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POSTED 10/11/14


CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE

Activision



It’s 2054. North Korea has invaded South Korea, and naturally the USA have thrust their noses – and considerable firepower - into proceedings.

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.

Cue 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 robo-arm!

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 CoD experience.

So, you’ll PMC, you’ll shoot, you’ll techno grenade, you’ll stealth, you’ll Frogger and you’ll die. Lots.

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!

take me back to the start...

 



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