Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Video Review
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a pleasant trudge through the jungle and over snowy mountain peaks that are best enjoyed in a group with others. The strategy elements familiar to each Ghost Recon game are even more effective in Breakpoint, showing us that Ghost Recon can dabble in Solid Snake territory, including the ability to transport bodies to avoid alerting backup. To watch our full video review of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, hit play on the video below.
The latest Ghost Recon places gamers behind enemy lines as one of the lone surviving Ghost after a mission is sabotaged but a turncoat. This leaves you vulnerable for most of your journey across the island of Auroa which is full of bloodthirsty drones and heavily armored enemy soldiers who patrol nearly every corner. Nowhere feels safe and the emphasis on stealth pays of with Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
There are four classes such as Panther and Assault which each come with their specializations and specific equipment, and a plethora of gadgets and skills at your disposal. The progression of skills, upgrades, guns, etc. all feel great as it always feels like you have something to work towards.
Though the visuals and sound design of Ghost Recon Breakpoint are both very impressive, it should be noted that both are glitchy in their own ways. Sometimes the audio bugs out and gunfire, explosions and footsteps don’t make a sound. The most notable glitches are when NPC’s aren’t animated properly or at all for their dialogue, leading to similar situations as Mass Effect Andromeda.
With stealth being the key component of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the endless feeling of dread while trudging through hostile areas, some of which far exceed your level, is what defines Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. These endless swarms of enemies provide you with the loot, skill points, intel, blue prints, experience and most importantly, the gameplay experience you need. None of the microtransactions hinder this core experience and thus, the core experience isn’t diminished because they exist.