It’s been a little over a month since Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released, and after a month of hunting down and disabling the Santa Blanca Cartel, it’s time so see what state of affairs the game is in before the first wave of DLC releases on April 25th. To summarize Wildlands for the unacquainted, you play as an elite squad that has been sent into Bolivia to take down the Santa Blanca Cartel, which has entangled its corruption into almost every component of the country. This will take more than just eliminating El Sueno, the head of the Cartel. You must completely dismantle his network by interrogating, capturing, and/or killing each of his generals, lieutenants, and captains if you want any hope of restoring Bolivia’s crime-free infrastructure.
Wildlands is built for cooperative play from the ground up, and while there is A.I. available for when you want to play solo, it definitely gives the game a different pacing. While the A.I. will be more accurate than actual players, it tends to be a lot more passive- when confronted- compared to actual players. The action is always at the forefront of Wildlands, like it should be, and you are never far from it. At any given time, you can pull up the map to see at least 3-4 objectives in your vicinity that will reward you with weapons, customization options, or various upgrades for you and your other ghosts. Hands down, the best element of Wildlands is the wealth of content; there is so much going on in the world that often the player may be overwhelmed with decisions about which to take on and which unlockables will best help them at that time. The good news is that there is no wrong answer when it comes to selecting missions in Wildlands, and as you begin to make progress taking down the cartel, everything begins to become apparent by short videos throughout the game, which reveal insight into El Sueno’s actions and motives behind them. On that same note, El Sueno is a very well written character, much like many of the figurehead enemies. Each of them have their own unique personality and purpose that is also shown in the short intel videos, aiding the player to expand upon the development of your targets.
Our review is only covering and judging Wildlands by what has currently been released in the base game. Check back with us for our reviews on the DLC as it releases. You can also check out our initial coverage here for some other info on the game or if reading is more your style.
Finals Score: 3.5/5 Atoms
from Nerd Reactor