Ghost Recon Wildlands relies on atmosphere, customization, technology, creativity, and sheer size to excel over its shortcomings. The game overall is a must for anyone who wants a solid tactical shooter game. The atmosphere is brilliant. The map is huge, but it has a wonderful variety to it. The map you play on has snow, dense jungles, arid environments, mountainous towns, and the list goes on and on. This is good because the variety of environments to this sandbox shooter means you have a very good excuse to customize your characters for each mission at hand to be best suited. The characters, while cut scenes are extremely minimal are lovable with their random chatter while exploring, or during interrogations. Finally, the best thing about this game is creativity. This is a game that you truly have free rain over your tactics. If you want to pluck targets off at distance with a sniper then go for it, if you want to sneak through a town stealthily to snatch a hvt with minimal casualties then go for it, if you want to just lay waste to an enemy camp as loud and proud as possible then you go for it. To have this variety in maps, tactics, and character customization paired with the tech is the real magic of the game. The game does have some shortcomings. Even though the squad members become lovable through comm chatter, the lack of cut-scenes or in depth story is somewhat disappointing. Also being a realism buff is obnoxious at times with this game. For example the gear you start off with on your rifle considering you are SF is extremely minimal. Obviously the reason why is because the game wants you to explore to find new guns and gear; however I find that trying to find various guns and attachments is a bit of a chore. While we are on the topic of exploration, you'll probably be exploring via vehicle or helo. Vehicle controls are wonky, and every vehicles durability is garbage. Overall what the game does right vastly outweighs the area's it falls short. This is still a very fun, and lengthy game. It is also one of the few games that has it's campaign truly enhanced by online play with your friends. As I said earlier, this is a must own game for anyone who wants a solid tactical shooter.