Call of Duty: Ghosts was a b#tch to get for the Wii U; Plus first impressions
You have no idea of what I had to go through to get Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U version. I spend 3 hours of hopping from shop to shop trying find a retailer that stocked the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. You would think specialist game retailers like EB games and Gametraders would stock it, this wasn’t the case, both only ordered for the PS3 and 360. Luckily, I found a Wii U copy (but I had to pay a premium price). Still it was a huge relief to find it.
If we go by my experience, then it would be safe to expect depressing numbers for Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Wii U. Call of Duty: Ghosts may very well be the last COD game for the Wii U for years, that is until the consoles picks up significantly and has at least a decent install base . Fingers cross, that it performs decently in other regions because in Australia it does not look good.
If anything, this paints a grim picture of the situation of the Wii U in Australia. It highlights the fact that the demand for the console and its game is worryingly low, and it should ring alarm bells for the Big N Downunder.
Now back to the game.
I’ve completed about 2-3 hours of the campaign. It is the typical Call of Duty with the typical explosion a minute visual spectacles and cookie cutter corridor shooter design. So far the biggest disappointment, is indeed the story. Black Ops 2 has a stronger dramatic story which surprisingly involved player choice. So far, Ghosts does not incorporate any of that, rather it focus on the safe Good Army vs Bad Army story.
On the multiplayer side, Call of Duty: Ghosts fairs a little better. The style is between Modern Warfare and Black Ops, by that I mean, it is fast paced like MW games but with the large maps of Black Ops. From my experience, Infinity Ward has got the balance almost perfect here – at least much better that Black Ops 2 (sorry Treyarch).
If you are still on the fence on Call of Duty: Ghosts, I can’t give an honest opinion without spending more time with the game. But so far, it is a solid COD game. More of the Same, if that is what you are looking for, than you can’t go no wrong with Ghosts.