Call of Duty: Vanguard Changes the general formula of the franchise in many ways. When I reviewed the game, I couldn’t help but notice how its story, set in World War II, was not being told through bombastic action sequences. Instead, the cutscenes dominate the game, along with their characters. In so many Call of Duty titles, you’re an anonymous soldier taking part in one conflict or another. Conflict is the one who usually takes precedent, not the person fighting in it.
but for Pawn, it’s opposite. It uses World War II as a backdrop, shining the spotlight on its cast of characters, while still trying to tell a miracle-sized World War II story. The resulting game is one of the worst uses of World War II’s Call of Duty, which doesn’t hold a candle to its best story using: world at War,
vanguard And world at War opposing in almost every way. world at War is based on real events – but naturally adds its own Call of Duty spin – while vanguard It is largely a work of fiction. Funny enough, they both have one thing in common: a Russian sniper. vanguardPolina picks up her father’s old rifle after being killed by the Nazis in the bombing of Stalingrad. Although it seems that the idea has come world at WarThe mission of Vengeance, in which players snipe enemies through the streets of similarly bombed Stalingrad, with the help of Sergeant Reznov.
In both missions, the strengths and weaknesses of each game’s story are showcased in full. world at WarIts mission emphasizes the destruction and death caused by the Nazis, even as Reznov leads the player through an old bar and comments on how it used to be filled with laughter. It makes the city feel like something that was once alive. Polina’s story vanguard, however, does not care about its setting. Instead, Polina and her family are the stars of the show, and the story being told is less amusing. Naturally, the stakes are high for Polina, but when I was playing as her, they weren’t. I just couldn’t connect.
in those powers world at War Continuing through his entire campaign. The game enables players to immerse themselves in the environments in which they are struggling by creating a storytelling medium. going through world at WarAgain, it’s a steady progress. The Russian campaign begins in Stalingrad and ends with the players placing the Soviet flag over the ruins of the Reichstag. The American Campaign likewise takes players from Peleliu to Okinawa through the Pacific Theater.
vanguard Not the same feeling of presence. Its settings, although great thanks to modern graphics technology, aren’t as entertaining as players will shoot their way through world at War, again, for vanguard, World War II is nothing more than a backdrop, something for its characters to barrel through as they establish themselves as wartime legends.
that discount world at WarIts greatest strength is that its story is, first and foremost, about its setting, and therefore, about World War II. The game is gruesome, gruesome and violent, being World War II. vanguard Its characters, on the other hand, drop satirical lines at any given moment through history, crafting a story that is entirely self-centered and has no time for external reflection.
Even as far as Call of Duty stories go, which routinely discount or distort history to conform to an America-centric approach, vanguardThe use of World War II is bad. like against the game world at War which places its emphasis on combat conflicts while providing players with the action they require, vanguardThe weak cast and meager use of the battle meant that it could have been set at virtually any time.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC.