Call of Duty: Ghosts feels like a game that tried a lot of new things, but it also feels like it was rushed out the door.
It’s November, so that means it is Call of Duty time. This year Infinity Ward, accompanied by Raven for the Multiplayer, steps up to the plate to try and make the best Call of Duty to date. The catch is, the Modern Warfare series is over. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, we have a new brand known as Ghosts.
The campaign of Call of Duty: Ghosts has become an afterthought for many gamers, but there are a few people out there that still pick up this yearly franchise to experience the campaign. In fact, I was pretty excited to play Ghosts for the campaign alone. I always know that with Call of Duty I am going to at least get an entertaining campaign, but with Ghosts I felt as if there was going to be something much more polished this time around. Luckily, I was mostly correct in my assumption.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is a more streamlined experience. Last year, we got a weird time traveling storyline that was hard to follow and suffered from awful pacing. Ghosts doesn’t deal with anything out of the ordinary for the most part, and isn’t filled with weird character changes and confusing plot twists in an effort to catch the player off guard.
A majority of the campaign puts the players in control of Logan, a newly recruited Ghost along with his brother Hess. Shortly into the first few missions you learn how their father Elias is a Ghost, and he unveils that their enemy is a former Ghost that has turned their back on the squad. This man is known as Rorke, and he has vowed to kill every remaining Ghost, along with destroying the world, because he is the villain after all.
007 Legends is an embarrassment, and the lack of attention to detail is horrific for Bond fans.
James bond has been a source of entertainment for years. Games based off some of the most popular 007 movies are nothing new, and some of the most memorable games have been Bond themed. This generation hasn’t been too kind to 007, and gamers are still waiting for that killer game based on the worlds coolest secret agent. Enter 007 Legends, a title that hopes to combine the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, with some of the classic Bond movies that never had the chance to be featured in their own game.
I’ve never been that big of a Transformers fan. I never watched the show, rarely bought the toys, and cannot stand the Michael Bay films. However, there is something inherently satisfying about seeing giant robots turn each other into scrap metal while turning into cars. And while the Transformers franchise has seen its fair share of crappy tie-in games, 2010’s Transformers: War for Cybertron from High Moon Studios was rather well received. So, upon noticing that a demo had been released for the upcoming sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, I decided to check it out.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron may be the surprise shooter of the year.
While its still a rumor its looking more and more like Activision is in fact working on Call of Duty:Black Ops 2 for a probable Fall 2012 release. Earlier today Activision purchased the domain name blackops2.com and the site has since switched from Domains by Proxy over to the secure service of MarkMonitor, an internet brand protection company used by Activision. While nothing is set in stone yet it seems more likely now that fans of the Call of Duty franchise will see another sequel coming their way soon.
The Call of Duty franchise has established itself as one of the most successful game franchises of the year, shattering sales records and boasting an enormous fanbase of both casual and hardcore gamers. The most recent entry in the series, Modern Warfare 3, serves as a bookend to the Modern Warfare trilogy and a launching pad for several new additions to the series. But, can this game prove that the third time is a charm or does it fail to live up to the previous games? Read on to find out.