It was a big week of game announcements, as both Activision and EA showed off what we can expect to see later this year. Naturally, these were two of the biggest talking points of the week.
Activision went first, with the reveal of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, that saw Infinity Ward ditch the story they’d started in Ghosts and blast off into space. At the same time, there’s a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster that will be bundled with the pricier special edtions of the game.
Avenger was the first to weigh in, saying, “It looks like it’s going full force into Halo/Titanfall territory, which is never good because those games have nailed it and I doubt CoD will offer anything new and exciting.”
Saying that he’d love to see the co-op modes go standalone, Youles decried the fact that there’s now “Three separate developers and we still get 3 futuristic games, none of them even similar to the series roots like Big Red One, 3, World at War or Modern Warfare.”
A lot of people reacted in a similar fashion, wanted at least one of the studios to step away from the augmented move set that we’ve seen lately. In fact, there’s a big reaction to the trailer by way of disliking it on YouTube, to the point where Activision had to respond and say that they’re trying both new things and appealing to the older sensibilities at the same time.
Similarly divisive, beeje13 said that it was “Well said actually. Whether the ‘new things’ they have tried have been the right things is what’s questioned though really.”
Leeroye, meanwhile, simply said, “New things, what like a tired old engine, peer to peer connections, every game being a reskin of the previous. Do me a favour.”
On the other hand, the reaction to EA and DICE’s announcement of Battlefield 1 with a First World War setting seems to have gone down rather well.
As it leaked a little ahead of schedule, JR. wrote, “I was just thinking earlier how I would love a WWI CoD instead of all this future nonsense,” while tactical20 said, “Authentic WW1 could be so good. Mons, Verdun, Marne, Ypres, Somme, etc.” before relating a story of his great grandfather’s WW1 experience.
Avenger waded in once more to say, “Looks nice and refreshing to be honest. It’s better than going further into the future and WWI settings are something of an underused event when it comes to these types of games so it’ll be nice to have a different flavour to combat.”
Though he approves, hornet1990 still pines for other historical settings:
R1MJAW gets us under the way this week, having had a cracking run in Enter the Gungeon, which netted him the last two gold trophies and the platinum at the end of the road. He also smashed his way through Table Top Racing and grabbed the platinum in around eight hours!
DividSmythe‘s also been playing a bit of TTR, but his main achievement was the platinum trophy for Goat Simulator on PS3.
Beyond that, there’s a lot of people plugging away at various games. Crazy_Del is still going at Dirt Rally, but it might be a bit of an ask for him to platinum it before Uncharted 4 is out. Hornet1990 has returned to The Division and worked his way through all but one of the missions on the so-called Hard difficulty, for another of the trophies in that game.
Finally, ron_mcphatty has been grinding to 10,000 kills in Killzone: Mercenary, but has also been playing through Life Is Strange and absolutely loving it. This was followed by getting a lot of recommendations for similar games, such as Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and The Wolf Among Us, as well as last year’s PS4 exclusive, Until Dawn.
The trophy leaderboards are on a hiatus at the moment, so after a rather brief Chronicle, all that’s left to do is bid you farewell for another week.