That Levi Ackerman stopped being the husbando that we all want
PlayStation finally had its collaboration between Call of Duty and Shingeki no Kyojin, unfortunately this was not well received by the community of anime fans and gamers. The official Twitter account announced the start of this collaboration called “Levi Ackerman package” with a message alluding to the famous anime war cry. However, this “epic” update was not well received, although it does bring a scouting captain themed skin., plus a couple of weapons that emulate those seen by titan hunters.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 11, 2022
But what’s so bad about the collaboration between Call of Duty and Shingeki no Kyojin? The first thing that jumps out is the little relationship between its anime version and its 3D model for the video game available on PlayStation. These marked differences go beyond a typical aesthetic error of the change of animation (the same could be said of the version of Lionel Messi of flesh and blood to his version in Konami e-Football), but have completely changed the character. If you are a fan of the saga, you will know that its inspiration is not made as a Japanese character, but as European, specifically as a European Jew.
For all this, the reactions to the statement of the blog of Playstation, as well as their social networks were immediate with comments such as:
- “I just took +800 psychic damage.”
- “The weirdest collaboration I’ve ever seen.”
- “That’s not levi that’s license.”
- “We have Levi at home.”
- “What the hell, LMAO.”
- “This is cursed.”
- “LEVI DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS.”
As a fan of Shingeki no Kyojin, I could not agree more with what was said by his fans who did not miss the opportunity to remember the cases of sexual harassment and violence committed by Activision Blizzard. For example, this meme ironized that the company has used this collaboration between Call of Duty and the anime of Hajime isayama’s work so that we forget the legal consequences that they are having for overlapping this type of violence:
— ToiletWineConnoisseur (@BBblazkowicz) January 11, 2022
But, strictly speaking about the collaboration between Shingeki no Kyojin and Call of Duty, how good weapons does it bring? Are there other design errors in the rest of the sections or is the Levi Ackerman skin just a minor error? Exploring the news that this update will bring, the answer may not surprise you much.
The collaboration between Shingeki no Kyojin and Call of Duty
As if it were a fight against the powerful titans of Shingeki no Kyojin, entering the Call of Duty store to see the other weapons of this collaboration is somewhat dangerous. Not only are there elements that seem low quality, but even the names chosen leave much to be desired. and show that Activision Blizzard is not going through its best moment.
For example, the two items that completely made me roll with laughter were the names of the two new Shingeki no Kyojin-themed weapons– Legendary SMG “History” and Assault Rifle “Ymir Curse”. Historia is an important character in the anime narrative, but we never see her go into combat and the same goes for Ymir, who is the first titan. Choosing this pair as the namesakes of the new weapons was an unfortunate choice, given that Sasha Blusa and Gabi Braun, two of the most famous combatants in the use of weapons are there… Come on, Gabi Braun was the protagonist of the first midway through the final season of the anime.
Although, something laudable for Call of Duty is that it tried to resemble the description of the weapons with their shingeki no Kyojin counterparts. The Historia SMG is described as having “smaller caliber magazines” and is “perfect for” Gung-Ho strategies, while the Ymir Curse is designed for operators who “pride themselves on their accurate shots” and works best when mounted. Similarly, the rest of the names of the special moves and weapons were not the best options.
It seems that Call of Duty wanted to follow the path of Fortnite and make a collaboration with Shingeki no Kyojin, a well-known anime. But, perhaps a little more time to prepare this work would have been a better option. The hyper-realistic appearance of characters like Levi Ackerman seems cheap and unattractive.
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