2017, what a year. Gaming was big, really big. New Nintendo console, amazing games, some corporate craziness that pizza'd off the gaming world...Which reminds me, I might be starting a new split up blog post purchase service, Blog Boxes. Sounds like a good idea no?
Anywho, bad games. Those happened like they do every year. Games like Road Rage and Hello Neighbor were apparently really trashMcnasty, but I didn't play those. I actually didn't play a whole lot of bad games this year, not many I can think of. I have been pretty selective with my purchases this year. With my selection being so limited for this particular category, I actually did not pick a game that is absolutely horrible on a technical level. Not entirely. Instead, I have chosen something that is simply drenched with greed. A game that spewed garbage through its advertising, through its story, through its entire existence.
I think you all might know what I am talking about here. I have played this game for a while and honestly, the it gets worse each time I boot it up. It becomes less and less fun, and it already was pretty boring to begin with.
My worst game of 2017 is......wait for it.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiit........hey, chill out, woah why you bouncing around the room woah hey don't break that AHHHHHH
Call of Duty World War 2
Congrats Activision and Sledgehammer Games! Sledgehammer Games is so appropriate of a name, since that's all they know what to do. Putting a Sledgehammer through games. CoD WW2 is a game I seriously wanted to like, I did. I liked this series at one point, it DID do some good things for multiplayer in general, but that was in the past. This series is now a dead cow that is still trying to be milked by Activision. Every single year, a $60 game, with a $50 season, on the same old rusty engine that looks like crap. That is no different here. This time though, it is even more special! This game had some of the worst marketing that I have ever seen. Constantly ramming it into our skulls that the game has 'boots on the ground'. "BOOTS ON THE GROUND FOLKS, BOOTS ON THE GROUND. YOU GET IT YET???? BUY OUR GAME!!!" Constantly saying 'boots on the ground' for a first person shooter, would be like if a developer made a platformer game and said "WE BROUGHT BACK JUMPING!" Not only that, but that is basically Activision yelling at the top of a mountain "HEY, WE WENT BACKWARDS GUYS! ISN'T IT AWESOME?"
The campaign is boring, Michael Bay levels of stupid, with a WW2 skin. It rips off several famous WW2 movies, like Saving Private Ryan of course, has explosions everywhere, over the top garbage including an absolutely stupid looking train derailment scene, and it is nothing but America ego stroking! How? It only shows the war through an AMERICAN perspective. THAT'S IT. The largest war in human history, consisting of many, MANY nations, and they choose Murica as the sole one to focus on. Amazing. Absolutely incredible. Because America was the only country in the war, obviously. Wrap this all up with a story that tries to be emotional, but it just comes off as cliche. It is as basic as you can get for some American WW2 story, it really is.
The multiplayer...Ugh. The multiplayer is the same shlock we have been playing for almost a decade. Not much is changed. The only additions are things that Activision of course hyped to hell and back, but they aren't anything that matters. A stupid headquarters to run around in, which only serves the purpose to show of your oh so amazing loot crates to people, and War mode. If you don't know what War mode is, take Battlefield 1, make it look incredibly shitty, make the play-field barebones and strict, and embarrassingly dumb cutscenes. Bam, you have War mode. It is horrible. Everything else you hate about the franchise is still here. The lack, the bad hit detection, the half a milisecond kill times, the same basic modes other than the aforementioned shitty War mode. The multiplayer is boring, shallow, and copy and paste as far as the eye can see. Nothing about it is unique. Nothing about it is special. You can pop in Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 and get the same overall experience. Shoot shoot bang bang kill people shoot boom bang shoot boom BOOM BANG SHOOT BOOM. Nothing else. The same old shit. THE. SAME. OLD. SHIT. EVERY. YEAR. $60 every year, every time. No innovation, no passion. It is all greed. Business. Money. MONEY. Oh yeah, and the graphics are shit, at least for a franchise of this size. Splatoon 2 on my Nintendo Switch looks better in 1080p, than CoD does in 4K.
As for the zombies mode...I dunno. Haven't played it. Sick of the stupid generic zombies bullshit. Killing Floor 2 has become my go-to horde mode style game. It is super fun, except it is having crashing issues now for no reason. I would rather play a crashing game though than this new CoD shit.
So yeah, that's it. Call of Duty sucks, you know that, I know that. I am just so stunned that the game is so bad despite being a so called passion project by the devs and being a 'return to form'. If the return to form was trying to be shit, then they succeeded amazingly.