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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Old 10-05-19, 01:20 PM
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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Some reviews have started to trickle in....

Gamespot.4/10.... https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/gho.../1900-6417330/

Gamereactor.6/10.... https://www.gamereactor.eu/ghost-rec...kpoint-review/

Metacritic...out of 400+ User Scores, average is 2.7.... https://www.metacritic.com/game/play...con-breakpoint
56! That has to be the lowest scoring AAA major-studio sequel release in a while.
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Old 10-05-19, 06:36 PM
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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Great thing about these Ubisoft games is a) they typically support them with regular updates and patches, and b) they'll be $10 in a year.

This game looks perfectly mediocre but they didn't do themselves any favors calling it a Ghost Recon game and making it nearly nothing like Wildlands.
Some of the reviews I read compared it to The Division.

I was looking forward to picking this up but I'll probably wait for a significant price drop.
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Old 10-07-19, 11:06 AM
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I really wanted to like this game. I even liked the demo pretty well, and I (sadly) pre-ordered the digital version. Spent a fair amount with it this weekend, and it is pretty darn awful. The graphics are decent, an improvement from Wildlands, but a lot of it is just brutal. For example, the screen goes totally black before every cutscene, which is annoying and takes you out of the moment. Also some checkpoints are horrible--got stuck on one where I had to watch an unskippable cutscene 3 times because I died.

And then there is this, as pointed out in the GameSpot review, which I read this morning: "As a result, traversing on foot revolves around spending a lot of time sliding down undulating slopes. This quickly drains your stamina, sending you into an uncontrollable roll that inflicts damage with each nick and bump." That's a nice way to say what I was experiencing: This elite tough guy solider is wholly incapable of walking downhill without wiping out and sliding uncontrollably, thereby losing plenty of health. When it comes to walking down a slope, he's like a 90-year-old with bad knees and no balance. It's beyond ridiculous.

This is also completely true: "Enemies in Breakpoint are mind-numbingly dumb to the point where playing on the highest difficulty doesn't present a significantly harder challenge. Their reaction to a buddy getting shot in front of them is often one of confusion; they'll stand still in the open instead of scurrying for cover." It's laughable, and again totally takes away from the supposed theme of the game.

I could say a lot more, but I'll only add this: The cool "sync shot" aspect of Wildlands is ruined too. You can purchase the skill, which I was initially very glad to see, but instead of a cooldown it's now a "consumable," meaning you have to harvest parts (of drones, or...something?) or else you cannot craft it (and this can only be done from fast travel sites you unlock) or, you know, actually use it. I'm tempted to just delete this now and try forget I ever wasted my money it.
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Old 10-07-19, 03:26 PM
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Well...add another brutal review...PC Gamer - 40/100....https://www.pcgamer.com/ghost-recon-breakpoint-review/

And to add gas to the fire....Metacritic Reviews continue to be horrendous....56 Average of 23 Critic Reviews and a 2.6 Score out of 616 User Reviews.... https://www.metacritic.com/game/play...con-breakpoint

But to be fair, there were some better reviews....

Dualshockers.... 7/10.... https://www.dualshockers.com/ghost-r...w-ps4-xbox-pc/

PlaystationLifestyle.....7.5/10.....https://www.playstationlifestyle.net...-ps4/#/slide/1

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Old 10-07-19, 08:25 PM
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Glad I passed. I hope the devs take this as a lesson learned and give us a true sequel to Wildlands.
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Old 10-07-19, 10:42 PM
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With all the work they put in with the Wildlands DLC, Predator, Splinter Cell, etc., I don't know how they didn't go the sequel route. That game hit all the right cords with me.
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Old 10-08-19, 11:23 AM
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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With all the work they put in with the Wildlands DLC, Predator, Splinter Cell, etc., I don't know how they didn't go the sequel route. That game hit all the right cords with me.
Totally agree. I actually played that last night instead of Breakpoint. It is way, way better.
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Old 10-08-19, 01:26 PM
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Reading the official forum...I get the sense this is "Fallout 76 2.0"....where all these great trailers were shown, game was hyped and but ended up dividing the fan base trying to make FO76 into Fallout Fortnite….sadly it's the same with Breakpoint as you're either in the traditional GR Tactical Shooter Camp or in the GR Meets The Division Looter Shooter Camp.

Those who are liking the game point out they love seeing a bit of Division/Destiny Loot Style in the mix, having a player Hub, gear and weapons drop all over the place, a dumb AI....while all that is exactly what is turning off the traditional GR Base...which is exactly what Bethesda did with Fallout 76 putting in PvP and PvE in the same mix....sorry but just like with FO76, Ubisoft with Breakpoint won't be able to please both sides but instead divide the base....

Add another review in the mix....Gameinformer...6/10... https://www.gameinformer.com/review/...oul-of-a-drone

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Old 10-09-19, 06:40 PM
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Eurogamer.....Avoid...https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...bisoft-formula

"A smudge of systems from other Ubisoft games fail to coalesce - and sometimes are plain crippled - in this weak open world shooter"
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I can't see picking this up even when it's on sale. I know I won't get to it and you couldn't pay me to play The Division 2 anymore.
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^ I love Division 2. But I can't see myself picking up this until it's dirt cheap and massively patched. Even then I'm not sure I will...
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

In case anyone is interested....

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's First Post-Launch Patch Addresses Several Well Known Issues.....https://www.playstationlifestyle.net...kpoint-update/

...and still not getting it...
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Old 10-16-19, 09:40 AM
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Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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In case anyone is interested....

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's First Post-Launch Patch Addresses Several Well Known Issues.....https://www.playstationlifestyle.net...kpoint-update/

...and still not getting it...
Right. They fixed a lot of bugs, but that's it. Frankly, there shouldn't have been that many bugs to begin with, and none of this even remotely addresses any of the larger issues.
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Old 10-16-19, 11:25 AM
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That patch is a joke. The problem they have is the games glaring issues are not bugs and cannot be fixed by patches, they are fundamental choices made for gameplay and design. The only way they could have fixed it was was to delay release and go back to the drawing board. I always wonder why companies feel the need to make release dates. Sure i get that the holidays are coming up, but if you release a piece of shit and no one buys it, what difference does it make what time of year you release it.

The only way Breakpoint can ever be released to success at this point is if they overhaul the entire game and re-release a remastered version for the PS5. But to have that done in 12 months would be an impossible task.

I am personally sick and tired of games companies being lazy in their production, pushing micro-transactions and putting on show reels that are blatant lies to the general public. When they do this, they deserve to have huge loses as a result.
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