Published on November 9th, 2013 | by Black Hokage21
COD Ghost | First Impressions
I’m 4 hours into the story & I’ve played a couple hours of multiplayer. Where do I start? Oh boy … ok um … The Campaign. The best way to describes Ghosts story is mind numbing.It opens up with a father and two sons having a moment. The game doesn’t even bother to establish who these people are or why they’re sitting with dad having this moment. Didn’t matter because I was impressed Ghosts was TRYING to set up a story at all.
Keyword here is trying because 20 seconds into this sentimental moment America’s under attack! LASERS ARE COMING FROM SPACE. SHIT BLOWS UP, YOU’RE RUNNING, DUCKING CARNAGE AND IT’S JUST ONE BIG BRO FEST! All this giant cliché needed was some dub step music to complete this big testosterone induced experience. From there the game cuts to you being in space. This story was designed with ADHD people in mind.
As for the multiplayer … same shit, different toilet. The biggest thing I noticed was the map sizes. The maps are big for Call Of Duty. I’ve seen some COD commentators on twitter complaining that they’re battlefield sized maps, but those people clearly haven’t played battlefield. You fly jets in BF4 … so no there is no comparison. The maps are just big compared to previous COD games. It hasn’t been one map that I liked. Not cause of their size, but piss poor design. It’s hard coming from BF4 that has AMAZING map design and switching over to this if I’m coming across as harsh.
There’s new game modes. Haven’t tried them out yet, but from my understanding most are just variations of old game modes. The new perk system throws a giant cluster fuck of a menu at you without really explaining how to set up classes. It also seems like guns have less recoil than ever. It’s literally just point & shoot. I like the new watch dog kill streak. After 5 kills you can summon a dog to run around and get kills with. It’s more kill streaks, but I doubt I’ll ever use the higher ones because I don’t care enough to try that hard.
That being said the little that I did care was often spent raging at the fact the game has these bigger maps yet the spawns are still messed up. Too many times did I spawn & I’m instantly shot because I’m right next to the enemy. Once again this annoyed me more than usual because I just finished with BF4 which has a great buddy spawn system. I’ve spent more time being annoyed & yawning with Ghost more than anything. Sad thing is I’m really trying to like this game because it seems like the cool thing now to hate on COD, but I just can’t … this series has become ZzzZZzzZZZzZZzzZZz
Review coming soon….
Call Of Duty Ghosts is now available for PC, 360 & PS3.