Review: Call of Duty-Advance Warfare

Photo provided by Activision.

Photo provided by Activision.

SledgeHammer has done the unthinkable with their latest game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Released on November 4, 2014 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Ps4, Ps3, and Pc, the game has becoming a staple in the Call of Duty series, having sold millions of copies worldwide. Although Advanced Warfare is extremely popular, it has sold 30 million less copies than Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The campaign begins with North Korea’s invasion of South Korea. The gamer plays as the main character, Jack Mitchell, who is rushed into the confrontation between the two countries. The story continues with his journey through perilous missions with the help of the head chief of Atlas, who is played by Golden Globe winning actor, Kevin Spacey. Jonathan Irons plays the Atlas CEO villain. The campaign holds many twists and turns with tons of action on land and off, bringing you to a connection with the characters.

In the multiplayer option, you can customize your own character, and play games online with other gamers around the world. This option allows you to play different game types.

The purpose of Team Deathmatch is to take out as many people on the opposing team till the team reaches a certain amount. The team who reaches that amount first wins.

In Infected, one person gets randomly chosen to be infected. The goal is to infect others, similar to spreading a disease. In Kill Confirmed, the gamers take out enemies and confirm the kill by picking up the dogtags of the ones who have died.

Lastly, in Uplink, there are two teams and a ball in the middle of the map. The goal is to get the ball in the other team’s goal and earn the most points, and many more game types.

This game allows gamers to experience a new feature, the exoskeleton suit. This gives gamers new abilities such as exo-boosters, the ability used to leap massive gaps, hover in midair, to slow your descent while falling, and the ability to quickly scooting left and right. Your enhanced strength means that the gamer can rip doors off cars and use them as shields before hurling them at enemies with heroic strength. These suits were designed to boost rates and sales.

Some pros of this game are: being able to get random supply drops after the game, the story line is very well written, and unreal the graphics. These are things that make the game enjoyable to play, similar to the other Call of Duty series.

Some cons of this game are that it is very fast paced games, the game takes place within small maps, and earning all your attachments for weapons is incredibly more difficult. These are characteristics that may have caused the sales to decrease.

Despite the games cons and flaws, Advance Warfare has brought a new transition to the Call of Duty series that will most likely never change. If you like action packed first shooters games, with new weapons that look futuristic and shoot lasers, or like slicing the throats of zombie’s wave after wave in the co-op zombie mode, then Advanced Warfare is the game for you.