Finished this up yesterday, and got the “real” ending. It was much better than the original ending.
So I started working on the bonus missions. And they’re all… really, really bad. Super frustrating and un-fun.
The Predator one was fantastic, had me grinning ear to ear… right up until the point where I had to actually fight the Predator and then it went to shit really fast. Then when I finally killed it? Died to the bomb. Then died again. No, the secret to surviving the bomb is to ignore the artistry and talent that went into animating the Predator’s final moments. No, you don’t look at him, instead you back into the yellow circle and the very instant it changes you start booking it. Great job, Ubi.
Then the one with Sam Fischer? Had to lower that one to Arcade difficulty and still almost didn’t make it. Also had to look up how to sneak into the base. Don’t kill anyone? Are you fucking kidding me? I’m a Ghost not because I’m invisible or even all that stealthy, I’m a Ghost because I murder anyone who might see or has seen me.
Now I’m on Operation Silent Spade. Stealing the Helicopter without raising the alarm is challenging enough – at least I can kill people. But the air battle that ensues afterward is hard as hell and they don’t give you a checkpoint. No, if you die, you have to start at the outskirts of the base and steal it again. No thanks.
Reddit says the new one, Operation Oracle is decent so I guess I’ll give that one a try. I did the R6 one a while back and I think it was OK.