So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

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So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

Excuse the twitteresque  formatting I was going to use twitlonger and cba to rewrite this

I'm just gonna say what I know a lot of my peers in the CoD community are thinking , CoD is going to go up against a behemoth Halo offering this year.

Given the scant mp comments given so far about #CoDAW they are all esports focused. While I am many others want to see #CoDeSports grow, there is a flipside here - if you're going to draw up battle plans based on hyping the eSports aspect of #CodAW . You lose the interest and support of the regular community. Yes the SP level VS looked impressive but ultimately the majority of us buy CoD for the mp.  and with the utmost of respect here, marketing needs to make sure there isn't blinkers applied in that respect , as every time I see  retweet from a #CoDeSports player I worry how the wider community will perceive that.

I mean this with the utmost of respect to all devs at @shgames, but #CoDAW is going to be a hard sell for a lot of us in the community due to it's overtly sci fi element.  I will be honest I am still viewing it with a lot of trepidation as a "CoD" game. I hope you quell my doubts. But so far as much as it pains me to say this currently I am looking at AW as a good looking game made by devs with an outstanding reputation and pedigree who will deliver what i am sure is a killer game... But has just had the CoD name tacked on to it.

The ethos of Call of Duty was based on players experiencing what it was like in actual wars, somewhere along the lines this changed to story driven single player games that each year expanded the universe and drove it further into the future. Pew pew laser beams and hulking great mechs is a leap many of us feel is too far if its carried fully over into the mp.Leave it in the SP game.  Having seen the new pre order bonuses just announced has me worried.

Sorry but someone had to say it.

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to Maccabi

I just watched it as well and I am left thinking it looks like a great movie but what elements are going to be put into mp? The exo-skeleton, super jump was kind of meh. But the walking tank/personal carrier? I am not sure about. I have pre-ordered and I will play it and probably be the only game I'll play but it is going to take some getting used to.

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to Maccabi

The Good:

  • Like the gun sight.
  • Nice visuals and sound.
  • Like the overall feel.

The Bad:

  • The overall feel didn't feel like COD

The Ugly:

  1. A P2W pre-order bonus.

The WTF:

  • A cycle grenade.
That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to RAN Kismet

Yeah, that grenade!

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to RAN Kismet

rankismet wrote:



The Good:



  • Like the gun sight.

  • Nice visuals and sound.

  • Like the overall feel.



The Bad:



  • The overall feel didn't feel like COD



The Ugly:



  1. A P2W pre-order bonus.



The WTF:



  • A cycle grenade.


I agree with the P2W pre order bonus.

However the comment about 'The overall feel didn't feel like CoD'

Maybe that's a good thing? Fresh blood in the game? To make it feel new and exciting?

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to Scotland-Rules

What it feels like to me... is not an FPS military shooter. It's like adding machine guns into Skyrim.

I do love the lack of a HUD... that's change I welcome.

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to RAN Kismet

Agreed, but there will be crybabies

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to RAN Kismet

Yeah but the HUD also affects the feel. It started off as a compass in early games and evolved into much more. So you have an exoskeleton and super jump but you don't have a HUD?! I guess we just need to see some MP action before we draw any conclusions.

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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to Maccabi

Going to comment further after watching the reveal (Been in Hawaii for a week, out of touch!)...

But to the ESports aspect, I agree they are marketing this incorrectly.

I am all for ESports growing, more power to those who enjoy it. But, not at the expense of the overall community.

I think it would be far more effective for PR to push MP and it's accessibility to the entire community. Show us the innovations, show us what to expect. Don't have to reveal all, but give us the basics and get us ALL hyped up. Once that has been accomplished, THEN announce ESports and how it will play with that small percentage of the community.



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Re: So having watched the AW reveal heres my thoughts...

in reply to Maccabi

Notes:

  • Graphical visuals and detail to environments were nice
  • The atmosphere felt believable
  • Drones were everywhere and things felt hectic
  • Weapons have ammo indicators built in
  • Assault Rifle appears to shoot normal bullets
  • Shotgun had a sonic blowback effect
  • Laser Rifle is a thing
  • Drone Riot Shield automatically raises and lowers top of shield based on if you are firing
  • Thruster jump can be used both horizontally and vertically
  • Variable tactical grenade: Flash, EMP, Threat (Wallhack Thermal)
  • Variable frag greande: Frag, Contact (Semtex?), Smart (Auto-Tracking)
  • Pre order bonus grants early access to EM1 Quantum Weapon and Custom Exoskeleton

Overall I liked what I saw. I am a little worried how these elements will translate to multiplayer. There's a lot to take in.

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