Call of Duty is a first-person shooter which has been one of the most popular gaming franchises in the world, selling 100 million copies worldwide since it’s release in 2003. Developer Infinity Ward launched the game on the PC, coming out with Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, and Call of Duty 3which mostly revolved around World War 2. Later, seeing the success of the online games, Infinity Ward came out with titles for consoles and handheld gaming.
Infinity Ward has released subseries that have intricate storylines and new characters. An example of this is the Modern Warfare series. The first installment of Modern Warfarewas based on gunfights in a fictional Russian-American war. Modern Warfare 2and 3 were later introduced as the sequels to the popular title, but the settings were in the near future.
“My favorite game would beModren Warfare 3 because it had nukes and better guns,” said freshman Erik Gutierrez.
The latest game in the franchise, Call of Duty: Ghost, came out on the fifth of November but was later released on the Xbox One on November 22. Features have been added to the new game for multiplayer, campaign, and a new mode called Squads.
For the old games, multiplayer was the player simply playing with other people on a worldwide network or with friends. But the multiplayer in Ghosts includes a nuke-like strike called the ODIN strike which can wipe out a whole map and areas that can be altered or destroyed throughout the game.
Squads, a new mode exclusive to this game, is a team building mode where players can make or break their teams by customization. Players can add new teammates and drop them whenever they want which helps with building a good team.
Another main addition to the game is the prolific, playable characters in either multiplayer or campaign. In campaign mode, the player can play a German Shepard named Riley who aids the special ops team in their missions. In the Squads mode, the player can add female soldiers who are also playable.
“I like the new Squads mode because it lets you customize your groups and that helps with tactical plans,” said freshman Juan Gutierrez.
Call of Dutycan be fun for people who enjoy video games, but has come under criticisms for the extensive violence in the game. But if you enjoy games like Call of Duty and other titles like it, I suggest picking up Call of Duty: Ghosts.