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POSTED 17/11/13


CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS

Activision
PS3 (also on PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)

G-g-g-g-g-ghosts?! Like, zoinks! HELLLLLLLLLLLLP!

You have to surmise that a long-running series is desperate when it does a crossover with another IP... Seriously, serial stoners Shaggy and Scooby getting gunned-up and going to war?

Hang on, that was just last night’s cheese dream.

Of course there’s no ‘War Shaggy’ in this tenth key Call of Duty incarnation. There is, however, added doggy goodness. Ruh-roh!

Actually, it’s no cause for alarm. His name’s Riley, and you get to kinda control him at times in the main mission here. Yep, even dogs beat the chicks into CoD campaigning...

This single-player shooting gallery – it could almost be a re-skinned House of the Dead - is a future-based one. Supposed allies have whomped the USA with a big lasery pulsey space demodulator doobrie, and 10 years later South Americans are flexing their it’s-our-turn-to-be-a-superpower muscles against the now comparatively lowly US of A. Luckily for patriots – but not so much for anybody based south of Mexico - the Yanks have Ghosts. As you’ve likely surmised, they’re stealthy soldier-types trying to multihandedly redress the world balance. Or just blow up fuckloads of southerners.

Your sojourn as a Ghost will take you from suburbia to space and back again. You’ll be you, you’ll be a dog. You’ll shoot, you’ll fly, you’ll swim and you’ll die – lots. The line between being injured and needing to take cover, going all tilty and carking it usually involves a mere nanosecond. But, as stated many a time previously, we’re like totes shitballz at this FPS thing.

Which is distinctly more evident whenever we ineptly venture online. Multiplayer’s mostly what everybody’s come to expect from CoD, but with a few tweaks for the better and a few for the questionable. Zombies are so last year, replaced with ‘Extinction’, a quite challenging alien invasion scenario.

A-a-a-a-a-aliens?! Jinkies!

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