In 200 years Amazon will be Santa and we will leave cookies for the drones
Reflective consciousness is what makes us human, if we value that trait in ourselves than we have no choice but to value it in others and value others as human. Not in the biological sense, but a mental sense that involves a moral identity.
So here is my problems with Call of Duty: Ghosts.spoilers
So the first thing I noticed was that the older white guy, the father of the two main protagonists maybe (the setting changes so much so quickly i can hardly tell whose who.) tells a story of how the unit name ghosts got its name. 50 guys stood up to 500 guys and when when 70% of the 50 died, the remaining few hid in the dead bodies and killed the rest of the 500 hundred. Seems kinda hard to believe and probably wasn’t foreshadowing (it was). than a satellite attacks San Diego and the dad goes, “… not Odin…” I’m pretty sure this guy has been retired for years. Why does he know about this giant death satellite? So he leaves to find his truck and the two protagonists run through their clearly upper class living situation. We never find out what their dad does, but it sure pays well. He can’t be living off of military funds because last I heard veterans aren’t really treated all that well after they finish their tours.
Suddenly we find out about the “federation” a shadowy organization literally depicted by black smoke, taking over Africa and South America. Why these places? apparently those are the best places to begin the world domination party. watch the zero punctuation video for why attacking the US is actually completely warranted http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/8465-Call-of-Duty-Ghosts
I’m still chugging threw the game kinda underwhelmed by it all. Like the military porn is trying really hard to get me excited but I’m just not feeling it. Half the time its’ sneaky sneaky stealth party but you know in a few minutes it turns into a giant one sided fire fight. half the time you take out all of the enemy soldiers and your guys are like, good shot team. YOU DIDN”T EVEN HELP! but i digress.
They really like the main protagonist blacking out in order to change scenes and for some reason sliding down hills or mud slides is a really popular way to get around? I rolled my eyes every time these elite stealth groups need to slide around with barely any control or direction to get down a small hill.
I think the most fun I had was after the plane crash. Rorke got away (I’m not even going to talk about this guy, He’s pictured as the main antagonist because he’s American and used to be a ghost, but I’m not sure why he’s the main focus and not the leaders of the “Federation”) and you get to walk around a jungle with a knife without someone screaming in your ear to run or jump or shoot. They say find us, maybe avoid the crash site, and thats it. You hear them talking about their situation but you are on your own. And Its great. no one is leading you by your nose for once. you do get a UAV wrist watch and I have no idea what cosmic loop hole they pulled that out of, but you get to go Rambo on a few guys. Avoid or confront them as you wish. Than you find your team and its right back to being lead by the nose and shooting the other guys when they pop out of hiding.
rapping up points:
1. why doesn’t anyone surrender?
2. White people as far as the eye can see as the good guys
3. Death space cannon? really? we have that?
4. where are we getting half this technology?
5. I think the writers just want to make a alien game (as seen in the multiplayer) but because they are funded by the military (fact check that one) they can’t
6. what the hell is the coast guard doing?
7. Ghosts implies stealth, but it means that you are good at not dieing
So this game has the Uncharted syndrome, something crazy exciting happens every 2 seconds and everything kinda loses its effect. If everything is just constant building of tension with no release, than I can’t take a second to say, “whoa, that was awesome!” its just stab, explosion, shark attack, building falls over, orbital laser, mud slide, helicopter scene, Satan rises, stab another guy, break. and your left with, remember when I stabbed that guy?
thats all, sorry for the text wall.