Instant Trailer Review — Call of Duty: Ghosts

The Game: Call of Duty: Ghosts

The Makers: Publisher Activision, developer Infinity Ward

The Release Date: November 5, 2013

The Reason to Watch: Man’s best friend takes down a helicopter.

The campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts has arrived and, well, if you’ve ever seen an explodey CoD trailer before, you’ve seen this one. Seriously, if Activision recycled the Modern Warfare 2 trailer and slapped the Ghosts name on it, I don’t think anyone would notice. With two notable exceptions: space and The Dog (capitalized for the canine’s badassitude).

You know the drill. ‘Murica is under attack, the country is a mess, and only you and your never-ending supply of ammunition can keep the bald eagle on his perch. So what’s new? This time around, we’ll also be taking the fight to near-Earth orbit (do guns work in space?) and when our boots are on terra firma, we’ll have a four-legged friend along for the ride. And we should evidently expect the German Shepard to carry his own weight and then some. The highlight of the trailer comes at the 1:30 mark when The Dog attacks a helicopter (more accurately, the pilot of the bird, but the exaggeration sounds so much better). “Sick ‘em, boy!”

The Trailer on the Makes-Me-Want-to-Play-it Meter: A higher than anticipated 6.

I’m an old school CoD fan that’s played ‘em all, but it’s been a steady and increasingly sharp decline since the original Modern Warfare. At this point, I wouldn’t play CoD: Ghosts at all if I didn’t cover the industry. But man, that dog. As a dog owner and lover, I’m a sucker for any game that includes a canine companion, and I’m now genuinely interested in how Ghosts will incorporate The Dog into gameplay. See him in action below:

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