After the stinking pile of manure that was Way of the Dogg last year, I have been gagging for a new and improved Snoop Dogg experience. I thought it would have been years until I would once again get Snoop Dogg-themed fun time in a game. The closest thing I have since trying to get over Way of the Dogg was bombing around the streets of Los Santos whilst listening to Gin and Juice in Grand Theft Auto V.
Over a week ago, I was stoked to see some very exciting DLC announced for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Just so you know, even though I didn't get the chance to review Ghosts last year, I do enjoy it. I know most people have gotten over the Call of Duty series at this point but whatever reason, I still enjoy it and Ghosts is probably the most Call of Duty I have played since the original Black Ops.
So when that ridiculous Snoop Dogg multiplayer voiceover DLC was announced, I knew that I was probably going to get it, because I am a moron. While it sounds like a great idea in concept, in reality, after a few matches, the novelty wears off and you know deep down you shouldn't have bought this "premium content."
Just to be clear, the DLC I am reviewing is a $3 pack that changes the default Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer announcers to the hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg. Not only that though, they also wrote new lines to fit in with Snoop's overall character.
That's where this DLC starts to break down for me. I feel like a lot of the lines sound forced and unnatural. I also feel that Snoop's delivery of the new lines leaves a lot to be desired. He doesn't sound particularly interested in what he was doing and he's just there to pick up a nice cheque.
If you are interested in playing a Call of Duty game with a rapper man announcing the action, I recommend you just play Call of Duty: Black Ops again, where Ice Cube provided some great voice work when you were on the SOG team. He sounded much more pumped about what he was doing, and as a result, I think he did a much better job.
I just can't recommend this Snoop Dogg Voiceover DLC. It's flat and gets old very fast. There is also a voice pack featuring the Drill Sergeant bloke from the film Full Metal Jacket and he might be better. But Snoop let me down, and I have been put off voiceover DLC packs for the foreseeable future. You live and learn...
TWO OUT OF FIVE
(A bad piece of DLC with an abundance of flaws which outweigh its positive aspects)