The last time I've played a Call of Duty game was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which was the game that blew everyone's mind with a good campaign story and a strong multiplayer, I had trouble finding this game at a good price a few weeks after release because the game was sold out at most places and when I finally got my hands on the game, I was quite impressed how real it looked for a war game set in modern day. But the real star was the online multiplayer okay yes it was fun and addictive when there were more players online all at once and as always, you'll get the odd rage quitters and angry gamer shouting over the mic.
I did enjoy the online multiplayer and I can see why it was addictive but soon after a sequel was announced and playing too much of the multiplayer just felt like there wasn't much else for when it came to Call of Duty. Since then I've haven't been paying much attention to the franchise soon after just lost interest and played other shooter games instead like Killzone 2, The Darkness, Portal and Far Cry.
I understand why Activision and Infinity Ward changed directions before Call of Duty 4 because back after 2006 when Call of Duty 3 was released there wasn't anything else much to cover on World War II. When Call of Duty was against Medal of Honor series there was a competition on which game stood out more when it comes to World War II games. There hasn't been another Medal of Honor for quite a while now where their last game was Medal of Honor: Warfighter which was released in 2012 and it felt like it wasn't going to compete with Call of Duty after the poor sales and mixed reviews after release.
With the recent news happening this week that the next Call of Duty will be released sometime in November but it's setting will be going back to its original roots on the World War II setting. I know that a few people were surprised by this announcement and didn't expect it to happen or at least have another Call of Duty game either set in the future or in alternate universe in the modern day, but jumping back on board with the World War II setting does make you think why make this jump? We know that EA Dice released Battlefield 1 back in November but their story and setting was based on the First World War was a good idea to see in a video game especially after it got positive reviews from both fans and critics. The only other game that managed pull a good story based on the First World War was Valiant Hearts which was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier but was more of a puzzle-adventure game then a shooter.
There will be more information later this week but I am curious to see where this goes especially having a World War II game being released on next-gen consoles including graphics and visuals. Also, where about in history they'll focus more on when it comes to World War II, will we see the Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of Stalingrad or maybe the other way round instead of playing the role of Allies instead you play the role of the Axis, there's nothing wrong in helping the younger generation knowing more history about World War II you could say that this might help them or might even help you in understanding history a little bit more. Only time will tell after we'll get more information about it by tomorrow or later this week including a price tag, a collector’s edition and DLC content. likely more information will also get mentioned at E3 as well in June.
What are your thoughts about Call of Duty jumping back to the World War II setting?
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