Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Time Review is a Perfect Bulls-Eye

Call of Duty has taken the fight to the stars, but does it feel really fresh?

Call of Duty has taken the fight to the stars, but does it feel really fresh?

Another year, another Call of Duty. That statement sort of implies that in 2016, developer Infinity Ward simply gave us the same ol’ same ol’; a slam-bang shooter that is familiar and entertaining from top to bottom, but doesn’t deliver anything fresh. However, the CoD teams have been trying to infuse the franchise with a bit more innovation and creativity in recent years, and the latest effort – Infinite Warfare – attempted to build on the first futuristic step taken by last year’s Advanced Warfare. The big question is, does it succeed on all fronts?

Well, reviews have been solid but not glowing, and one of our favorites can be found at Time. Critic Matt Peckham writes up an excellent analysis of the new shooter, tackling the campaign and multiplayer with similar verve and expertise. Not only is it a well-written and enjoyable evaluation, it’s also what we like to call a “complete” review, in that it hits all the high points. There are certain elements that must be covered in any review, and these essentials change based on genre, IP history, fan base, etc. Here, we see a knowledgeable critic who understands exactly what gamers and CoD fans are going to be looking for in a professional review.

Well done! Peckham is a multiple honoree at VGRHQ now; his first nod was for his fantastic Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review.

Why We Like It:

Exhibits a clear and total understanding of the franchise and its fan base, which results in a review that is both reliable and highly engaging.

— Though easy to let history and personal opinion taint reviews for long-running blockbuster IPs, this critic merely references CoD’s past and then proceeds to judge the current game on its merits alone. A wise move.

Exceedingly well-written and extremely robust; readers get all their important questions answered and should also appreciate the creativity and effort expended.

Read Matt Peckham’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review Now

4 thoughts on “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Time Review is a Perfect Bulls-Eye”

I really hated the beta but it seems the final version isn’t too bad…though I hear a lot of complaints from long-time fans. Problem is, with Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 out there, I feel like I’ve got better options this fall.

Meh. I just think they needed to do something different and not go further into the whole futuristic sci-fi venue. I’m not sure it works for CoD, you know?

I’m not getting it this year. Way too many other games I want, like The Last Guardian, Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, etc.

Yeah, that’s the problem. CoD always comes out when a ton of other games are out that I want to play and to me, CoD never takes priority. It’s why I haven’t played one since Black Ops II. 😛

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