As time gets closer to the next release of the CoD franchise more and more often we get new pieces of information both on the single player as well on the multiplayer. Also the devs have started to give more information abut the game through interviews that they give. They have announced that AW has been catered for the more skillful players. Beyond that we have seen celebrities of the gaming industry that they have had the privilege of playing the multiplayer mode in advance stating that this is a very fast paced game.
On top of all these we have the futuristic concept of the game with laser guns and new abilities with the exosceletons. Being able to jump higher, further away, more strength, the ability to climb walls like spider man and finally we have seen men with jets that can fly. I don't know how much of these will be in the multiplayer but the jump has been announced that it will be in multiplayer.
Starting from the last the future concept of the game. I am a little skeptic of how well this might me taken from multiplayer community with all the new staff that has been announced. It might work well for the single player mode. But the new staff and the new moves that have been incorporated look some kind of unreal to me that I have difficulty in accepting them. It looks like Titan Fall and I must confess that although that I have seen hundreds of game plays on youtube of the game (I am on PS) I have yet to accept the game. It doesn't look anything like something that resembles close to reality. Close to something we know and are accustomed to it. Giant robots with futuristic guns that don't look anything like humans or the way humans move.
When I started playing the CoD games what attracted me most to the game was the reality of the game that resemble the human form and the reality of the guns. I knew the AK47 was real. I have fired with it in real life. I knew the M16 and even if I hadn't fired with it I could fire it if I wanted. Also the maps were places that could have been truly on earth. This is what made me choose the game and not some other like Halo that had forms that does not resemble humans and they use guns that are out of this world in another planet.
Another area of my concern is that this game is for the more skilled player. The multiplayer community is a puzzle that consists of many pieces. One of it may be the skilled players. But what of the rest of pieces of the puzzle ? The not so skilled player, the begginer, the players that play occasionally or only on weekends and the more other categories of players ? What about them ? Will they be able to play the game and enjoy it or will they be part of a game just to be owned in every game by the skilled players ?
Already I have seen people on this forum that have started to have doubts about the concept of the new game.
When it was announced that Sledgehammer was working and releasing the next title there was a hope and wish that bringing a new studio will give the new game a fresh breath and maybe an innovation that was much needed to the franchise.
I really hope that when the game is released it will be fun and joyful to play by most categories of players and not just one.
Don't get me wrong. All things mentioned above consist of my own though and wishes. I hope that AW lives up to all our expectations and turns out to be the best title ever yet. I don't want to see people dissatisfied by it and go back to previous titles like what happened to Ghost were people went back to BO2.
I have pre-ordered the limited edition of the game for PS4 and a normal one for the PS3 so as you see I am pretty in for the game. That is why I am so worried.
Closing I would like to say that I wish that Sledgehammer have found the winning recipe for the game and that all turns fine for them.
I have not marked this post as a question because the above are only my own opinions and any answers on this are considered as correct since they reflect your opinions.