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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Review

It took me a little while before I really started enjoying Ghost Recon: Wildlands. But after collecting skills points and upgrading my operator, I now look forward to the game’s missions. Well, except the dont-get-detected missions, I still hate those…

The side missions are fun, and I feel a real sense of reward when I successfully steal a helicopter, after killing the pilot and then later, not getting shot down after takeoff by a surface-to-air missile (SAM).

grw_1I also love chasing down convoys and stealing medical supplies, food and gasoline.

Multiplayer co-op is very helpful in completing the story missions, but it is very trollerific, especially the annoying dont-get-detected missions and the save-an-important-person missions. Because, some clown will probably kill the VIP, laugh and then say it was an accident. Why? Who knows? That’s what asshats do.

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And talking about about asshats… For some god @#$% reason, Ubisoft does not give you a mute option to mute the annoying tools in your instance. It’s bad enough when they are on your team. It’s worse when they join your instance, and have a god @#$% open mic, and begin answering phone calls left and right, like they work for Dell Tech Support. They just blabber while you are playing. You can suggest they use push to talk, if you can get their attention…

And why does Ubisoft have a mute option in The Division and not in Wildlands? Because screw you, that’s why. You expect an online game released in 2017, to have that basic, minimum, standard requirement? Well, you are asking for a lot. /sarcasm.

With all that said, the game is great, online and offline. And if online gets too annoying for a session, and it will, just play with the NPCs. The NPCs are very useful. They call out enemies and will constantly revive you, without the attitude, when you get gunned down.

I also recommend using the NPCs to complete the PITA dont-get-detected missions. You can take your sweet time completing those missions and they wont get detected.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands is a game that takes a while to get really good. But it does. 8.5/10. Would’ve been 9.5, but the open mic issue is too ridiculous and it will annoy even the most patient gamer.

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