The new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set in space! Now, if that was not enough to capture your attention, we must tell you that it is also a very good game. One you should get your hands on quickly. But let’s start with the beginning, which was three years ago.
A disaster called Call of Duty: Ghosts
Back then, Infinity Ward wanted to start a brand new Call of Duty franchise. And because to match the huge success of Modern Warfare and Black Ops was almost impossible, they thought of something different. And so, Call of Duty: Ghosts was born and as it was coming on this Earth, the Gods decided that it was not good enough. So, it died shortly after. Sad story, we agree, but well deserved. That game was an abomination and a disgrace to the Call of Duty name.
A brand new start
So, after just one game, the Ghosts franchise met its fatal destiny. But Infinity Ward were brave enough to start all over again, from scratch, with a brand new series. It started out pretty badly, because its debut trailer was the most hated video on the Internet for a while. But then, things started changing. And for the better.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a very interesting game, well done and entertaining. And even if the campaign takes the player in outer space, the gameplay returns to its roots. And unlike Black Ops and Modern Warfare, the new game has a simple story. What would you do if you had to choose between saving the lives of your partners or completing the mission? This is the premise from which the game begins.
But Infinite Warfare has something else too: characters. Well fleshed out characters surrounded by an amazingly written story which captivates you. And you end up curled up on the floor of your room, crying over a fictional character. Yes, Infinite Warfare does that to you. No need to be ashamed, we’ve all been there at some point.
You might know the bad guy from somewhere. It ends with “Snow”.
Bad guy Salen Kotch is a pain in the ass. It does not matter that he has the face of Kit Harington (which we all know as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones). He is still unlikeable. And most of all, he falls flat and uninteresting. He has no background story, no feelings and he does not seem like the kind of likeable villain that you end up caring about. Instead, you just have a constant urge to throw him from a rock or something. But of course, this is not Harington’s fault. He worked with what was given to him. It’s the writing that was uninspiring.
Other than that, the game does an amazing job at ship-to-ship fights. No, it is not Star Wars or Star Trek, but these sequences were very well done. Also, the game has a lot of environmental diversity (you can go to Earth’s Moon or on an asteroid). The campaign is over seven hours long, which is enough for a game of this type.
All in all, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a must for all the lovers of the genre, and for beginners too. The campaign is very well made and entertaining, the gameplay runs smoothly and the game offers diversity on all its aspects. Plus, the multiplayer mode is still there (even if it’s not as good as the single player campaign).
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