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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – has the series peaked?

The latest title in the multimillion shooter series is now on shop shelves. Can it maintain its incredible momentum?

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AllroundGamer1343d ago

and remove lag compensation

chaldo1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Honestly, I am not trying to brag. I have three platforms.. Xbox 360 (just got it), PS3, and PC. PS3 seems to be the platform with the most lag, xbox being 2nd. But.. When I play on PC, I experience absolutely NO lag. =/ Anyone here play this on PC that can confirm this? My friends and I are experiencing the same thing.

decrypt1343d ago

PC version has dedicated servers. Hence if a close up server is chosen it can be lead to very stable game play.

On topic,

I dont believe COD has peaked or will peak for the foreseeable future, the reason is because its the only 9v9 shooter on console that does 60fps.

60fps to a console gamer looks very smooth gameplay, they dont get it from any other shooter. Hence its their only choice.

When choice is so limited to only 1 game for smooth 9v9 game play, its obvious the game will sell loads.

Notice on PC the game is no where close to being the number one game played. Its only on console. Hence the theory is because of smooth gameplay.

I been saying this for a while:

Console gamers.. dont care about graphics.

COD selling millions is a testament.

emartini1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Call of Duty selling millions is do to its simplicity. Simple formula. Its arcadesh and easy to get into. Call of Duty is more of a casual fan base now. Little Jimmy wants COD cause all the cool kids have it. 9 on 9 60fps has very little to do with it. That whole 60fps argument can go out the window now due to new consoles being released next year. BF series already looks a million times better on consoles next year BF4 will be 60 fps on the new consoles too. Alot of harcore gamers either went to BF3 or stayed on mw2. What innovation will COD come up with now??? As a franchise CoD for the hardcore gamer peaked at mw2. Down hill from there. Its bigger then ever now cause of the casual fan base. Just like the nintendo wii outselling ps3 and 360. COD is the Nintendo Wii of First person shooters and bf is like the ps3 and 360 of 1st person shooters

RickHiggity1343d ago

@decrypt. Most of my friends who play the game don't even know what frames per second is, so I doubt that's the reason.

Rob Hornecker1343d ago

I hate to say it,but every game has lag issues! Even more so if its as popular as a CoD game can be.
As to the question that is being asked in the story...YES it has peaked. To come out with a more of the same old same old each and every year will make a game series stale as a 2 week loaf of bread!
Atleast the CoD series has 2 different studios working on there games,but with that being said,I haven't seen either one of them try and take the game to the next level. Perhaps its time to give the series a break till the next gen consoles come out. It has worked well for Battlefield,which IMHO seems to get better with every release.

ceedubya91343d ago

I think it is difficult to really suggest that the top selling series every year should take a break.

Rob Hornecker1343d ago

There will always be CoD fans and they will expect to see a new CoD game every year. Its a cash cow!

The sad part is the it looks as if EA/Dice will be doing the same with Battlefield 4 ,and 5,6,ect.

Steadyhndz1343d ago

Counter Strike doesn't have lag issues, BF3 doesn't have lag issues, Quake doesn't have lag issues, COD 1, 2, 4, MW2, BOps and MW3 doesn't have lag issues....When everyone is complaining of lag issues in a game....it's a lag issue. When people with crappy internet complain of lag issues, it's their internet, not the game.

FarCryLover1821343d ago

The lag is the worst thing ever in this game. This is the first COD bought in a while and I was hoping to have some fun. The lag makes it unplayable online.

bubblebeam1343d ago

CoD isn't the only game. I haven't played CoD online since MW1 or MW2, and it was Okay, which is to say you get lag some games, and good connection others (albeit, more lag then not).

Halo 4 suffers from major lag issues as well. I'm glad to say it isn't just me this time. Even in game chat I hear more and more people complaining about lag.

I think CoD has peaked this gen, but next gen I think it will come back strong again, in which case my interest might rise in the series.

AllroundGamer1343d ago

that's because there are no dedicated servers...

Bathyj1343d ago

cod peaked with cod2 for me

vikingland11343d ago

I don't play COD but it seems to me if it keeps selling like crazy every release then no it hasn't peaked. When the sales stop being so high then I would say it has.

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