The game also promises nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to weaponry, vehicles or battlegrounds. And even the title is so dully generic you'd have to write it down for fear of forgetting what game to ask for come autumn.

But we insist that you don't write it off, and join us in looking forward to getting your hands on Warhound later in the year - because, for all its initial lack of originality, it's sounding damn tasty.