Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition Review

How do the mechs in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition feel?

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95 days ago

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

They're good fun. They don't feature very frequently - perhaps twice in the campaign - but when you get to unleash the sheer amount of firepower they have you can't help but grin. Who doesn't want to fire off twenty rockets in quick succession?
More common are the exo-suits, which are sort of mech-y. They're rubbish though. Each mission dictates what skills your exo-suit has, so there's no choice in what technology you take to war with you. Most of the abilities are context-based, so you can only use them in scripted set-pieces. The double-jump jets are very useful and provide some Titanfall-esq movement, but thats about as good as it gets.

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How believable is the story in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

It's utter, utter nonsense. That said, it's one of the better Call of Duty campaigns. It's worth going through for a few reasons. One would be Kevin Spacey, who does offer a little something to the proceedings, but my main reason for suggesting you push on would be the final act, which sets the narrative on a strange, horror-influenced path that's actually a little unsettling. You can see Visceral's Dead Space history in one of the major final missions, which is a nice change from the usual overly patriotic CoD guff.

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'Murica?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

FUCK YEAH!
Actually, no. Rather than being an America vs the world, saving freedom in the process, Advanced Warfare is about the internal conflict in PMCs. Yeah, the whole country is at stake at one point, but it feels less HOO-RAH than many of CoD's stories.

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What is the future like in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

Looks a lot like the present day. A little more steel and carbon fibre.

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How good an FPS is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

It's a solid FPS. It doesn't do anything especially bad, but it is still exceptionally focussed (see: limited). Being focused doesn't have to be bad - see Wolfenstein for that - but CoD still needs to learn the balance.
Multiplayer-wise, the addition of the exo-suit allows significantly more manoeuvrability and combat options, but post-Titanfall is does feel that that jump isn't quite enough. For the CoD fans though, it's a great extension of what they already know and love.

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How much fun are the weapons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

Because the gunplay hasn't been changed or refined all that much since CoD4, it's sheen is starting to fail now. Weapons don't feel as distinct or as real as they have done in the past, and over familiarity is certainly damaging what is essentially quite a well constructed shooter. Despite being set in the future, non of the 'advanced' weapons feel all that interesting or special.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition sale?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

Wait on a sale. You probably won't find it cut all that much because Activision refuse to play ball with Steam Sales, but if you ever see a physical retailer give it a good slashing, that's the time to buy.

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How good are the graphics in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

In screenshots Advanced Warfare really does look like it's quite a graphical leap, but in action it doesn't feel all that much of a step up from previous games. That said, it's still not a poor-looking game my any stretch, and Kevin Spacey looks especially amazing.

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How good are the sounds in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG
HEY YOU GET OVER THERE AND SHOOT THE BAD MEN!
PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW

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How does Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition run on your PC?

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

Buttery smooth - I haven't found Advanced Warfare to be particularly demanding on hardware.

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Why do gamers stop playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition after a short period

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Matt Purslow (after 5 hours play time)

915 days ago

I finished the campaign, and the multiplayer isn't really my cup-o-joe.

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