Yet again, Call of Duty takes us to another terrific ride. Without disappointing its fans, it has released another title. This is the sixth game in history. Along with Call of Duty: WW2 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer Games has launched Call of Duty: Vanguard. The plot of World War 2 highly dominates the storyline of this title. However, this first-person shooter game fails to be unforgettable but is still enjoyable by every means. This title takes you back to the basics and does its part to keep the series grounded.
This title is available for Xbox Version and Xbox Series X. The playtime for this one is estimated to be 6 hours (campaign). It offers you a 24-players multiplayer opportunity along with a single-player campaign. Call of Duty: Vanguard allows you to try your hand in Nazi killing and fighting for the greater good. It has its groundbreaking moments and potential character building. With a fictitious story based on a non-fictitious event, it happens to be an entertaining game. Without wasting any time, let’s dive into the world of CoD: Vanguard. This must help you to decide whether you should play it or not.
What is the Story of Vanguard?
As mentioned earlier, Call of Duty: Vanguard is based on World War 2. You will be part of a special force driven to put a stop to a Nazi project. The team is fictional yet inspired by real-life people. If this is the title you are starting your Call of Duty journey with, it might leave you amazed. Nevertheless, it hardly brings something new to the plate for those who have been playing Call of Duty for years. The particular troop has been constituted by warriors from different theatres of the war.
The special force is departed for a discreet mission to Berlin in the last days of the Reich. The first chunk of action begins with a raid on a German train. Along with the raid, you will also witness fires from the Russian at a distance. This is when the troop learns about a secret Nazi operation called the ‘Project Phoenix’. Though things do not go according to plan, and the battalion gets caught by the Nazis. They tend to remain in prison below a grim Nazi administration building for most of the campaign.
While the members remain imprisoned, you get a glimpse of flashbacks. You get to know the member’s experiences all through the war. This part of the war is commonly overshadowed, hence instantly spiking interest in the hearts of players. But, your expectations may not be quenched as the game gradually turns out to be another playable fictitious conflict. Moreover, there are only two missions that require the entire squad to work together. The rest of the time they spend imprisoned in the prison cell. Depending on what your expectations are, this game can be a hit or miss for many.
What You May Like
Just by the look of Call of Duty: Vanguard, you will label it a fantastic game. Sledgehammer has turned the competition by choosing to share technology, unlike Treyarch. Sledgehammer also used the recent version of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare engine. If you look at the burning buildings and planes to the lush green forest, it will leave you mesmerized. To be precise, it is one of the best in the Call of Duty series.
Along with the incredible motion, the game brings into play some destroyable covers. Even though the event lasts a few seconds, it is nothing short of fantastic. The highlights of Wade Jackson, Arthur Kingsley, Lucas Riggs, and Polina Petrova’s flashbacks are invaluable. Additionally, it gives us a glimpse of the horrific battlefield experience during the war. Sledgehammer should be patted on the back for such a great approach—finally, the campaign tour the four most significant theatres, including Africa and France.
This title tends to point out ‘what could be the scenario subtly. For example, if the Allies put together a special force to curb the secret missions of the Nazis, history would be different. Therefore, the character’s background is not only essential but highly interesting.
Things That Puts You Off
Nevertheless, it is an excellent approach to explore a side of the war that is left unexplored. But, the campaign fails to tell a story or doesn’t try to. Yet, the plot is one to be remembered but lacks storytelling. Moreover, you hardly get to see the squad come together. Players only get to learn about the backstories of members, which is interesting. But robs them of the opportunity to play together as a squad. Finally, even though it is mainly fictitious, it could be a big deal if Sledgehammer hadn’t opted to play safe.
The approach is brave, but the campaign indeed makes us feel it lacks a story. Discussing the instants of the war to the squad and dispatching them to a mission seems to lack a background. Players will be keen to know how they met and decide to work as a team. Details help the audience to feel the character. Sledgehammer should have kept that in mind. To add to the distress, the multiplayer mode offers nothing new, and the game’s stability isn’t that great.
Even if you keep all the negative points in mind, this game is not bad. It lacks a lot of things, yet it’s far from being labelled as a bad game. You may expect more from the campaign, but it still proves to be highly entertaining. If you are currently craving a first-person shooter game, this title can be just the right one. Let us not forget that Call of Duty has done an excellent job in portraying the battles of World War 2. Once you play the game, it proves to be more than just a ghost of the past series. We say you try your luck with this title and draw your conclusions.