After a long wait, the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty: Ghosts is finally here. The game has finally hit the shelves for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, following today’s worldwide release. There was no doubt that the game would once again deliver, but after seeing the first reviews from the game we are left with confirmation of that fact.
What are people around the web saying about the latest Call of Duty release?
Here is a look at some of the reviews the game has received:
Like a good sequel should, Call of Duty: Ghosts doesn’t ignore the formula of fast, fluid gameplay that has made the series famous, but introduces a unique new premise, unprecedented player personalization, and sweeping changes that breathe new life into the multiplayer experience. It’s over-the-top and at times unnecessarily complex, but serves both current and next-generation consoles with ambitious new ideas and tremendous replay value.
The first few minutes of Call of Duty: Ghosts don’t paint a terribly accurate portrait of what lies ahead. You barely have time to take stock of the idyllic Southern California setting before fire begins raining down from the heavens, destroying every car and home in sight as a shouty man commands you to follow him to safety. But whereas Infinity Ward’s recent work on the Modern Warfare series was weighed down by bewildering plot twists and an affinity for restricting its most exciting moments to noninteractive set dressing, Ghosts tells a lean, straightforward story that throws you into plenty of spectacular situations, but with more breathing room to appreciate the action. Along with the outstanding new Extinction co-op mode and an abundance of clever refinements to competitive multiplayer, Call of Duty: Ghosts is a refreshing and thoroughly satisfying entry in the blockbuster shooter franchise.
An entirely new story awaits in Call of Duty: Ghosts, but the result is another round of satisfying modern warfare. Development studio Infinity Ward, which originally created the Call of Duty series a decade ago, has set aside the Modern Warfare storyline after three games and initiated a new narrative, penned with the help of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (Traffic). After admirably connecting multiple story lines in that film and best picture nomineeSyriana, Gaghan has earned some geopolitical capital. In Ghosts, he gets to blow off some steam in a fantastical tale that treads turf more familiar to that of the Bond films and the work of the late Tom Clancy.
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