Cons May be a little complex at start, but ....
Summary I'm a huge fan of Tom Clancy's games and Ubisoft just did it again... A great Game.
finally a Xbox 360 game who uses the power of the Xbox360. the graphics are amazing (smoke effect, light,...), the dolby digital sound is great !
A lot of techniques to learn in the first mission. So it may looks complicated when you start the game, but i'm sure after a few games, you'll be totally fine.
The online game is great with the possibility to play with 15 other friends (co-op or in teams).
A perfect Xbox 360 game !
Pros Magnificent graphics. Takes advantage of all Xbox 360 abilities. The music makes it feel very intense.
Cons Multi-player could be enhanced.
Summary After a fairly short learning curve, this game will suck you in. The graphics are superb, the music makes it feel like 24, and the playability is challenging and fun. Ubisoft has utilized all the functions of the Xbox 360 to make an intense, realistic feeling war/shooting game. The missions and strategies make this one of the best games ever made.
Pros flat-out ridiculous graphics, amazing sound, ultra realistic
Cons controls can be frustrating, online lobby interface is TERRIBLE
Summary I don't think I've ever seen graphics that are as good as those on Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The attention to detail, especially the lighting (sun in your eyes) and explosions are incredible. The sound is fantastic too. I wish I had surround sound! The added background noise is amazing, and it really enhances the realism, but occasionally I hear something and turn around because I thought someone was sneaking up on me. Pretty cool all in all.
The game is easy to navigate in terms of selecting what you would like to do- campaign, co-op, multiplayer, and everything inbetween. Gameplay is just awesome. This game is very difficult at first and it takes a little while to get good, especially online- I got annihilated for the first two hours. There are some crazy good people out there, but I quickly got better. This is the ultimate tactics game. On XBox Live the headset communication is absolutely awesome. You can coordinate with members on your team, obviously. This may sound just OK at first, but you feel so much more involved and in control. There's nothing like a dedicated, well coordinated team to obliterate the enemy.
There are tons of weapons to chose from. Picking your weapon and "class" of soldier really matters. This makes the game much more realistic. If you selected "Marksman" before the game started for an urban level and find out that it doesn't work to snipe, you're at a huge disadvantage. Especially if you switch to an M4 with a grenade attachment. You will have OK accuracy and you will carry less ammo and reload will be slower. This makes the game that much more realistic.
There are a few annoying things...
1. The controls are good for the most part, except that you can't jump or roll. The only bad part is that to crouch or lie down you must press in the left toggle stick. This is ok when you're not being attacked, but if you are suddenly attacked and you press the toggle- you crouch or lie down when you're trying to aim. Then you're dead. This might sound silly but it is very frustrating when it happens.
2. The Xbox Live is very very competitive. Very fun too. However, selecting a game to join is hard...wait...you can't actually select a game. You just get put into one, and what's worse- that game might have started already. Then you go back to searching for another one, which takes longer than it should. Connections and servers get dropped every so often too, which is a drag.
Pros Awesome graphics and sound
Cons Terrible online play, difficult to see sometimes, crashes occasionally
Summary This Ghost Recon trades in some of what I liked about the older games for flashy graphics and sound. First of all, you cannot open doors and clear rooms anymore. In fact, you really can't interact with the environment at all. Team commands are basically limited to go there and fight, go there and wait, or follow me. The graphics look good, but the contrast makes it difficult to play. I find myself using thermal image goggles in plain daylight because the screen is too dark or the enemy is too hard to see. This is especially frustrating in multiplayer.
Online play is terrible. Expect to wait 10-15 minutes between games. This is because the interface often puts you in a lobby for games that are already in progress. Also, when the players return from the match it is common for them to then kick you out of the lobby forcing you to repeat the process. Also, online play looses the only thing that made this game worth playing and thats the 'cover' options. During normal gameplay it is a lot like the game killswitch. The controls are set up to allow you to take cover easily and quickly then come out of cover to shoot or toss nades. Like I said, multiplayer doesn't have this feature. Finally, if you play multiplayer, expect a lot of spawn point camping. During team deathmatch, each team has about 3 predefined spawn points. If the opposing team makes it to your side, they will just sit at these 3 places and kill you as soon as you start. I've seen this before while playing other games online, but not this bad.
In short, the game is ultra-realistic, the graphics are great, but it really isn't that fun to play (especially online).
Pros Great solo missions, excellent graphics, smooth exciting gameplay, Great music and soundFX (turn it up!!)
Cons Needs improvement on multiplayer match finding
Summary To date probably the best 360 game. Only Halo 3 could top this at this time.