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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Announced, Featuring Kevin Spacey

The new Call of Duty trailer was leaked and then officially announced by Activision, featuring power armored soldiers, walking tanks, hover bikes, and Kevin Spacey.

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"[...] but the trailer looks pretty great."

How? No, seriously, what is in this trailerthat is so great?
The vehicles? The spider man gloves? Because speaking of games, neither of those are new or outstanding and so far, there's nothing hinting at those things being anything else but One-mission-gimmicks to be used and then forever tossed away.

The only thing interesting is, in fact, Kevin Spacey. But since CoD isn't really famous for its top-notch storytelling, I'm gonna go with "Hey kids, here's another famous face to hook you with. What do you mean with "pulling another Patrick Stewart?"

And why yes, that is a tank that can walk. And I completely understand the amazement over something that silly still being implemented. How do I know it's silly? Well, let me tell you something about a movie called "Wild Wild West" and a giant robot spider...

Advanced fish AI 2.0 here we come! They could drop "warfare" from their title though. It's getting really silly, CoD Black Warfare next year?

I fell for the whole "future combat" thing with Black Ops 2 and got my hopes up. Not falling for that trick twice.

Certainly looks pretty, but why is Kevin Spacey repeating Loki's lines from the Avengers?

Not trying to hate on COD or anything, but the only things I really noticed about the trailer was where all the ultra low detail textures were and the lack of any expression on DigiSpacey's face.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR FAAAAACCCEEE!

Kevin Spacey is in it. It just might be the best Call of Duty game since World at War.

Look, I'm not one of those that keep saying "EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE DIFFERENT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME EVERYTHING NEEDS TO STAY THE SAME" or "CALL OF DUTY IS JUST THE SAME NYAAARGGHUG" . If it offers anything new, I'll ask the COD nuts around me about it. If it's still the same thing like most of the COD games out there, I'll ask the same COD nuts around me.

COD always fell into "I'll check after it's released to see if it's any good".

Looks kinda interesting, from this vid it almost sounds like they are saying "screw it" and just going over the top, we shall see however. The last cod game I got I was disappointed with, ghost kinda sucked, the single player did have some cool set pieces though.

Honestly, those two halves of the trailer (spacey narration vs action) could've been lazily spliced together from two completely different sets of footage, as there's zero indication of one having anything to do with the other.

Guess that sums up CoD's approach to its story line. Why the hell they even still bother is beyond me.

But apart from that, I'm getting the sense that with every installment, CoD is inching a bit further towards Quake/UT style of flashy run and gun games - which definitely is a good thing.

Looks interesting to me, I hope they actually get some interesting gameplay out of the things in the trailer, rather than use them once in an on-rails segment. If they don't, I'll just replay Crysis 2, a game that actually makes me feel like a badass in a high-tech exoskeleton.

And I do hope it looks a lot better on PC, these graphics are garbage, they'd embarrass an Xbox 360 not to mention the supposed "next gen consoles".

well... i am not surprised that Kevin Spacey is in the game, he played CoD (specifically the PS3 version, you can't say he doesn't have taste) all the time in his hit TV series House of Cards. in the show, he is shown playing more than CoD of course, but he does play it quite regularly. actually i think he is a gamer, and that when offered the role he jumped on it.

No Andrea Rene, it is not "pretty great". It looks terrible with more bland CoD action scenes just with a tinge of desperation driving it to evade the shouts of its detractors.
Like any big name grab this blatent it's just bringing him in hopes that some of his prestige rubs off on them.
For Kevin Spacey he probably did all his lines in the bathroom as he took his poop, because this is just a pay check for him. I can't imagine Kevin Spacey was looking at someone play CoD and thought "Holy cow I got to be apart of that!"

Ugh, another CoD title. Just the same old game again and again. There's hardly ever any significant change from game to game. Sure there are little changes - new (ridiculous!) story, new weapons, new maps, new modes, et cetera - but it's still the same run and gun game. Shoot everything on sight on new maps. Pathetic.

OWG, NEW POKEMON GAME! OMGOMGOMG!!! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Yeah Kevin Spacey looked at me before he did this. He gave a monologue regarding crushing his opposition and bolstering his own key points. He told me that he did it "for the paaawwaaa."
Apparently :/

why did this trailer remind me so much of crysis and titanfall combined? maybe because they did took it from both games? only because kevin is in it, doesnt mean its going to be good. it looks like COD with fancy weaponry and vehicles. like the others.
it might be interesting playing MP if they would implement these vehicles or even have the chance to double jump and spider-man up the wall, but when i think of it, it would be pretty much titanfall with a minor change.

How many times do you think they thought advanced warfighter was a good name before they realised they had to change some letters.

I can't wait for Advanced Warfare 2 featuring the Harlem Globetrotters.

Don't waste a breath mourning the game industry. Every kitten grows up to be a cat. It seemed so harmless at first -loud, violent, lapping up their saucer of mountain dew- but once their claws get long enough, it draws blood. Sometimes from the hands of the consumers that feed it.

For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Pay or pay more.

The addition of exoskeletons and other high tech might manage to give this game enough new stuff and gameplay elements to make CoD interesting again.

But I lost interest - and stopped buying - CoD after Modern Warfare 2. So it'd take something more than the standard "same game, some new weapons and crazy story" for me to give a damn again... else I might as well replay the two CoD I own.

I was actually fed up with FPS but having avoided the genre for a couple of years I finally bought COD Ghost and it wasn't half bad especially the multiplayer.

However I really think they should change up the railshooter formula in campaign mode....make it more like metal gear 5 and give us some dynamic gameplay for christ sake!...There is a reason why minecraft is so popular, it's because it respect the gamer and give us CHOICE! even if they can't make the game completely dynamic they can at least take it off the rails for a change! dammit!

...knowing how the AAA industry works, pigs will fly before that ever happens.

Eh. Still not as cool as Sean Bean in Train Simulator. Now THERE's celebrity endorsement.


Also, I do hope the Future Stuff(tm) is more than just one mission gimmicks. I'm looking at you, Digitally Scanned SEAL Team Six dog.

As cool as some of those things look, I'm absolutely certain that they'll be included for part of a mission and/or a cutscene each. I stand to be corrected, should the situation arise, but I highly doubt it. CoD is just late to the party on everything it does, so maybe rather than playing catch-up and going '*pant* *pant* See...guys...we have mechs and cool gadgets now!' they should jump on ahead and make some innovations of their own. Then again while we're saying what should happen I might as well just say I should win the lottery, and that a magical pixie ocelot should grant me infinite Yorkshire puddings for life, because none of it's going to happen.

Cybylt:
I can't wait for Advanced Warfare 2 featuring the Harlem Globetrotters.

I would play it. War has changed, and so has basketball. They are one in the same.

Why yes, I would like another Advance Wars game please.

I'm pretty sure I'd be on the evil team in that situation. Yeah, he's kinda brutal about the whole thing, but he's also totally right. I think I'll actually buy this.

Scorpid:
No Andrea Rene, it is not "pretty great". It looks terrible with more bland CoD action scenes just with a tinge of desperation driving it to evade the shouts of its detractors.
Like any big name grab this blatent it's just bringing him in hopes that some of his prestige rubs off on them.
For Kevin Spacey he probably did all his lines in the bathroom as he took his poop, because this is just a pay check for him. I can't imagine Kevin Spacey was looking at someone play CoD and thought "Holy cow I got to be apart of that!"

You guys are just impossible to please. If you aren't into over-the-top action military shooters, then yeah, you'll think this looks like hot garbage. But if you like big set pieces, fast-paced shooting, and a general "popcorn flick" nature in your games then it looks pretty great. It's okay if you don't though :)

Huh. There is a difference in games and movies/television shows if you use famous actors. In film and television, paying a lot for a good actor is a good investment since they are a very strong multiplying force and can make an enourmous difference in quality, even if they cost insane amounts of moneys.

In games they take up part of the budget, yet have very little effect on the end result. Good voiceacting can't save a bad game and high actor fees could lead to less focus(read: money) on gameplay, art or QA.

Not saying it'll be a bad game, saying that its a wrong step towards mega-blockbuster games instead of good games.

Objectable:
Eh. Still not as cool as Sean Bean in Train Simulator. Now THERE's celebrity endorsement.


Also, I do hope the Future Stuff(tm) is more than just one mission gimmicks. I'm looking at you, Digitally Scanned SEAL Team Six dog.

That can't be Sean Bean. He made it all the way through the commercial without getting killed by something.

ambitiousmould:
As cool as some of those things look, I'm absolutely certain that they'll be included for part of a mission and/or a cutscene each. I stand to be corrected, should the situation arise, but I highly doubt it. CoD is just late to the party on everything it does, so maybe rather than playing catch-up and going '*pant* *pant* See...guys...we have mechs and cool gadgets now!' they should jump on ahead and make some innovations of their own. Then again while we're saying what should happen I might as well just say I should win the lottery, and that a magical pixie ocelot should grant me infinite Yorkshire puddings for life, because none of it's going to happen.

I think it's too late for that. They've definitely fallen into the spectacle trap. Now Activison is literally afraid to do anything that looks less graphically impressive, cool and explodey than the previous game, and when the time comes to actually work on a good story or freer gameplay mechanics, they look at you and go, "Can't you see that I'm busy making my game look pretty?"

Oh my god people, it's just an announcement trailer. It's going to sell like gangbusters anyway, so I don't know why you all insist on complaining, unless everyone here is psychic and can see the future.

Anyway, this new Call of Duty looks like it's going for the Blops 2 approach, with future gear and a villain who's actually in the right.

GameChanger:
Don't waste a breath mourning the game industry. Every kitten grows up to be a cat. It seemed so harmless at first -loud, violent, lapping up their saucer of mountain dew- but once their claws get long enough, it draws blood. Sometimes from the hands of the consumers that feed it.

For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Pay or pay more.

You win this entire comment section

 

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