The multiplayer reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare left fans crying. Crying for more information as a response to how awesome it was. Others were left crying about how it's just Crysis mixed with Halo and Titanfall. I'm not even sure if I can label that as criticism or not. All I have to say to that is sign me up!
The Advanced Warfare trailer changed the scope of Activisions' (Ahem-- Sledgehammer's) plans for Call of Duty. The trailer alone shows everything has changed, from the way the game is played -- with the addition of more combat verticality-- down to the way players interact with the menus and character customization. The older, simplistic Call of Duty all of us once knew is gone; and while I can't say it's a good or bad thing (yet...), I welcome our new, more advanced FPS overlords.
Players will have access to a new arsenal of weapons with a diverse chunk of variety. You have guns with varying firing modes, to precision-based beam weapons, or wrist grenade launchers. On top of weapon variety, character customization will have you running-and-gunning on the battlefield looking exactly how you want. Time to mimic Commander Shepard in an Activision game.
A valid argument is the game has changed a lot. Call of Duty is a shooting game with a formula that has worked since 2007 and typically, you don't need to fix what isn't broken.
With the expectation of a CoD title releasing every year, sometimes, you need something fresh and Sledgehammer merely delivered on that. If you feel they stole aspects from other amazing games, well take a look at gaming's best releases and ask yourself what they "borrowed" from others as well. Knights of the Old Republic into Mass Effect and Ultima Online into World of Warcraft come to my mind off the get go. Just saying.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launched on November 4th, 2014. Check out the trailer below!