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PCoquelin

I don't know Ghost recon. but I sure approve the FPS approach far more than the Sims / Warcraft / FF action scenes.

However, I think it would be even better to adopt "near-FPS" sights, close "third person" I mean, and GROUP sights ( / hearing ) as well.

The system used in ICO is very good for the usual sight distance (lets you recognize your charz AND perceive a lot of your surroundings) and the zoom effects (lets you see - even a little in the cinematic cuts - details, faces, surroundings details).
( ICO trailer here : http://images.vnunet.com/v6_downloads/screendragon/ico/ICO.flm
  - Latest QuickTime viewer for it )


And more than in "missions", I believe in contexts / scenarios / stories.
That is : the player doesn't choose the quest / mission, but he/she simply has to "roll with the blows" and make the Wolfriders survive the (surprise) events...