Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
I post this, terrified that I didn't see an already-created thread about this title, but I searched really, really hard and didn't find anything, so if there already is one for GR:FS, shut up, I didn't see it.
So, there's a new Ghost Recon game slated for release in May. Here's the Game Trailers page with the relevant media. They're pimping new features like the Ghost Recon Network and tons of weapon customization.
On the whole, the gameplay doesn't look vastly different from the previous titles in the "Advanced Warfighter" part of the series. And lord does it ever feel like they're imitating CoD's "tone" (or I may have just been unable to keep from rolling my eyes when the dude from "Future Weapons" popped up but I'm a cynic). I know I've lamented what GR and R6 have become before, but that's a meaningless argument at this point, since what they were isn't what they are now, or will ever be again in the near future.
Still, if it does what the last one does, with some fun customization and a few new bells and whistles, it oughtta be worth a few spins.
A note on the co-op though:
There's the new "Guerilla" mode, which, as you can tell, is basically the Survival mode thing everyone's doing. My only fear with this is that I remember playing Advanced Warfighter 2 with a few Goodjers to score the "Ultimate Defender" achievement, which meant winning a 60-minute co-op defend match. And I remember that being one of the saddest, most disappointing, boring gaming experiences I've had in ages. The AI ran headlong into a wall of gunfire, and the only way they ever "threatened" us was if they managed to snap off one of those insanely accurate from-the-hip shots that bad guys in the Tom Clancy's games have been capable of on higher difficulty levels for years now. I distinctly remember training my crosshairs near a spawn point, at what was roughly chest-height, and intermittently, almost absent-mindedly firing. For 60 minutes. Noone died, and the only real concern was running out of ammunition.
Basically, i'm hoping survival mode in this isn't as bad as that was.