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.
The Future of Call of Duty May Very Well Be Micro-transactions
Today Call of Duty players in the Western Hemisphere got a true taste of the future of the best selling video game series in history. Today Activision announced the implementation of micro-transaction in the annual Call of Duty franchise. Presently you will be able to utilize real money to upgrade your multiplayer character’s appearance in cosmetics ways, as of now. Although this is not the first time a Call of Duty title has included micro-transactions, but it is indeed the first time it has been included in a $60 title outside of China.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified getting the bundle treatment
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be included in a special PlayStation Vita bundle,Sony Europe president Jim Ryan revealed at Sony’s Gamescom press conference. The bundle will include a Vita, a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and a pouch. Presumably the bundle will launch alongside Declassified this November. The price was not announced.
Declassified will take place between Call of Duty: Black Ops and the upcoming Black Ops 2. It will feature singe-player content as well as 4-on-4 multiplayer, featuring maps built specifically for Vita and familiar modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed.
Details on the new Call of Duty game for the Vita
Amazon and Walmart have posted details on both their sites for the New Call of Duty game on the PS Vita.
First off the description of the game. “Before the future could be won, history had to be written. Exposing that story exclusively on PlayStation Vita, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified explores original fiction in the Call of Duty Black Ops universe with an all-new campaign of Special Ops missions. Optimized for gamers on-the-go, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified delivers the most intense handheld Call of Duty experience to date, including both Special Ops Story mode and Multiplayer combat tailored for the PS Vita.”
Second both sites have the game priced at $49.96. Which will make it one of the more expensive games on the Vita. Both sites also have it slated for a December 31, 2012 release which is probably just a place holder. Activision is set to publish it which is obvious but no news on who the developer is for the game.
The game does sound interesting and the Vita does need a good first person shooter on it. What do you think? Will this be any good? Let us know in the comments.
Call of Duty Needs Some Innovation
Following their record setting release of Modern Warfare 3, Activision intends on keeping their annual release trend going. The day of MW3’s release Activision CEO Bobby Kotick announced that a new Call of Duty was being developed for a 2012 release. On the release of their fourth quarter earnings earlier this month the next installment was confirmed.
After Sledgehammer Games was pulled from development of their ill-fated 3rd person COD game and put on MW3, there is some buzz that they may be working on a new title (my bet is on “Call of Duty 2013). Regardless, it is clear that 2012 will see another COD, I believe this will be number 9 for the franchise, and Treyarch will more than likely be manning the operation.
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.