Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

Advanced Warfare is full of feelings such as betrayal, friendship, reasons to fight, and losing close friends and good team mates. It is also full of technology and explosions. Lots of explosions.

You play as Jack Mitchell voiced by Troy Baker (and I might add, it’s very visible as you see below in my comparison). He’s a private in the marine corps, but upon losing a friend and an arm in a mission, a company named Atlas comes forward and offers Mitchell a job. As you progress the story it takes a twist and your adventure starts.

Like all the previous games in the Call of Duty series, it is a first person shooter with tight controls, a big fanbase and lots of enemies to kill. Since I haven’t played a single CoD game before, I can’t really tell what the differences are, but I do know that the exo-suits is a new thing, which makes your character stronger and able to do things such as jumping higher and crawl on walls. It also makes for an interesting RPG-style upgrading system where you’re bettering your suit with points granted by doing challenges such as killing enemies, doing headshots and other stuff.

The game was more diverse than I expected. As I got through the story, the game made me go all in shooting (as the main thing), going in stealthy, using a grapple hook, fly in a jetplane, put me at the rodder of destroyer and even in a mech.

I’ve been hesitant to this series. I’ve never been into the general shooter, especially one going on in a regular war, I’ve even avoided it over the years. I have had much fun playing first person shooters but they were always the odd ones with other things than the shooting making me play the game, being it the story or an interesting gameplay element..

I am quite positively surprised. I had fun playing through the game. One thing I did notice was that Ilona, a soldier at your team, looks way different in the cut scenes, and that annoyed the hell out of me. At a scene towards the end of the game, I went “who IS that?” before realising it was Ilona. The other soldiers had helmet on during missions, so maybe this was the reason that I didn’t saw the vast difference from real time to rendered look on characters.

Hit; Huge focus on gunplay and feel of recoil. Exosuits makes for some interesting gameplay and alternative approach on enemies.
Miss; Story is cliche, but that’s expected from this series. Flight controls are horrible.
Need; Driving a tank could have been fun.

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Getting sucked into games by Super Mario as a kid, gaming got on hold during her teens. Lured into gaming with the 7th generation by GTA IV, and a few years later intrigued by reviewing games, and now she's running gamingirl since 2009.
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