Call of Duty: Ghosts will be damned if you peek away from your screen. Boredom is absolutely not allowed as the campaign pelts you with action vignettesincluding a scene directly snagged from the opening of The Dark Knight Risesand repeats its mantra ad nauseam: Keep moving!
I'm in space, I'm underwater, I'm piloting a dog, I'm piloting an Apache, I'm driving a tank that handles like a Lamborghiniall without ever really learning a new skill. The Apache, for instance, is magically repulsed from the groundit's like piloting an air hockey discso finesse is unnecessary. On-screen cues tell you what you need to know as you're plunged into an airstrike: fire flares when an enemy locks on, left mouse button to fire your cannon, hold down the center mouse button to lock on with missiles. Then go to town.
It's fun in that it's something exciting to see and do: a theme park ride where I'm given an airsoft rifle to pelt the animatronics with. And it's a brilliant ride.
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release Date: 25 Mar, 2014
Genre: Action, Shooter