....talk about how shitty this new Call of Duty game looks?
Trust me, I'm well aware that the series blew after COD4 (maybe WaW, since it had awesome Zombies).
First of all, to me, one of the defining aspects of COD was always the fact that the game was based in (sort of...) realism. But, this new games seems to undo all of that. COD spent years separating itself from the plasma-drenched world of Halo, and now, it's literally adding hover bikes, super jumps, and direct energy weapons to its repertoire? Wow....
Also, it's clear from the title that they used the very, very least amount of ingenuity and creativity in coming up with both the title of the game, and even the logo. "Advanced Warfare?". Are you fucking kidding me? You people seriously get paid to come up with this shit... Damn. I'm in the wrong line of work.
A phrase comes to mind: idea fatigue. The point at which, a creative force has used up all its creative potential and now taps into mundane resources to come up with something new. This is a classic example. Even though COD has been suffering from this issue for a long time, it wasn't really until this game that the issue has become so glaringly apparent. At least with each previous entry, a lot of new features and gameplay modes were added, but here, the game is seriously just being given an overhaul for the sake of it. The whole gray military-based thing has become stale, and now they're trying to find any way they can to revitalize it. It's rather pathetic really.
I also must complain..... I know we've had Hollywood talent in games for a long time (see: 007 Nightfire), but this is just ridiculous. A full on, recreated, perfectly voiced Kevin Spacey in a Call of Duty game. Seriously. Kevin Spacey. He's a great actor, but why the **** is his perfect likeness in a first person shooter video game? One reason: Hollywood actors bring a Hollywood crowd. Or at least, Activision seems to think.
I'm officially done with this series. I played COD4 for years, played MW2, and I even continue to play WaW when I get the urge for some arcade-style Zombie shooting, but my faith in this brand is gone. In fact, it's basically been gone since MW2, and especially MW3/BO2.