I'm following this title (release in early Oct. 2019), and are signed up for the Online Technical Test this weekend. Anyone else following, or looking forward to it? FYI: I've signed a Non Disclosure Agreement with Ubi for the OTT and will NOT discuss any aspects of the test after it's over. Sorry!
I liked GRW, but was frustrated by many of the things Breakpoint is supposedly changing (no bullet sponges, more impactful damage and injury to the player, enhanced focus on military themes making it a more proper Tom Clancy game and not silly dress up NITRO! GTA nonsense in a TC game - i.e. a LOT of the DLC content produced for GRW).
Having said that I don't have faith in Ubi to deliver non-causalized games so I will wait until after release. Some things I'm on the fence about:
* Removed AI instead of fixing it so you either play co-op or solo... but since you need a teammate to revive you I dunno how that will work out too well solo... I actually liked sync shot and that feeling of working with a team to clear a base, but the brain dead AI and the cringe dialog made things really unimmersive in Wildlands. I just wish they would have tried to improve it a bit more. * Food and "survival" will really just be buffs dispensed at the bivouac. No idea why Ubi can't commit to some basic needs in a game. It doesn't have to be an all out survival game, but just the occasional need to eat and drink would suffice for any of their titles :/ * While humans are no longer bullet sponges there seems to be plenty of drones that are. So honestly there are still enemies to dump clips into, but now they are just robotic foes. Honestly I guess that's probably the best way to handle tanky enemies and the games are always going to have them so...
At the end of the day though it is an Ubi open world game so I'm sure the production value will be very high and I definitely like the theme of this entry so I'm really hoping this is what it looks like: a much improved version of Ghost Recon Wildlands.
While you can't discuss any details due to your NDA, you should be able to grade the play experience overall (A-F, 1 to 5 stars, 1-10 rating ) and let us know if you feel like it's a title you will buy at launch, wait for sale, wait for deep discount or skip altogether.
Come on flanker - inquiring minds want to know!
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As luck would have it, was gone most of the past weekend, and my "invite" for the OTT2 once I accessed email didn't leave enough time to d/l and play it. Signed the NDA however just to gain access to the OTT forum in order to read further on what was experienced.
I have no plans to acquire the game upon release; not impressed whatsoever with the direction Ubisoft has apparently decided to take. So will wait to see what gets released initially, as well as the DLCs. Perhaps it might be worth playing as just a TPS (or not) and it has gone on sale -- and if I'm not fully engaged with Dying Light 2
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