Press F to Fake Emotion (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
Call of Duty sometimes gets a little too much shit thrown its way. To be fair, sometimes they do it to themselves, such as the now greatly mocked “Press F to pay respects” moment in the story mode of Advanced Warfare. Gaming has gone through nearly 10 generations and nearly 30 years of changes to gameplay and graphics. It’s gotten to the point where developers can tell genuine stories with realistic looking people… and then there’s Call of Duty, trying to make you feel emotion in a way that’s so clumsily done that it belongs in a PS2-era title. Watch_Dogs had a similar moment as well, where you start a mission literally at the grave of your dead niece. It’s about as emotionally moving as being blindfolded during a staring contest.