Christmas has come and gone, and a lot of homes have new games sitting in their entertainment collection. During the holidays I visited a couple friends and experienced Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts for the first time.
For readers who don’t know, these are first person shooter games. To break the ice, I have always been a bigger fan of Battlefield than Call of Duty. With new installments in both franchises, I still hold claim to that. CoD games have always had a strong foundation and major online presence. My issue is that I feel I played the exact same game every year.
In a nutshell, all of the CoD games (excluding World at War, which is my favorite) feel like new chapters to the same story in the same book. Ghosts is the most recent chapter (even though it is a new storyline), but they do at least add a few new things. Some new co-op modes add to the variety of having a friend or two over, as well as an even more challenging campaign than the usual cut and paste I am used to.
Altogether it really is a great game and showcases the power in all of the systems you can play on. Unfortunately, to really enjoy this game, you may need to have stop playing CoD for quite some time to appreciate the work put into it.
Now my baby Battlefield is legit to say the least. Not only she prettied herself up to impress, this game has brought some new moves to try out.
What a new experience to have multiplayer matches with environmental changes that can change how your team is playing. Campers beware, it won’t be as easy to stay in the same place.
My overall love for Battlefield comes with attention to realistic detail. Playing those games put me on edge because I really feel like my life is on the line. I don’t want to let my team down and I need to complete my mission. I know it’s a game, but it’s more fun to get into the world and become your character... Probably the most nerdy thing I have written yet but my fellow gamers would agree.
Either way, both games are excellent and simply, they are first person shooters. Not like they are reinventing the wheel. If you like shooters, you probably already have one or both by now. Happy new years!
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