finally I was able to play few rounds, and here is what I'm thinking. But first of all, keep in mind that I'm fan of original ghost recon, which was back in 2001.
My feedback is simple:
Why do you (gro developers) think that we need one more A.V.A. here? Why Ubi is not thinking about core players and core games? Why I'm sure that we will "justdance" ghost recon soon after future soldeir? When will we have real ghost recon like it was designed back in 2001?
It's not even close to ghost recon serie...
Ghost Recon Online is a new take on the Ghost Recon franchise. Fans that want a more traditional GR experience can play Future Soldier.
What exactly do you think is wrong with GRO?
First of all, I'm glad that you are interested in core fan opinion.
So, what I think is wrong with GRO - it's just some arcade, without any feeling of ghost recon.
If you will ask me how I see GRO (how I would make it):
first of all - I'll set all maps in original ghost recon style, I mean forests, rainy villages, city maps like - long and wide streets with garbage and cover-props and hidden alleys ( i still remember one of original GR mission in some almost destroyed city - it was awesome). And size of maps must give to players space for tactical moves, sniper actions etc.
second - I don't like how much ULTRA-high-mega-tech stuff I see in new ghost recon serie, in GRAW it was already enough. If free2play - ppl like to be special - to customize character visualy, if to buy something - it must be VERY needed (like UAV dron) but you made it like "thing by default". so.. I can't think that you have something more useful than UAV or target mark system or something.
And ..don't get me wrong, I don't want to say that I'm mega star of 3d art, but I'm working as freelancer, 3d generalist and most of time as character artist and.. GRO models are ..like back in 2005 for some gta game.
I wish to see GRO like in more serious style, more military, not like future stuff... future soldier already IS maximum of future stuff and GRO behind GR:FS looks like some STARWARS.
I hope you got my opinion (sry for my eng).
BTW, you said "Fans that want a more traditional GR experience can play Future Soldier." sure, but I have to buy xbox360 for it, PC fans are aside of party, remember?
Forest map, would be great indeed !
Tried to play today again, and you know, only thing which is stuck in my mind about GRO - level design it's a joke. All imagination of level designer is about walls, boxes, some metal parts, some roofs.. and so small areas, don't know where you found him. :\