Call of Duty: Ghosts Campaign Trailer Brings The Fight into Space

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Campaign Trailer Brings The Fight into Space

This trailer has everything: A space-shooting, the apocalypse, family bonding. Everything!

The newest trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts focuses on the two key ingredients of every Call of Duty campaign, and both of its key ingredients; story and spectacle. While the story isn't laid out clearly, there are a few tidbits. Ardent fans probably know that this new CoD run is set in a post-apocalyptic scenario where the US has been destroyed. What you may not have realized is that the plot seems to revolve around a father-and-son pair of elite "Ghost" operatives.

As for the spectacle, where do I start? The trailer features the following: A gunfight in space, fighter jets, and an orbital strike that destroys a whole city! Oh yeah. The dog's in there too, if only for a second.

Believe it or not, there are some people - myself included - who pick up Call of Duty for the single-player campaign. Whether its the story or the roller coaster ride chock full of bullets and exploding stuff, don't count that single-player experience out.

Call of Duty: Ghosts comes to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on November 5, and will be available at launch on both PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: YouTube

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That's pretty cool, I hope it's not ultra-liner where I can't move to the side without it saying "I'm leaving the battlefield."

Did anyone else laugh when the astronauts pulled out guns?

Also, "The enemy attacked from south of the equator"? What, so they're getting invaded by... Brazil?

Lastly, I notice that they've decided to compensate for their inability to create a compelling character by just sticking skull masks on everybody. After all, it was the one defining characteristic of that guy that everyone liked in MW2 for some mysterious reason. Maybe lightning will strike twice.

...

Okay, okay, I'm done hipstering it up for today.

Now all we need is a time machine that sends soldiers back in time to change the outcomes of various battles during Antiquity and medieval times, and CoD has pretty much expanded to harbor ALL the audiences!

I said this on another site, but I'll say it here as well:

"A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's..."

Quoting from the Fascist Guide To Parenting there Infinity Ward? It's a bit creepy when the trailer you're using to sell your game to the fanbase sounds like it could have been written by Joseph Goebbels.

:D :D Man, its nice that they too have lost it. CoD is great when it does two things: Being EPIC (Call of Duty 1,2 and 4) OR when its Insane ans sill (Black Ops 2)

I might just buy this.

Zhukov:
Did anyone else laugh when the astronauts pulled out guns?

Considering that I was allowed to do the same in Black Ops 1 already... not really. In fact, the near-lack of sound made that one map more intense. And if you forgot your space suit (which you COULD in that case), you actually died when you walked outside. No fancy message "you need a space suit to leave" or not even locked doors. You could just walk outside fine and dandy - for about 5 seconds. In fact, in SOME cases, you HAD to, otherwise things would go really bad (thankfully, the room where you had to go to and some in between have air and some suits to pick up for your way back).

And for some reason, I expect all that to happen (or not happen) what would be bad - no way to continue without suit, no bothering of the lack of air (and hence sound)...

A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's.

As far as I know, human sacrifice is kind of frowned upon in most Western societies.

Anyway, I don't care what people say; yes, CoD is still CoD but at least Infinity Ward knows how to do CoD properly. AKA they turn it up to 11 and bring out some cool looking stuff.

It's interesting that they're looking away from "Modern Warfare" and looking into a parallel to Black Ops. One becomes the neon-stained, brightly-colored future (Black OPs II) and the other looks a little more Mad Max world-gone-to-hell future.

Cowabungaa:
Anyway, I don't care what people say; yes, CoD is still CoD but at least Infinity Ward knows how to do CoD properly. AKA they turn it up to 11 and bring out some cool looking stuff.

And then put you on glue-covered, magnetized rails and a FoV of 60.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
I said this on another site, but I'll say it here as well:

"A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's..."

Quoting from the Fascist Guide To Parenting there Infinity Ward? It's a bit creepy when the trailer you're using to sell your game to the fanbase sounds like it could have been written by Joseph Goebbels.

Huh.

I thought it just sounded cringe-inducingly patriotic, but yeah... now that you mention it, it does sound pretty fascist. Primacy of the state and all that.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
I said this on another site, but I'll say it here as well:

"A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's..."

Quoting from the Fascist Guide To Parenting there Infinity Ward? It's a bit creepy when the trailer you're using to sell your game to the fanbase sounds like it could have been written by Joseph Goebbels.

That was the moment the trailer went from silly and dumb to 'Wait... wait what?'

Seriously, the CoD series has always had an uncomfortable level of nationalistic pride in manly men doing their manly men things for their country, but that was pretty fucked up.

Zhukov:
Did anyone else laugh when the astronauts pulled out guns?

I did the same, don't worry.

Zhukov:
Also, "The enemy attacked from south of the equator"? What, so they're getting invaded by... Brazil?

Australia, obviously.

The Empire of Yahtzee will rise up and conquer America to enforce the daily wearing of Fedoras and consumption of Tea. Also all American swearwords will be replaced with overly long and gratuitous insults.

On a more serious note, I don't understand why games companies feel the need to make America into the underdog in games. With the balance of power in the world as it is they keep having to come up with more and more contrived excuses for why *INSERT COUNTRY NAME HERE* is suddenly a threat to the US. I know there's some bizarre feeling that Americans can't empathise with non Americans - possibly one of the most insulting assumptions one could make - but there's plenty of evidence that that's bunk. Go out and do something a bit different guys, you never know - it might work.

Did anyone else notice the dog jumping on a helicopter and bringing it down?About 1.25/1.30 in the trailer.
It's like they don't want the "Call of Duty: Dogs" jokes to end.

Bindal:

Cowabungaa:
Anyway, I don't care what people say; yes, CoD is still CoD but at least Infinity Ward knows how to do CoD properly. AKA they turn it up to 11 and bring out some cool looking stuff.

And then put you on glue-covered, magnetized rails and a FoV of 60.

Well yes, hence why I said that CoD is still CoD. We can't expect miracles now can we?

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"November's hottest game is Call of Duty: Ghost"

Michael Epstein:
This trailer has everything: A space-shooting, the apocalypse, family bonding. Everything!

And something involving midgets.

Zhukov:
Also, "The enemy attacked from south of the equator"? What, so they're getting invaded by... Brazil?

Cowabungaa:

A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's.

As far as I know, human sacrifice is kind of frowned upon in most Western societies.

Why do you think America keeps sending them off to the Middle East?

Are we gonna have a self-regenerating space suit?

I think people are confusing extraordinary with outlandish.

Space combat, dogs taking down helicopters.

What the hell, man?

Made me think of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYHarHGILC4

What are you doing with a gun in space?!

You guys are all no fun.

This looks like the usual fantastically ridiculous action movie the CoD campaigns have been since Modern Warfare.

I think it actually looks fantastic, though, as usual, not worth a full $60. They should allow people to buy the campaign separately for less. I'd be all over that.

I was half expecting a giant mech to turn up at the end, I mean the trailer pretty much had everything else. I'd point out how improbable all this appears but then it's hard to criticise a trailer where a dog takes down a helicopter in mid flight XD

Zhukov:
Also, "The enemy attacked from south of the equator"? What, so they're getting invaded by... Brazil?

My guess would be those crafty Polynesians, or maybe it's the Aussie's turn to be the bad guys. Or better yet some sort of all star team up of every southern equator nation :P

Though being slightly more serious I imagine it will be some none specific South American nation or one with a made up name such as Zenozuela or Dolumbia as not offend the real nation that the fictitious nations draws some comparisons to.

Zhukov:

Also, "The enemy attacked from south of the equator"? What, so they're getting invaded by... Brazil?

ohhhh, someone didnt watch the boys from brazil..
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this wird ze you leid tun!

A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's

reminds me of this:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Quoting from the Fascist Guide To Parenting there Infinity Ward? It's a bit creepy when the trailer you're using to sell your game to the fanbase sounds like it could have been written by Joseph Goebbels.

damn you! you invoked godwins law before i had the chance to do it.

still it just cements my theory that you are facing the boys from brazil.

Zhukov:
Did anyone else laugh when the astronauts pulled out guns?

Not me, during the Cold War both the Soviets and the Americans actually trained very small groups of special forces astronauts for space combat. The whole space race teetered on the brink of becoming a space war, one of the sticking points was manned surveillance platforms. Cameras where the size of busses and needed specialised miniature space stations to house them, because of the wet film they used skilled operators that could both use the equipment and understand intelligence gathering enough to be able to take the images and prepare which ones to send back to Earth (due to the limited payloads) as well as to protect the station. The public never really knew the true nature of these stations at the time and where simply told they where for scientific research, in reality they had huge wet film cameras and masses of ELINT and SIGINT equipment.

Both sides where considering forcibly boarding these facilities and worried about the other side doing the same, hence the combat astronaut training. The Soviets even armed one platform with large caliber armour piercing cannon, the kind usually found on gunships and IFVs.

This was so... next-gen... also we need space dogs.

"Brings The Fight into Space." Yes! Finally, Call of Duty with laser guns! Bring it on! Wait...why are they still using regular old guns? Expectations raised and utterly dashed in under ten seconds. Sigh...

Seriously, I want a Call of Duty game with Star Wars blasters please.

Anyway, I too am one of the people who buys the CoD games for the campaign. This one look interesting, although I'm forced to wonder if the U.S. has been destroyed, how are their still operatives running around with that much gear and tech? I'm guessing the U.S. isn't completely destroyed then. Or someone found a military safe house.
I remember when I was in middle school, I used to joke about how the countries in South America were never involved in any of the big wars (yes, I know they were in some ways, but you get the point) because they were busy building up their own armies and resources to take over the world in one giant surprise attack. I.W. has stolen my idea!

Dog versus helicopter. Just yes please.

ZeroMachine:
You guys are all no fun.

This looks like the usual fantastically ridiculous action movie the CoD campaigns have been since Modern Warfare.

I think it actually looks fantastic, though, as usual, not worth a full $60. They should allow people to buy the campaign separately for less. I'd be all over that.

I forced myself to play MW2 some time ago and eventually uninstalled it after a couple of hours. The game felt constrained, obnoxious and just plain dumb. I sincerely have no idea why people choose to support these broken designs.

Do regular guns even work in a vacuum? I was kinda hoping for railguns or something that they use for space combat.

Also I think they just showed Riley's death scene there, how is he going to live after trying to drag someone out of a helicopter whilst barely hanging on?

One more thing... that quote, I wouldn't say it's a particularly good one. Giving your sons' lives for the country you love? Screw that.

Aerosteam:
Do regular guns even work in a vacuum?

They do, but without gravity and air there will be huge problems with recoil and lack of heat dispersion.

Fun fact. There was even soviet space station with mounted aircraft autocannon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaz

Zhukov:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
I said this on another site, but I'll say it here as well:

"A man who truly loves his country doesn't just give his life. He gives his son's..."

Quoting from the Fascist Guide To Parenting there Infinity Ward? It's a bit creepy when the trailer you're using to sell your game to the fanbase sounds like it could have been written by Joseph Goebbels.

Huh.

I thought it just sounded cringe-inducingly patriotic, but yeah... now that you mention it, it does sound pretty fascist. Primacy of the state and all that.

Even sadder: not even that original. The concept of the son finishing the job of the father is pretty much the entire plot of Black Ops II. They could have at least ripped off a concept from another series. I can't name one right now, but still...

james.sponge:

ZeroMachine:
You guys are all no fun.

This looks like the usual fantastically ridiculous action movie the CoD campaigns have been since Modern Warfare.

I think it actually looks fantastic, though, as usual, not worth a full $60. They should allow people to buy the campaign separately for less. I'd be all over that.

I forced myself to play MW2 some time ago and eventually uninstalled it after a couple of hours. The game felt constrained, obnoxious and just plain dumb. I sincerely have no idea why people choose to support these broken designs.

Except it isn't broken. At all. I've never experienced a broken moment in the campaign. It's masterfully crafted for what it is- an action movie gun porn with craziness turned up to 11.

It would be broken if there were sections that were impossible to beat.

It would be broken if there were glitches or massive exploits that were easy to perform even by inexperienced players.

It would be broken if there were points of no return that left you with no way to rearm in dire situations.

As it stands, the campaigns are always exactly what they intend. Linear action movies.

If you want a game with real choice go play a game that advertises choice. Games never used to NEED choice to be highly praised. I fucking hate how much shit people give linear games nowadays.

Now, I'm not saying it's perfect. As I said, the games are never worth the full price tag.

But don't go around calling something broken if it works just fine for its intended purpose.

Also, I kinda want to annihilate the motherfucker that put those ads on the side that play a huge ass video whenever you mouse over them on this website because IT KEEPS HAPPENING WHEN I TRY TO EDIT MY OWN GOD DAMNED POST.

GET RID OF THEM. They're one of the main reasons I stopped posting on here as often.

ZeroMachine:

james.sponge:

ZeroMachine:
You guys are all no fun.

This looks like the usual fantastically ridiculous action movie the CoD campaigns have been since Modern Warfare.

I think it actually looks fantastic, though, as usual, not worth a full $60. They should allow people to buy the campaign separately for less. I'd be all over that.

I forced myself to play MW2 some time ago and eventually uninstalled it after a couple of hours. The game felt constrained, obnoxious and just plain dumb. I sincerely have no idea why people choose to support these broken designs.

Except it isn't broken. At all. I've never experienced a broken moment in the campaign. It's masterfully crafted for what it is- an action movie gun porn with craziness turned up to 11.

It would be broken if there were sections that were impossible to beat.

It would be broken if there were glitches or massive exploits that were easy to perform even by inexperienced players.

It would be broken if there were points of no return that left you with no way to rearm in dire situations.

As it stands, the campaigns are always exactly what they intend. Linear action movies.

If you want a game with real choice go play a game that advertises choice. Games never used to NEED choice to be highly praised. I fucking hate how much shit people give linear games nowadays.

Now, I'm not saying it's perfect. As I said, the games are never worth the full price tag.

But don't go around calling something broken if it works just fine for its intended purpose.

Also, I kinda want to annihilate the motherfucker that put those ads on the side that play a huge ass video whenever you mouse over them on this website because IT KEEPS HAPPENING WHEN I TRY TO EDIT MY OWN GOD DAMNED POST.

GET RID OF THEM. They're one of the main reasons I stopped posting on here as often.

Amen! CoD does exactly what it says on the tin, and it does it damn well. Personally, I prefer the IW style, and really enjoyed the single player campaigns. Don't want a CoD game? Go and play something else.

I'm surprised that the comments have reached this far without the usual moronic bleating of 'wah, it's exactly the same as the last one but with a few different textures, wah wah wah', which of course is total nonsense.

In the year Space, America is attacked by hostile nations. Now, in a world at war, you must walk the road to victory using the tools of modern warfare. If you succeed, it will be your finest hour.

Black ops.

I didn't like this trailer nearly as much as I liked Black Ops 2's. That one more or less convinced me that I'd eventually buy the game, and I did, five months after release. That one showed some stuff that was actually pretty cool, like the drones and horses while this one is pretty much Modern Warfare 3's again, minus the whole, "Will of a single man," thing.

ZeroMachine:

james.sponge:

ZeroMachine:
You guys are all no fun.

This looks like the usual fantastically ridiculous action movie the CoD campaigns have been since Modern Warfare.

I think it actually looks fantastic, though, as usual, not worth a full $60. They should allow people to buy the campaign separately for less. I'd be all over that.

I forced myself to play MW2 some time ago and eventually uninstalled it after a couple of hours. The game felt constrained, obnoxious and just plain dumb. I sincerely have no idea why people choose to support these broken designs.

Except it isn't broken. At all. I've never experienced a broken moment in the campaign. It's masterfully crafted for what it is- an action movie gun porn with craziness turned up to 11.

It would be broken if there were sections that were impossible to beat.

It would be broken if there were glitches or massive exploits that were easy to perform even by inexperienced players.

It would be broken if there were points of no return that left you with no way to rearm in dire situations.

As it stands, the campaigns are always exactly what they intend. Linear action movies.

If you want a game with real choice go play a game that advertises choice. Games never used to NEED choice to be highly praised. I fucking hate how much shit people give linear games nowadays.

Now, I'm not saying it's perfect. As I said, the games are never worth the full price tag.

But don't go around calling something broken if it works just fine for its intended purpose.

Also, I kinda want to annihilate the motherfucker that put those ads on the side that play a huge ass video whenever you mouse over them on this website because IT KEEPS HAPPENING WHEN I TRY TO EDIT MY OWN GOD DAMNED POST.

GET RID OF THEM. They're one of the main reasons I stopped posting on here as often.

By broken designs I meant highly scripted campaigns. It worked well with CoD4 since it was relatively new thing that really added to the immersion and atmosphere but in later games it was just tedious and caused more problems. In MW2 there are rooms that will spawn enemies infinitely unless you progress to the other end of the section to trigger another script that will move the action forward, hell you can even ignore all your enemies and just run towards the next objective and it will also move the action forward magically disposing of all the guys you were just fighting. This just breaks all immersion and makes the game world feel artificial, you just don't care about anything but running from point a to b to progress the action.

Just watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RULv6HbgEjY

But of course you are right there are people who like this action film design and we shouldn't deny them the thing they enjoy.

As for the ads use adblock ;)

james.sponge:

ZeroMachine:

james.sponge:

I forced myself to play MW2 some time ago and eventually uninstalled it after a couple of hours. The game felt constrained, obnoxious and just plain dumb. I sincerely have no idea why people choose to support these broken designs.

Except it isn't broken. At all. I've never experienced a broken moment in the campaign. It's masterfully crafted for what it is- an action movie gun porn with craziness turned up to 11.

It would be broken if there were sections that were impossible to beat.

It would be broken if there were glitches or massive exploits that were easy to perform even by inexperienced players.

It would be broken if there were points of no return that left you with no way to rearm in dire situations.

As it stands, the campaigns are always exactly what they intend. Linear action movies.

If you want a game with real choice go play a game that advertises choice. Games never used to NEED choice to be highly praised. I fucking hate how much shit people give linear games nowadays.

Now, I'm not saying it's perfect. As I said, the games are never worth the full price tag.

But don't go around calling something broken if it works just fine for its intended purpose.

Also, I kinda want to annihilate the motherfucker that put those ads on the side that play a huge ass video whenever you mouse over them on this website because IT KEEPS HAPPENING WHEN I TRY TO EDIT MY OWN GOD DAMNED POST.

GET RID OF THEM. They're one of the main reasons I stopped posting on here as often.

By broken designs I meant highly scripted campaigns. It worked well with CoD4 since it was relatively new thing that really added to the immersion and atmosphere but in later games it was just tedious and caused more problems. In MW2 there are rooms that will spawn enemies infinitely unless you progress to the other end of the section to trigger another script that will move the action forward, hell you can even ignore all your enemies and just run towards the next objective and it will also move the action forward magically disposing of all the guys you were just fighting. This just breaks all immersion and makes the game world feel artificial, you just don't care about anything but running from point a to b to progress the action.

Just watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RULv6HbgEjY

But of course you are right there are people who like this action film design and we shouldn't deny them the thing they enjoy.

As for the ads use adblock ;)

Well, I... I'm rather shocked. Normally people respond to my "CoD isn't as bad as you make it seem" rants with insults or just by claiming I'm wrong. Not only did you make a good point, but you also admitted that people who enjoy it should be able to get it.

Thank you for that, seriously. My day hasn't been going the best and that actually made it a bit better.

Also, I can neither confirm nor deny that I'm considering that.

I think it looks like a rather fun game!

CoD often delivers great action movie style games, and I love me some action movies!

Edit: And hey, we got the nintendo defence force captain godwinning (Dear god that is used so often the google online dictionary recognizes it as an actual word) within the first five posts! Fantastic! :P

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