Ghost Recon Wildlands Video Previews Tractors, Female Customization, Road Combat
Ghost Recon Wildlands
(Last Updated On: January 28, 2017)

Ghost Recon Wildlands video covers some of the customization, the vehicles and some of the recon and unlockable features. The video clocks in at 26 minutes long, so you’ll definitely want to sit down and strap in if you haven’t already.

YouTube outlet outsidexbox put together the video featuring a look at some of the gameplay of Ghost Recon Wildlands. They start by customizing a female character, going through things like tattoos, hats, eye patches, face paint, clothing attire, accessories, pants and gear. Originally Jane wanted to put her female character in short shorts, but I don’t think they allow you to cosplay as Lara Croft. You can check out the video below.

You don’t have to worry about medical supplies or have to worry about watching your health. The game uses Call of duty style health, so if you get shot a lot you just hide and wait for the health to be replenished.

The health feature essentially reduces any sort of tensions during the shootouts. You can get shot down when your screen is completely turned red; but you still won’t die. Instead of biting the dust, you’ll have another health meter that decreases as you lie on the ground… bleeding and dying. If a teammate is nearby they can revive you.

The weapons still come across as kind of weak. They don’t seem to have much of kick. It could be that every time they showcase footage of the game or whenever gameplay is revealed they always use silenced weapons, so maybe that could be it? It would be nice to finally see some of the weapons on display that don’t seem like muffled down pea-shooting airsoft rifles.

Anyway, as you complete side missions you can unlock new ancillary tactical options, such as using the rebel group to help you out in a bind by dropping mortars on the heads of enemies.

We also get to see quite a few new vehicles on display. The physics aren’t great but they aren’t awful either. I would compare them to the likes of Just Cause.

What is impressive is the road combat. The driving and shooting actually looks pretty intense, and the fact that cars don’t just instantly blow up makes it seem a bit more realistic and grounded than GTA V or Mafia III or Watch Dogs 2 where cars are constantly blowing up left and right.

You can look for Ghost Recon Wildlands to launch for PC, PS4 and Xbox One starting March 7th, 2017.


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  • Disqusted

    It’s sad when even females want to wear short shorts in games, but can’t. Looks nice otherwise, but not really something I’d want to play. I’m just tired of most games being about driving and/or shooting.

    • I don’t mind the driving and shooting, but it needs to be fun, not sterile.

      A lot of the driving and shooting in games is boring, usually because the driving physics are arcade-like and boring, and the shooting feels unresponsive and boring.

      Max Payne 3 had great shooting. The weapons felt like they had weight and a kick to them, same thing with GTA IV thanks to the Euphoria. The physics really helped bring the action scenes in those games to life.

      Ghost Recon Wildlands looks like it could be fun, but the shootouts are boring and the driving is boring. And since that makes up the core of the game… well.. yeah.

      • Oh jeez, arcade driving being boring…

        You know, there are those of us out there, myself included, that maybe DON’T want every bit of driving in games to be all Gran Turismo? Because honestly, I find that kind of thing boring. I’d rather play an arcade racer like Burnout or Ridge Racer.

        I understand that this is a Tom Clancy game and thus supposed to err more on the side of realism, but saying that all arcade driving is boring is just… Why? How?

        • Obviously not all arcade racers are boring… the comment was more-so directed at open-world games where they sterilize the driving down to the point where no one can mess up on the road and the cars feel like RC racers with stability control and TCS.

          For games like Burnout, Saints Row or Flatout, arcade physics work fine, but as you mentioned, this is a Tom Clancy game not a Saints Row game. So removing the realism in the vehicle physics takes away A LOT from the game’s depth.

          Essentially it means most vehicles will drive the same, similar to Just Cause. It removes tactical depth because there are no longer pros and cons to the physics like in a game such as GTA IV. It also means collisions won’t have the same impact (as evidenced in the video), off-road driving will no longer see non-off-road vehicles at a severe disadvantage, and it alters how players will engage and strategically plan out pursuits.

          That’s why I said arcade physics are boring… because in a game like Ghost Recon Wildlands it strips away from the gameplay depth.

          • Disqusted

            Most vehicles driving the same is sooooooo boring.

        • Disqusted

          Are there even any good driving games anymore? I used to enjoy a little Gran Turismo and Burnout, particularly because I used to be able to mess with the other racers for a good laugh. But Gran Turismo fixed the physics bugs and Burnout went in a direction I didn’t care for. Just simply racing and nothing else bores me.

      • Disqusted

        I feel like, part of it is because nearly every game has driving and shooting, but I guess I also feel like driving and shooting are kinda mundane actions. If you think about it purpose-wise, driving is to get from point A to B, and shooting is to hit a target or kill an enemy. Surely there are a lot more interesting ways that people could achieve those goals, in a fictional world of infinite potential?

        At the same time, I also feel like I’d rather do “nice” things that aren’t often seen in games. I guess I feel like I want to get away from harsh reality by escaping and roleplaying a normal nice life, without having to resort to traveling, or killing stuff. Or follow some story that I don’t really care about.

        And yeah, a lot of stuff nowadays tries to be so realistic that it’s so damn boring.