James of Twinfinite writes "The term ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ has been thrown around for as long as many of us can remember. It’s a term which first came into the public’s eye during the late 70s, often being used in relation to humanity’s incessant need to make everything better when it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes things do have to change. One major criticism that often lands within the realms of Call of Duty is that every year its fundamentally the same. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s arrival does have to make you wonder whether Sledgehammer Games will stick to that old ideal of iteration over innovation or bring the franchise kicking and screaming into a new era."