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Harsh Criticism is Uncalled For (Single Player) - Great Gameplay & Impressive Visuals
on February 18, 2015
I think the criticism of this game is a little uncalled for. I was awaiting the delivery of it from Amazon and expecting an absolute disaster. Granted on first play I had a few issues with the disc (I believe it needed the update) and the play jumped all over the place making it pretty much unplayable.
However, after update (and the boring first 10 minutes of gameplay) the thing took off and I actually not only really enjoyed the storyline, but also the excellent gameplay.
I played all the COD games back in the day when I had my XBox and XBox 360. I got back into it with the PS4 as a casual gamer.
This game is far superior to those early incarnations in almost every way... the graphics in parts of the game are mind-blowing, especially the lighting effects (some parts of the game drop below that standard however, true, like the tank battles)...
The in-game character modelling is exceptional (e.g. multiple behaviours of foes, lifelike movements etc.) and the sheer variety of gameplay (stealth, all-out shooter, helicopters, remote rockets, jungle, tank, dog) is just what I'd look for in a game.
Granted I cannot comment on multiplayer, which doesn't interest me... A saw a lot of reviews saying it's been broken since day one so I can't comment.
I have a lot of shooters for the PS4 (COD Advanced Warfare, Wolfenstein, Killzone, Metal Gear Solid and Last of Us)... Honestly, this is up there in terms of being the one I had most fun on.
I do have some criticisms of the game and they are that some elements (e.g. the Space scenes at start and near end, and the very last level on the train) seem like rushed afterthoughts... especially the latter which is over in just a few minutes without any real enjoyment or satisfaction). The middle levels are the best where you get to explore the jungle, use helicopters and so on and I wish they'd filled out the game with more content at that quality.
In conclusion and If like me you're looking for a fun shooter, with awesome atmospheric gameplay and a fun story, I highly recommend this game. For approx $20 these days, it's a steal.