Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: More Than Meets the Eye

Yes, you Transformers fans, I know where the phrase comes from. But, for some reason – it does feel itself comfortable in the terms of the new release from Activision – Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Since the first trailer appeared, people started talking about the magic of the future and ways Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will beat the already available Battlefield 4. After all, these two have been fighting for years and things haven’t been easy on the previous Call of Duty Ghosts. So, how about now?

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Has an Elder Brother

Technically, if you change a few things in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and make it a third person shooter, you will get the already famous Deux Ex. Exoskeletons, the nearby future filled with electronics that rules mechanics and all that stuff make them very alike. Just try and change Belltower corporation to Atlas and instead of Adam Jensen call for Jack Mitchell and you will get what I mean. Oh no, there is nothing bad about that – it’s just that some things look alike which means that different people have pretty much the same vision of the nearby future. And you know what – we like it cause it looks great.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Makes a Difference

Finally people standing behind Call of Duty Advanced Warfare made a serious difference in the series of their games and finally their creation looks complete. No more “travelling through the bodies” stuff. We liked it, of course, but through the past few titles it was too much of that to happen. The plot itself is pretty easy to understand and pretty much at the beginning you already know what is going to happen. There is a long distance between Call of Duty Black Ops and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. No “texts between the lines” and no “double crossing” agents. You go out with you gun, you make your move and you make sure that the bad guys stay dead. However, at the same time everything is very interesting to observe and take part in. It’s like a Batman story where you see bad guys coming but you know for sure that Batman will make them regret of being naughty.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is One Hell of a Game

It may sound strange, but Call of Duty Advanced Warfare can’t boast with WOW moments (do not read them as World of Warcraft moments). Sure, they appear here and there but when compared to the previous Call of Duty games with attacks on aircraft carriers, nuclear explosions and stuff – they look unlikely to be phenomenal. But again – that is being improved by the possibilities of your character and locations you play on.

First of all, you are playing in the future where modern technologies allow you to do crazy stuff. Unlike Call of Duty Black Ops II, this future is better and a bit more yellowish) Most of the time you will be walking wearing exoskeleton that not only allows you to run faster and lift heavy boxes but that also makes a big difference during the fight. Inbuilt jetpack lets you cover distances and latitudes in no time while armored construction protects from bullets and minor injures. On the top of that, you will have a plenty of cool toys to play with during every mission. Invisible drones, gigantic mechs and almost immortal machines will make you feel proud of being a part of all this.

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Secondly – locations. Not that Activision have ever had problems with creating friendly and unfriendly environments, but it looks like lately they had some issues of making them memorable. You enter a building, you come out and forget about it in a minute. In Call of Duty Advanced Warfare things feel different. Atlas HQ looks amazing, and so does night Detroit (hello Robocop), sunny Santorin and the ice caves of Antarctic. If you don’t trust my words, you should check them out for yourself. It might cost you a lot but we agreed that supporting developers is the right thing to do, right?

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is Intense

The good thing about Call of Duty Advanced Warfare that it has lots of familiar features one enjoyed exploring in the previous Call of Duty games. As a rule, everything starts like a detective story where you are supposed to interrogate a prisoner and beat the truth out of him but just in a few minutes everything around you changes and becomes impossibly intense. Bullets and drones flying all over the place, you hiding behind tactical walls and shooting back with the rifle that can kill three soldiers in a row so powerful it is. When you are done doing that – welcome to the Prince of Persia-like crazy chases on the rooftops that spices things up, especially  when they end with a car chase where you are supposed to be quick and responsive, or else… Anyway, just enjoy playing and think only about surviving – nothing else.

New guns and new environments are not the only two things you should enjoy in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Now shooting the bad guys has gotten very exciting. Even if it may sound strange, you will get what I mean during the gameplay. AI seems to be very intelligent and if you plan to spend more than 30 seconds behind that cover – don’t! You will be flanged, killed or grenaded in no time. Always stay on the move – this is something that will keep you alive. In Call of Duty Advanced Warfare guns shoot just the way they are supposed to – loud and clear. Add the opportunity to use the cool stuff like drones and modern electronics and you will get something worth spending the sum asked. The grenades themselves are totally worth a fortune!

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The Good and the Bad of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is said to be one of the best Call of Duty games about modern times since the Modern Warfare and it certainly is one. Sure, there are some things that might make you feel uncomfortable but that feeling will disappear quickly. For instance, zombie mode is not included in the standard Call of Duty Advanced Warfare edition and will come together with the Season Pass in the future. That is one of the reasons why Call of Duty Advanced Warfare does not have that attractive multiplayer. Not that it is bad but it does not have that many maps to play on. On the top of that, modern guns are not always as practical as they seem to be and as you want them to be, but…

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is the best FPS you can get out there. It’s modern, it’s interesting and it’s catchy. Sure, paying extra is not the best option ever but investing a bit more in even better gaming experience is never a bad thing to do. Not to mention the game styles! If you are having problems with the modern weapon – use the old one. It still gets enemies down quickly enough. And Kevin Spacey! This is the second main reason why you are supposed to have Call of Duty Advanced Warfare in your library. He will make your day, your week and your month. In case you are feeling the need to buy it right away – here’s Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on Steam. Enjoy!

Author: Oleg Repetskiy

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