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Submitted by Pozzle 967d ago | opinion piece

Hanging Up on the Call of Duty

TB writes: I used to really enjoy playing Call of Duty. When Modern Warfare released back in 2007, I fell in love. A wonderfully paced campaign met a gorgeously addictive multiplayer mode. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was, relatively speaking, a perfect shooter.

Today? I’m bored. Call of Duty doesn’t interest me. Press previews, trailers, hands-on moments and general hype building stories have become featureless noise in my mind.

I’m hanging up on the Call of Duty. (Call of Duty, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

aviator189  +   967d ago
This article pretty much sums up how I feel about Call of Duty now.
Was so in love with what IW did with the franchise back in 2007. However, I can't say I share the same feelings of admiration and respect for the franchise in its current state, imo.
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BattleAxe  +   967d ago
I started to get really bored of the series when Black Ops came out, and I wasn't able to bring myself to play MW3 for more than around 5 hours before i decided to trade it in. I've been a console gamer most of my life, but over the last few months I've been playing CoD4 on PC, and its been such a refreshing experience to play this game again. I wish they would make a World at War 2, then I could see myself becoming interested once again, as I loved WaW.
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XB1_PS4  +   967d ago
Trey Arch is a better, more innovative development company, and hopefully they'll revive the series with Black Ops 2.
Acadius  +   967d ago
Black Ops 2 story looks intriguing because of the way you can switch to different view points or the split path decisions that are in there. Plus, I like how even if you fail a mission, the player moves forward but has to face the ramifications for the failure. As for the online, I am liking that there is more emphasis on rewarding players who play the objective based game types. Granted, within a month after its release, we will see campers or players who are padding their precious k/d ratio. I remember when Kill Confirmed was announced with MW3 and thought, "this makes people play to get points!" I never took into consideration that players would use the tags as bait and camp hence they cost their team the game but still brag about how many kills they got.
Bottom line is that I think this is Activision's last chance to prove that there is still life in the COD franchise. I definitely know that I don't care about MW4 after the hot mess that was MW3.
PersonMan  +   967d ago
I'm tired and bored of Call of Duty too.

I've been trying to play other types of games lately. Puzzle games, platformers, open world... I think I'm tired and bored of shooters in general.
NukaCola  +   967d ago
I hear you man, and I'm definitely tired of war shooters. I think the potential for the FPS style is still alive but the over abundance of war and military games are killing it. Even 3rd person shooters are getting stale. I need more exploration, more story, more cowbell..er.. Well more originality. More risky titles like Mirror's Edge and Portal in my FPS title. Looking forward to Borderlands 2. And of course Bioshock Infinite, The Unfinished Swan and Until Dawn. Not interested in any military shooter anymore. It's getting old.
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PersonMan  +   966d ago
Well said. We need some more variety. I'm also getting sick of these generic games that seem like... Okay, I have to go to the blinking shiny thing on the map, shoot a bunch of generic dudes, watch a cutscene, save, repeat.

What happened to interesting stories and exploration. You can't stop to look around anymore... it seems like you have to constantly be fighting something.
Pieface08  +   967d ago
Duty is trash trash trash.
mafiahajeri  +   967d ago
I don know about BLOPS 2 but MW3? I cannotply 10 minutes of that game before feeling lik breaking the controller it distgusts me.
PersonMan  +   966d ago
Soooo..... umm... don't?
OneAboveAll  +   966d ago
I see it's finally starting to sink in to those who think COD is the be all end all of gaming. I stopped playing this series at MW2 and have been enjoying other games. I'll never go back.

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