Monday, April 7, 2014
Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox 360 Review
Not really, I tried to like Ghosts, I really really tried, but I can't. I bought it because Black Ops II is devoid of players at this point, and my friends are playing it. It doesn't get everything wrong, but it certainly doesn't get everything right. I borrowed Ghosts from a friend, mainly to play with my brother. I bought Black Ops II in January of last year, and while the campaign left a lot to be desired, I was enamored with the multiplayer. I've been around Call of Duty since watching my room mates obsessively play Modern Warfare, so I'm no stranger to CoD. What got me about Black Ops II's multiplayer was the new and exciting weapons, excellent map design, and the brilliant pick 10 system made me invest more time into Black Ops II than any other CoD before it. My brother had never played any CoD's and when I brought over Black Ops II he went out and bought it the next day. That is a testament to how right Treyarch got it. I was hoping to see more of that with Ghosts, but I found myself incredibly disappointed.
Customization is locked down to squad points, making all killstreak rewards, weapons, weapons add-ons, etc. obtainable from the get go. You can have numerous perks if you get rid of secondaries, and your grenades, which make classes incredibly overpowered if you spend your points correctly. I have run into people how manage to snipe you before you ever even know they are in your vicinity, sneak up on you without a sound, and I've tried to deploy Valkyries only to not see one single person on the map. There are 35 total perks 8 of which you can have at 1 time if you spec correctly, so expect to be swamped with people who are going to annihilate you. Killstreak rewards feel far less rewarding than in any other CoD, and top that off with the fact that care packages can only be obtained by completing field orders and new players and old will find themselves forced to take a completely different and uncomfortable approach to the game. It's far less littered with technical issues than Battlefield, but it's far more player exploited than Battlefield.