Graphically "Ghost Recon: Future Soldier" is a mixed bag. The character models and animations are top-notch and many of the environments are simply gorgeous. But some random texture pop-in and the odd delay in some objects loading into the environment were distracting. Still, as a total package "Future Soldier" is one of the most attractive shooters out there today.
When "Ghost Recon: Future Soldier" was first shown to the public more than two years ago, I was one of many who felt concern over the direction the franchise appeared to be headed. Thankfully Ubisoft listened to that criticism and took the game back to its strategy-based roots. The end result is a "Ghost Recon" that feels fresh and new, while still maintaining the core elements that set the series apart in the first place.
"Ghost Recon: Future Soldier"
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Available for: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 ($59.99)
Rating: M for mature