Call of Duty: Vanguard Review

Nov 11, 2021

A vanguard is defined as “the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force”. The game follows a motley crew of the ‘best of the best’ military operators from the Allied nations. This team is tasked with doing the things a whole army can’t, all the while getting there first. Sledgehammer Games returns to World War II, but offers a modern take on the historic war with Call of Duty: Vanguard. By combining real-world events with fantastical characters and gameplay, it has mixed results with not all parts working the way they should. Call of Duty: Vanguard features one of the better campaigns in recent years, but has a disappointing zombies mode and an anachronistic multiplayer offering.

Call of Duty: WWII Review

Nov 15, 2017

There’s a reason Call of Duty games come out in early November. Surely, financial reasons are one, but mainly because of Veteran’s Day. The game’s origins were in World War II, and has a deep history of showing off the theme of sacrifice. I’ve felt that ever since the series strayed from World War II, “Call of Duty” felt weird for the title of the game when it didn’t exist in that era. Call of Duty: WWII is the return to the era, and more distilled gameplay that slows things down and allows everyone to catch their breath after ten years of the series getting faster and faster. As a package, Call of Duty: WWII falls a bit short, but the campaign is interesting enough and the multiplayer evens the playing field in ways that it has needed for a while.