"You definitely haven't played this bit"

Assuming that you give a hoot about the antics in Infinity Ward’s recently released Call of Duty: Ghosts, you may want to close this window now, as there’s a chance that there may be a spoiler or two enclosed within. Have you pushed your browser’s dependable ‘back’ button, yet? Alright, we’re guessing that it's safe, so let's begin.

We accused Activision’s latest military excursion of being overly samey in our middling review published yesterday, but we bet that you didn’t think it was this familiar, huh? Embedded below is a side-by-side of a cut-scene from the latest release and 2009’s critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. No, your eyes don’t deceive you – they are exactly the same.

It’s not entirely clear whether the cinematic sequence is a tribute to the aforementioned blockbuster, or just a case of cut corners. Whatever the reason, it’s not exactly going to help with the criticisms currently being lofted at the underfire first-person shooter. Do you think that this is a homage or a hack job? Mirror your thoughts in the comments section below.

[source youtube.com, via vg247.com]