With Activision’s Advanced Warfare releasing in less than two weeks, here are our predictions on what the game will look like. We hope to see traditional first person shooter gameplay transformed into a futuristic experience with weaponry that does not always need reloading and drones that provide support fire for players who can’t be seen.
Call of Duty is a game that has been around since 2003. The first time Advanced Warfare was announced, it was set to release in 2016. However, Activision decided to delay the release until 2021. Here are some thoughts on the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
As the release of the new Call of Duty game, Vanguard, approaches, we decided to give some older CoDs a go that, to be honest, we haven’t even played before.
Vanguard, produced by Sledgehammer Games, released its debut trailer today, and while we wait for it, here are some of our views on Sledgehammer’s first CoD game.
I used to play practically every Call of Duty game that came out on the PS3 while it was still a next-generation platform, from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare through Call of Duty: Ghosts. I figured that because I was a CoD veteran on the PS3 at the time, I could pick up where I left off today, after many years of gaming retirement. Although CoD and I did not end our relationship in a pleasant manner. In 2013, I played Call of Duty Ghosts, which is still one of the worst Call of Duty games I’ve ever played, as well as one of the worst FPS games I’ve ever played.
And now, in 2021, I’ve chosen to finish the first game I never finished — Advanced Warfare. First and foremost, I’m happy to report that the game is much superior than Ghosts. However, it should be noted that it is nothing near the level of top CoDs such as Modern Warfare 2 or Black Ops 2. (underrated CoD that I hold very dear). The game’s scenario spans the years 2054 to 2054, with Jack Mitchell, a former Marine who was left without a hand and a best buddy, as the focus of the tale. He is offered a second opportunity to be a soldier after being released from the army, this time for the private military firm Atlas, which is managed by the father of his late buddy.
Now, it’s crucial to note that AW is a normal Call of Duty game, and hence most of the aspects may be considered as “stolen” from past CoD games. Given the future premise, AW went above and above in including more current technology than Black Ops 2, to the point that the game has totally transformed into an interactive sci-fi movie. I have to agree that AW looked to be heavily influenced by James Cameron’s Avatar in terms of technology and weaponry.
Modern technology has been employed to create several new gameplay aspects, such as an exo-suit that provides you specific benefits during the battle, boost leaps with a jetpack, and a grappling gun that allows you to swiftly ascend to a location that is out of your reach, similar to Batman. However, it should be noted that some players (like myself) who are used to the earlier, more simplistic CoDs may not employ these new gameplay aspects unless they are absolutely essential for the mission’s completion.
Older Call of Duty gamers, for example, will still prefer to grab a weapon, rush out into the clearing, and fire at everything that moves. This also takes us to the original Call of Duty artificial intelligence, which comprises of foes that assault in groups and largely act as cannon fodder. Although the Rambo strategy (headless running and random shooting) works in most circumstances, there are certain adversaries that need more bullets and more precision shooting to be defeated (which reminded me a lot of Killzone).
AI buddies are mainly there to give you a tale and tell you what to do, but they are ineffective in combat, which is great since CoD gamers are accustomed to doing the majority of the work themselves in each mission. Let’s not forget about the classic stealth missions, which are a must-have in every CoD game.
The plot itself is engaging and simple to follow, despite the fact that it is not very original. The exceptional voice-acting, as well as the design of the animated cut-scenes, deserve special mention. Now, although the cutscenes are wonderfully done and the actors’ faces are brilliantly reproduced, demonstrating a strong graphics engine, the visuals in the missions themselves are quite barren and do not seem to be at their utmost. But, at the very least, it explains the abundance of really enjoyable shooting mechanics and nonstop explosion effects. This leads us to the next point: the mission.
To be fair, the missions aren’t dull in the least, but you should be aware that the most of them follow the standard CoD structure. The plot will take you to numerous locales throughout the world, yet practically every task will remind you of an earlier mission from a prior Call of Duty game. Almost all of the urban missions that took place downtown seemed eerily similar to the Los Angeles scenario from Black Ops 2.
However, high-budget components such as the huge mission on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco deserve praise. So, even if there isn’t much innovation, the activity never ends. Also worthy of praise are the two missions set in Greece and Antarctica, even though the latter is eerily similar to the classic Modern Warfare 2 Cliffhanger.
Finally, the game’s length should be evaluated. I played it for the first time yesterday, and I completed it in only seven hours (at usual level and a somewhat slower speed), which is sickeningly quick. Nonetheless, the CoDs never pushed on lengthy single-player campaigns, and the tale has a good beginning and conclusion, so we may conclude that’s warranted. After all, the game is lengthier and more enjoyable than Ghosts, which I completed for the first time in around two and a half to three hours, and then switched off.
At the end of the day, Advanced Warfare is a decent game. While the game isn’t particularly new or noteworthy among the thick CoD weeds, it is nevertheless visually appealing, lively, and entertaining, so it’s a good way to pass a dull day.
SCORE: 7 OUT OF 10
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set to release for the first time in 2021 and here’s what we think of it. Reference: call of duty 2021 release date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Advanced Warfare worth playing in 2021?
A: This game is already past its prime, so I would not recommend playing it now. But if you want to play shooters in the future, there are many games that will be released soon and they should provide much better gameplay experiences than Advanced Warfare.
What Call of Duty will come out in 2021?
A: The next Call of Duty will be a new entry in the franchise, which is expected to release on November 5th 2020.
What youre seeing here is advanced warfare?
A: This is a screenshot from the game, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.
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