Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: game review
Title: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Developer: Sledgehammer Games
CIS editor: Новый Диск
Release date: 4 November 2014
Platform: РС / PS4 / PS3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360
Game website: http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare
And then is the future, 2060. At this time, the world is threatened by the American private military company Atlas. And in this situation we can figure on only the specially created division "Guardians" and the main character of the game lieutenant Jack Mitchell. Here it should be noted that this future has nothing to do with the future of last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts. Advanced Warfare gives the start of a separate universe Call of Duty.
Despite the fact that the plot is completely predictable (in a review we intend to get round the plot turns with the aim not to spoil your fun), to observe what is happening on the screen is quite interesting: it is necessary not only to praise the writers but designers as well. Locations and weapons are nicely picked up, and military technology of the future is skillfully that you have no doubt about its authenticity.
Of course, if flying and walking tanks are realistic for you. Questions may arise only about the small combat drones that prefer to swarm fly like deadly chrome bees, but we also understand that it is made for greater entertainment events.
Speaking about entertainment, every part of Call of Duty has a wow-episode, which is discussed duringa few years after the game's release. For Ghosts it was an orbital blow that destroyed town of the main characters, in the first Modern Warfare - a nuclear explosion, and in Modern Warfare 2 we remember shocking No Russian mission with civilians shooting in the airport. Alas, Advanced Warfare cannot boast in this respect anything else.
The explosion of the Golden Gate Bridge of course, from the technical side looks good, but we have seen this episode in various games and action movies are tired. We could be shocked by one of the final mission of the game, but the developers are noticeably shy, showing the horrors of the concentration camps Atlas.
In terms of gameplay single company Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still the same rail shooting, accompanied by incessant explosions and mandatory «press F to...». It seems that the developers intend use this technique, which has already become internet meme. But this time the imaginary freedom of movement is a little more, and the enemies do not appear from the air right in front of the astonished player. Gameplay is fun, and this is the main criterion of the Call of Duty, because neither the seriousness nor realistic shooter is not designed.
Mitchell is jumping on the buses roofs rushing on the highway, barehanded pulls on the turret hatches and climbs the walls like Spiderman. Sometimes the player can drive combat drone or get inside the huge exoskeleton equipped with a rocket launcher and the famous "Carousel of Death" by Gatling gun. Due to the last we like the game Call of Duty.
It is unclear why many compare multiplayer Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with recent Titafall because it is, in fact the Crysis. Local exoskeletons are exactly the same as in the trilogy Nanosuit in Crytek: allow to become invisible, accelerate, jump higher than normal (and then kill the enemy landing on his head), to mute the sound of steps, hover in the air, and so on.
Call of Duty has always known how to entertain players in multiplayer, but each new iteration of the game there are more issues due to fundamental differences between different parts of the network shooting was absent. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not the same case. Thanks exoskeleton the battle became more vertical and dynamic. And new skills tied to the exoskeleton also allow you to create a very original combination.
Alas dimensions of cards are not impressive: here the game was far away the last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts, not to mention about the canonical Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, so the average length of the fight is about eight minutes. The average life expectancy is even more difficult. If earlier it was enough to remember two or three routes of the enemy, but now it is practically impossible due to the layered structure of the cards. The enemy may come from the top, bottom, side, or simply fly from the adjacent building.
For this reason, sniper rifles now are relevant in a pair of cards, and the rest time the players have conventional firearm or futuristic weapons. The last seems like beam gun and it is little more difficult to use than the classic weapons, but when used correctly it is very effective. Of course we are talking about the hardcore battles. As previously in normal mode the enemy quietly withstands several hits to the body and continues to do own thing, so the choice of weapons is becoming more a matter of aesthetic preference of player as TTX is not important. For those who are not happy with the futuristic machinery, the game has added a special mode with a playlist of classic where you will have invisible and silent cyborg soldiers shoot with lasers in all directions.
There is no a revolution in terms of game modes. The game has a familiar "Team battle", "Murder is confirmed," "Control of points" and other well-known but less popular modes. To have a rest of the team battles is possible in co-op missions. There are not too much cards, but it is not a secret that the series earns by selling add-on cards in the form of DLC. But from a pleasant idea you can remember about the idea with boxes, which are periodically issued to the player at the end of the match. Inside you can find unique items like equipment that customize the look of a fighter and weapons with non-basic characteristics and unique colors. This "lottery" is definitely the right decision: now we want to run the game more often with the hope that in the following box you get at some super rare weapons or original balaclava.
To sum up, we should say that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is clearly successful solution. The game has a lot of questions (in today's reality there is one additional, namely quite a high price), but for Sledgehammer Games the first step was not a troublesome. Maybe Advanced Warfare is not the best game in the new series of Call of Duty, but certainly it holds own position.