The franchise is a staple of our gaming diet these days. A game is brought out, turns out to be wildly successful, gets rave reviews and everyone loves it. Fantastic. Then comes the notoriously tricky second album.
Sure, the mechanics might be different and there’s probably been a revamp of the combat system, but there’s still this nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you’ve already played this game before.
Of course Call of Duty stands out here as the biggest offender. Don’t get me wrong, I like CoD – I am one of those countless drones who buy it every November – but like the majority, I buy it for the multiplayer because of this consistency. The campaign however should be an entirely different beast, but it too falls into this trap of familiarity. Any of this sound familiar?