Sunday, January 18, 2015

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

Hey Guys, it's better late than never to submit a review because of how lazy of a person I am. However, I finally have a chance to review Advanced Warfare. I'm going to let you know this review is based on both the Xbox 360 version of the game and the Xbox One version of the game.
This is one of the best looking games of the year
Story: 5
The story is mediocre at best with Kevin Spacey the single thing that actually keeps the campaign somewhat strong. It seem that as the years go by, the campaign for each entry in the Call of Duty franchise gets worse. However, the story is slightly better than COD: Ghosts, yet both stories are still painfully cliche. I'm willing to bet that most players can take a wild guess as to what will happen to the story and they will be correct.

I usually play Call of Duty for the campaign, so I'm in the minority of people who actually care. This game would be a whole lot worse if the campaign was supposed to be the main focus of the game. However, the major complaint I have about the campaign is that the cutscenes can't be skipped. It's as if Sledgehammer was delusional enough to believe that the story was good or if they wanted to show off what the graphics engine was capable of.

Graphics: 10 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), 9(Xbox 360)
I'm not one for graphics, but I still refuse to believe that this is a video game. The graphics are just absolutely gorgeous and run at a smooth 60 FPS. However, the graphics are downgraded on last-gen consoles, but they still look good. However, the PS3 version of the game has to be the ugliest version of the game. There really is not much to say about the graphics since they are just flawless-at least on next-gen consoles and PC.

Multiplayer/Gameplay: 7
This is the one component that most people still buy Call of Duty for, but the multiplayer is still rather lackluster. Teamwork is literally not encouraged as most people would just be jumping around the map with the Exo Suit. Just expect to die about every 30 seconds because there is a high chance that you're going to end up bumping into someone who is spamming with the Exo Suit.

The Exo Suit is a pretty big disappointment. However, it at least show that the franchise is trying to be "innovative". I'm using "innovative" loosely because the gameplay is way too similar to Titanfall except that there is no wall-running. Additionally, the health system is still the same as I thought the Exo Suit would provide extra protection, but I guess not. There is a playlist available in the multiplayer portion that removes the Exo Suit ability which I highly recommend if you just can't dying every 30 seconds.

I'm not that much of the Exo Survival mode as it's just a generic horde mode with challenging enemies. Zombies isn't coming out until the Havoc DLC comes which will more than likely make the game better.

There really isn't too special about this game. Don't listen to the critics who gave this game a 9 or 10 because that's just completely dishonest. This game does not deserve a 9 or 10, but that doesn't mean Advance Warfare is a bad game. It's a good game, but not as great as critics are saying it is. The graphics have to be the highlight of the game because I have never seen such a beautiful game in a while. I personally know people who got the game just for the graphics, but they enjoyed their time with the game. Overall, wait for a price drop because this game is not worth the $60 price tag.
I'll be making more reviews in the near future. Be sure to check back to see my Destiny, Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Grand Theft Auto V (Next-Gen) review.
Till Next Time!!