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Submitted by nextbigname 1221d ago | opinion piece

Why Battlefield will never outdo Call of Duty

I felt those cold-blooded shouts of hatred suggesting my low level of intellectuality as soon as I titled this article. Brr, lets shake it off and carry on. There is this question (the one in the title) that I wanted to answer for some time now, and today is the perfect day for it. Why? Because it’s Saturday. And please take this seriously. Also, couple of points to keep in mind before we begin: we’re touching the franchises here, EA’s Battlefield vs Activition’s Call of Duty, as well as the topic of BF3 vs MW3; strictly multiplayer is what we’re going on about here and what is the most important part of modern day FPS. (Call of Duty, Casual games, EA, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

OneAboveAll  +   1221d ago
Unfortunately this is all the authors "opinion". Just like it's my opinion that BF3 already has outdone Call of Duty.

I am the killstreak.
joab777  +   1221d ago
I always figured Dice would win out because I figured Cod would burn out with annual releases. But, now Each is as bad as activation with the announcement of battlefield 4 already. Maybe it won't even appear until 2014 or later but it's announcement had people worried that it is just a money grab.
Reverent  +   1221d ago
Auto-correct get the best of you? Also, Battlefield 3 came out last year and I think its safe to say Battlefield 4 will release sometime next year at the very least. That's a 2 year time period between them, again at least. Who really cares when the game is revealed IF we know the game won't be in our hands ANYTIME soon, let alone even see anything of it? Not to mention that DICE is going to make sure there is actual changes being brought to BF4 vs. BF3. Just because EA is greedy doesn't mean DICE is.
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egidem  +   1221d ago
Tell that to the good franchises that EA alone has ruined. I've said this before and I'll say it again. If EA sees a potential to milk a good franchise and sacrifice quality over sales, they WON'T hesitate to do it. Good examples involve the Dead Space, Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises. Now it looks like Battlefield is next.

Sure, DICE might incorporate changes into Battlefield 4. It still doesn't change the fact that if it comes out next year, it will be TOO SOON. They could be focusing on something else good like a Battlefield Bad Company 3 (would love to see this happen).
joab777  +   1220d ago
Yep...damned auto correct. But I read somewhere that if u buy warfighter u get access to B4 beta in late 2013. Maybe I am wrong. Anyway, I do understand why EA is doing this. With MoH and Battlefield, they can compete now. And they have bad company too. Anyway, I have no problem as long as it's good.
ame22  +   1221d ago
Who said it had to?
WeskerChildReborned  +   1221d ago
To tell you the truth, i don't want BF to compete against COD cause their still different games while COD is mainly fast paced and simple while Battlefield is more of a realistic setting.

I don't want BF to compete with COD cause i feel that they will make BF into a totally different game just to attract CODs audience and well knowing EA, that won't be a surprise.

Just don't turn BF into a COD game cause i still enjoy BF and i would not want it to be a clone.
StayStatic  +   1221d ago
In terms of sales then yes , otherwise are you freaking kidding me ? , since when do the majority buy the best games.
Vynzent  +   1220d ago
I think it's funny how u hav so many disagrees.

It's true, the majority are like sheep. Only brainless sheep will say "that game has more sales, so it's a better game."
venom06  +   1221d ago
this lame fanboy article is from May 20th?!?!? why the hell is this even on N4G??? wow.. some nerd fishing for views.. nothing to see here, move along..
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KontryBoy706  +   1221d ago
where it counts... it already has...
ShadowKingx  +   1221d ago
BF3 and COD are not the same

BF3 = Strategy based game

COD = Everyone want to be a hero, no one want to play as a team.

I hate when people compare BF to COD
CaptCalvin  +   1221d ago
It's what I'd say too if we're talking about BF games before 2142. But I'm finding it to actually be more and more comparable to CoD these days.
MysticStrummer  +   1221d ago
Sales have suddenly become the measuring stick this generation. It's stupid, but it means just about anything can be compared. BF has always outdone CoD, but BF is way too complex and team oriented for the masses.
insomnium2  +   1221d ago
Exactly. I blame MS for concentrating on first week sales and such too much. Now everyone has sales all effed up (MS supporters atleast). I've heard from several users that a game selling somewhere around 1-1.5 million copys is a game that "noone cares about". It's all about "3 mil first week or flop". Zales! It's friggen pathetic. Game selling over a mil is a success in my books.

As for the news itself BF will never win in SALES against COD. COD is a fast paced dumbed down casual game with it's aim assist. BF is nothing like it so the casuals and kids pretty much avoid it. They can't succeed in it.

It would be fun to see the expression on peoples' faces if we were to cut all the under aged players from these games. This is a thing that we should really concentrate on but noone wants to (except players). Hell Activision's success is BASED on selling mature games to 10-15 yo kids.
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Intentions  +   1221d ago

In the business/real world everything is about sales. Derp.
insomnium2  +   1221d ago

So you are telling me that 3mil first week or flop is indeed the way to go?

I have never said that sales are not the thing companies are after. It's what they are made for FFS but you clearly willingly missed my point so whatever.....
brettyd  +   1221d ago
Bf3 murders COD in every way, especially with close quarters. People who prefer cod are children or frat bros.
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Reverent  +   1221d ago
COD fanboys hand out disagrees for the dumbest reason around here.
ylwzx3  +   1221d ago
COD was ruined after COD 2.
nextbigname  +   1221d ago
Some people obviously didn't read the whole text.

It's impossible NOT to compare BF to COD, because these two are the main rivals, especially after BF3's appearance. What else do you compare COD to?

To whoever said that BF3 is a strategy game: in terms of the way that you have to think more, yes, other than that - it is still FPS, the same genre that COD is. It is different, but it is still FPS, therefore it is up for comparison. Nobody is comparing COD vs Starcraft here.

StayStatic, nobody said that people buy the best games, it is how it is. Do you think if you think this game is better, but other 9 people out of 10 buy the other game, your game is still a winner? No man, that's not how it works. People buy the game, because they like it. Yes, marketing does it's job, but gamers know about BF3 as well as they do about COD, and they make their own choice. Nobody forces them to repel BF3, and take COD instead.

I would never say BF3 is bad game, or worse than COD, neither does it say so in this opinion piece, but it's different, it's not COD. And I prefer COD over BF3, even though I own both and spent sufficient amount of time playing both of them to make a decision.

For every "BF3 is better than COD" there will always be something to throw back (How is blowing up jets with RPG while in the air realistic?), and VICE VERSE. But the sales speak for themselves. There's also BO2 on the line, which will probably grab attention of a reasoanble amount of BF3 players too.

BF3 is not worse than COD, but it won't outdo COD in terms of what people choose. Also, good point there about EA trying to be like Activision and announcing BF4. It will all come down to this sooner or later, because at the end of the day, publishers just want to make money, it just that Activision has been longer in the industry and was fortunate enough to grab COD first (it could've as easily been EA, doing the same thing now).
thatdudesfrys  +   1221d ago
COD? Theres nothing to outdo...

COD sucks.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1221d ago
COD sucks.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1221d ago
Bf does take much strategy lmao calm down. It plays radically different than COD but some people are acting like it's a war simulator lol.

COD is not really my cup of tea because of how repetitive it is with the smaller maps that is why I prefer BF. The TDM matches in BF (apart from the terrible spawns) are awesome to at if you ever feel the need to get a little bit of the COD experience. BF is the much better game imo
Proeliator  +   1221d ago
Eeeeerily similar to this article...
nextbigname  +   1221d ago
Except for the article's title and the points made, there is pretty much nothing similar between the two.
CaptCalvin  +   1221d ago
This generation of gaming is depressing.
cuddlemonkey  +   1221d ago
Call of duty is the cutest and cuddliest game ever ! But battlefield is also cuddly and cute! I hope they replace kill streaks with cuddlestreaks ! Yay for me!
sriki007  +   1221d ago
this why will never be a popular website..
ALLWRONG  +   1221d ago
Why because they choose CoD over BF? I hate to break it to you but more people choose CoD over BF. More people play CoD on PC, PS3, and 360 and it's the number one game on both 360 and PS3.
Bladesfist  +   1220d ago
Your wrong about PC. More people are playing skyrim or civilization 5 on PC according to steams stats its the 8th most played game today. I bet BF has more players.
ALLWRONG  +   1220d ago
"it's the number one game on both 360 and PS3." you miss that part? There is no PC there. More people lay CoD on PC than BF, I didn't say it was number 1.
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Bladesfist  +   1220d ago
and thats what I am saying is wrong, if you count players for each battlefield game vs each cod game atm then battlefield wins.
leogets  +   1221d ago
not even guna read this shit article.but know this. my opinion on the 2 shooters,different or not is that battlefield holds alot more variety in gameplay than the arcady one. therefore battlefiield always outdid cod since the get go.hell 1943 was made for a muck around and thats even better than any cod ive experianced. dice are king when it comes to mp experiance. i aint guna lie to you.
TheSmugCanadian  +   1221d ago
Battlefield will never outdo Call of Duty if it keeps trying to be like Call of Duty.
CaptCalvin  +   1221d ago
As a Battlefield fan since BF1942, I wholeheartedly agree.
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ALLWRONG  +   1221d ago
There are more people playing CoD just on 360 than all the people who bought BF3, on all platforms.

Personally I think there are better choices than ether one.
Tornadobounce  +   1221d ago
Call of...duty?
pandehz  +   1221d ago
After a 1000 ticket round of Metro or Damavand I logged into MW3 and dam it felt like mario with guns. Ppl jumping like monkeys, funny animations, cartoon gun sounds, visuals ummm whatever, lag (and i get 7 ping on bf3), host left 2 times in one match

Well I have uninstalled it and I dont know what to do with it. Wish pc gamers could trade steam games, MW3 would be on top 5 to trade away in my list.
Bladesfist  +   1220d ago
why did you buy it :(
ChunkyLover53  +   1221d ago
Wonder if it means in sales? If its sales, I think it will never achieve COD status. The problem is that Battlefield is rife with campers and vehicles. The COD crowd likes fast paced action, Battlefield games are pretty good for what they are, but they are anything but fast paced.
nextbigname  +   1220d ago
Bingo! This is essential what is being discussed in the article. Unfortunately people don't bother to read that nobody is calling BF3 a crappy game.
sugadaddy  +   1220d ago
Some of these backwater sites have some really bad writers.
arbitor365  +   1220d ago
modern warfare 3 was total shit in every single solitary aspect. the multiplayer is a lag infested, camper ridden, noob friendly, skilless piece of garbage.

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