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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    By far the worst Multi-Player of the COD Series

    Posted
    TheHire

    The basis of my review is in comparison to the MW series. As a dedicated fan to that multi-player, I used that series as a benchmark in comparison to Ghosts. What I was hoping that IW working with a new slate, would come up with something new and fresh for the series. This is how I felt after less than a week of playing both the campaign and multi-player. GOOD I'll start with what I do like about the game, which isn't much. On the PS4, the graphics do look sharp. I can't make comparisons to how it looks on PS3 or 360. But from what I've seen, I do think it's a good looking game. As far as next generation console graphics, I can't make a comparison to other games just yet. But I feel the overall look of the game is really great. The campaign isn't what I imagined, far from it actually. Although different, it was new and enjoyable. If you think the storyline for MW was far-fetched, Ghosts takes outrageousness to a whole other level. Like all other COD campaigns, this one was of course short and sweet. It's like the food or candy that you love to eat, but you're not wowed by it anymore. I do love the new weapons, and small quirks (the ability to jump above stacked platforms and the run and slide) which of course you'll be able to do in multi-player as well. Asides from these highlights, there's not much else about the game to revere. BAD I can't begin to tell you how much the feel of the gameplay of this installment feels in comparison to MW1, 2, and 3. There's little nuances that makes it feel something familiar and completely odd and new at the same time. I'm not just talking about the new weapon mods, killstreaks, perks, etc. Drawing your weapon to reaction time of shooting your enemy first feels way off compared to MW. To me it's night and day. I don't enjoy the pace of the game this way and it makes it so frustrating to play. The layout of the maps also are a big negative. Depending on which map you play, some more than others, players/teams can benefit from taking a stance in a certain area to pin-down the other team. (Mostly by snipers and other campers lurking in small confined areas that are difficult to take on unless you have a group of people that go with you in force). In theory, these maps are strategic for clan type play which in that case, would be ideal. But c'mon, 90% of the people who play COD, don't play in organized teams/clans. IW, should realize that and stop making maps with so many blindspots where people can camp all day. There are many other things I could talk about this game, but I'll say this last as my biggest peeve. The parity of low-ranking players versus highly ranked player in regards to killstreaks and mods is the largest disparity I've ever seen in the COD series. If you're high up your ranking and unlocked almost anything and everything, you have a supreme advantage against low-level players. While I understand that these same players also had to go through the same rigors, it makes it incredibly unpleasant to be killed 10 different ways in a game. It's become overkill to the point of it being comedic. I really miss the days of MW1 and the simple killstreak perks. CONCLUSION I've had this game for less than a week, and I've decided to trade it in for something else (not BF4). I have MW1-3 and Black Ops 1 and have never felt any animosity towards those titles in regards to multi-player. This will most likely be my final COD purchase ever. They had a great run as the front-runner of console FPS, but like many things in life, good things come to an end. And for COD, there time has come and gone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The game looks great but gameplay...

    Posted
    Gaurav513
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The game visually looks great without a doubt and the new maps aren't to bad. Also there are elements of multiplayer like being able to slide and the more dynamic environment is pretty fun. The option to customize the character isn't to bad if you can figure out how to work it. After that its pretty much downhill. First off there are so many fun game modes that were taken out like CTF, demolition, and all the party games like gun game are out. The new prestige system is kinda ridiculolus to, who really wants to Prestige 100 times? Also a lot of items are gone or changed like the portable radar, semtex, and bouncing betty. Lets not forget that it is much easier for people to camp even though a lot of these things are gone. Strike packages have also shrunk which is annoying especially specialist but thats due to the game having 30 perks. Really are 30 perks necessary? I don't know about anyone else but I think that Infinity Ward should've made something similar to MW3. Also MOABs are called KEM strikes now and any camper can get them by picking up a field order that just requires you to get 1 melee kill or a headshot or 3 non killstreak kills or something else which leads to them getting a care package that more often than not contains a KEM strike. This game is a huge letdown in terms of gameplay. Why Infinity Ward messed up what it was doing right and add more stuff that makes the game worse is a mystery to me. If you are thinking about buying a first person shooter for your new console I recommend Battlefield 4 which is very similar to its older games and has new additions that make it extremely fun and it is just as visually appealing as Call of Duty: Ghosts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    Posted
    xxRaizen
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When I picked the game up I was expecting to be blown away by the next-gen performance, but unfortunately this game does nothing to take advantage of the new consoles, the only improvements I can tell from the ps3 version is that the colors don't look quite as gray. With the improved colors however comes a whole wave of issues, first off the game doesn't even play in a consistent 60 fps, I get noticeable frame rate drops in just about every game I play. Another issue I have is that the multi-player doesn't run on dedicated servers, at least not always which is what the fans were made to believe, maybe its my fault for not reading the fine print. Finally my biggest issue is that the game is just really not that fun, the story mode has its moments, but other than that I had to keep myself vigilant to finish the game, then when you go online you can't really call what you're doing fun either, the map designs are so boring this time around and the game mechanics make it impossible to consider anything that happens the result of skill or dedication to the game, it's all so random to the point that I can't acknowledge this as a competitive FPS title. For once I wish I could just get my money back for this miserable title.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    3nvy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have been a huge fan of the COD series and this game is on par with the past iterations of the franchise. I mostly play online and have not worked through the campaign mode yet, but I am enjoying the new Clan Wars part of the game. As a whole we enjoy playing game modes (S&R, S&D, DOM) that we would not normally play, but need to now because of the Clan War. I also really like the Cranked and Blitz game modes as these are fast-paced. I have always preferred Hardcore, but here again, because of the Clan War, we have been playing some Core modes. In Core, setting up the right loadout is key, and once I dialed one in, I now find this game mode to be just an enjoyable as Hardcore, if not more due to lack of camping. I am not sure yet how I feel about the new prestige system. I like leveling my squad members up, but I think I still prefer the traditional prestige system. I also like the new operations system. As you complete operations, you can cash completed operations in for experience using your squad points. Monitoring operations keeps you focused on earning experience and patches for your squad members. Staying true to the COD series, this game is enjoyable. IMHO, the best new feature is the Clan Wars. Being part of an active clan in the platinum division, we have thoroughly enjoyed this portion of the game and look forward to each war. Graphics are awesome and the maps have been very enjoyable to play. I really can't say anything bad specifically about any one map because as a whole, they are all well-designed. Most of the maps cater to the run-and-gun style of play. A couple of the maps are catered to snipers. Being only an occasional sniper, I like the balance of map styles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Far below Black Ops 2

    Posted
    mrstudley
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Been playing the COD series for a very long time. Really enjoyed it. This is the first time I can remember a COD game I don't really like. There are positives to this game. I enjoyed the campaign mode. The space and underwater scenes are especially well done. Graphics are really good. However, there are far too many negatives in my opinion and all center around multiplayer mode. Enough so that I still find myself playing PS3 Black Ops 2 rather than PS4 Ghosts. Here's what I don't like...it favors the sniper. All initial maps are big maps that if you are good at sniping you will excel. If you run around like a bat out of hell, like me, you get picked off by the snipers. The first DLC pack provides a more diverse map set, so that is better. Next, I'm not very good, and for some reason I always get placed in games with people that have K/D rations of 2.5 or better...and I get killed. Would be great if Sony would match me up with some people I could be competitive with. Then there's the little things: loved playing demolition (not offered in ghosts) and no notification you actually killed someone. I do like the change in hardcore matches where friendly fire immediately reverts to damage on yourself. No more killing teammates for care packages (although that's another change where you can only get a care package by completing field orders, it's no longer a kill streak). Overall the worst of the CODs to date.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    C.O.D. Ghost

    Posted
    BIGDAN66
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Another awesome game for all the Call of Duty fans. It's a great game it's fun to play I don't have too many hours on it. I am only played it in single player mode so far it's been a good game as all the others Call of Duty. I haven't played anybody online with it yet so I cannot make a comment about that. I just kinda wish they would update some of the older versions The First Call of Duty's they came out with for the PlayStation 4. I'm not into the real high-tech games with a hundred different options for all the weapons and gadgets you can add to your player then it just makes it a little too complicated. I guess just call me old fashion. Even though I do own all of the Call of Duty games out there except for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 I didn't like it. I like more the old fashion games with realistic guns and ammo camouflage bullet proof vest and the same way as a realistic normal every day person would function. I guess being 50 years old I like a more realistic down-to-earth shooter version game . I'm not 16 years old 18 or 15 that wants all that extra fancy equipment. It is an awesome game to play if you're into all the futuristic technology that is not out yet. Just give me my 45 my machine gun a sniper rifle and let me go kill some enemies. LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    COD-Formula Gameplay

    Posted
    dudeky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased COD Ghosts for $5 during the Holidays. I completed the campaign in about 8-10 hours total, playing about 1-2 hours in the evening after work over a week. The campaign follows the usual COD formula. The story line is decent, taking you from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Most missions were fun to play, but the prologue was a little slow to start and a few missions were a little repetitive. I got stuck on one mission driving around an air field in a tank looking for the last satellite dish to take out. I did enjoy the missions playing as Riley the German Shepard military dog. I played the Extinction alien mode for about 15-20 minutes, but did not get into the rabid-dog-type horde game play. I did not play the multiplayer. As an older COD title, I would not pay more than $10-15 new. Hopefully, Best Buy will bring back the -$5 price tag again. I would recommend for COD fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointing

    Posted
    chickenlip

    Whenever I get a new COD game I always start out with the campaign mode but the story in this game falls really short compared to past games. Its almost totally uninteresting going through the story. On top of the sub par campaign, the multi player doesnt really deliver either. The weapon selection is just bad and now the guard dog kill streak has taken the place of the ridiculous range of the knife attack. If bullets dont kill you with one hit, why should a knife or dog? Finally, the maps are way too big for the amount of players now that there is no longer the ground war game mode and not to mention they are incredibly busy and much harder to navigate around than previous games. Other than the graphics being great, there isnt much more to keep it in contention with the new Battlefield. I think the COD franchise has run its course and I'll be purchasing Battlefield for the first time after being completely disappointed in the latest COD

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great graphics,bad map and bad spawning

    Posted
    BestbuyGuy210
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
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    ok.1st I will say I love call of duty.i like battlefield 4.yes.but im more run and gun.i don't camp,i don't play weak,if you u know what I mean! so when ghost came out I said hey, it wont be bad.i knew it wouldn't be a better so called new cod.but when I played at first i was so mad.the maps have to many doors too many openings and the layouts are just bad, the reason I say the maps are bad is because.they way they are built, u get killed from behind 60% of the time.the other 40% you get killed by a guy/girl camping.then thinking about after you get over the camping and getting killed fast from behind.next you still have to deal with the horrid spawning system.they spawn an enemy right behind u and vice versa.i am a really good player on psn.every cod I play im always ranked high with a good k/d ratio.but in ghost im below 1.0.because of these bad maps and spawns.also this game is slowly but surely getting to be more and more like battlefield.the maps are way to big.sad to say I hate this game.but since I paid 60$ I will play it to get my moneys worth.now if you are reading this and have yet to buy this game, I say if u can get it new for 30$ or less go for it.but if not.pass.im starting to get frustrated with this series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There have been worse C.o.D.'s

    Posted
    Savage14
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I believe this Call of Duty has addressed a lot of the issues of previous games and is a very good shooter. Certain aspects of the game have jumped the shark (kill streaks such as Michael Myers, Predator, Pirate Ghosts and Aliens is absolutely ridiculous for a "supposed" military shooter). Kills Streaks are not overpowered for the most part apart from the Oracle - expect to see 2 or 3 of these per game, zzzzzzzzz. The Dog is the massive exception to this and is completely aggravating (NB: the developers appear to have limited the dog's health to balance out the game). Infinity Ward claim they have taken out death streaks, however the dog is nothing more than a death streak as if you kill someone running it, the thing tracks you down and munches you. The fact there isn't a huge amount of players on PS4 yet means certain game types don't have a lot of support and thus players from all over the place are in lobby's, this can contribute to some serious lag (referring to: Kill Confirmed). I enjoy this game and would certainly recommend it, if you can get over the "jump the shark" kill streaks and the dog & oracle, there is a lot of fun to be had with this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ghosts: Formula COD Game.

    Posted
    dudeky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased COD Ghosts last year as a $5 Christmas special. I completed the campaign in about 8-10 hours total, playing about 1-2 hours in the evening after work over a week. The campaign follows the usual COD formula. The story line is okay, taking you from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Most missions were fun to play, but the prologue was a little slow to start and a few missions were a little repetitive. I got stuck on one mission driving around an air field in a tank looking for the last satellite dish to take out. I did enjoy the missions playing as Riley the German Shepard military dog. I did not play the multiplayer. I played the Extinction alien mode for about 15-20 minutes, but did not get into the rabid-dog-type game play. As an older COD title, I would not pay more than $15-20 new. Hopefully, Best Buy will bring back the great $5 price tag again for the holidays this year for new purchasers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a Call of Duty game

    Posted
    phoenixlau
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After so many iterations, what we've come to expect from the Call of Duty series is a good single player campaign, lots of online multiplayer, and perhaps some bonus content in the form of zombies mode. Call of Duty Ghosts is, therefore, exactly what one would expect being a Call of Duty game. The campaign's story was somewhat muddled and confusing, but served as an excuse to deliver lots of cool set pieces, like a mission where you're rappelling down a skyscraper during a fireworks display, or one where you're dodging depth charges while scubadiving underwater. Overall the campaign was fun and played well. I can't speak to the online multiplayer since that requires PS+, but as for the zombies mode, COD Ghosts has its own spin on things in the form of Extinction mode, where you are trying to destroy alien hives in a series of locations. You can play this mode 2 player local splitscreen, or up to 4 players online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Broken multiplayer

    Posted
    badradio

    Campaign is the usual story of saving the world. Difficulty is turned down this time. The real issue is the broken MP. Who did the level design?!?! Comparing good mp maps in COD 4 vs.Ghosts is sad. The devs for Ghosts seems to incorporate higher areas to go and also increase the size of the maps, along with a utterly broken and infuriating respawn system that is still broken from MW3. Since the levels are bigger and more places to hide from higher areas, players just camp. It's pathetic. In the original Modern warfare, there were also areas elevated, but only here and there. Clear left and right areas. Now, like in the freefall map (which has a horrid color palette), you spawn and immediately die because you are in wide open areas. The developers need to go back and see what really made the first modern warfare game so fun. What a disappointment. Selling this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Online MP is really bad!

    Posted
    xxxxxxxxccccccccbbbbbbbbb
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I want to express that this is my sole opinion based on my experience, and you are entitled to your own. To me this is the worst Infinity Ward COD game to date. The online multiplayer is designer for people who want to camp with sniper rifles, which is really annoying. I also don't like how now you have to buy guns, attachments, secondary weapons, etc. I preferred the styled where you unlocked items as you rank up. The online maps are pretty bad too. A lot of the maps are pretty big, which plays into the camper style of play, and there are few smaller maps where you have to fight. I thought the campaign was fine, actually the best part about the game, and that's about it. I've had my PS4 for about two weeks and I am trading in Ghosts for Battlefield. Honestly I think this is my final installment of COD games. Yeah it's that bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's what we have come to know and love

    Posted
    Tahames
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    So what is there to say about cod that has not been said before. Well ghosts is a new chapter in Cod and it tries to build something out of the box that is fresh and exciting the problem is it feels more of the same. Extinction is what I wish Alien Col Marine could have captured tense, fun, hard and as a stand alone it would be worth 20.00 alone. The multiplayer is your standard with some tweets. The problem comes into with the story being Blaw. I really enjoyed black ops and cod 4 but ghost just did not stand out as something I must have. If you have not played a Call of Duty I would say wait until next year when Black ops 3 comes out. If you want an arcade style shooter Killzone or Blacklight are much better. ghost will give a couple of hours of enjoyment but I think it will be forgotten by summer so many better games coming.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lacking the Call

    Posted
    L504A

    Been into this series since Modern Warfare and though not much change over the years this was a bad move. Bigger maps were a good idea but keeping the player size made it hide an seek no matter the game mode except crank. Supposedly didn't add players for spawning purposes but I seem to frequently spawn by other teams right when someone is shooting at a squad mate. Story was bland and like usual really has no replay value except gamer score. Maybe they can add a more open world or with the map packs give extra parts to the story or characters. I won't likely be getting another CoD for a year or three since they added a third company to the mix. Unless of course my friends hop on and approve. No one likes this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game!!!

    Posted
    JAYTC08
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I played this game originally on the Xbox 360, then when I upgraded to the Xbox One I bought the game again. I recently traded all my Xbox One stuff for a PS4 and didn't have Call of Duty Ghost anymore. Bestbuy offered sometime of lightening deal in the middle of the day, and I got it for PS4 for only $4.99. In my honest opinion the game is so good. The campaign has a great story, and multiplayer is as awesome as any other Call Of Duty. Before I buy video games I always watch clips on YouTube to be sure it's a game I can get into. It didn't come with expansion DLC, buts that fine. I can always wait for it to go on sale in the PlayStation store. If you decide to get the game, happy gaming and maybe I'll see you out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ghost It...

    Posted
    UvBeenJagged
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Disappointed!! I liked Black OpsII. For the most part in Black OpsII, they had fixed the spawn kills. Granted you cannot stop the campers, but there were less places to just sit and snip. Ghosts (multiplayer) is a game for campers... period! The maps are bigger, but they are wide open for people to camp and snip all day long. Spawn... die, spawn die.. spawn die.. all over again. Extinctions and Squads are the best part of the game. So... the graphics are good, there are not too many limitations as to where you can go on the map (ie.. you can climb, get under, get over pretty much everything), and you have lots of perks to choose from. I am back to playing Black Ops II... very disappointing!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Native 1080p on PS4, Upscaled

    Posted
    OlavoJr
    • My Best Buy® Member
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    I am getting Killzone Shadow Fall, but now I am also getting the COD GHOST too! It has been confirmed that the PS4 version is running 1080p.... Which means if you want to play the best COD GHOST in the next generation... The PS4's COD GHOST is going to be the definitive version to play!!! "Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts will run natively at 1080p on PlayStation 4, and is upscaled to 1080p from 720p on Xbox One. "We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both," Rubin said."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch Entry for Call of Duty Multiplayer

    Posted
    mcquaid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ghosts is a top notch entry in the series but the campaign mode has some story problems. I think the maps are good. Most of the maps were on the bigger side but that never really seemed to be an issue for me. The marksman class was more than welcome for me since I have always used the semi-auto assault rifles in the previous games. The perk system works well and allows you to choose more or less depending on how much other gear you have, similar to the choose 10 system from Black Ops 2. The only downside I found for the multiplayer was that this game probably had my least favorite score streaks overall compared to other games.

    I would recommend this to a friend