The last Call of Duty was a disaster. Ghosts (may we never mention its name again, ever) turned out to be a best-seller for the next-gem console launch period — but only out of necessity for a blockbuster first-person shooter. In response to this, publisher Activision and the three main studios that produce the game series — Sledgehammer, Treyarch and Infinity Ward — have vowed to a three-year work/release schedule. That is, when one studio finishes a game, it receives a three-year break, which is ample time to produce the next sequel, and it make it worthwhile.
For late 2014, it’s Sledgehammer’s turn, with Advanced Warfare, but is it good? Activision sent us copy for review; so let’s get craking.