This is the commercial to the latest Call of Duty video game. And yes, that’s Jimmy Kimmel breaking out the RPG.
This is an entertaining commercial, but I’m not sure it’s great for the game. For starters, they never show the actual game. Not doing so isn’t like a commercial for a movie where you don’t show a frame of it, it’s EXACTLY like a commercial for a movie where you don’t show a frame of it.
I think the reasoning is that everyone’s played a game like this before, so there’s no new story in the graphics or gameplay. Instead, the online multiplayer lets you duke it out with other boring strangers like yourselves. (In my opinion online multiplayer is a joke, something game designers put in to distract you from their inability to construct levels and AI on their own, so they leave it to the community to try and make it fun. Which it rarely is. But that’s just me, has nothing to do with the commercial really – I’ll move on.)
The idea behind it is, while you have a boring life and a crap job, this game will help you escape that and blow things up. Of course, it also reminds you you probably have a boring life and a crap job.
It is a fun commercial, though. I have to give it up to them for actually making something that’s fun to watch. I don’t know how many more units they’ll move because of this, though. If you like these kinds of games, you’re already going to be buying this. If you’re not, or you don’t have a system, is this really going to get you to invest in it?