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on 11 November 2014
A bit of an odd one this.
The campaign itself is quite good, the stuff you'd usually expect from a COD campaign: explosions, story becomes personal because friend/family dies, big chase to the villain. Yeah I expected all that but that didn't make it any less fun.
Extinction is Infinity Wards attempt at a Zombie mode. which is okay but never quite hits the highs of what it's trying to copy.
Multiplayer is the main event for many COD players so it probably came as a disappointment to many to learn that Infinity Ward has disregarded all that Treyarch did with their previous entry. It wouldn't be a problem if Ghosts was an improvement on Black Ops 2 but it feels more like IF were just being stubborn. "No, don't put Scorestreaks in it, we'll use Strike Packages because everybody loved MW3."
While DLC might not figure into other peoples reviews, it actually plays a big part in this entry. It may come as a shock to learn but the DLC actually is pretty good in this game and it's a good departure from the po-faced DLC from MW3. While I might praise the map packs, it have to express my growing concern with Micro-Transactions. What sort of muppet pays for a Wolf-skin for your dog killstreak? Who really cares if their soldier looks like Soap or any other character from the IW games? You wont see your soldier unless you're dying in the killcam or in the Create a Class menu, it's utterly pointless. I don't know what's scarier, them selling this Micro-DLC or people actually buying it... I just hope Video Games don't go the way of Freemium games...
So overall, bit of an odd game. At times it tries to be serious but it also throws in maps where you can play as the Predator or call in a squad of ghost pirates (yes there are real ghost in Ghosts, who would have though?).