Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Is it ok to be excited?

So first of all, incase you haven’t seen the new reveal trailer for the next Call of Duty game – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, here it is for you to enjoy.

Now there is a lot to take in here so just calm yourself down and take a minute to get yourself together… ready? Ok.

Over the years, I would say since the first Modern Warfare title in particular, Call of Duty has become extremely popular with millions of gamers playing multiplayer everyday and competitions having up to a £400,000 prize pot. Just thinking about that makes me think of quitting this and just playing CoD till I’m the best. But that aside, it has also come under fire on more than one accession and gained a reputation of being a bit samey from game to game. They have certainly tried to introduce new features as the games go on, but nothing quite hit home since the modern reboot or maybe the first zombies mode. With games such as Titanfall breathing down CoD’s neck, taking away some much valued market share, they had to do something new to draw us back. So is this trailer good enough to get us pumped?

In a nutshell, Yes, we should be excited for this latest installment for the world’s favourite shooter. If there is a franchise that can move shooters along, it is Call of Duty. Remember how every mainstream FPS was WW2 based until Modern Warfare came along? It has now reached the time where even modern shooters are reaching their peak and even with the release of Titanfall, I think that it will be Call of Duty that will lead the way for a new trend. Secondly, with Sledgehammer joining the Call of Duty developer trio, we can expect longer development times for these games making sure that while they can still come out on a yearly basis, they are more refined than ever. Sledgehammer is a capable studio and can certainly handle the pressure of delivering a solid shooter worthy of the Call of Duty mantle.

And finally, it has Kevin Spacey in it! When was the last time he was in anything bad? There is little doubt that his voice over the trailer makes it what it is and the character he looks to be playing certainly has the potential to be a great bad guy. We have seen from games such as Borderlands 2 how a great villain can turn a good game into a great one so let’s hope that Spacey can keep us hating him and on the edge of our seats the entire journey.

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  • FPS isn’t my genre and I think the marketplace is pretty saturated already, but given the number of new gamers arriving each day and the number of COD fans it should do pretty well regardless, which is why Activision keep churning them out like they’re Final Fantasy titles.

    Take away the COD prefix and you’ve got a trailer for a futuristic shooter notable for having Kevin Spacey and massive bunny hops.

  • FPS isn’t my genre and I think the marketplace is pretty saturated already, but given the number of new gamers arriving each day and the number of COD fans it should do pretty well regardless, which is why Activision keep churning them out like they’re Final Fantasy titles.

    Take away the COD prefix and you’ve got a trailer for a futuristic shooter notable for having Kevin Spacey and massive bunny hops.