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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than Division and maybe future Division 2.

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    Clearlysaneguy
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    The Division even the upcoming second The Division (should be modeled after this game) by NOT being online required in a open world setting. I mention this in a Wildlands review because Ubisoft doesn't do that bad a job with Tom Clancy games, it is just when online required is involved. Now to the Wildlands review: First thing I’ll say about the actual gameplay, is that I love it. I’ve always liked third person games, but tend to prefer first person aiming. Third person is great for running around, and being able to see where you are in relation to obstacles and hazards. It can be difficult sometimes to determine this in first person games. First person aiming is better because it’s more like lining up a real sight picture, right down the sights. Wildlands does exactly this. I really would’ve preferred to have the ability to jump, rather than climb only, but once you get used to that limitation, it’s not as noticeable. I found driving vehicles to be very fun, and each different vehicle feels, different. Different acceleration, different speeds, different handling… different. Driving also changes if you’ve got a blown tire, or two, or three, or four. With updates, the helicopters have become fun to fly now too. The original set up was odd and quirky to figure out. The updated handling is exactly what I’ve come to expect from years of playing games with helicopters in them. Much more intuitive and manageable. And once you figure out how to avoid the SAM sites, it’s no problem. Mostly. You WILL get shot down from time to time. Motorcycles are great fun, but be aware that if you are going full speed and hit something, you will get thrown off the bike and you will die. While the vehicles overall feel very real, you can drive a car off of a hundred foot cliff and land with no damage to yourself, and very little to the car. A minor gripe, really. There are fast travel points, but with as much fun as it is to navigate the landscape, I found myself rarely using them. I may be in the minority with this, but for me, sometimes the journey is as fun as the destination. The missions have a variety of different goals. From stealth infiltration and kidnapping to outright assault and mayhem. There are some missions that are repeated (interrogating enemies for intel, as an example) but I don’t feel like it’s any worse than any other typical game. I found all of the activities to be fun, fitting to the story and setting, and never once felt bored while doing them, even if it was repeatedly. Part of the reason I think I never got bored, is that you can do missions in a ‘do what you want, when you want, how you want’ kind of way. Just because you are kidnapping an enemy Lieutenant for the second or third time, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in a different way. Take a truck, stuff him in the trunk of a car, or evac in a helicopter. It’s up to you. That kind of flexibility is absolutely a blast. Planning the mission is just as big of a part as execution of the mission. Recon the area and make your own plan on how you think you can best accomplish your goal. Or how you think you’ll enjoy it more. Snipe people from a distance, distract the enemies with a flare while you sneak in, find a back way in to the compound taking out lights and sticking to the shadows, or charge right in guns-a-blazing. Disable the alarms and fire as few shots as necessary or let them call in back up to get a proper firefight going. If you aren’t having fun playing this, it’s your own fault, and you just aren’t trying. The game is not short, but I definitely found myself wanting more, when it was over. Really more of a sign of how much I enjoyed the game rather than feeling like I wasn’t getting a full experience. While there isn’t a “New Game +” mode (starting over will reset your accomplishments, skills, and gear) you can replay any completed missions, at any time. When I wanted to replay the game, I just replayed the missions one after the other, and since there is no ‘correct’ order to completing the different regions the first time through, you can do them in whatever order you please the second or third time as well. The main reasons FarCry games are fun for me, are the large maps and sandbox type ‘go anywhere, do anything’ style of gameplay, along with the ability to approach missions in a manner of your choosing. There is a goal, but how you get there, which direction you approach from, etc. are up to you. The main reasons that Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 was a decent TC shooters was the character and weapon customizing ability and fun gameplay. I really don’t care much at all about online PvP gameplay. The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege did very little for me, plus story means more to me than online gaming does. With Wildlands not only do I get full online co-op campaign, but you can have multiple people join the game. Unlike the FarCry online gameplay, there isn’t a limit to the distance between players. You can be on completely different sides of the map, fast travel independently of one another, and even complete different goals at the same time. Just another way that you can assess the situation and attack the game how you please. Wildlands took everything I love about R6:V2 and FC games and combined them. If someone had asked me what I would want from a Ghost Recon game, this is it. Aside from a few minor gripes, this game is about as perfect of a game as I could’ve expected it to be. With weekly challenges you get a little more content here and there, and extra rewards just for playing the game. Even aside from rewards for weekly challenges, I foresee myself playing this game for a very long time to come. I hope that any future installments emulate and add to the gameplay and style of this spectacular title, and don’t take steps backward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Rainbow Six this is not!

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    Joeydubz
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    I have been a Fan of Tom Clancy style of games for a while. I knew going into this it would not be Rainbow six or Rainbow six vegas but, that is the type of feel I was expecting after the news of the cancelled rainbow six patriots, and they were concentrating efforts on Siege which was not good as advertised. My pros for game:1. Open world interaction style of game where you chose pace of missions and how your team should go in and attack mission but some become vey generic and high risk for little reward. 2. Yes it is cool friends can squad up with you vs. NPC's which can either mess up a sneak attack or force you to make a move you don't want to do because you hit the wrong button lol! ( I Will get into this in a minute) 3. Weapons and custom them to your own needs and likes galore! Cons: 1.The open world can send you into missions you are not ready for or mess up the storyline a bit if your team is not equipped or ready yet because those UNIDAD soldiers will pop out of nowhere and go all SWAT team GTA style on you quick when you are trying to plot a mission or a NPC on your squad will pop off at the wrong time and bingo you are in a fire fight. 2. Getting back to my title I was disappointed that they did not add the elements of Siege and Rainbow six Vegas of having your team of having the option to stack up on certain doors blast it open and use a under the door camera to peak in or remote camera to check hard to reach places while you engage from another door. I tried on a couple of side missions but NPC wait until you are near dead to come in and fight while you look for info or hack into computers for intel. 3. The buttons get a little tricky to cycle through when you are giving commands on that wheel thing and for the options of throwing a lethal weapon and using different options on your gun gets interesting, 4. As much as I like the custom mod guns, some of them you cannot mod which is stupid because why even give me that gun then lol! Fight a cartel boss and see what I am talking about. 5. The AI enemy will annoy of how fast they come out of nowhere to support or will be dumb as nails where they are right next to you and not see you. I could go on but I think you get the picture lol! Game fly this, play at your friend house first or hey try it at RED box before you buy! Good luck everyone!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly Ghost Recon but it is fun

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    50shadesofJay
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    I've read reviews for this game but I had fun in the beta so whatever I bought it. Games simple, you and your squad of special forces "ghosts" fly, drive, boat, parachute, run, sneak around Bolivia trying to cripple a Mexican cartel headed by the dreaded El Sueno that's taken over while trying to strengthen the rebel resistance. Smuggling, Influence, Distribution, and Security are the 4 cornerstones of the Santa Blanca cartel. To weaken it each branch has a boss you must extract to the CIA agent you work for but to reach the boss their are 4-5 buchons(sub leaders) that control a random province that work for the boss of that specific branch. You complete missions to draw out the buchon that in turns draws out the boss. It can range from assassinations, sabotage, intel gathering, rebel assistance to kidnapping sicarios and other stuff. You can approach each mission either guns blazing (though it does add more soldiers trying to kill you) or tactically with your buddies moving in and taking out lights, snipers, generators, using drones for weak points in defense, asking for rebel diversion while you sneak around enemies, etc etc there are lots of ways to approach an objective. You can level up and upgrade abilities and your rebel support by finding weapons cases, sicarios medals, valuable intel and helping secure food, medicine, comms, and gasoline scattered around each province. Sounds fun? It is but it does get repetitive and honestly after you finish the game there is little replay-ability aside from doing previous missions over again. That being said I'm nowhere close to finished. I'm about 40 HOURS in and only took out 4 provinces(there's 16 altogether) Best played with friends personal or online. If you want added difficulty try no HUD with realistic difficulty, it gets crazy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, light on story, good amount of DLC

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    The game is pretty decent; and if you can get it on sale all the better. You can play 2-4 player co-op, but the game is playable solo (... just make the AI squadmates wait in a far off direction). There is a good amount of action, and the map is fairly big; good thing there is a fast travel option once you've discovered an area. There is not a deep story; especially if you decide to do more of the open world activities, and gear hunt. Once you beat the main game, getting a season pass can grant you a nice amount of DLC. I'd say research what exactly you would be getting with the DLC for yourself, but I think there is a good amount of it. Though I stopped playing after I got both endings, I did try some of the first DLC offering and it started me off in a whole new different setting/game/character/story. I think there is a whole lot more, and they are also I believe supporting the game for a second year; though research for yourself- online reviews, youtube. I did put this down after I beat the main game, and picked back up on 2 other games I wanted to play again, but I'd recommend this game to someone as a sale purchase for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than expected

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    Glenjack
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    This game has a huge map! Once you get past the introduction tutorial the world opens up and you can go anywhere. I like the way that the map is empty of icons at the beginning and you can unlock these icons to show on the map if you find the intel that is scattered everywhere. There are many side missions that you can do without doing any of the main mission. There are 21 provinces that are set in different difficulties. Plus there tons of unlockables to find. You have to find weapons to upgrade. Also there are many upgrades/skills to unlock by doing side missions. Every mission can be completed in multitude of ways... you can sneak in, go in guns a blazing, snipe to eliminate, stealth take downs, and even drive the enemy vehicle right into the middle of the heavily fortified base. The driving/flying mechanics are not great but once you get the hang of it you can uncover the map as you please. You can play up to 4 person co-op or single play with 3 AI. I play single player and love it. I have this game on PS4 and PC with over 100 hours of gameplay. I am not ready to move on yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grand Theft Far Cry with Friends

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    LivingTheDream2015
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    If you're expecting something like the Division or Destiny - this is not it. It's not an rpg. You don't have to shoot an enemy in the face 30 times to destroy them. It's a finite twitch shooter game that you can play with friends. The world is open like Grand Theft Auto 5 with four different groups of people: citizens, rebels, the cartel, and the corrupt Bolivian army. You can drive any vehicle as you travel the insanely huge map that features forests, snow topped mountains, jungles, salt flats, and rivers and lakes. The gameplay is Far Cry 3 outpost infiltration: scan area for enemies, disable alarms and generators, take out lights for added stealth, and complete the varied objectives. The game is not without its problems: Vehicle physics and controls leave a lot to be desired Single player squad AI can be a little problematic What it does right: Amazing graphics and attention to detail for a game of this scope Gunplay is excellent Playing with friends is a blast Game is challenging If the vehicle controls and physics were better and they added enemy boats and attack dogs, this game would be 5/5. Still it is well worth your time especially with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fund to play co-op with friends...

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    1969iggy
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    Wish it had split screen, but as it is it's a lot of fun for co-op. I haven't played the single player with NPCs since the Beta, but that was a little trickier as far as coordinating attacks. I'm sure with some practice it would be OK, but AI helpers in other games have had a tendency to get in the way more than help... i will update this if i get the change to play some with the NPCs in the full release. One thing i REALLY like, is thtat i have found no Boss-Bullet-Sponges. I like The Division at first, but it got really repetitive and i hate bullet sponges like they use to make missions harder. THIS game uses more enemies, the need to covert missions, and other techniques to make missions challenging. The one thing my son complains about is the Helo mechanics.... they kinda fly clunky. I would agree, but their use is generally not super important to any missions i have done. I have only played on the easy level, and it is a lot of fun. I imagine the harder levels would be exponentially more challenging, and who knows, after we beat the game, maybe we'll give it a go on a harder level to see how good we really are!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but leaves you queasy

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    BobsBurgers
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    The game is fun, but leaves you queasy. You and your team conduct various direct action missions to degrade a drug cartel in Bolivia. It's very Clear and Present Danger. You fly around in copters, attack outposts, help rebels, capture tangos, etc. Besides your nearly incompetent AI buddies who hardly return fire , the core game play is quite fun. However the plot is full jingoistic crap (made by Ubisoft Paris) of America easily solving a insanely complex problem via military force. You take out the various sections of the cartel but nobody takes it place (basically the opposite of the film Sicario). The characters do various actions which would get them dishonorably discharged and that's not including what your CIA handler does. It's so bad I skip over every cut screen and I'm the type that loves the hour long cut screens from Metal Gear Solid.... So overall, fun, but leaves you queasy. Get it on sale only

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Genius

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    Joeschmo
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    This one is a game changer :) sandbox style infused with first-person military shooter is genius. Even feels like Ghost Recon/COD meets GTA. Where has this game been my whole life? The visuals for an open world that needs to use lots of memory and processing by the PS4 is impressive. It has higher value when played in co-op with a friend but otherwise even by itself offers very satisfying gameplay. Replay value is infinite because the # of story missions and side missions seem endless! This game does what The Division couldn't. The in-game interfaces and nuances are much more intuitive than the previously said game. The downside is that it's missing a few gameplay control nuances that could have taken some cues from other games like GTA (e.g. Where's the ability to use your secondary on a motorcycle??). The game does have a few glitches but nothing future patches can't fix. The story/plot doesn't seem very fluid but what sandbox style game does... This game is hard to put down. Worth it for $60? I think so..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More serious chaos than Just Cause 3.

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    Jackat
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    This game reminds me of Just Cause games only the gameplay is more serious. You don't have a grapling hook and parachute to travel but that's okay. It's not a FPS, although when shooting you have the option to go to first person to see down the site. But other than that it is third person. The game has made some adjustments since the beta. The whole map is available from beginning which is nice. You can find better weapons and upgrades which makes exploring worth while. Both the draw distance and graphics allow for some awesome in game pics. There are 21 regions and each has its own difficulty rating. There are different types of mission but not many. However you can approach all missions differently. You can go in guns blazing or stealth you way to the end of mission. You can even distract the enemy with supporting rebels leaving you to sneak in, gather the intel and get out without participating in the firefight. Really is a great game if you like open world, choose your own path type of games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Multiplayer, Decent Single Player

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    Raivel
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    I would have rated this game a 5 as I love cooperative games, but since it has single player and a few bugs, I had to give it a 4 to be fair. This game is set in the country of Bolivia in 2019. It's an open world, 4 player drop-in drop-out, third person shooter. It has the type of guns and characters that most Ghost Recon games provide, but set in a Far Cry-esque open world. From the beginning of the game, you can complete any mission using any method that you feel like. Whether you want to go guns blazing, or wait for nightfall and go in stealth. The bugs I've noticed were just cars spinning in the air and once I was trying to snipe a radio tower, my screen kept changing between looking at the radio tower and looking at the sky, it's hard to describe. The only issue with single player is that your AI squad sometimes can't handle the sync shots you give them, and it occasionally gets boring playing alone. In all, I would highly recommend this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for long term

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    I purchased this game after reading reviews and playing the demos for a few recent Ghost Recon games. I was looking for something I could hold onto and play long term in between other games throughout the year. The combination of extensive offline mode/map along with open world offering made all the difference. The premise is interesting enough with plenty of options within the single player or collaborative setting. The mechanics are pretty good overall but I do find the vehicle handling a bit arcade-ish; overall a little loose. Not a deal breaker. The ops configuration controlling your team and picking your method is nice and allows you to play with various styles depending on how you feel about each mission or on a particular day. Vary happy with this purchase as I wrap up my Formula1 career and work through AC Origins. Will be a good filler for on and off play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tactical Shooter!

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    The game features a very large map to explore with lots of objectives and side missions to complete. Graphics are superb with lots of attention to detail and the sound is equally great. Controls are smooth but do require a little practice for handling vehicles since each one has their own characteristics. This is an open-world game but certain missions need to be completed first before moving on much like the Far Cry series. The game can be played in any style you choose but stealth tactics work best when initially taking on the enemy to reduce their numbers and so that no calls for help can be sent out. Patience and observation are your best friends! I have only played the game in single player mode and the teammate's AI is reasonably good on their own but they work best when you give them commands. A great addition to the Ghost Recon series!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Base game is excellent. DLC is mediocre

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    Let me just say that the main campaign of this game is entertaining and increases with difficulty the more further into the story you go. There is a huge variety of weapons and attachments, an expansive skill tree, and it doesn't take too many hours of gameplay to feel like you're getting somewhere in the game. The DLC, however, is another story. PvP leaves a lot to be desired, Narco Road is awful, and Fallen Ghosts is passable. I can go further into the DLC if you like but you should definitely check out YouTube reviews and support those guys for being more detailed on all the cons it has. I recommend this game if you're buying the base game. The DLC is okay I guess? Not something I'd go out of my way to get, especially after having played it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can be monotonous but still a lot of fun

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    I purchased this game a little wary to be honest. I read reviews and for every good review I feel like I also saw one that was not so great or even saying the game is not worth the money. I get new games at 20% off for being a Gamers Club member (which I recommend to everyone, its a no brainer) so I definitely think it is worth the money. I play online with my cousin a lot with is A LOT of fun, but as much fun as it is, I don't feel near the same feeling when I play singleplayer. You have 3 other AI helping you, but you pretty much have to tell them what to do. Don't get me wrong, the map is HUGE and so much fun with a variety of landscape but the missions can get a little similar, but if you play online at all then definitely buy, still worth it for just single player in my opinion but I would want to sell it after to get some money back if that was all I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This gets a 6.9/10

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    There's a lot to love about this game. The single player/co-op content is terrific, the open world is HUGE, lots of weapons, attachments, skills to buff, major enemies to take on, you've got a LOT of content in the base game. As for the DLC, its very hit or miss, mostly miss. Narco Road is awful, Fallen Ghosts is decent, Ghost War additional content is meh. That is as best as I can describe it if YouTube videos don't convince you enough. Don't even bother with the Year 2 season pass, its not looking good as far as content goes and not worth paying for at the time of this writing. I recommend this game if single player/co-op is your thing and you want a lot to do. I don't recommend this game if you're looking for a hardcore multiplayer experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but fleeting

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    At first boot this game is great. The scope of the open world, the deep gear customization, the banter of the squad mates. Next thing you know you're 4 hours in and...Most of the missions are starting to feel the same. You know that you have seen this town before but...It's supposed to be different? This sniper is the best and located over here? Ok done. And the good scope is here? Ok. Wait, I have the best weapon in the game? I've only played for 5 hours and have barely touched the story... Ok I'll try these missions. Holy cow I'm blowing through this there's no challenge... These are just some of my issues. It's a beautiful game with deep layers that are hindered by a lacking diversity in its expansive map and deceivingly long storyline. If you want a game to do nothing but good around with buddies in, 100% grab it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Nitendomania
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    My review is from playing co-op campaign, online with my friend. I love online co-op games. There are tons of missions to do right from the start. Unlike Far-Cry 4 where you had to play the campaign for about an hour or more before you could co-op, this one let's you immediately. Gameplay is a cross between Ghost Recon (of the past), Splinter Cell and GTA. It really does feel like GTA 5 but with less variety because it's mainly a shooter. You can upgrade skills, weapons tools buy doing various side missions. The only real issue I have is it's kind of laggy in co-op. It makes the game frustrating when there are a lot of enemies and it's lagging. As far as squad tactical shooters are concerned, Ghost Recon is still the best (IMO). Then again I don't really know of any others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the reviews say

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    I will get my two main beefs out of the way first. 1) the driving controls as well as the flying controls are wonky. I'm hoping the giant 3GB patch fixes this. 2) It does get a little monotonous. When you clear out a compound/outpost and leave, the enemy will repopulate it quickly. Just a FYI. On to the good stuff. Bottom line its fun. If you ever read Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger, this game is basically it. A small group of elite Soldiers taking down a large Mexican drug cartel that operates out of Bolivia. The game is fun and has objectives that can be completed in any order. I find that your AI teammates are actually pretty good an responsive. There is a decent variety of missions and I think its fun to play. I haven't switched out the game in days so I can safely say I enjoy it and would give it a 80%

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better With Patches/Updates

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    Mibo
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    I beat this game on PC and since it was on a very nice sale for the PS4 I picked it up. Color me crazy. Anyway, things that didn't quite work well initially is now working a lot better. I'm especially happy about the helicopter fix as it handles way better now. Overall I like the goal of taking down the cartel bit by bit. It's a huge undertaking. Some more variety would have been nice because it gets repetitive. The difficulty increases as you go on but not by a heck of a lot. As for this second attempt, I will take my time to finish as I have other games I'd like to beat. LOL With the changes, I don't anticipate being super annoyed or frustrated. I did like it initially despite a few shortcomings. So, while it's not perfect it has more pros than cons. IMO

    I would recommend this to a friend