For those out there who might have thought that a truly sophisticated Call of Duty game might never arrive we present Advanced Warfare. Certainly a lot of hype has been spread around this game and expectations are incredibly high to say the least. Is it able to live up to all the advertising propaganda put out there? In a word…yes. This crazy, wonderful game finally thrusts us into the future of warfare, where private militaries, complex politics and advanced technologies permeate the landscape. Not surprisingly, this means that all sorts of interesting additions have been included this go ‘round too, which in turn has transformed the basic multiplayer experience. Basically, if you like first-person shooters and/or action in general, you’re going to absolutely love this game…
Without going into too much depth about the story (we’ll leave that for you to personally discover) it details a future in which global problems fuel the rise of private militaries and the use of advanced battle technology to deal with various problems. Of course, this is an oversimplification in many ways because the sense of drama that is achieved and developed throughout the course of this tale is incredibly EPIC, to say the least. Naturally, no one was expecting anything less from this franchise; it’s never been associated with subtlety, after all.
What many gamers will immediately dig however, is the multiplayer - which has definitely been overhauled in some pretty astounding ways. First off (aside from the fact that battle armor now allows you to pull off all sorts of powerful jumps and maneuvers), there’s the pace of the action, which has seemingly increased quite a bit. Now, the action onscreen is even more frantic, yet behind it all there’s still an enhanced sense of tactical calculation underlying everything. Moreover, with all the new options for customization, there’s never been a better time to dive into what CoD has to offer. Clearly, if you’re looking for a baseline FPS game to use for mostly multiplayer gaming, THIS is exactly what you’re looking for. No one else can even really claim to come close to delivering as polished and thorough an experience as what Sledgehammer Games has achieved here.
Some might feel as though the franchise has veered too far away from what could be called the “core CoD experience”. Any such notions should be immediately thrown out because that’s definitely not the case. The basic “feel” present in its predecessors rings loud and true with this outing; it seems to be more of a true evolution than a wild swing into the future. Deep down we all knew this type of game was coming, it was only a question of WHEN.
Armed with stellar visuals and so many refinements that it’s almost mind-boggling, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is nothing short of brilliant. It is most certainly one of the more iconic and amazing titles currently available for 8th generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and definitely shouldn’t be missed, especially if you enjoyed any of the previous entries in the famed series.