Ghost Recon Wildlands Video Review – High Aspirations, Lower Than Intended Results

Ghost Recon Wildlands Video Review

Ghost Recon Wildlands top screen

Sometimes ambition can get the best of you and such is the case with Ubisoft’s, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Over the course of its development, we managed to get a number of hands-on moments and each time we walked away thinking that there was an amazing experience on the way for gamers. That’s why we’re disappointed to say that it didn’t quite live up to our hopeful expectations. While the idea of Ghost Recon Wildlands seemed like a good one we just encountered too many issues that kept it from being as great as we’d imagined.

In Ghost Recon Wildlands you are taken to Bolivia to take down an infamous drug cartel. There is a huge open world to explore and while it looks good when properly loaded we experienced a ton of texture pops to take away from it. Other issues we came across were shoddy AI and poor stealth options. The world overall was big but seemed barren as traveling from mission to mission became more of a chore than something we enjoyed. Funny enough, though, despite the issues.

Obviously, you’ve got our video review up there to check out but our man, Tyler Treese summed up his experience with Ghost Recon Wildlands saying, “Ghost Recon Wildlands is a game that is hurt by its own ambition. Its blend of genres results in a game that tries to do everything, yet excels at nothing. The sheer scope of the world makes it impossible to be filled with interesting details, and Ubisoft manages to make the entire country of Bolivia feel boring. Nothing fits together as well as it should, and it all results in one very disappointing package.”

Hopefully, your experience with Wildlands is better than ours because despite our opinion on it there are people out there enjoying it. We’d love to hear your comments below!

  • disqus_qRpF18Ub90

    As for me I agree the technical issues are abound I’ve been stuck on hillsides in between rocks and the game freeze on me and kicked out of the lobby at the worst possible time so wished they would clean that up some but that seems to be the game industry these days put out a game before its done. As for the gameplay itself I have quite enjoyed it. Ever since far cry 4 with its wierd base only Co-op missions have been looking for a game to fill that void this game does that nicely. Their MP is great the drop in drop out go at your own pace but still help your friends is awesome and the world has tons of stuff to do. But like movies I don’t get caught up in this picky try to find everything wrong cause you’ll find it in everything. Its entertaining and fun to play with friends so it works for me

    • Goran Genter

      Yup, this game is real refreshment. I’ve completed 4 areas and I’m enjoying every moment. Today everyone is a reviewer.

      • Shawn Petraschuk

        Well it looks to me like you just gave your opinion but what makes you so much more right than Tyler who reviewed the game for the website?

        Today everyone is a reviewer… *eyeroll*

        • Goran Genter

          My point exactly. What is wrong with my argument? Fact is that everyone can review stuff today. But each of us have to separate facts from oppinions and make decision of our own. I played open beta, bought the game and I’m enjoying it very much. I don’t have a website to bash games or praise them, so I must write in comments. That’s what they wrote in the end of article: “We’d love to hear your comments below!” – so I expressed my oppinion.

  • Aaron blanchard

    I’ll buy it when it’s 20.00. Give it a month.