When it comes to Call of Duty talk, a lot of us are divided, well and truly. From people wanting futuristic to people wanting to take it right back to the world war period, well the prayers of those wanting to take it back in time have been answered and Activision/Sledgehammer are bring out Call Of Duty: WWII. Believe me when I say people will find anything to drag down a Call of Duty game before it’s even been released, me being one of those people who sits on the fence, I try to find good in all games pre-release so let’s give this a go!
Call of Duty: World War II campaign
“Souls will be shaken with the violence of war”
What I always feel needs to be reminded with game like this, is that it really happened. The respect for those who fought with their lives to give us the ‘freedom’ we have today, is immeasurable, they didn’t re-spawn and many lives were lost. However the history of World War II is something I have always enjoyed looking into and hearing stories about, particularly Pearl Harbor and the Normandy landings (D-Day) so for me the game is bitter sweet.
Call of Duty WWII will be throwing you in the deep end straight onto the beaches of Normandy, where you will fight your way through France, Belgium and Nazi Germany. In campaign mode you won’t find ammo laying around to pick up or in crates, you have to interact with team mates to throw you a magazine. We will be coming across accurate locations and landmarks throughout the European map. You will be playing as Ronald “Red” Daniels, A U.S Army Private. You will be joined by the French and U.K divisions as your allies just like in World War II, in a visually stunning cinematic campaign.
“Welcome to the bloody first, you’re a long way from Texas farm boy”
Sledgehammer hasn’t revealed much, about the multiplayer side of things and have kept it close knit for now.
A Narrative driven mode bringing a whole new element to the game, Axis Vs Allies.
(The Axis powers also known as the Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis, were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allied Powers)
Create-a-class in a new light, you will progress through your enlisted division and rank up through out your game play.
A little like Tom Clancy’s: The Division you will have a hub/social area to interact with team mates.
They’re back! Nazi Zombies are going to be the co-op game with Call Of Duty WWII, where as people expected a new theme, Activision/Sledgehammer have decided to stick with the classic co-op battle where you and your friends battle against infected Nazi’s for as long as you can without being mawled to pieces. The thrilling, edge of seat Co-op was a huge hit when first released with the World at war continuing throughout the Call Of Duty games with different zombie themes.
With most Call Of Duty games I remain dubious until I play them, ever since Ghosts, Black Ops and Infinite Warfare I haven’t been into the games half as much as I used to be with World at War, Modern Warfare and Advanced Warfare. It’s not that I hated Black Ops or Infinite Warfare but I would just get to bored, so quickly, once I prestige I just couldn’t be bothered to do anymore and would only play on double XP weekends.
I enjoy my futuristic Call of Duty but I have to admit I’m excited to be taking it back in time, as me and Battlefield 1 never saw eye to eye from the open beta, I never invested myself into it but I hope for WWII to be different. I have had tonnes of fun over the years with Call of Duty and more of a campaign player than a multiplayer but I hold much hope for World War II, I hope they give it the justice it deserves as a historical event.
Call of Duty WWII will be released on the 3rd of November 2017 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC but is not yet confirmed if they will do a version for the Nintendo Switch.
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