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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a Cross Between Famous Shooters
Gather around! A new Call of Duty is just months away. Well, no surprises there. I had my doubts when the announcement trailer launched which turned into a fact after the E3 2014 demonstration. And that fact is? Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is sure as shooting a cross between famous shooters like Halo, Crysis, and Titanfall.
Being a die-hard fan of Sledgehammer Games’ and its work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, my expectations from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were sky high.
And what did I get? A lot of disappointment.
The game is reported to be set in 2054 with United States suffering at the hands of private military corporations.
According to the game’s Co-Founder, Michael Condrey and Game Director’s Glen Schofield, ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ has got a great story and will take at least 6 hours to complete. What?
However, should a player chooses to find all collectibles – Audiologs sharing backstory of Jonathan Irons and the game itself – this gameplay time can even extend upto 12 hours.
Other than this, this is the first time players will see New Game Plus in a Call of Duty game. Exactly how this feature will work is not yet known, but we will know more details in days to come.
Personally, I’m not even remotely concerned about single-player campaign since Call of Duty has always been a multiplayer experience for me. Sadly, we could not receive any information related to multiplayer aspect of the game.
The E3 2014 demonstration that we saw shared quite a lot of details related to the game. The game will feature a few RPG elements, like the exosuit will be upgradable to suit a particular player’s playstyle.
Depending upon a player’s preference, it can be upgraded in a number of ways like agility and strength.
Courtesy of exosuit or Titanfall/Halo, our US marines are able to double jump across any surface, hover in the mid air, and have increased strength.
To give the credit where it is due, the game does have improved in visuals department.
The gameplay demo that we saw was – by an educated guess – running on an Xbox One and had some of the most amazing animation, facial expressions, and particle effects that Call of Duty franchise has ever produced.
Players will easily be able to make out tension on a character’s face in a heated debate or warzone. Mood and pacing is something which has been completely revamped for the upcoming iteration.
Since futuristic warfare is not complete without its fair share of weapons and vehicles, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a vast inclusion of weapons and vehicles. Boats that travel underwater, hoverbikes, and walking tanks are some of the vehicles that you can expect to see in the game.
Not much is known about the weapons that will be featured in the game, but we do know that the gun in player’s hands during the E3 demonstration is called HMAR which used to a LMG in previous Call of Duty titles, but now is an Assault Rifle.
Now that we are done with the single-player aspect of the game, a multiplayer reveal is certainly underway.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is slated to release on Nov. 4, 2014 across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.