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Submitted by karaokeme 701d ago | opinion piece

Call of Duty Needs To Take A Break

Every year, the best titles from each publisher come out between October and early December. The best-selling games, and highest rated ones usually come out during that time frame, and over the past few years, we’ve been seeing overall the same franchises... (3DS, Call of Duty Series, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

mafiahajeri  +   701d ago
Assassins creed, Mario , geow, forza, all need to take a break also.
Dr_Salvitor  +   701d ago
Mario is not released every year, They only release one 2D Mario per system. Racing games in general need to stop for a while. At least AC3 is considerably different this time around. I don't know what you mean by "geow" if its Gears then i have no basis for an argument i played the first for a bit thought it played like shit so I did not like it.
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chrispseuphoria  +   701d ago
There are two New Super Mario Bros games in the matter of 4 months and tons of spin offs. Don't you think Mario should take a break? Hey, how about a proper 3D Mario game like Mario Galaxy which could actually show the power of the Wii U rather than a 2D sidescroller which looks almost like it's 3DS and Wii counterparts?

As for Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft doesn't give us enough time to catch up with the story because of how fast these come out!
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omarzy  +   701d ago
Agreed. NSMBW was the first 2d mario game for a home console since the SNES. NSMBU will be realeasing in 2012. The wii one released in 2009.
Super Mario world 2 was the last 2d mario on a home console before the wii one came out 14 years later.

New Super Mario Bros. 2006 on ds. Every Super Mario bros game on the GBA or GBC was a reamke, a revamp of sorts, or the first time the west gets to play the game some 10 years later.

That means New Super Mario bros on the ds is the first original 2d mario game for a portable is years, maybe a decade.

New Super Mario BRos 2 releases 6 years after the ds one.

People who say Super Mario Bros needs to take a break have not done any research.
houga_tenshi_kenpai   701d ago | Spam
PopRocks359  +   700d ago
That's because they hear the name "Mario" and think it's all the same despite the fact that the vast majority of Mario games play completely differently.

Sit there and try to tell me the NSMB and Super Mario 64 are one in the same. Simply is not true. There is only one of each Mario on every major platform, save for Super Mario Bros. 1 - 3 and the Galaxy games.
Gamer-Z  +   701d ago
There has only been 3 gears of war games this gen whereas we are on the 7th COD game, i think that's a little much.
ZigZagZach  +   700d ago
Hey, I was the writer of the article. I agree with you here about Mario, Forza, and Assassins Creed. I didn't want to dive into those ones in this article, just to avoid confusion. Gears of War in my opinion is fine for now. Need for Speed is also one that comes out a lot. I think Mario should be at the top of the "need to take a break" list since each new game in the series really only adds a more vibrant world with different levels. Maybe a few new gameplay elements as well.
ALLWRONG  +   700d ago
You should add SOCOM and R&C to that list
rpd123  +   700d ago
Gears has only had 3 games and AC, while it has had a lot of games, actually makes drastic changes to them and actually tells a great story (maybe not Revelations, but still). Same goes for Gears of War (in terms of multiplayer. Mario games are released way too often, but they actually are different in terms of gameplay. It's not the same series, it's various spin off series that happen to include Mario.

Compare these to CoD where they just make a new 5 hr campaign nobody cares about and then put some new guns and maps in and call it a day. It's fun, but they could easily just put the effort they use to make a new game to make DLC or map packs for their old game so that it would last for years.

Forza, I don't know about, I've only played one, so I can't determine if their releases are justified.
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handsome_muthafuqa  +   701d ago
Mario is fun but needs a LONG break. Nintendo should focus on adult games and stop making digital "Toys"

and animal crossing???....Realy Nintendo?
Cam977  +   701d ago
Hahahaha! Your avatar!
LX-General-Kaos  +   701d ago
Not the biggest COD fan but COD does not need to take a break. It is the highest selling game this generation every year. Its pretty much pure profit now, and doing a massive part to keep Activision in business. The only thing bad about COD is that its so popular that it halts the sales of other franchises.

There are other annual releases that should take a break way before the worlds most popular videogame at the moment. Games that have low sales and too many releases.

Examples
Yakuza Franchise
Need For Speed
Dynasty Warrior type games
Some sports titles with moderate upgrades with full price tags.

Rated E For Everyone
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houga_tenshi_kenpai   701d ago | Spam
aviator189  +   701d ago
As long as it sells well, Activision will never pull call of duty away from the yearly-release cycle.
RPG1201  +   701d ago
I wish developers wouldn't sell out as much. Innovation is really crapping out. I remember when I saw Gamespot's first 10 for Soul Calibur; the review's title was: Think state of the art. It was a great evolution for the fighting genre, and now... Call Of Duty 12 War of the Chimps in Space, here we GO!
The Meerkat  +   701d ago
Who wouldn't want to play a FPS based on chimps in zero gravity?
RPG1201  +   700d ago
Your damn right.
samekratos  +   701d ago
just played zombies and no one would open a door freakin noobs.
handsome_muthafuqa  +   700d ago
Nerd!
Cam977  +   701d ago
Just let it kill itself like Guitar Hero and Tony Hawks... That would be so much more satisfying!
guitarded77  +   701d ago
You have an excellent point... Activision has a history of running franchises into the ground. I understand Activision is a business, and their number 1 goal is to make money, but I really wished they'd use some of that CoD money and invest in some good quality new core IPs.
Cam977  +   701d ago
Well, on console they almost force you to play the new ones if you want to continue having a good experience because COD 4/5 are hacked and they've simply left them to die.
CaptainFaisal  +   701d ago
Thats the problem with Publishers these days! they dont want to risk their money with new IPs! now all they care about is making sequal after sequal! thats why the games get boring! and are dying! Only one game in my opinion diserves a sequal always and its GTA! why is it succesful? beause they work years on the game to make it perfect! imagine a call of duty game that has been worked on for 5 years? wont that be awesome? especially if it was in next gen consoles, we could have 100s of weapons 50 maps huge single player, BIGGER ZOMBIES!
i wish they make zombies a standalone game! so they dedicate a whole stuido for that which in my opinion treyarch should do.
Agree if you want a CoD like this
Multiplayer : Infinity Ward
SinglePlayer: Sledge Hammer
Zombies : treyarch!
all in just one game! and they work on it for 3-5 years then that when we WILL get a game of the decade!
enkeixpress  +   701d ago
... but i don't want teh call of duty series to end.. i enjoy playing them! ffs :(
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HappyCamper172  +   701d ago
but they sell dlc for a price of full game there is no difference in sequels.

Sequels need to end; they can expand on the existing games - maps, weapons....
Kinger8938  +   701d ago
they needed to stop a while ago, also what bugs me is that they charge £5 more for the games than anyone else, because they know people will pay it
Fil101  +   701d ago
There are 2 sorts of people when it comes to cod, the people that do nothing but moan about it at every possible chance they get and then there are the people that enjoy playing cod, i'm the latter and blops 2 cannot comw fast enough. also now that the modern warfare series has finished i'm looking forward to see what sledgehammer have planned for next year.
houga_tenshi_kenpai   701d ago | Spam
CaptainFaisal  +   701d ago
Listen guys IT DOES NOT! if you do not want to play or do not like call of duty then WHY PLAY IT? easy! no need to cry because they bring it everyear ! its just 60$ !
I like the game and would buy it every year ! heck even if it was every 6 months! its just fun and skill...
TwilightRaven  +   701d ago
Skill lol yes I am sure twiddling
your thumbs requires skill,being a tattooist now that requires skill.
GraveLord  +   700d ago
And let Battlefield 4 dominate next year? You wish don't ya?
AO1JMM  +   700d ago
Or if you are tired of (insert milked game franchise here) how about you take a break from it?
3-4-5  +   700d ago
No it doesn't. I and millions of others like having a fresh new game to play every year. Sometimes it's more innovative than other times and they aren't always the best in terms of maps, but when they get it right, it's amazing and I love what Black Ops 2 is looking to be.

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