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E3 2010: Ubisoft Shows Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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This was in all likelihood the shining star of Ubisoft’s conference.

A mission was shown from the single-player campaign of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and good lord, does it look fucking awesome.

Dressed in a deliberately muted palette of seaside greys, our demo starts off with a tactical insertion on a beach with the eventual aim of taking a shoreline installation. The first thing that you notice, after a bad guy gets popped in the back of the head from the player sporting a cool invisibility suit, is the chatter. Holy shit, there is a lot of chatter, and it’s all low-spoken badass tactical jargon chatter too like ‘Tango setup on your movement’ and so on.

It really immerses you in the stealth and espionage aspect of Future Solider, brilliantly selling you the need for quietness and flair over storming through and blasting everything in sight.

The radio chatter also has a purpose too. It can be used for joint-commands. For example, in Rainbow Six: Vegas style, you can identify targets of opportunity to be taken down by your comrades and wait for the countdown – ‘3,2,1, fire’, to complete a smooth combined action which kills four or five enemies simulatenously.

I have to mention that invisibility suit again. It’s awesome. Completely freaking insanely good to look at too, with ripples coursing through the suit when you interact with solid objects in invisibility mode. It really makes you feel like an invisible, tactical killer.

At the end of the demo, everything goes to hell and the game effortlessly breaks from being a stealthy, cerebral experience to the frenetic pace of an accomplished cover based third person shooter.

This game just planted a big ‘!’ on my radar for games to look for this year.

It should also be on your radar too. Unless you have no eyes.

Look at the demonstration below:

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Written by bitsnark

June 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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