About the Game

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Released

October 04, 2019

Platforms

PC | PS4 | Xbox

(REVIEWED WITH M/KB)

Developer

Ubisoft

Price

US$ 59.99

(MAY VARY PER LOCATION)

Game Description

Become a Ghost, an Elite US Special Operations soldier, as you fight to survive against your brothers who have turned against you. Put yourself in the shoes of a Spec Ops soldier stranded behind enemy lines as you explore the massive open world. Create your own playstyle with a huge variety of classes, weapons, and equipment. Maintain all of your progress and rewards however you play, from solo to co-op or even PvP. The Sentinel Corp. Pack includes a Valor… (continues…)

Game Links

Website
Fanpage
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Stores: Epic | Microsoft | PS | Ubi

Step 1: Playing Conditions

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Read below the game basic characteristics. If it is something you see yourself playing, move on to Step 2: Graphics & Sound.

Genre

Action | Tactical | TPS


 

Mode

PVE | PVP | COOP


 

Victory Condition

Complete story missions or PVP goals before enemy team.

Gameplay Overview

First of all, keep these two things in mind: Ghost Recon Breakpoint (GRB) is an ONLINE game (even in PVE mode) and it brings a MEDLEY of almost every feature seen on the shooting genre. The game maintains the basis of the previous title (Wildlands): tactical shooter in an open world and brings tones of features. While doing the basics (shoot, collect, craft, manage inventory), you will also:

  • level char., class, gear, weapons, skill tree, and reward sys.
  • keep track of missions: main, side, faction, PVP, and raid.
  • collect blueprints, clues, loots, resources, and items.
  • customize character, gear, and weapon.

The game can be an endless adventure for some or OVERWHELMING for others.

Back to GRB’s core gameplay, the same mission can be played in many different ways. The challenge of the game is less about completing missions and more about how to do it in your own way. Master classes and skills, gear up, and consider PVE as preparation for PVP and RAIDS.

There are several SMALL BUGS that don’t interfere with the gameplay but can become annoying after a few hours.

Step 2: Graphics & Sound

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Watch 5 to 10 minutes of any video below. If you like what you see and hear, move on to Step 3: Game Evaluation.

Step 3: Game Evaluation

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Build your expectations about the game by learning what it offers and how was The Partisan Spy’s experience.

USER INTERFACE

Game UI Rated as Questionable

There is no big mistake on GRB UI, but the quantity of content and features gives the feeling it’s always CLUTTERED.
There is so much to show, so many tab levels that any design would look confusing. Takes TIME to understand the logic behind it and what each tab represents in the game.
The in-game overlay is minimalist and the dynamic feature brings a clean aspect to it. The only exception is the huge mission tracking list.

STORY

Game STORY Rated as Game Basis

PVE content is HUGE. After 25 hours of gameplay, seemed like not even 30% of it was done. There are dozens of cutscenes to tell the story and most missions have dialogues.
GRB has a feature to choose how game immersion will be: GUIDED or EXPLORATION MODE. The first option marks waypoints on the map, while the second hides them and players must find their way reading clues. On a side note, the story has no influence in PVP mode.

COMMUNITY POTENTIAL

Game Community Potential Rated as average

Even though PVP is really BASIC (2 modes on 4v4), the game brings other elements that grow its potential. Tom Clancy’s is a huge brand and has a well-established community. Ghost Recon is a recognized series on the genre. Every PVE content on the game can be played in CO-OP mode and RAID MODE also brings players together.
As GRB was released, a one-year roadmap of new content to be delivered was announced, which may help keep the game “alive” among the community.

GAMEPLAY MOOD TRACKER

Ghost Recon Breakpoint 25 hours Mood Tracker

MOOD ANALYSIS

Game MOOD Rated as normal

The tracker shows a clear pattern of my mood while playing GRB. For the entire gameplay, my mood was in-between NORMAL and ENTERTAINED and spiked to EAGER when the game became more challenging.
​In the first few hours the biggest challenge was to learn and “digest” all content delivered, the same happened at the last hours when playing PVP. The other spike occasions happened when missions “demanded” a change of gameplay strategy.

GRIND FEELING

Game Grind Feeling Rated as Absent

Even though the gameplay is REPETITIVE and at certain moments puts you in “automatic mode”, there was no grind feeling during the 25 hours of play. The story and cutscenes play a huge roll in that.
But the possibility of feeling the grind, in the long run, will only grow. The reward system, weapons upgrade, daily cap on points, and other gaming mechanics are set to REWARD GRINDING and encourage microtransactions.

LOVED THE MOST

The quantity and quality of cutscenes to tell the game story.


 

DISLIKED THE MOST

Small bugs all over the game and unclear respawn logic after death, mainly during a mission.


Reserved Space for Supporters

EVALUATION SUMMARY

 

16 editions of Ghost Recon have been released since the first Ghost Recon (2001). When looking back, it’s hard to believe that it will keep loyal to the game identity presented today. It’s possible that it will completely change on its next release. Again.

 

There lies the CONTRADICTION. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a game that demands time and commitment to be fully enjoyed. Players that commit to having a MAIN game usually expect sequels that bring an evolution of the game and not something totally different.

 

Because of that, the EXPECTATION you should set for GRB goes beyond the game itself.

 

COMMITMENT: ask yourself if this will be your MAIN game for the next 6 to 12 months.
Remember that if you just want to play “a part of the game”, there are similar or even better versions of these parts in other games, including Tom Clancy’s titles. For example, Rainbow Six has a broader and more structured PVP experience.

THE 17th EDITION: ask yourself if you will regret it, if the game totally changes in the next title.

Regardless of my choice on the section below, your answer to these questions is my best advice.

Review Summary: Cons, Neutrals and Pros for Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Choices & Advice

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DON’T BUY IT


IF YOU DON’T LIKE GAMES OVERLOADED WITH STUFF.

 
 

WAIT TO BUY


IF SMALL BUGS BOTHER YOU AND YOU WANT THE FULL PVP EXPERIENCE DELIVERED.

 

SPY ADVICE

BUY NOW


IF YOU ARE A FAN AND WANT TO GET A HEAD START ON OTHER PLAYERS.

 
 

GAME LIFETIME


THIS CAN BE A +500 HOURS GAME, IT JUST DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO GRIND OR PLAY PVP.

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