We know what you're thinking: a new Call of Duty, a new reason for the related studio to brag about how much better than the previous titles it'll be. And, while we can't say that we don't agree - at least to an extent - we can play the middle man, and throw some tasty developer quotes regarding Call of Duty: Black Ops III your way.
"We create a very rich fiction. We look at Black Ops 2 and say, 'OK, these drone strikes in 2025 occurred. What happens next in the world?'," Treyarch boss Mark Lamia told Polygon. Surprisingly, he then goes on to say that "we have a detailed wiki-like thing in the game. You might remember. You could hack into the computer in Black Ops. It's in your safe house."
So, with an in-game wiki, the whole narrative has to be pretty vast, right? That's certainly the case, according to Lamia. "we have detailed out the world. We have a full history of where the EU goes. It's our fiction, but it's as we have projected it out, literally, in more detail than we've ever done," he said.
That's one to mark down on your fact sheets, then, but what do you make of this? Do you think Call of Duty's story has ever reached its potential? Talk us through your ideal robot-laden future in the comments section below.
[source polygon.com, via vg247.com]
I maybe in the minority but I generally enjoy the CoD campaigns. I must admit though that BO2's campaign didn't draw me in and although they tried something different, I didn't think much to those 'strike missions' and as a result, I don't think I actually finished it.
I can't say that the Campaign reveal drew me in either. I quite like having a Single Player and often do this when I feel like having a break from MP/co-op or when friends are offline. All the campaigns that can be co-op, I have always beaten solo first. I find that with friends, you often miss the 'story' or parts of it anyway because of chatting etc. I don't feel that I have the opportunity to look around or go at the pace I want. That being said, once completed, they can be fun to play co-op and adds something extra to the whole CoD experience. I think Zombies though will be where I get most of my co-op experience.
As far as 'narrative' goes though, its usually bad guys with an army of weapons that need stopping/killing by a good guys for various reasons (protecting resources/countries/peace, preventing bad guys from getting bigger/more powerful weapons, preventing global domination/dictatorships etc...). As long as the game plays well, has a relatively cohesive story and is fun, I don't care about back story, life history of characters etc etc..
More detail, well that aint difficult to beat.
Wow a whole wiki, probably a stub needing rectifications. Hopefully the story is just fresh, writers get lost in the lore and forget what's important.
I haven't bought a CoD game since the original Black Ops. I did thoroughly enjoy that game, to be fair, but the releases in recent years have just held no appeal for me. I'm sure they are passable games with a well-tuned MP experience, but there is just so much more original, exciting gaming to be had out there right now!
I don't mind about the complexities of the campaign it's a few fun evenings romp with a gun. I always play the multi player but not like I used to and I keep away from dlc, since the ps4 launch I play so many other great games a lot to do with being able to chat and play something else. But I'm not going to slate the game it's ronsil 'it does what it says on the tin'.if your expecting something vastly different your going to be disappointed it's not the game for you.
The story to CoD will never be as complicated as the MGS Franchise.
I enjoyed Advanced Warfare quite a bit, and plan to keep an eye on this one. Didn't care much for Black Ops 2 but the first was pretty good.
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