explained and the old controls are still fresh in my mind. I think veterans should be given the option to skip it, but... this is my biggest gripe about the game so I guess I can forgive them for providing an overall great experience.
Anyways, you start off in the desert as I said before, and it looks like cráp. Everything is so plain that I was worried what the rest of the game would be like. Well, worry not. Once you get out of the desert you'll be plenty happy with the visuals. They are significantly improved over GRAW, which was a good-looking game already. Story is the same old Clancy: terrorists get bomb and threaten to use it. Whatever. Most shooter fans don't really care about story anyways so I can't subtract points here.
The real selling point to GRAW 2 is the multiplayer. Wow. I think this has a chance to be more popular than GoW and Halo 2. There's oodles of game types, 18 different maps, and customization out the wazoo. You can customize your look, the weapon types allowed in the games, number of respawns, and even combine elements from the different game types (like CTF and Team Elimination, etc.). No more spawn-camping since respawns are now random, and players can be revived like in Gears of War if they're downed but not dead. Plus there's co-op mode and clan support for up to 100 friends! Good stuff.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The versatility of this game allows one to take extreme joy of taking on the experience of being an elite ghost soldier in the comfort and safety of your room. I can safely write this because the graphics and sounds are next generation. The shadows of leaves respond to gusts of wind and the distant gun fire from a neighboring rifle fade in and out as you move around. Online gaming is an absolute unique experience. The controls respond in the signature slightly delayed Ghost Recon way which creates a feeling of tactics. The newly added grunts and painful hollars of your characters completes the experience of playing a targeted soldier, and the new ability to heal those that are wounded is a definite welcomed addition. I wish more of the environment would be interactive with your soldier besides being able to blow up cars and windows, but occasionally, this new game allows you to destroy boxes providing cover. There are new vehicles under your command. In addition to the supply vehicle called the MULE, you have tactical command over an APACHE helicopter and a tank. The tactical command over these vehicles and over your platoon is greatly improved by being able to see through them. What's the result? you can not only command them to go to a destination you see, but you can tell them to go far beyond by allowing the to go to an area they see. GRAW and GRAW2 is unique from other shooters. TIME AND LOTS AND LOTS OF THOUGHT WENT INTO THIS GAME.