Excerpt: I don't mean to come across as a bitter, scorned individual, but for me, Nintendo's Wii was the worst home console since the Atari Jaguar. Between its hilarious technical incompetence, its overabundance of shovelware, and (most notably) quite possibly the least intuitive controllers since the Philips CD-I, I was not a fan. At long last, a Nintendo console has finally received a Call of Duty game that can be compared to its counterparts.
Conclusion: If you’re a Wii U owner looking for a great first-person shooter that’s comparable to the current generation, then rejoice in knowing that Activision has provided just that experience for you.
Excerpt: On PS4 and Xbox One it may be, but Ghosts is a current-generation game. In fact, it's the current-gen game, the one that defined systems and mechanics that changed the industry. They remain enjoyable; the question is whether that's still enough. On the battlefield, play is more focused on gun-on-gun than aerial bombardment, and the game is better for it.
Excerpt: When Mark Antony instructs his men to, "Cry 'havoc' and let slip the dogs of war!" we doubt he's referring to actual dogs, let alone ones wearing mind-controlling hats. Yet here we are in Ghosts, steering an Alsatian via back-mounted camera as he slinks through long grass and crunches on throats as if they were chew toys.
Summary: Call of Duty: Ghosts will be remembered for many things, but few in the ways that it had hoped. It's a rare stumble for one of gaming's most consistently entertaining franchises, showing a lack of focus and confidence in itself. The campaign is a shallow Frankengame, hollow-hearted and unsure of its footing as it tries to keep up with Call of Duty's own self-escalation of incredulous scenarios, with ludicrously stupid set pieces and a story built around relationships...
Call of Duty Ghosts (Wii U) Review – If You Don’t Have Anything Better to Play it On
21 November 2013
Excerpt: When compared to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions, Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Wii U is nearly identical. Sure there are a few minor Wii U exclusive features but if you already own the game on any other console there is no need for you to grab a Wii U copy of Ghosts. I know, this not exactly earth shattering news but something I should point out to those who may have already given the game a spin on perhaps one of their other home consoles and are considering the Wii U...