|Post Date: 18:07 23-04-2014
Comment: So, it’s time for yet another ride in one of this industry’s biggest attractions. We already know that Activision is aiming on refinement rather than innovation when it comes to their heart’s Call of Duty. I know that when I put the disc in the console, I will have to sneak in the tall grass, crawl on building facades, run in corridors, see buildings crumble, blow up doors and shoot everyone on the other side in slow motion, splash in some water, turn off the lights and sneak around with night vision equipment and all that as well as is a part of every Call of Duty. I won’t even count how many times I hear the phrase “stay frosty”.Call of Duty: Ghosts is about a mythical bunch of elite soldiers who have done a lot of hard things that are so incredibly hard that they deserved the epithet of ghosts. But when a mission goes to hell, one of the “Ghosts” gets separated from the others. Some time later, the Ghosts are suddenly started to get murdered, one after another.
The story might not be the most interesting under the sun’s shining sore but the pace is there. One spectacular event after another without any interruption. For me, who has my attention span on a half YouTube clip, this is something that suits me well. I don’t know when I’ll close and always play for a longer time than I had planned, because the future mission seems so cool … the next as well… and the next. Despite all the extreme things that happen and the amount of hustle and bustle everywhere, Ghosts doesn’t lose a frame of what I’ve seen. It’s almost hard that even in the most intense moments, it’s hard to understand that I’m playing on the Xbox 360 and not Xbox One.
Since all components of the campaign follow the same old familiar recipe, you could probably say that Call of Duty: Ghosts are superfluous – but I want to point out that it has never been as honed as it is now. It’s so much fun, seamless, technically impressive and well-written. Practice makes you better, obviously. C all of Duty is in absolute top form.
In addition to the campaign, there are three different modes. Extinction, replacing zombies with aliens and results in something almost impertinent fun in and with all the variety. A nice change of pace from the previous zombie modes, even though I liked them as well. Squads, where you finally can play with bots and also explore the versatile soldiers. The third game mode is our well known multiplayer-mode. Familiarize Domination, Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy can be found along with some new games including Blitz and Cranked. The former is about just like Capture the Flag but without the flags and the latter force all players to kill as much as possible, so that you’re not blown up. It undeniably reminiscent of Kinji Fukasakus sadistic roll Battle Royale.
In short, the online experience is crammed with entertainment for all tastes. The maps are just the right size, varied and above all more detailed than ever. There are plenty of plants which you can blend in with. On the other hand, there are also other nifty tech gadgets to use to your advantage than ever. Fans of the cleaner games, such as Counter-Strike offers with its free term and stripped challenges, will thus not become best friends with Ghosts. Then there is the fact that with almost infinite number of angles, corners and elevation changes comes the inevitable campers, now more than ever receive good results in staying hidden in one place while waiting for other players to get in sight. Just as one understands it is important to learn how the maps look, but it’s not really that easy.
As the story feels a bit puny and all the parts that the game consists of are already known for most, Call of Duty: Ghosts drops a bit in grade. But when it comes down to it – should I play a modern Call of Duty so I choose undoubtedly Ghosts .