It's a common, and entirely justified complaint that most modern shooters look too drab. They're too brown, too grey, too dreary. You could counter that, well, since wars are fought in the dirt and ruins that's how they're supposed to look, but it's too nice a day for arguments.
So, perhaps unsurprisingly, it seems there's another decent installation in the Ghost Recon series. Which is all well and good, but where's our LEGO Ghost Recon games?
Ubisoft's Ghost Recon franchise has always occupied the "tactical military shooter" space a bit uneasily. The series initially focused on brutally lethal engagements in long, outdoor spaces but with the Advanced Warfighter games of the mid-2000's evolved to cast the player as a technologically enhanced one-man army,…
In 2010, Ubisoft released one of the best video game "trailers" I'd ever seen, using fancy effects and real actors to bring Ghost Recon to life.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier hits shelves on May 22, a week from Tuesday, but Ubisoft is already letting everyone know about extra stuff they can buy later on this year. Specifically, the "Arctic Strike Map Pack," coming your way July 3 for $10.
If this month's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was a toddler and not a video game, I'd pat it on the head and compliment its Call of Duty costume.
Halo 4's not the only AAA game with a real-life movie lead-in. Ubisoft's just announced that their near-future squad shooter will be preceded by Ghost Recon Alpha, a 26-minute live-action film that will air on G4.
The trailer for Ubisoft's in-bound squad shooter promises all sort of invisible mayhem. And turrets and drones. What happens if everyone's cloaked at once, though? What happens, then?!
Developer/publisher Ubisoft didn't show off much of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier at PAX East. I experienced the tactical shooter through rounds of Guerilla mode, tackling up to 50 waves of increasingly difficult hordes of soldier enemies with three fellow elite Ghosts.
Ubisoft IP director Adrian Lacy makes the coordination, concentration, and carnage of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's 'Valiant Hammer' online cooperative campaign mission seem so natural in his narration of this walkthrough video that you almost forget it's a group of people that know the game inside-and-out are playing.
This isn't modern warfare, kids. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier brings a whole new level of technology to the battlefield, giving players access to the sort of convoluted electronic goodies that would make your average Call of Duty soldier look like your grandmother trying to program a VCR.
Listen, I'm looking forward to the amped-up tech-of-tomorrow in the next Ghost Recon as much as anybody. But the upcoming installment of the tactical action game is currently sporting one of the stupidest tag lines in recent memory: "Only the Dead Fight Fair."
The most important thing I've learned from watching this premiere single-player gameplay trailer for Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Future Soldier is this: Be sure to turn down your dubstep before attempting a stealth kill.
There's a certain joy in hearing your country being mentioned in a movie or a video game.
The bulk of my time with Ubisoft's upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was spent with single-player, but near the end of the session, I had a chance to talk adversarial multiplayer with the game's developers. The burning question I had was: Now that Future Soldier is coming to PC, how will it be different from the…
There has been a longstanding tradition of military fantasy in video games—you're a part of an elite team who have been honed into lethal killing machines by years of intense training. The rules of engagement are clear—we're the good guys, they're the bad guys, and we're going to operate as a well-choreographed unit…
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Ubisoft headquarters to sit down and play through a large chunk of single-player content from their upcoming tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. I'd also played the game at E3, but this demo gave me a much better sense of how the stealth tactics will play out, as well as…