For many, the holidays are a chance to rejoice in the company of loved ones and reflect on the events of the year. But for some, it’s a magical time when the weather sours, friends head out of town to visit family, and the only thing to do on a long weekend is batten down the hatches, plant yourself firmly on the couch, and get ready to pwn some n00bs.
Just before Veterans Day, Activision released Call of Duty: WWII, the latest title in a flagship military first-person-shooter series that’s birthed dozens of games since 2003. This installment was widely hyped — and anticipated — as a return to the franchise's roots. Needless to say, we here at Task & Purpose were eager to review it.
Whenever you start playing a new first-person shooter, there’s a steep learning curve. Those first few days of gameplay are full of embarrassing killcam footage, accidental friendly fire, and catastrophic misclicks.
If you’re like me, you spent your awkward adolescence escaping into a computer screen where you went from nerd to triumphant battlefield commander with a few clicks of the mouse and some clever hotkeying.