Though it’s only been out (officially) since October 4th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint has already been the subject of a significant price reduction across some retailers.
Both Best Buy and Amazon are selling the boxed console versions of the Standard Edition for $10 less at $49.99, just three days after its launch at this time of writing.
There are no sales figures to report for Ubisoft’s latest game just yet, though the controversy around its microtransactions and generally poor reviews are believed to have contributed to it not performing well commercially due to negative word of mouth.
Prior to launch, Ubisoft came under fire for their inclusion of what many saw as excessive monetisation. From guns to skill points dressed as “Time Savers”, the sheer amount of microtransactions available was staggering, especially for a full price retail game. Ubisoft have since removed the “Time Savers”, but only temporarily as they weren’t intended to be a part of the game at launch.
In addition, Breakpoint has been met with worse critical reception than its predecessor, Wildlands, itself hardly a critical darling. Common criticisms of Breakpoint include the microtransactions, needless survival mechanics, aimless direction, and general lack of polish. It currently sits on a 57 on Metacritic for its PS4 version at this time of writing.
Many fans are also not pleased about how much Breakpoint continues to distance itself from the Ghost Recon name, it becoming a looter shooter in the vein of The Division 2 with the inclusion of a hub environment, gear systems, and it having to always be online.
Breakpoint throws you onto the island of Auroa as Nomad, who finds himself all alone after a drone-instigated ambush downs the Ghosts’ helicopters. Your enemy is Jon Bernthal’s Cole D. Walker, a bitter ex-military man who leads the Wolves and an old friend of Nomad’s. Players can go it alone or team up online with there also being PVP by the name of Ghost War.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is out now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“Ghost Recon Breakpoint mostly feels like yet another AAA game that was released too soon. However, despite its faults, glitches and an awful push towards microtransactions, there’s just enough fun in this open-world tactical shooter to warrant checking it out.”
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