How Call of Duty: Ghosts Can Shake Up the Series
Greater Level Interactivity, Verticality
One of the biggest advantages that the Battlefield series has over Call of Duty titles, at least as of late, are its interactive levels, which allow players to destroy walls and carve their way through the map with heavy weapons in tow—at least to the extent its developers intend. Call of Duty: Ghosts could stand to offer greater interactivity with the levels, and such an element could stand to take advantage of the game’s scorestreaks and deployable elements. Blowing a hole in the roof with an airstrike never seemed like a better idea.
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Ghosts could imply squad gameplay, and given that Black Ops 2 added a bit of RTS action, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. Here’s how to make it cool: assuming we’re right about what the game is set to offer, players will take on the role of the leader of a squad of ghosts. As the leader, players should have the ability to command AI teammates throughout the game’s single-player campaign. After all, the name is “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and not “Call of Duty: Ghost,” which could imply that there is a squad involved, for the reasons I mentioned before. There’s no such thing as a one-man army, and commanding a small squad of highly-trained commandos would be a great way to shake up the game’s campaign and break up the monotony of running and gunning your way through corridors.
Dedicated Co-op Campaign
Black Ops 2′s zombies mode is easily among the most popular aspects of that particular game. And previous Modern Warfare titles supported co-op, but only to the extent that they were standalone Spec Ops missions designed for two players. Call of Duty: Ghosts has a chance to take the co-op element leaps and bounds further than its predecessors by offering a dedicated co-op campaign that’s unlike anything else out there, by allowing players to take on the roles of perhaps one of four main characters throughout a vast campaign. Teamwork and communication would be essential for the game, and it would have the potential to bring gamers closer together than ever before.
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In Black Ops 2, players had the ability to alter the storyline at key moments throughout the game. Ghosts stands to take this step further, by making it possible for players to perform different actions and make various choices throughout the course of each mission, thereby altering the landscape of the game’s narrative as a whole.
What would you like to see in Call of Duty: Ghosts?