(Analysis) Call of Duty – Vanguard: Another year, another CoD

(Analysis) Call of Duty – Vanguard: It’s 2021 and of course we have a new Call of Duty! Basically another year, another CoD. It is a saga that adds up and always continues with extraordinary success in sales across all platforms on which it is launched.

However, to be honest, CoD: Vanguard doesn’t seem to be able to catch the players’ attention compared to the recent Call of Dutys. That is, to generate hype and possibly break the saga’s current sales records.

But of course that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a “hidden gem” here! VLet’s try to figure out what the latest Call of Duty is worth.

Another year, another Call of Duty! What has changed?

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So do you see FIFA? This has a new version every year to get as much money as possible and imaginary from fans of ‘Sports king‘? Well, CoD is becoming more and more like the most popular soccer simulator out there. However, the development strategy used here is a completely different one to ensure the quality the saga really deserves!

At the end of the day, Activision relies on multiple studios in each CoD that work for 2 ~ 3 years.

However, this time Call of Duty 2021 (Vanguard) was responsible for Sledgehammer Games, which in turn tries to give the project its own touch and differentiate the title from everything else that has been released in the world of video games.

Result? A CoD with a few surprises! But let’s work in parts.

campaign

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The roots of CoD are in the First and Second World Wars, this is not new to anyone. However, it is a subject that has already been explored and at times it seems “chewed up”. Still, Sledgehammer Games managed to give the Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign a twist of its own, especially in the way the story itself unfolds. After all, right from the start we have belonged to the special forces that were formed shortly after the Second World War. In short, an elite team has been called up to end the remnants of the Nazi regime while Berlin collapses.

So Call of Duty: Vanguard goes to enormous lengths to really put us in each character’s shoes and convey all of their motivations and fears. It’s a breath of fresh air!

Multiplayer

However, the ever-popular Call of Duty multiplayer got even more interesting and packaged in Vanguard. Here we cannot forget that Vanguard was soon incorporated into the great success of Warzone.

All in all, this is a very interesting multiplayer mode because Sledgehammer features 20 playable maps in Call of Duty: Vanguard, the largest release collection of all time from the CoD saga, where 16 of those maps are 6v6 clashes and another four are 2v2 .

In addition, Call of Duty: Vanguard is adding a few new modes that will grab the attention of gamers. As is the case with Patrol Zone, with a single capture point moving around the map, which of course it does, combat keeps somewhat constant everywhere.

we also have Masters Hill, a new mode in which we have teams of 2 or 3 participants facing each other in timed confrontations in the style of CS: GO or Valorant. The goal is simple, more kills than the opposing team. It’s like making a comeback to the heyday of CS 1.6.

Zombies!

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CoD and Zombies mode … An authentic success story is of course made its own in Vanguard. In contrast to the Cold War, however, the stakes are noticeably lower in 2021, with several gameplay changes.

In short, when you play with friends it becomes a very interesting experience thanks to the hub world mechanics with portals everywhere where you can choose the next challenge. However, if you’re playing solo, things are likely to get a little more boring.

Conclusion: is it worth it?

In short, if you are a CoD fan, Vanguard is a great buy for you. After all, despite the notorious lack of “hype”, the game is pretty well made and can give you that annual “dose” of CoD that fans of the saga love so much year after year.

As you may have noticed, I didn’t say much about the gameplay … To be honest, little or nothing changes from what we know so well about the CoD saga. And luckily, it’s a recipe that works very well.

It’s a game that doesn’t impress at first, but over time it shows the best of what it has to offer. It won’t revolutionize the genre or saga it belongs to, but it has some hidden gems that will bring players a few hours of fun.

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