If you forgot to sign-up for the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta, Ubisoft sent out a live-action trailer featuring a kill mission on several card-playing drug dealers to convince you to sign-up for the beta.
The trailer is just under two minutes, featuring the Ghost squad playing around with a cat using a red dot sight. They fiddle the laser pointer on the ground, leading the cat on a wild goose chase across the room to catch the target, only for it to end up on the table where the three drug enforcers are playing cards. Recklessly throwing away their lives, the leader of the three shoos away the cat only to catch a bullet to the head.
You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Punish.
Ubisoft has been promoting the beta registration for Ghost Recon: Wildlands since late 2016. They’ve carried over the promotion of the beta into early 2017.
My excitement for the game has somewhat waned given that the graphics appear to have gone through the trademark Ubisoft downgrade, and the gunplay is nowhere near as dynamic or hefty as I would like out of a third-person shooter. There’s not a lot of heft or gravitas to the way the weapons shoot and interact with the environment, but I’m really hoping they fix this up by the time the game is ready to release.
The vehicles don’t look bad and the physics are solid, but I do wonder whether or not vehicles will blow up after just a few shots like in other open-world games or if you’ll actually have to shoot the appropriate parts to disable them? I’m really hoping you have to try hit things like the gas tank, or the driver, or the tires and actually work at blowing cars up if you aren’t using explosives. It seems like we get so few games with simulation style damage aspects and way too many games with ho-hum arcade physics.