Death in the Dark

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands • Made a close-combat kill at night • 15G • 71.63% of gamers unlocked this

This isn’t even close to the achievement I was going for this morning, but it will do. In all honesty, I was expecting that I would grab a story achievement for finding one of the cartel network members, but it seems like those rewards might be saved for the ‘higher ups’. When I realised that was still a bit away, I started making my way to some heavily populated areas to chase the ‘tag enemies with your drone’ achievement, and in the process of clearing one of the buildings, I grabbed a guy and used him as a human shield. As soon as I knocked him out this achievement popped, and I still have the drone achievement up my sleeve another day!

I quite like Wildlands, it’s what we all hoped The Division would be, except, obviously, not in New York, where enemies go down in just a few shots like they’re supposed to, the mission variety is solid, and graphically the game looks great. Travelling between missions can become a touch tiresome as you’re looking at 2-3km over hilly terrain to navigate, but there’s no shortage of helicopters in-game either, so when you can grab one of them, the pain isn’t quite as bad.

It’s a good game, but I’m glad I only paid AU$39 for it. It feels decisively like an Ubisoft game, and that’s not a bad thing, but history has taught me anything it’s that RRP on an Ubisoft title is a short-lived concept. Wildlands is no exception.

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