Will I Actually Want To Play Advanced Warfare?
I still have to wait to see some gameplay, of course, but for the time being, I'm wondering if Advanced Warfare will be the first Call of Duty I've actually wanted to play since Modern Warfare 2.
There are a few pluses: Firstly, I really like the character of Jonathan Irons, played by Kevin Spacey. The guy is an amazing actor, anyway, and this role reminds me of his role in "House of Cards." I'd like to think that he wouldn't be part of a project that has a garbage script, and the trailer does shed some light on a potentially gripping narrative. As I don't really care about multiplayer, it will be all about the campaign for me. If that seems worthwhile, I might just have to try it.
Secondly, the idea of super abilities delivered via special exoskeleton suit is interesting. I keep thinking of the nanosuit in the Crysis games, which was totally bad-ass. I'm not the biggest fan of crazy unrealistic abilities in what's supposed to be a gritty, futuristic shooter, but maybe it'll fit. Maybe the skills won't seem unrealistic at all, provided the tech is relatively believable. Thirdly and lastly, the inclusion of some very slick vehicles might add some dynamic action to the standard FPS gameplay. Again, I'd have to see these vehicles in action but at least they seem to exist.
I know everyone else is wondering about the multiplayer, because that's why 99.9 percent of all CoD fans play the games. I couldn't possibly care less, and I'm hoping that narrative is enough to convince me...
5/2/2014 Ben Dutka