It's the question many of us had heading into the new generation:
After a perceived waning in terms of quality and popularity, how would Activision tackle the issue of rekindling excitement in the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise?
Of course, every CoD since Modern Warfare has sold a ridiculous number of copies, even the installments toward the end of the previous era (including Ghosts ). They weren't smashing records every time you turn around, but the series was hardly on life support. That all being said, CoD was a frequent whipping boy in the gaming community and everyone, even the die-hard fans, agreed that they needed to see something better in the PS4/Xbox One generation.
Well, are we seeing it? I thought Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was a definite step in the right direction, and based on what we're seeing and hearing from Black Ops III , it looks like the series is primed for more advancement. The reveal trailer is plenty engaging and the first batch of gameplay details is also encouraging. More dynamic, more features, more expansive, and twists on the gameplay…what more can we ask for?
Yeah, I know there will always be a hefty number of haters and general detractors. It's that way with anything absurdly popular. And trust me, I was one of many who called for a reboot of sorts after Ghosts . While AW wasn't really a "reboot," it still rekindled my faith in the series; at least to some extent. Now, BOIII might keep pushing things forward…
What do you think?
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III