The Phantom Liberty brings a new playable area called Dogtown which is heavily fortified with guns, turrets, people with guns, people with turrets, cars with turrets and dilapidated buildings. Yeah, not the safest place for a Presidential chartered flight to crash land but that’s how the story goes and it’s one heck of a crash land. In Korean drama terms, this is in the literal sense of Crash Landing on You! However, keep those rom-com fantasies in check because Idris Elba who plays Solomon Reed, is not up for a beer or a scuba dive into a drowned city. Reed’s character is filled with mystery and the surrounding city of Dogtown makes it even more interesting to explore all sides of the story.
Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba in one game is too much to handle for our collective minds but past all the bling (literally, Ray Tracing is absolutely jaw-dropping here), Phantom Liberty brings a proper spy thriller that goes from shooting down three-storey-tall six-legged military robots to carefully selecting a nuanced dialogue for getting things done your way. The story keeps you entertained and thoroughly engrossed with mystery, intrigue and bombastic action sequences.
It will take you 15 to 18 hours to complete the main missions and if you count in side quests, it could be longer. Although Dogtown rarely threw in any interesting side quest. The main mission is where the good stuff happens.