Reviews for Call of Duty: Ghosts say it’s basically the same game with new ideas, but it’s still the game you love.
The tried and true mantra of the successful video game franchise is usually “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Infinity Ward appears to be sticking to that mantra, as it took what gamers loved about all of the previous games, and basically recycled it and threw in some new ideas. Call of Duty is still the same great war simulator it has been for years.
New to Call of Duty: Ghosts is a more dynamic environment, dogs that help you take down opponents, a four-player alien invasion mode, and female soldiers. Oddly, the actress they picked to show off the latter addition in the TV spot was Megan Fox, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
The Official PlayStation Magazine‘s Call of Duty: Ghosts review says it’s basically a “greatest hits” of previous titles, not really giving us much of anything new … and that’s just fine.
Call of Duty gamers are more than willing to take on the ridiculous challenges of warfare in 2023, where soldiers wear Halloween masks and dogs maul chopper pilots to death. It isn’t a self-degrading parody like Saints Row IV, but it’s still fun in its own right.
The Escapist says that Call of Duty: Ghosts is exactly what everybody expected from the franchise that switches developers every year. With Infinity Ward taking the honors this time, we’re treated to less risky advancements and a more refined wartime experience.
Even though the protagonist is basically a watered down version of the one from Modern Warfare, it’s really the dog Riley that adds something to the overall gameplay. The Russian enemies are a thing of the past. The new threat is the South American Federation, using a weapons satellite to do their dirty work and giving us some space combat as a bonus.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts review from the Official Xbox Magazine says that the story has officially left the Modern Warfare storyline, but the gameplay is the same. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because as long as Call of Duty gets its basic elements right, it will continue to be successful.
That said, the latest game in the series shakes things up the same way that Modern Warfare did. While it’s not entirely a fresh approach, the core gameplay that the franchise has been known for is still there. There is a reason Call of Duty is the series that other franchises try to duplicate.
All in all, the Call of Duty: Ghosts reviews claim that the series’ success is mostly recycled, but the game itself is still a good time.