The new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts brings out the kid in me. I’m 8 years old, next to my dad in the car driving home after an action flick:
“…and…and…buildings blew up, and fighter planes, and dogs, and scary wolves with sharp teeth, and sharks, and…and…space!”
The game, which releases November 5, 2013, has a little bit of everything, even Eminem. The space scene looks cool, and of course, a space scene can’t be a space scene without the “girl slipping from your finger-tips, I’ve-got-you-no-I-don’t” moment, as in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity or Final Fantasy 8. There are destructible buildings, trees, vehicles, which all pale in comparison to the collapsing Shanghai tower of Battlefield 4.
The most intriguing character is Riley the Dog. Everybody loves a good dog and all the stories about their heroics in battle, rescue and their loyalty on the home front. Game developers love clichés, so no doubt there will be some touching,dogmance experience. I love seeing that kind of thing. I also love seeing wardogs in action like in Total War: Rome where they unleash a whole pack of them and they kill until they are killed.