CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
By Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams on April 21, 2014
Firstly, let me begin with a confession. Upon starting this game, I couldn't help but wonder how long it had been since I last played a Call of Duty game. Imagine the shock when it slowly dawned on me that the last part of the series I had played was probably Modern Warfare 2.
Where had the years gone? Four years older, none the wiser, and I missed out on no less than tree Call Of Duty Games. Why?! What had happened?! Then I realised just what had happened, I had lost my interest in generic shooters, and that's where this series seemed to be heading at the time. And as far as I'm concerned, I was right. Trailers of Modern Warfare 3 did little to nothing to arouse my curiosity, and let's not talk about Black Ops. That has about the same appeal to me as an elephant stampede has to a china teacup store owner. I think after that, I just kind of blocked out the entire series. Which, of course, isn't fair. Hey, life's unfair, deal with it. But seriously, I used to love Call Of Duty to death, ever since I played the very first game of the series back in 2003.
It was purely by chance that I caught a glimpse of a Call Of Duty: Ghosts trailer. Without knowing which game I was watching the trailer for, I was absolutely intrigued. It looked the part, it sounded the part. So I decided to give this series one last chance. And I was not to be dissapointed!
What first caught my attention was the intro. Sleek, dark toned and f*cking AWESOME! Thoroughly impressed by this, I ventured on. And man, was I in for a ride! Bullets flying, men shouting, adrenaline rushing, sprinting from one cover to the next, not a dissapointment in sight. Fantastic level design, great graphics, sturdy AI, fluid game play, it seemed to have it all. Even a dog. A dog, you say? Yes, a dog. And so far, it has been one of the coolest additions to a game I have seen in years, especially since you get to play as the dog. Call Of Duty is back on my favourits-list!
When at last I managed to pry myself from my keyboard and mouse, I was feeling completely satisfied. And not the 'I just had a good cheeseburger' kind of satisfied, but the 'I just had a five-star, six-course meal' kind. Stuffed, but still hungry for more. If you haven't played this game yet, give it a go. You will not be dissapointed!