Classic Corner – Spyro: Year of the Dragon

Classic corner will be a recurring segment where I’ll either re-experience or inaugurally play a classic title and give my thoughts and impressions. Does the game still hold up after all these years? Does the game rightfully deserve its critical acclaim or animosity? Read more to find out!

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

Slightly Improved warfare…

Call of Duty is an infamous series renowned for its heavy emphasis on action, slick 60fps gunplay, and its revolutionary multiplayer that arguably pioneered the modern online competitive front, but it is also, however, heavily criticized for its archetypal execution and painful unoriginality. Call of Duty’s first, and arguably only, colossal step into the world of gaming was achieved back in 2007 with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.  Whether you like it or not, there is no denying the fact that it became the staple of the modern online multiplayer, with the competition either replicating and/or improving on its formula. The sole act of gaining experience points in order to rank up, unlocking new weapons, gear, and perks catered to a fantastic Role-Playing mentality. However, these accomplishments were achieved nearly a decade ago, and currently, Call of Duty is arguably stuck in some form of limbo. Its gameplay, mission structure, level variety, and core online execution have remained fairly stagnant for the past 8 years. With 7 titles released since its initial success, something new or innovative is desperately needed to reinvigorate the Call of Duty formula, since each annual title is more or less the same, and playing the same game for 8 years can be tiresome. Enter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the most recent entry in the series. Activision and newest COD developer Sledgehammer Games wanted to address the endless criticism on their beloved franchise and decided to add some spice to the aging formula. Advanced Warfare is by far the most innovative Call of Duty in recent memory, and is also one of the most fun entries in the series, but unfortunately, as previously mentioned, there are some significant problems that have plagued the COD series for years and Advanced Warfare is no exception.

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