This year’s Call of Duty is the first in quite some time to not be heaped with lavish critical praise which suggests to some that the series is running out of steam. Many have bemoaned the copy and paste nature of the annualised games for years, but despite that Call of Duty has had an undeniable quality or some sort of spark – which critics feel is lacking a bit with Ghosts. Doesn’t matter to Activision though.
Like clockwork, there’s a new Call of Duty every year. Battlefield has also become a bit of a clockwork machine, though it’s a bit slower, coming in every two years. There’s a reason for that; EA has said that annualising Battlefield would “destroy the franchise.”
Well here’s some good news at long last for Xbox One dudebros. There’s been a lot said so far about Call of Duty: Ghosts on next-gen platforms, with the Microsoft console suffering a few knocks in resolution. But there’s a reason for that, because going 720P was the best way to keep that 60 FPS signature intact. Something that the PS4 may be struggling with.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has me conflicted. Not the game itself, mind you. I have no interest in the game. I did, however, state that I thought it might be the only property capable of outselling GTA V this year. Later on, I said I didn’t think Ghosts would manage to outsell even Black Ops 2. I was wrong about one of those.
The PS4 certainly has the graphical advantage right now over the Xbox One when it comes to third party games. Take Call of Duty for instance, which has erupted on the net over the whole 1080P and 720P difference between the two consoles. There’s a reason for that HD difference according to the COD makers. And it doesn’t bode well for the Xbox One.
If there’s one thing that you can rely on in a Call of Duty game, it;s zombies. That’s if Treyarch is developing the game that is. This year, Infinity Ward steps up to the plate for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and it looks like they’re bringing an alien infestation with them as well.
This year’s Call of Duty, Ghosts pushes the envelope by featuring some of the newest and best in animal A.I technology. It not only has fish that dynamically move out of the way of players, but also has a realistic dog that is not only a companion, but a character you can control. Mind-blowing stuff. The question everyone is asking though, is whether or not Riley, the aforementioned dog is going to end up going to the great big kennel in the sky.
Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts which goes some way to trying to explain the Clan system baked into Call of Duty: Ghosts.
You can give it as much flak as you want, but personally, I’ve always felt that the Call of Duty games have sparkled in the right visual areas. Ghosts features a newer, tweakier engine this year that will still run at that sexy 60 frames per second. Here’s what you’ll need in order to go online and have random trolls enquire about the state of your mom’s genitalia.
Nothing beats a good rivalry when it comes to entertainment. And when it comes to competition, nothing is bigger than the contention between two of the biggest shooters on the market today, Call of Duty and Battlefield. Thing is, Call of Duty wins every single year when the two shooters take each other on, thanks to sales. But Battlefield isn’t going down without a fight.
GTA V is out today, and I’m sure many of you have *cough* taken time *cough* off work or are *cough* somehow really *cough* ill today. The game is, quite obviously, going to sell like digital hotcakes – but according to Colin Sebastian, analyst with Robert W. Baird, it’s going to hit $1 billion in no time.
One of the biggest games coming out of E3 and Gamescom this year had to be Titanfall. It’s massive, gorgeous, ridiculously fun and looks set to steal the multiplayer crown away from other shooters when it eventually releases. In fact, this could be the game to finally unseat Call of Duty. But Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella has a more realistic opinion of how well the game will really do.
The most annoying thing about playing Call of Duty multiplayer, other than the prepubescent idiots who assert that they’ve done terrible things with your mother, is the prevalence of quick scoping. Yes, some guys have worked hard to hone their sniper skills to very nearly fire a scoped rifle from the hip – but it’s a bit of an exploit, and it’s damned annoying. It could also be gone in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Well Call of Duty fans, today is the day you’ve both been eagerly anticipating and dreading. The final piece of DLC launches today for Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and it goes by the rather apt name of Apocalypse. So what can you expect inside of it? GIANT ROBOTS YO!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I like the Call of Duty multiplayer. Especially when I’m winning, but that’s a legend for another day. The core gameplay has always been pretty decent, but now that you won’t have to grind so much for everything else in that game thanks to bigger custom loadouts and budgets. Things should be interesting when it drops in November.