Posts Tagged ‘Call of Duty’

Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction

October 29, 2013

The new Extinction mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts has finally been revealed and I must admit, it is looking like something that I’d like.

Too bad I won’t support Call of Duty again until they deliver a new engine with impressive graphics like Battlefield did two years ago.

Call of Duty: Ghost

September 17, 2013

Is the Call of Duty franchise all milked out? I mean, it certainly feels old. Old but polished, I’ll give them that. Black Ops 2 was fun and all, but insanely outdated graphics and mechanics were apparent.

Now when they are talking about Ghosts, the biggest stories are about dog and fish AI. Wow. Is that sad or pathetic? Does this imply innovation does no longer exist in Call of Duty? I mean look at how new and fresh Battlefield 4 looks.

I play Black Ops II

September 14, 2013

Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer is free-to-play for two days and I decided to give it a shot, considering I haven’t played it yet and it’s the most popular shooter out there. I can say I was pleasantly surprised.

My last Call of Duty experience was in Modern Warfare 2 and on the Xbox 360, and I loved it. But I did play the single player campaign of the other CoD games, though plus some online on the PC during “try it for free campaign”. But Battlefield 3 has been my main shooter the past two years, although I hardly touch it anymore so it’s not really a fair statement, more like  2011-2012 and then this entire year I haven’t gamed shooters.

I didn’t expect much from Black Ops II, but I was surprised. I remember Modern Warfare 2 being fast and fun, and this is exactly what I got from Black Ops II. It’s so incredible fast, easy, fun, intensive, and quick. Instant respawn, small maps for maximum intensity, no vehicles and fun customization. Now I remember why this franchise is so successful. Compared to Battlefield 3 this game is years more polished in terms of basic features such as joining as a party etc.

However, not everything is gold and roses. The graphics feel insanely outdated compared to Battlefield 3, this game looks like shit. It truly feels like Modern Warfare from 2007 and they need to fucking delete that engine and make a completely new one, not an enhanced one like they are doing for Call of Duty: Ghost.

With being so positively surprised by this, I might actually pick up Call of Duty: Ghost. But the graphics really bother me. Battlefield 4 will be so much more beautiful with stunning effects that I don’t know if I want to support a company that doesn’t innovate in graphics.

DmC

January 28, 2013

I lost my gaming lust when it comes to single player games. I have tried Sleeping Dogs, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin’s Creed III, Metro 2033 and Hitman: Absolution during my Dota 2 era and I only managed to finish Modern Warfare 3 out of all those games. And that’s because I played all the other CoD games prior. And the fact that CoD is usually between 3-5 hours long only.

Sure, some of these games were not bad. Sleeping Dogs, for an instance, I like a lot. I just don’t have the energy or urge to finish it right now. Metro 2033 is very interesting too, but like I said, single player games have no hold over me anymore. I do hope to get around and finish them one day. Maybe even AC3, but I doubt Hitman though.

Now I have received some more games from the gaming gods, and first up is DmC the new Devil May Cry game. I very much enjoyed the previous games and I haven’t played a hack N slash action game in a long while. I hear this game runs at 60 FPS on the PC with gorgeous graphics. I look forward to being a judge of that.

Also in my gift basket was Far Cry 3, Black Ops II and Mass Effect 3. I feel like I might finish Mass Effect 3 to end the trilogy. Black Ops II, the same story as it’ll be short and I’ve played every single other CoD game.

I don’t like the new Dante design. May I cry along with the devil?

Are there no other games out there?

August 12, 2012

I’ve been ranting on and on about how I only will buy two games this year. Guild Wars 2 was the first one, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been my second one which I got for “free” thanks to an affiliation program. And since Dota 2 is a free game, that pretty much closes my wallet for video games for 2012. But does that mean that there are no other interesting titles coming out? Of course not.

Borderlands 2

This could be a great game to play with three friends during the Christmas season while it’s snowing outside and you are inside blasting the wastelands in style with your friends. If you are into shooters with a little extra depth and replay-ability this is something you might want to check out.

Sleeping Dogs

GTA in China or also known as Yakuza copy or something there in between is what you could call this game. I tried it out briefly at the UFC fan expo as Georges St-Pierre did the motion cap for the fighting moves for this game. It was like I said earlier, it felt like GTA in China and that’s a good thing. I’ve long wanted something like this and since I was an Xbox exclusive console gamer I never got to experience Yakuza and this is the shot for those people. The PC version is the superior one it seems with DX11 support and much more detail and horsepower. If you like GTA or Yakuza, check this out.

Hitman: Absolution

They promised that only a small percentage of the players will be able to beat this game on hardcore. It will go back to its roots and extend the classical beloved Hitman gameplay. Just PR talk or will they deliver? I don’t know, honestly. But if they do deliver, this game is one to look out for. I still remember when I played Hitman 2 and it was amazing. Can Absolution bring back that joy?

Assassin’s Creed III

Be an assassin in America when history was at its busiest with war and more war. Sea battles. War. Revolutions. Awesomeness. I don’t need to say anything else. This looks like it will be the best AC game by far.

Other worthy mentions: Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, & Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

So there are games out there that are promising. I just won’t be picking them up as I am too busy with Dota 2 and soon to be busy with Guild Wars 2 as well. And on top of that I’ll have Battlefield 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to keep me entertained. And I don’t foresee that becoming boring in at least two to three years at earliest. I’ve always been a PC gamer, because of the value you get for the games. Comparing most consoles that last around 10-20 hours with a PC game that lasts for years and you see why I prefer the PC. Guild Wars 2 for $59.99 will give me hundreds of hundreds hours of entertainment. And I am nearing 600 hours with Dota 2 and have no desire to stop playing it. PC ❤

Which games are you buying this fall?

If Dota 2 does come out of its beta state this year, I don’t foresee any other game beating it for the Game of the Year crown.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

May 4, 2012

The next Call of Duty game will be none other than the sequel to the highly popular and beloved Black Ops: Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that Black Ops was one of my absolute favorites of the Call of Duty series with superior story and narrative along with some of the best soundtracks along with some of the best action moments in the games history. So I for one, am happy with the direction.

Activision promises to “revolutionize” and expand the franchise like never before with Black Ops II and take it to new heights. Well, we’ve heard that one before, but it remains to be seen what the big news are for this year. I would love a spectator mode for one, and that the perk system is revamped completely and perhaps try to make it for esport? With an audience so big, it would be interesting.

What are your requests and wishes for Black Ops II? Are you happy with it or did you want Modern Warfare 4?

Is this the game that will save console gaming? Not a chance. I’d get it for the PC anyway.

Battlefield 3 impressions

October 30, 2011

I’ve now spent quite a few hours on Battlefield 3, and countless more are coming. I’ve experienced the battlefield first-hand (hae hae) with many of my friends and we already have had some nice classic moments together.

Thus far I’m really enjoying the game. Hands-down the best game of the year at the moment, and the only competitor I see is Star Wars: The Old Republic. The console era has ended for sure and I won’t be needing my Xbox 360 any longer. Battlefield 3 is here to stay for many years.

The game isn’t perfect, and no game is. There are some minor flaws like no ping indication, no queue options if the servers are full, etc. But other than that, it’s fantastic. It’s the best looking game I’ve ever seen. No doubt. Is it real or is it Battlefield 3? Tough call.

My review should be up next week around the weekend. Got quite the hectic school schedule next week.

The first and only game that has made me feel like I’m participating in a war on a battlefield.

One week.

October 20, 2011

One week. That’s all.

Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition

September 2, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has special plans for their game for sure. And one of those is the Hardened Edition version of the game, which just has leaked out. What is inside?

  • Unique Disc art
  • 1 year of membership for Call of Duty Elite
  • “Founder Status” granting exclusive in-game emblems, camo, player-card, and clan XP boost
  • Steelbook casing
  • Exclusive PSN theme and XBL Avatar outfit
  • Field journal containing authentic documents and entries

Fairly impressive considering what kind of a cash cow this franchise is. I mean, look at Skyrim´s collector edition, probably the worst CE in the world. I am quite impressed that Activision actually did more than they had to.

“Fuck, fuck, they’ve got me locked down!”

August 3, 2011

That’s a direct quote from the Battlefield 3 Alpha. And it worries me. A lot, but at the same time not at all.

Cheese is becoming a more frequent ingredient in video games than any other dairy product or any other food product for that matter. Cheese is great, and we all love cheese on our sandwiches, hamburgers, pizzas, and the list goes on. But in video games, cheese doesn’t blend in as good as it does on food. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. And apparently DICE are not aware of this.

That line came from alpha footage of Battlefield 3 from a player that was being attacked. It sounded extremely cheesy and it got me laughing a bit. Does anyone really thing that kind of behavior is cool anymore? I know what DICE were going for. Desperation, panic, and realism. I get it. The soldier is on brink of death, why worry about manners etc? I get it. No worries. But it doesn’t make it less cheesy or laughable for that.

After that footage I am certain that the singleplayer campaign will be full of cheese. Loaded with it. It will be dripping from the edges. But that doesn’t bother me, not at all. Why? Because Battlefield 3 is a multiplayer game. A game you play online with friends and just kill other players and have fun doing it. It doesn’t matter that it will be full of cheese in the singleplayer with the occasional stupid comment online. It will all vanish when you submerge into that beautiful dessert or war terrain and start blowing things in the air with friends. It will make all cheese go away and it will make things much, much better.