CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
2054. North Korea has invaded South Korea, and naturally the USA
have thrust their noses – and considerable firepower - into
You’re Private Jack Mitchell, and you soon find
yourself mourning a dead best buddy while being mostly harmless.
Erm, mostly armless, for your left one’s gone bye-byes.
the most piss-funny quick time event ever...
After which – OH
FUCK, IT’S FRANK UNDERWOOD! Well, actually it’s Kevin Spacey playing
a bloke called Jonathan Irons (look out for Jeremy Irons playing a
bloke called Kerrin Spacey in next year’s CoD). He’s head
honcho of Atlas Corporation, a private military company with more oomph
than all the world’s armies smooshed together. This dude wields
power – and he knows it.
He’s also your dead mate’s daddy, so
he takes a shine to you and gets recruiting. Here, have a shiny new
Say hello to a mindboggling (but fun) array of future tech, the most
significant of which (other than hovertanks) is an exoskeleton
thingy that grants numerous assisted abilities (beyond your
robo-arm, natch). This thing really is significant, for it adds an
extra level of freedom of movement. From ducking and weaving left,
right and sideways (even though sideways kinda has to be left or
right) to floating down otherwise splatacular chasms to double
jumping like Mario can only dream-a of, it really changes up the
So, you’ll PMC, you’ll shoot, you’ll
techno grenade, you’ll stealth, you’ll Frogger and you’ll
Ah, but multiplayer’s where CoD’s at for
many. But not for us, so we’re- oh, alright then. Team Deathmatch,
Domination and several others tease world domination – and hearing
the pulling of bongs and neglecting of toddlers. Then there’s co-op
– surviving wave after wave after wave...
While the funky
future-tech rocks, CoD:AW remains as blokefest as ever. But
with Spacey on board it levels up. Dammit, it’s House of Nards!