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Greatest Video-Game for 2017 - Call of Duty: WWII

Updated on October 31, 2017
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Greatest Video Game Release for 2017 - Call of Duty: WWII (launches on 3rd November, 2017)
Greatest Video Game Release for 2017 - Call of Duty: WWII (launches on 3rd November, 2017)

The Call of Duty franchise has never missed a November launch date, never halted through lack of interest from players, never ceased to be overtaken by the quality and gameplay experiences on competing FPS franchises. Call of Duty: WWII is set to be the first franchise title to be set during the events of World War 2 since 2008’s World at War, and the multiplayer is set to have a War mode in the playlist, something that the franchise fan-base haven’t seen since the last World War 2 COD game, World at War. The same goes for the zombies mode, as WWII is set to return the Nazi zombies to its former glory.

What makes the greatest video-game for the year the greatest? For starters, they need to connect with the target audiences, and WWII has already set the record for the most liked video-game trailer on the video-sharing site YouTube, and this can only mean positive things, as all of the futuristic Call of Duty titles received the most dislikes for the video-game official trailers.

The greatest video-game must be representative and dominative for the time era that they are covering, and no games developer has ever created a World War 2 game that agreed with so many different people than with the Call of Duty IP. The World War 2 setting is where the Call of Duty franchise started, and there will be lots of players buying WWII because of their love for the franchise back in 2004, and they may not have played the franchise since this date, so it should bring with it some nostalgia for many people playing the game for the first time.

This is also going to be the first World War 2 set game for many young people playing the video-game after the 2017 launch on November 3rd, 2017. This is why Sledgehammer Games (the developer) have put so much time into designing the game to perfection, as they want it to be the best World War 2 representative game that players have ever experience first hand with a games controller. The single player campaign is all set and ready to go with an immersive experience that takes you through the story through the eyes of a rag-tag group of US soldiers during the depth of the Nazi reign of terror in the European theatre, and the games campaign promises to be gritty, dark, and surreal for the player experience.

Call of Duty may be the best-selling video-game for your typical year, that is at the number one spot for the top selling video-game that year, but they are also the best when it comes to the enjoyable gameplay experience. Why is it gamers game? Well, because they want to do some imaginary stuff that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do without video-games. Call of Duty has taken this to the next level, providing the ultimate FPS video-gaming experience that immerses the players in a war that may/or may not have been set during true depicted warfare events in history. As long as their are guns, explosions and fans for both of these things, there will be a Call of Duty franchise in existence.

All of the fun that Call of Duty has provided their growing player base over the years has been remarkable, showcasing some of the most iconic wars in modern history, but the one that stands out from all of the rest is World War 2. Hitler was a psychopath with a blowtorch, and until the flame wore down he was enabled the opportunity to walk into a shopping mall with the wielded torch on full power. This is why it is the most epic war of all time in human history, as the amount of damage that the Nazi reign of terror caused is something that can never truly be told in full. The tens of millions of lives lost during the events of World War 2 have served as a warning to the modern age that there can be no great wars if there is to remain worldwide peace and settlement for people to have equal opportunities and to build a thriving, nurtured nation.

The basic lessons that young people can learn from the atrocities of World War 2 may serve as a learning curve for many of these individuals to take a higher interest in the World War 2 events, and perhaps become something of a passionate hobby, in gaining all of the knowledge available out there on the World War 2 events, and I mean there is a lot of learning that can be done through the non-fictional (and perhaps, fictional) readings on the various sides to World War 2. The video-game, Call of Duty: WWII will serve as a leaping board for many young people to gain a better fascination in the war itself, as who wasn’t truly gobsmacked after first watching Saving Private Ryan, the Steven Spielberg directed movie starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Similar to the movie and TV show entertainment business, the video-game industry has a part to play in encouraging the better understanding for the World War 2 era, as it is a pinnacle point in human history that led onto so much good, even though this does not put a right to the wrong.

“So, Call of Duty: WWII is the greatest game for 2017 simply because it is set around the events of World War 2?” Surely-wurly is. Call of Duty: WWII is the greatest game to release in 2017 because it is clarifying in a cinematic-meets-gaming way that the World War 2 era is something worth talking about in 2017. This game will spark conversation and interests will be peaked from the younger generation to want to learn and know more about the World War 2 events that took place. Sure, the basic stuff most people know, but to want to take a deeper look into humans most devastating history, there needs to be something that can touch on the emotions to better feel what the times would have been like during a gritty, mud-dirty, grim, sweaty, blood stained shirted day in the life of a soldier battling on the frontline’s for World War 2.

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      Poppy 5 months ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Currently awaiting its release in Japan! Just a few more days to go :) Can't wait :D Glad to see positive things in this article!