This is basically gonna be my review for this game. I intend for it to be rather long and detailed, so prepare yourself.
The maps, when they are good, are absolutely fantastic. Maps like Strikezone and Prison break, in my opinion, are just as good, if not better, than some of the best maps of MW2 and BO2. A lot of you may disagree and say something like "These maps support camping!" but I completely disagree. Every camping spot I see, ALWAYS has another way in. This allows you to flank the camper and easily take him out. I'm far from an amazing player, (I can barely keep my KD past 1.1) so campers shouldn't be a problem, especially on the good maps.
From my experience, Ghost lags MUCH LESS than BO2. On BO2, I would have three bars, and I would be teleporting across the map. In Ghost, the hit detection is usually spot-on for me, and I have only experienced the annoying "teleporting" thing a few times.
The weapons in Ghost, are damn near perfectly balanced, ESPECIALLY the Snipers. In BO2, it was basicly SMG's or Snipers. In ghost, every single class of weapons seems to have its own advantages, with none of them being more powerful than the rest. The snipers in BO2 were insane. Quickscoping was so easy to do, almost nothing could counter it. In Ghost, quickscoping is still there, but it feels MUCH, MUCH, less OP than it did it Ghost. In BO2, I could get first shot with an SMG and he would just QS me instantly. However, that is yet to happen to me in Ghost.
No more trickshotters!!!!! In BO2, Trickshotters plagued almost EVERY SnD lobby I would join. After several months of Ghost, I have only come across two trickshotting lobbies!!! Trickshotters are annoying, and in my opinion, ruined SnD for BO2. I'm glad they're gone, and I'm sure lots of people are too.
I don't really have much to say about this. Its a great idea, and I'm glad its here. It makes everything just a little bit more unique.
This is an awesome, awesome, AWESOME, game mode. Its an incredibly original idea, and I think its almost as good as zombies. Its fun, fast paced, and it has a great story. However, I kinda wish it had more unique weapons, like Zombies did.
This might be just me, but I have come across A LOT less annoying little kids on Ghost. They still show up every once and a while, but not nearly as much as BO2. Again, this might be just me.
I think the perks are fantastic in this game. I really LOVE how each perk is now broken up into an individual class. (Stealth, handling, etc). I think that was a FANTASTIC idea, and I really like some of the new perks.
Now, for the Cons.
I know maps are also in the Pros, but there are a few things that need to be said. The maps that are good, are really good, but the maps that suck, REALLY fricken suck. I'm talking about maps like Stone Haven and StormFront. What were they thinking?! Those maps are fricken HUGE!!! With only 12 players per game, you will most likely be running around for 3 minutes before you find anyone! I'm pretty sure StormFront is one of the worst maps in CoD History.
To me, the killstreaks in this game seem REALLY bland and boring. Sure, they may get you a few free kills, but whats the fun in that? Killstreaks like the AC-130 would get you quite a few kills, and they were a blast to use. Now though, the killstreaks seem really linear. The Maniac is fun, but even that doesn't compare to the excitement of an AC-130 or a Chopper Gunner.
Campaign in CoD has never been anything special, but at least it had some very memorable characters (I.E soap). In Ghost, it seemed very forgettable. After just one week after finishing the campaign, I already forgot the name of several of the characters. They weren't very likeable, and I think the story was just "average". Its not awful like BF3's campaign was, but it sure as hell wasn't as good as BO2's or MW2's. Also, why didn't the snipers have the dual rendering like in MP?!
When they said that each map will have something interactive about it, I was very excited. However, the result is an absolute fail in my book. When I heard "interactive environment" I expected to be able to blow up a building and knock down walls. But no, what I got was the ability to open and close a door. THATS IT! Sure, some maps have some cool stuff to interact with, but the overall package was very disapointing in my book.
In many ways, I feel Ghost is an improvement over BO2. However, I also feel it fell a little short. Its a good game, and it certainly isn't the worst CoD ever, but its far from the best. Its fun, and it will keep me entertained until the next CoD, but I most likely wont come back to it once the next one comes out.
I give this a 7/10
Well, that's my review. I left out a few small things that I didn't feel need to be talked about (Duel rendering snipers, unlimited sprint when using marathon, etc), but I feel like I did a good job with this review. Tell me what you agree/disagree with about my review.