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Ghost Recon Jungle Storm

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Welcome to Cuba, 2009. Castro is dead, and the newly freed republic has its first elections in decades. The Ghosts are sent in to fight a druglord out to sabotage the elections & take over the island. Fight against new enemies in dangerous new locales, from Havana to Colombia -- all rendered in incredibly realistic graphics Survive through strategic use of firepower -- 12 new weapons like the M4 SOCOM rifle and the MM-1 automatic grenade launcher Dangerous new Cuban enemy vehicles, as well as new allies to boost your side New voice recognition tools lets you give orders to your teammates through the PS2 headsetProduct Description Exclusive for the PS2, Jungle Storm combines a gripping storyline with new features to the Ghost Recon squad-based action series. Features voice command, voice chat systems, online statistics tracking and ladder ranking. Take your skills online to prove yourself the most elite soldier in the world! From the Manufacturer Havana, 2009: Deep in the sweltering jungles of Cuba, a deadly revolution is brewing. Led by a drug-funded warlord, its aim is to take advantage of the post-Castro power vacuum and seize control of the island republic. Enter the Ghosts, the elite team of U.S. Army Green Berets. Sent to Cuba as part of a UN peacekeeping force, their mission is to destroy the warlord and his mercenary forces, and secure the elections for a free Cuba. Bogota, a few months later.. . While the Cubans revel in their newfound democracy, the Colombian drug cartel that financed the failed revolution has moved on, and is readying a retaliatory blow against its own American-allied government. Powerful explosions rock the Colombian capital, including one that severely damages the American embassy. Hearing the Colombian government's cry for support, the U.S. sends in the Ghosts to deliver deadly justice to the Colombian cartel and end their ever-accelerating agenda of terror. Review Though it doesn't feature much for new or unique gameplay, Jungle Storm is a solid package of squad-based action. Hit detection is flawless, the enemy AI is surprisingly good, and the presentation is by no means bad.The basic premise is that the player uses the skills of a commando squad to defend the free world. What this translates to in gameplay terms is sneaking about and shooting bad guys. Ghost Recon takes a more realistic approach to this than its competition, where enemies always drop in one hit and players can only take a few before they go down. Whether this is your thing or not, it does lead to a lot of frustration when a hostile jumps out from hiding and flatlines half your squad before you can react. Because of this, Jungle Storm involves even more level memorization than similar titles.Multiplayer features stat tracking and other goodies not always found in online shooters, but suffers from the same problems inherent in single player. The framerate can stutter even with no enemies onscreen, teammate AI is mediocre, and for some reason enemies only animate about three frames per second when viewed at long distance through a scope. At the end of the day, Jungle Storm doesn't do much to stand out in a crowded genre.Concept:Make more levels for Ghost Recon and call it a new game Graphics:Though the textures are minimal at best, the models and foliage are nice Sound:After a couple hours of this, you'll never want to hear "Kill confirmed" or "He's history" ever again Playability:The archaic squad interface remains intact with little change. Improving soldier stats between missions is cool Entertainment:While not awful, there are better options within the genre Replay:Moderately High Rated: 7.5 out of 10Editor: Adam BiessenerIssue: March 20042nd Opinion: Strangely enough, this is basically an expansion of an expansion. It's got the campaign and features of the Xbox's Island Thunder release, as well as the new Jungle Storm campaign. If you've played Island Thunder, or even the original Ghost Recon, then you should be instantly familiar with everything Jungle Storm has to offer. If you're not a fan, then there's nothing here that will change your mind; it's the same game it always was with some added gravy like voice command and online rankings. But if you are a diehard Ghost Recon fan, you'll want to pick this up for all the new missions and the chance to track your online performance. Just don't expect to see any evolution of the series; gameplay and graphics are unchanged. The new missions are fun, but I'd really like to see this franchise begin to embrace some new ideas. Rated: 8 out of 10Editor: Jeremy ZossS

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