It’s become a bit of a joke how short Call of Duty’s single player campaigns have become. Sledgehmammer Games’ Glen Schofield said that this year’s one would be “coming in longer than the last few" . Apparently, it’s longer by mere minutes. According to somebody who’s finished the game, it clocks in at just 5 hours.
Here at Lazygamer, we know that we’re terrible journalists. Or writers. Or blobbers. Or whatever it is that you call a bunch of sub-humanoid who are paid in cardboard boxes in order to cover the news. We’ve been following GamerGate closely ever since the axe was ground into a fine dust against the likes of those damned SJWs. We’re as bored as you are with the whole brouhaha. So here are ten debates, which are way more important.
I have no idea why publishers are doing this more and more recently, but launch trailers for games are coming in way before games are set for launch. The latest game to see a launch trailer half a month before its release is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
There’s a reason why Call Of Duty is so damn popular on console. And that’s because it was one of the first games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to realise that the genre needed to use an overhauled control scheme. It all boils down to one feature essentially, called quick-scoping, wherein aiming is that much easier. It’s a feature that has been abused by snipers over the years, however. So expect to see their long-shot kills pulled back a bit in Advanced Warfare. Blerry campers.
New, current-gen games are big. With all these graphical advancements comes the scary reality of having to find somewhere to put it all. Games lately take up more space than Matty's hair in a beanie, and Call of Duty is no exception.
Or at least, I never will be. If you've been seeking shelter under a rock in the middle of nowhere for a while now, you may have missed some of the massive changes Advanced Warfare is making to Call of Duty's multiplayer. That's fine though, because this single video has your covered.
Just over a week ago I had the chance to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the first time. I’ve already told you how different it feels, which could be both a good and bad thing when it finally reaches shelves in little over a month. I also got to sit down with Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield, to ask him how the studio set out to re-inventive Call of Duty.
Around this time last week I was getting ready to board a plane. I very briefly visited the land of bangers and mash, mushy peas and fish, for a little sneak preview of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I got a little hands-on time with the multiplayer and a good look at one of the early single-player missions. I walked away a little conflicted.
Last year’s Call of Duty, Ghosts, was the stalest game in the franchise since the rushed-to-market Call of Duty 3. The game scored lower than all previous games, with the general consensus that it wasn’t close to the previous ones in terms of quality, originality or fun. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare seems to be righting many of those wrongs. Which is a pity, because Ghosts’ middling scores may count against it.
COD: Advanced Warfare is almost upon us. It will be out in a couple short months and I'm sure plenty of you are ready for all the pew pew pew action. For those who need their fix, here is some new news about the game - all the achievements that you can grab.
So are you the biggest Call of Duty fan on the planet and have an insatiable desire to own every single piece of Call of Duty software ever launched? Or have you never played a single game and believe you need to buy everything to catch up before Advanced Warfare is released?
You may laugh about it, but playing a new Call Of Duty game that actually gives you several new movement options is a monumental shift for folks that have become invested in the franchise. It’s all about exoskeletons this year, with Advanced Warfare giving players some handy new moves to make the most of a multiplayer match-up, as well as some added verticality within which to go pew pew pew. If you’re not keen on that though, and prefer some good ol’ fashioned COD action, there’ll be some vanilla modes available as well when the game's launched
Competition is good. Competition is something that can lead to rivals from across various fields actually making an effort to have you invest in their product, instead of taking advantage of supply and demand. Unfortunately, this can also have negative effects, with the playing field tipped sometimes way too far in the favour of one side at the expense of the other.
Hey, did you read my hands on impression of the upcoming Call of Duty Multiplayer? You should! I managed to gnab some gameplay footage, so you can now see just how bad I am at the game.