2 thoughts on “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Xbox 360

  1. 71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    A better title would have been Advanced Mediocrity. Or maybe – Your Blood Helmet Has Expired, December 12, 2014
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    P. Brown (USA) –

    This review is from: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Xbox 360 (Video Game)
    A shooter for the twitchy mind. Gone are the days of having a plan, teaming up with friends to control territory and winning with a plan and tactics. Here today is the speed match where jittery fingers are all that matters, he/she who can zip through an area and draw first wins, all that matters is speed and sensitivity. Well that and quick-scoping.

    The maps are all square with almost zero choke points, and definitely no place to put your back to a wall. If you think you are safe for a moment then you are dreaming, there are always at least three different ways that your nemesis can come at you no matter what you think. The only way to own opponents with a sniper is to quick-scope because there are damn few long shot maps. Honestly I dream of a day when that stupidity is removed, yes it takes skill to quick-scope, but less skill than it takes to actually use the other weapons as intended successfully.

    The weapons are completely out of whack when it come to power, a submachine gun beats a heavy weapon at almost any range, imagine a world where a machine pistol can be used with the same accuracy as a long rifle, and packs more power – a shotgun can shoot through concrete walls (even when a the equivalent of a Squad Assault Weapon (SAW) has problems doing so) – the same SAWs take at least 5/6 or more bullets to kill someone when in reality they should pack enough power to shoot through the entire map and anyone that gets in the way. The heavy weapon carriers are already penalized with slower movement and reaction time to aim down sight, so you are going to make them weaker as well? And what happened to armor piercing rounds? Claymores?

    The kill-streaks, sorry, can’t call them that anymore, the score-streaks are a joke, with only a few having any real impact. The missile strike is a perfect example, if you get killed by it you were just unlucky because it is near impossible to aim. That they made the kill-streaks modifiable was a genuine stroke of brilliance, but modifying scat just turns it in to fertilizer.

    Oh, and thank you for the ability to move up the rank of 12-15 after I prestiged by selling back all the useless hats and gloves that you gave me, gone are the days of actually having to work to get there. And please stop telling me that the blood helmet has expired, I didn’t want the damn thing in the first place.

    The only way this game is still popular is that there just isn’t anything else out there that allows people to compete in the on-line play modes that COD allows, Battle Field has far too many multilplayer quirks and problems to be competitive, Halo has even more problems than either COD or BF, so it boils down to lesser of the evils.

    Henry Ford said “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” and I agree, update the COD 4 graphics and kill streaks, then reissue it and it would outsell any of the last 3 or 4 iterations of the game. Because people want something that works, and very few of the last COD offerings have worked.

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  2. 29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This Call of Duty is hands down the worst., December 23, 2014
    By 
    RobK (Florida) –

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    This review is from: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Xbox 360 (Video Game)
    I’m not going to regurgitate all the reasons this game is horrible… you can read the other reviews for that. I play hardcore multi almost exclusively. I don’t do the campaigns so I can’t speak to that. I’ve put about 16 hours into this game.

    I think the main problem for me is the Exo suits. All the flying around… that’s a FUNDAMENTAL change in the game dynamic. Don’t tell me “there’s a classic mode” because as small, square and bad as the maps are WITH the Exos, they are CERTAINLY even LESS optimized for traditional “classic” CoD gameplay. With the ability to cross the small maps in seconds and the totally worthless kill streak rewards, there is zero incentive to strategize or work together as a team. There are no sight-lines for snipers and no choke points to try and hold. The point if this game seems to be just to rocket around the map like an idiot.

    I’ve played all the CoDs ever released and while some have been better than others, they’ve all been generally good games for me. Advanced Warfare is hands down the WORST, most frustrating CoD to date. It’s “Call of Duty” in name only. If I wanted just to run around and die I’d play Battlefield.

    UPDATE Jan 3. I see the price is beginning to fall. Xbox One version is only $40 now new. Also read all the 5 star reviews… the ENTIRE first page is “My kids love it… my grandson loves it… my little 13yr old Billy can’t get enough… bought this for my kid…” That about sums it up. Just noticed the Trade-In button. Amazon will give me $31 credit to take it back. Filled it out, it’s gone!

    Is it November 2015 yet?

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