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Finished the campaign (on regular difficulty, I can't be arsed with any higher than that) and thought it was really good.  The first mission is balls to the wall and then whilst it's obviously action packed there's a nice bit of variation in there from the usual stealth to setpieces not done in COD before.  One of my favourites being

 

you're helping guide the Ambassadors assistant inside an Embassy to escape from terrorists shooting up the place by only using cameras and giving her directions to keep her safe

  It'll not change your mind as far as COD games go if you don't like COD but if you enjoy COD campaigns it's well worth playing.  Infinity Ward always seem to do campaigns I really enjoy, with this and Infinite Warfare being my favourite campaigns since COD4.

 

One thing I never really understood was all this 'shocking' stuff that came from the press during previews.  Nothing really stood out as being really bad tbh.  I guess the most obvious thing is

 

as a kid having to run about your house playing hide and seek to kill a russian solder who murdered your mother and father

but can't say I found it really offputting or anything and least that showed how the character came to be/their past.  If anything I always found Treyarch to go for the more 'hacky' route such a nice closeup of someone burning in a car (Black Ops 1 or 2) and in Black Ops 1 one of the characters putting a glass into someones mouth and them punching them to smash it.

 

Another thing I really liked and thought was really cool was the cinematic transitions from ingame cutscene to gameplay, absolutely seamless and worked really well.

 

Only played a little bit of multiplayer and no Spec Ops yet so can't speak to them too much and as always there's the initial honeymoon period but I can say two things.  Really enjoyed the campaign and the gun sounds are pure sex, amazing sound.

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55 minutes ago, Strafe said:

Installing on Xbox and it’s effectively pausing the disc instal to do the download. Is that normal?

 

Same thing is happening here. I wonder how much data is actually on the disc, since the main game data, which takes up 68,85 GB, is downloaded and not installing from disc?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Okotta said:

 

Same thing is happening here. I wonder how much data is actually on the disc, since the main game data, which takes up 68,85 GB, is downloaded and not installing from disc?

 

 

 

 

I think there's very little on the disc that isn't being overwritten and it's also pausing from-disc installation to focus on online. I have a reasonably fast connection so that may affect it.

That said, it's still installing!

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6 hours ago, Dave White said:

 

nah no knee jerk, really really solid and they've got rid of the horrible stuff, quick scoping, jump shooting, etc its gone back to what made the early games classics.

 

 

no doubt, but the daily mail brigade will be all over it.

 

I’m curious to see how you feel about this as the game progresses in maturity and lifespan. 

 

Because we now have the perspective of having played both the classics in the past and the jet pack generation of AW onwards. Even though BO4 lacked the more extreme movement of BO3, it was still a fast fluid and overall sat at the more arcade end of the spectrum - MW sits at really the polar opposite - and I look forward to seeing the community’s overall opinion on the game as time progresses.

 

i have played a handful of matches so far (skipped the beta) and I’ll be honest I bought it more out of habit than bursting excitement or anticipation, but I remain open. I’ll definitely post up some detailed thoughts once I feel a bit better acquainted with the game. 

 

 

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Done a bit of the Campaign, the visuals in HDR are stunning but the Atmos sound is incredible!!  When choppers fly overhead....man I almost looked up to see them pass over, lol.

 

 

Multiplayer though. :(

 

I just haven't got the reflexes to shoot as soon as I see someone resulting in a lot of frustration sadly. I'll finish the campaign and of course give the MP a few more goes, but if still not enjoying I'll be ditching it and going back to Apex where I've started to get good and definitely enjoy playing.

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Unlike the rest of Earth I’ve never really been into this in multiplayer. Getting pulped by tweens and trolls while I figure out which button is throw grenade has never appealed much.

 

Love a good Infinity Ward campaign though, and the score attack after-game stuff.

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My Xbox install is all over the place.

 

Originally Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was 76GB with 4 more separate packs - Campaign Pack 1 (11GB), Campaign Pack 2 (16GB), Multiplayer Pack (6GB), and Spec Ops Pack (12GB). I then got an update message and now Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has started again and it's only 22GB in size.

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1 hour ago, Pug said:

Done a bit of the Campaign, the visuals in HDR are stunning but the Atmos sound is incredible!!  When choppers fly overhead....man I almost looked up to see them pass over, lol.

 

 

Multiplayer though. :(

 

I just haven't got the reflexes to shoot as soon as I see someone resulting in a lot of frustration sadly. I'll finish the campaign and of course give the MP a few more goes, but if still not enjoying I'll be ditching it and going back to Apex where I've started to get good and definitely enjoy playing.

 

Give yourself time to learn the maps. A good chunk of deaths will be to running round corners and some cunt being ready for you but that all comes by playing the maps and learning where the spots are, lines of sight, all that gumf.

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52 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

 

Give yourself time to learn the maps. A good chunk of deaths will be to running round corners and some cunt being ready for you but that all comes by playing the maps and learning where the spots are, lines of sight, all that gumf.

 

Yep. Best advice I ever had was to stop running around looking for kills and let them come to you. ADS when going around corners. Learn the natural flow of the maps and go against it.

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Good advice.

 

I get killed by a camper and just end up shouting, "How can sitting in a corner just waiting for someone fun!!!"

I know I need to slow myself down as most of my deaths are whilst I'm running about.

 

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56gig download for the ps4 disc version came up as taking 31 hours for a time for me. The old ps. 'pause and resume' trick did the job and it's now a much more manageable amount. 

 

My building should hopefully be getting FTTP by next gen, much needed. 

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14 minutes ago, Pug said:

Good advice.

 

I get killed by a camper and just end up shouting, "How can sitting in a corner just waiting for someone fun!!!"

I know I need to slow myself down as most of my deaths are whilst I'm running about.

 

 

Yeah. Just those first few moments when a round starts, you're almost always better holding a position and thinking about the map rather than hooning around hoping you get a random kill. I mainly play FFA so not sure about other modes, but taking it slow and methodical using cover is going to get you a lot more kills than making yourself a visible moving target.

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I got this with a new PS4 pro (the game PS4 trade in deal is excellent value imo) and looked forward to playing it tonight. It’s not going to happen is it. Who thought forcing an update of that size on players who just bought the game was a good idea. SAKE.

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56 minutes ago, Pug said:

Good advice.

 

I get killed by a camper and just end up shouting, "How can sitting in a corner just waiting for someone fun!!!"

I know I need to slow myself down as most of my deaths are whilst I'm running about.

 

 

The best thing is these pillocks stay where they are and don't move after, so you can usually get the drop on them when you've respawned. Had many a guffaw in the beta at popping some dickhead because they thought they were quicker. Not quicker than a fucking flash grenade then a shot to the head.

 

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