Call of Dutys’ reign over the FPS genre feels as if it is finally coming to an end, and it’s better for the industry
It has been a long time since I have played a shooter and haven’t thought to myself; “oh this is a variation of Call of Duty.” That was until Titanfall had its beta recently, and finally I felt like I was playing a game that wasn’t inspired by the same mechanics that seemed to be recycled for the past 6 years.
When the 360’s major title Halo 3 hit in 2007, I found myself having a great time with Master Chief’s latest adventure, but It was still just more Halo. I like many others were eagerly awaiting the next big thing that a new wave of consoles would bring, and when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare hit, I like many others were blown away by the sheer amount of enjoyment I was getting from a console shooter that didn’t have the name Halo in it.
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.