I don't know where to begin. Right now I don't know if I can recommend Advanced Warfare because of how buggy it can be. Sometimes it will connect to a match and either take longer than usual and the match has already started (even though I join before the lobby has connected) or it'll freeze whilst "synchronising settings" and then quit due to connection failure or something. When playing online, I cannot tell you how ANNOYING it is to be mauled by some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ weilding a laser. Oh, and it's not just the odd one, I mean I faced an ENTIRE TEAM full of them at one point lol. They take no skill because you can literally use it like a bloody lightsaber!
The singleplayer is... typical COD. No innovation. I mean, Black Ops II had a branching storyline for God's sake. I skipped Ghosts altogether due to the rather rubbish reviews for the PC version. But, seems like Sledgehammer Games are afraid of being risky and adventurous with a story. My brother, who hardly plays games full stop, decided to give this new COD a crack, and casually breezed through it in a few nights.
On top of all of this, the game likes to quit completely and recommend "Safe Mode" due to DirectX errors. I have like every version of DirectX that I need (and the game will go ahead and install the ones it needs anyway...). My PC is good enoguh to run this, but even on "Optimal" it still has errors. I'm talking 8 GB of RAM, Core i5 4690K, GTX 660. However, this isn't the first game as good ol' Need for Speed: Rivals does it too. I'm not the only one. But, what can I do?
Also, if I crank up the settings up to maximum and play the story, the textures are aweful! Flat and no visual substance whatsoever. Plus, it runs like poop. Oh, but do "Optimal Settings" and things are fine. I don't get it.
I've had fun with this title, when the connection is good and stable. But I can't quite recommend this in the condition it is in. Activision need to promote the idea of "bug checking" and "ensuring EVERY verison of our game is up to scratch" and not, yet again, leave us PC players feeling left behind.
11/10 would construct again