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Late night TV talk-show host Conan O'Brien has returned with another episode of Clueless Gamer. It's funny because he's been playing games long enough now not to be so clueless... in fact, he's actually getting good enough to progress through several levels of a game. He may have to re-title the segment to “Not So Clueless Gamer”.
The segment runs for almost 10 minutes and actually manages to feature more focus on promoting the gameplay than some of Conan's other segments involving various other titles. For instance, his reviews of Star Wars Kinect, WWE 2K14 and Just Dance 4 happened to be more mockery than anything else.
It was also pretty funny seeing Conan's reaction to some of the events in the game, such as when the main character loses his arm early on in the game, or when Kevin Spacey makes his grand appearance for the first time. One thing I think everyone can agree on is that there is a true deadness in the eyes of Spacey's character during those cinematics. I think a lot of it comes from the lack of emoting from his eye positions. I know it would be a pain on the animator's part, but usually an actor uses their eyes to study a scene or character within that scene. In the case of Spacey's 3D counterpart, the eyes are just solely fixated on a single point as opposed to being animated to “study” a scene. It makes it look like he has dead-eye.
Nevertheless, the cinematics in some scenes still look pretty top notch.
However, it's not just the cinematics that seem to have won some people over, but the gameplay as well. I know, shocking. The very first review for the game was glowing and some people agree that it likely wasn't a paid-off review, which is good news for people who may be fence-sitting on Advanced Warfare. I'll admit, if I really still had a desire to participate in twitch-shooters, there's so much content in Advanced Warfare that I would be hard-pressed not to buy it. Seriously. However, I have no desire to play a twitch-shooter at the moment and so I won't be buying the game.
Anyway, the real highlight of Conan's Clueless Gamer segment came near the end with the street-crossing segment. All of those attempts by Conan to get across the street when there was such a simple way to avoid all of that drama was hilarious.
I also found it funny that for O'Brien to supposedly not be a gamer, he was pretty engaged with Advanced Warfare and getting across that incessantly busy street. I guess there's a bit of gamer in all of us, eh?
Anyway, if you want to hop into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on home consoles or PC, you can do so right now. Just beware of trolls. For more info on the game feel free to pay a kind visit to the official website.