Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Video Game Review: Call of Duty: Advance Warfare


I've been playing this game for just under a year now and I thought I would right a review since I've now had a chance to play all of the expansion packs and the new COD: BlackOps 3 is coming out in about a month. 

I played this game on Xbox One. 

The campaign uses all the new advancements in advanced warfare from drone hovering up to exo-suits turning your character invisible or allowing you to hop around higher than humanely possible. Kevin Spacey's villain, spoiler but you should've seen it coming, provided an interesting storyline to follow along with as the levels progress. Some of the visuals are stunning and with the great graphics it is easy to be mesmerized. The only problem I had with the campaign were too many stealth missions. This game does have some great invisibility but with all the weaponry, it is tough to keep quiet when I wanted to just blow things up.

The multiplayer is the most addictive thing about this game and one of the most addictive parts of any video game I've ever played. The levels were great bouncing around all the world that is suffering from a new type of warfare. All the new tech works well within the chaotic battlefield, though I wasn't good enough to earn the streak weapons often. The new levels showed the capability of these graphics and some of my notable favorite were the Kremlin and the battleship on the river in London. I still play this addictive multiplayer after a year and it will only decline if players move on to the next version.

The co-op survival hardly was worth a few hours of play. I think I played it five times total.

The exo-zombies brought me back to the old World at War though I think there has been a zombie version since then. The four main actors were John Malkovich, Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, and Bill Paxton. This playable all-star cast voices their excitement and concerns as the player shoot through zombies using all the awesome futuristic weapons. I wish there were easier ways to get the weapons but it is still a lot of fun and the levels are cool. The storyline doesn't really fit together and I wish there was some sort of campaign mode to this but overall it is amazing. Ash, Bruce Campbell, shows up in the later levels and the competition gets more intense. I played this mode until my thumbs hurt!

My first video game review and if I ever have time to play some of these awesome new releases, I will write reviews for them too!

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