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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Game Review

Before I get started, I want to say that the Call Of Duty series is one of the most overrated first person shooter franchises of this generation. The fans of the COD series hype the shit out of every game – and every game is the same. Now then, before I go into full on …

Review Overview

Gameplay - 6
Story - 5
Graphics - 5
Online - 5
Fans - 4

5

Summary : Although the story was alright, it was pretty much a carbon copy of every other COD game. This made the game fairly forgettable and unimpressive.

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Before I get started, I want to say that the Call Of Duty series is one of the most overrated first person shooter franchises of this generation. The fans of the COD series hype the shit out of every game – and every game is the same. Now then, before I go into full on rage mode, let me get into this article.

Story:

The story of Ghosts is very good, but once you jump into the game, you realize that it is just a copy and paste of every Call of Duty game there has ever been. You play the protagonist of the series, Logan Walker, who is teaming with his brother David “Hesh” Walker and being led by your father, retired U.S. Army Captain Elias Walker (who is himself a former Ghost). The Ghosts were an elite group of soldiers who were very skilled in their particular field. During a mission, Elias had to make a choice to sacrifice Rorke (The leader of the Ghosts) or save his own life. Elias goes with the choice to sacrifice his partner. Rorke, consumed by revenge and being brainwashed by The Federation, is now on a mission to eliminate the Ghosts. Logan and David eventually become Ghosts themselves and set out on a mission to take out the former Ghost. Capturing him is successful, but while on the carrier to take him back to base, The Federation raid the plane and get him back. While on a mission, the Ghost team is captured by The Federation and Rorke himself.

Now, as I said, to me this was like a copy and paste of every other Call of Duty game and I will explain why. As much as I love that the controls never change and that the games are easy to jump into, I feel that Infinity Ward, Raven Software and Neversoft could have done more graphically to make this look like a different game. Treyarch has done an amazing job with the Black Ops series, making it feel like you are playing a different COD game every time out. Conversely, Infinity Ward has taken the same approach to COD since the first Modern Warfare. I realize that I am not making many Call of Duty fans happy, but when I play a game, I look for an experience – not just a time killer. When a game makes me feel an itch to uncover the rest of the story, then that is a great game. Sadly, the Call of Duty franchise (or should I say Infinity Ward’s version of the game) mails it in every year with the series.

Online:

The reason that I feel the story sometimes seems to suck in these games is because the developers of this series tend to focus too much on the online play and not enough on the single player campaign. Some people buy the game and do not even touch the campaign, instead just jumping right into the online mode. This pisses me off, because you shouldn’t pay 60+ dollars for a fucking online game, in my opinion. You will always have people who ruin the game for everyone else, such as little kids who take Call Of Duty way too seriously. The very first time I jumped online into Ghosts, I was called a Christmas Noob (Someone who just got the game at Christmas, and does not know the maps) just because I made a comment on how big the map looked. Which leads me to…

Fans:

The COD fans are some of the dumbest fucking people I have ever come across in my entire fucking life. These bags of douche literally kill every fun moment that you could possibly have online, taking the game way too seriously. Now, I understand if you are in a tournament and need to take it seriously, but if you are just sitting at home killing time, it’s not that big of a fucking deal.

Overall:

Overall, I liked the game, even though in this review it seems like I dogged it pretty badly. I felt the need to get my opinion out on the series of COD, because I feel it is very overrated and I hate it when people say it is better than the Battlefield franchise.

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