What's not to like about a military-themed, free-to-play, PC only, online shooter?
Well, if it's from Ubisoft... it might be a bit.
I really don't like ragging on a company like this (and I have great mates who work there), but Ubi and the PC platform - my first gaming love - just never seem to work out. It's like watching two friends that, individually, you like, but when they're together, they just... don't work.
Ubisoft's DRM has always been an issue, and yesterday's uPlay issues only seem to make matters even more fraught. For a lot of gamers, there's simply no trust left for a company that seems to value its PC audience less and less as time goes on.
And yet... I like the look of Ghost Recon Online, and when I learnt the game had phased into open beta I was keen. Keen enough to head straight to the site and get the client downloaded. But then it reminded me I needed a uPlay account, and... yeah.
And this isn't even considering something Far Cry 3, a game I really am excited about, and have very high hopes for. I know I'll play that (and not just because I have to to review it), but I can't help but feel that Ubisoft's walking much the same path as Activision did with Call of Duty. Once upon a time, it too was the top of the PC food chain, but I doubt you'll find many who feel that way now.
It's sad to think Ubisoft's not far behind.