Activision Stumbles While Looking Ahead; EA Soars While Looking Back

Last week Activision released it's official trailer for their yearly release of Call of Duty.

However, Infinite Warfare didn't get the anticipated love of its fans but it did get plenty of anticipated hate. 

Granted; many of the dislikes come from my fellow PC Master Race members, also know for our trolling of lesser games/gamers. 

Granted; many of the dislikes come from my fellow PC Master Race members, also know for our trolling of lesser games/gamers. 

EA jumped at the opportunity to distinguish itself, once again, by revealing a trailer of their own last night.

DICE brings us back to Battlefield's and Call of Duty's (and Medal of Honor's) World War roots: though this time it's WWI and not WWII. The overall reaction seems much more positive.

It seems that there are more fans of trench warfare than I realized.

It seems that there are more fans of trench warfare than I realized.

I like making fun of CoD as much as the next middle-aged man, but I'm not as cold on CoD this time around. They seem to be trying to break the stale shooter on rails formula (which has made them tons of money) in order to go in a new direction. 

Don't get me wrong, there is plenty wrong with the Infinite Warfare trailer (graphics look dated, gameplay looks too jumpy, too many "set-pieces"), but I am happy that Infinity Ward is doing something that they haven't done before (even though we have all played it before).

Meanwhile DICE is giving us tri-plane dogfights, zeppelins, mortars, and landships. Like many of FPS fans, I have been looking for a Triple-A historical shooter that wasn't made 10 years ago.

Looks to me, EA wins again. I'm not the only one either.

So what do you think? Which would buy in the Fall?