‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ a refreshing breath in popular long-running series
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m not much for first-person shooters. I would say it has nothing to do with the sole fact that I’m terrible at them (which is crystallized in brilliant clarity when I dare to venture online), but that would be a lie. I suppose I just don’t have that timing down: knowing when to duck for cover or when to go in guns a-blazin’. Either way, FPS games generally aren’t my go-to.
With that being said, however, I had an absolute amazing time making my way through “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” both during the single-player campaign mission and even some of online multiplayer maps. (Spoiler alert to no one: I was terrible again actual human opponents.) For the first time since “Destiny,” I found myself wanting to jump back into a shooter’s world and take control of my destiny through the view of a brightly lit reticle.
Reminding my why the “Call of Duty” franchise is a juggernaut in the gaming industry (and washing away the sins of 2013’s “Ghosts” installment), “AW” goes all out in its quest to shake up the popular yet aging series. We’re talking Kevin Spacey levels of shake up here. Well, and mercenaries gone wild with uber-powered mechanized armor capable of shredding through steel and taking over entire cities. Or weapons of mass destruction. We can’t forget about those.
Four “My suit does what?!” stars out of five.