Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms Video Game Review

Final Verdict - Give It A Shot 

Ok so its been a while since I gave you a free game to enjoy so buck up cause this one is on the house. Found out about this through a friend as I don't usually find myself playing a lot of free games but he said I should give it a try. So shoutouts to Alvarez aka Rez for bringing this to my knowledge, let go shoot stuff in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms...



Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms (known during the beta as Ghost Recon Online) is a third-person perspective, multiplayer action video game released for Microsoft Windows PCs and planned for Nintendo's Wii U console. The game is part of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series. This game is supported by micro transactions. The Windows version is confirmed to be a free-to-play game, and requires a Uplay account. Whilst not officially confirmed to be a free-to-play model as well for the Wii U as of January 2013, Nintendo's president and CEO Satoru Iwata commented in an interview that he has no opposition against this model and is willing to work with it.


What’s Good:
Game Mechanics: Not so much a fan of Third Person Shooter (TPS) games but Tom Clancy is a veteran at his craft so this long standing franchise has solidified and mastered its representation of the control and fluidity of a TPS game.


What’s Bad:
Replay value: Not much considering its a free to play online game. Shit will get pretty old pretty fast without much consideration of a story line or diversity between the three offered classes.

Story-line: There is none, there isn't much compelling you to play aside from completing the daily self challenges for the free in-game currency to buy upgrades or to level up your character class of choice.


What Should Have Been Added:
Some personal customization options would be nice so that you can better differentiate your own player from all the other people who play the same class as you online. Maybe something as simple as color dyes or something as complex as specialist/hybrid class building. 

Final Thoughts:
The game is free. It deserves at the very least a try. So what more can I say but go ahead and try it. Even better if you can get friends to sign up and play with you. Got the usual footage for you but no commentary due to technical difficulties that I didn't realize until it was already too late. I do apologize for the seemingly half-assed review but I honestly hold true to the point that if its free and tolerable it has to be someones cup of tea so its worth a look. The game is currently available on Steam at the following address:


2 comments

Al
April 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM

lol thanks for the shout out, too bad there wasn't any commentary. Wouldve love to hear you arguing after dying. For me the game is just a free time pass time. One of my dislikes is that the different fraction (phantoms and ghost) aren't really distinguished. everyone looks the same apart from a blue glow to identify friendlies and a red glow to identify enemies. Oh and you cant slide and shoot. why have combat slide if you cant shoot at the same time kmt. I personally like shooters so i enjoy playing the game.

May 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Yea that was one of my hang ups as well. Between the sliding and shooting as well as the fact u cant run and gun as thur is a delay from running stance into shooting stance. i was so pissed that the stupid thing didnt record my audio. feel so stupid talking all that time thinking its recorded when it wasnt.

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