Call of the Throwback
So, let's address the huge ass elephant in the room; Call of Duty: WW2. I know what you're thinking, here we go again. Since probably around the time I was born, the fellas at Treyarch and Activision and some other guys have been stringing together one of the biggest first person shooter franchises in modern gaming history. In my opinion, COD started off into a good place. They had their heads right with the first three Call of Duty’s putting you right in the action of the world’s most terrible war. If you owned the awesome GameCube, you got to play the true story of the Big Red One unit, the most beautiful displays of brotherhood I've ever seen in video games. Then of course there was the Modern Warfare series. The unprecedented Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that will always in my mind be an amazing piece of art. I mean; come on! The co-op missions were so much fun and it really set the goal for online multiplayer shooters. Then came Call of Duty: World at War! Finally, the game that allowed you to fight in the Pacific and against the Germans. And the guns? High class. Who doesn't like to see a Nazi’s legs get blown off with a trench gun. And that's when it started to get weird with the CoD guys. Black Ops? Yah not bad. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Eh. It was cool for a few minutes and then, the franchise that I spent my hard-earned paper throwing money on, took a massive shit in my book. The weird science fiction, jumping off the walls, laser guns, and shooting grenades out your hand bullshit just didn't appeal to me. I hated it so much! The campaigns seemed dumb and let's be honest there are many of you out there that just play it for the team death match and getting cool skins for your super prestige guns. Nothing wrong with that, but for me that gets boring! Where’s the story?! Where's the gripping glimpse in to history?! In case you've been living under a rock, Battlefield 1 may be the best period shooter to ever be released. I think the CoD guys know that. So, what do they do? They go back to their roots to give the fans what they want. I'm hoping that the trailer they put on Facebook doesn't let me down. I hope it's just as much fun to play the campaign with a great story as it once was. Who knows? Maybe we will have a flashback to the old cover art too. I'm hoping we get a chance to see a real nail-biting adrenaline rushing war game that I have always been a fan of. World War 2 games by Call of Duty set the standard for guys like Medal of Honor and Battlefield. I'm hoping they don't let me down on this delicate subject. In a few short months, I'll see you on the battlefield hopefully a similar game that I enjoyed as a kid.
Image: Call of Duty: WWII, EA/Treyarch