If you're craving innovation, the latest game in a series created as Gameloft's answer to Call of Duty is the wrong place to look, but its lack of ambition doesn't preclude Modern Combat 5: Blackout from being one of the best mobile first-person shooters going.
Gameloft's Modern Combat series may ape Activision's Call of Duty series, but it's definitely not on the same release schedule. Almost a year after the first teaser trailer, the fifth installment of the series has a name: Modern Combat 5: Black Ops — I mean Blackout.
Look at the little mobile first-person modern warfare shooter. It's got map packs, just like it's PC and console inspiration. It names them all fancy — Modern Combat: Meltdown — dramatic! It even releases them on one platform first — it's now live on iOS, with Android coming soon.
Unable to contain its excitement until next week, Gameloft rolls out the explosive teaser trailer for the next installment in the Call of Duty-aping Modern Combat series. I hope you like turrets.
Yesterday the Power A folks celebrated the Android launch of Modern Combat 4: Ridiculous Dialog by giving away (or attempting to give away) free MOGA game controllers with copies of the game. If you managed to score one, this is what you're in for.
In early 2011, Epic Games released Duty Calls, a Call of Duty parody game that made fun of the military shooter in order to promote the release of Bulletstorm. The story mode for Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is ten times as funny, only I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be.
I am relatively sure lead artist Vince Coupal doesn't say "technology called CRAP" in this first developer diary for Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, but part of me wishes he had.
If I didn't know this was a trailer for a game coming to iPhone, iPad and Android this fall, I would have complained about how we already have too many modern combat games on consoles. This is just gorgeous.
The mobile first-person shooter that is totally not Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a new iteration this fall.