So iv'e been playing Ghosts from the night of the launch up until about June when i decided to take a break after hitting the 8th prestige, and play some Black Ops instead for a while. The other day, i started playing Ghosts again for the first time in a couple of months, and i gotta say that the break i took from it made me realize a lot of things about the game. This post is going to be mostly about the game's Multiplayer as it's what i focus on the most, but i will quickly say that i never finished the campaign, mainly because i could not get into the story. I played the first few missions and got bored. Im sure i'll finish it someday, but it didn't impress me much. Extinction on the other hand is a decent game mode. Nothing i would ever play for hours on end, but it is fun going after the Achievements. Anyways, onto the subject of this post, and i will get straight to the point;
Ghosts is the second worst Call Of Duty game ever, with MW3 being the worst, in my honest opinion.
Now, when i first got the game at release, i thought it was a pretty great game. I thoroughly enjoyed the Multiplayer for the first few months i played it, but after that the game started to lose it's luster in my eyes. I don't really recall why i liked it so much at first, but for some reason i just did. Im not going to explain why i hate MW3 so much, as that's a different post for a different day. Regardless, let me break it down for you:
Guns: I don't know what it is about this game, but i really could not care less about 95% of the guns. I dunno, they all kind of feel the same to me personally. There isn't really any that stand out to me besides the FAD, Ripper and Vector, and even then they aren't anything amazing. It just felt really watered down in my opinion.
Maps: The maps in this game are really nothing special either. Maps like Seige, Stormfront and Stonehaven are just flat out garbage. I don't really understand what the point of having such huge maps was, but it just didn't work. There isn't one map that i like on here. Strikezone and Octane are OK, but past that there isn't going to be any i will remember (Aside from the MW1, 2 and 3 maps that were brought back in the DLCs, but those don't count).
Killstreaks: I believe in my heart of hearts that this game has the worst killstreaks of any of the previous COD games. Im not a fan of the whole "Strike Package" system as it is, but man did these killstreaks ever feel lame. The only cool one out of all of them to me would be the Juggernaut Maniac. Everything else just underachieves big time. The Loki absolutely blows, the Vulture is absolutely useless, and don't even get me started on the Guard Dog. It all just feels really standard.
Camo Challenges: I couldn't stand "leveling my gun" in MW3 to get camos, but that was nothing compared to these god awful challenges we are faced with now. None of the camo challenges are challenging, just extremely, extremely, annoying. Lean kills, no attachment kills, point blank kills, longshot kills, all of it is just horrible. I really wish we could just leave it as Headshots = Camos from the MW2 days, but that seems dead at this point.
I.E.Ds and god awful spawning: I don't really have to elaborate any further past that. Whoever thought that I.E.Ds were a good idea deserves to get fired. And after 9 months of the game being released, you would think that the whole spawning fiasco would have been resolved by now. Nope. It's gotta be one of the most depressing things ever when you spawn, get shot dead in 2 seconds from spawning, and then watching the killcam only to see you have been spawned literally right in front of your opponents face.
I am really starting to lose faith in Infinity Ward. I don't understand how they could go from such an incredible game in MW2, to where we are now with their last two releases. If the next Infinity Ward game is as bad as MW3 or Ghosts, im probably just going to quit buying their games. Treyarch has yet to let me down (with the exception of the disgrace that was the Target Finder in BO2), and i am keeping my fingers crossed for Sledgehammer to deliver this year, but i just expected so much more from Infinity Ward, knowing the potential they have to make a great game. Im going to hit max prestige on Ghosts, seeing as how im less than two prestiges away, but after that, there's a good chance i'll never play the game again.