OLD SCHOOL GAMER DISAPPOINTED BY NEW SCHOOL ADDITIONS TO CALL OF DUTY: WORLD WAR II
By: John Yabes
Walter Fullmore, 38, of Manitowoc, WI, an avid Call of Duty fan, was ecstatic to hear about the game returning to its roots in World War II.
“I loved Call of Duty since the beginning,” Fullmore states. “I remember the glory days of the games’ campaigns and stories of valor. So when I heard they were bringing the series back to its roots, I couldn’t help but be excited. Especially picking up my M1 Garand and heading into Carentan.”
Turns out for Fullmore, he would find himself in a place he did not recognize: The multiplayer.
“A player hub? A social club? People running around as some fabricated version of themselves as soldiers? Loot crates? LOOT CRATES? I don’t care what you think, no one was twerking and waiting for loot crates to drop out of the sky during World War II. It’s plain disrespectful.”
On the Zombie Nazi mode.
“Get that out of my game! The zombie genre is dead, ironically! Who likes that anymore? We get it, the Nazis were so awful we want to kill them again and again! I’d rather down the real deal! Hey, the late 2000s called and they want their gimmick back! Yes, I know that saying is also is played out.”
Fullmore recalls the “good ole’ days” when he first played the game online.
“There weren’t any kill streaks, or health regen, or anything like that. Just you, your gun, and a bunch of annoying 12 year olds I would immediately mute at the beginning of matches.”
When told that the game had reverted back to health packs and class based multiplayer, Fullmore merely scoffed.
“You still get additional abilities when you level. I like the basic, vanilla version of a shooter. Plus, women? I understand the fight for equal rights, but there wasn’t any at this time! I ain’t comfortable shooting at women. Is progression the opportunity to kill women and men in the same theater of war?”
Fullmore, intermittently, has been playing Overwatch, Battlefield 1, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 to satiate his passion for first person shooters.
“People have told me that I have an addiction, but I say if you have the wherewithal to have your ass handed to you by a bunch of nameless, faceless strangers than you can face whatever life throws at you. This is the fuel for my passion!”
But for now, Fullmore waits patiently for that perfect game.