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Call of Duty Developer Speaks About Innovation and Constantly Raising the Bar

Gaming enthusiasts (otherwise known as jaded hardcore gamers) often criticize the Call of Duty series for annual releases that don’t feature many improvements or the sort of changes that you’d expect from a new entry of a franchise. - PSLS

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dazzrazz1313d ago

I bought this piece of shit and I dont see any innovation or bar raising ! For me its even worse than any previous titles

aPerson1313d ago

And I guarantee you'll buy the next one too.

doctorstrange1313d ago

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.

Griffin48711313d ago

I won't. In fact, I never bought any of them.

Blastoise1313d ago (Edited 1313d ago )

No way is this game worse than MW3

Griffin48711313d ago

There all the same. It really doesn't matter.

FunkMacNasty1313d ago

dude, stop trolling. This may not be an "innovative" entry into the franchise or the FPS genre, but Treyarch at least tried some things to set it apart and make it different from the other 17 CoD games that came before it. You'd know that if you actually played the game.

ritsuka6661313d ago

Call of Duty Developer Speaks About Innovation and Constantly Raising the Bar"

Lmao this is a joke right? Anyway,run and gun with small choke points on linear maps... yeah that's innovation at its finest. lol

insertcoin1313d ago

It's to Treyarch's benefit if they innovate in ways that still count as innovation but are as minimal as possible. Of course, the players don't benefit this, but what do they care, as long as they can call it "innovation"?

burn1n9m4n1313d ago

To be fair, there are a lot of things that Treyarch improved and added in the multiplayer end of Call of Duty. The campaign also features branching paths and different endings based on actions taken. It's not much I'll admit, but it is a start.

vortis1313d ago

Speaking as a hardcore gamer...

I don't care anymore.

The thing is, the majority of the game just isn't fun. None of it is. It's trite and repetitive and boring.

They can talk all the innovation they want but the core of the game itself has been worn out to death.

It's like bringing out a year old pie and putting a new sugary topping on it with a fresh new cherry. Those new things are nice but it's still that same old pie underneath and it isn't good.

I'm that jaded core gamer the opening paragraph talks about and I've already moved on to other games. I'm having fun (a lot of it) with lesser known titles, indie games and stuff that actually pushes boundaries.

Casuals can have Call of Duty and its Hollywood set pieces. They got boring a long time ago.

burn1n9m4n1313d ago

I'm not saying that I like it. I'm just playing devil's advocate here. I haven't played a Call of Duty game since MW2 exactly for the reasons you've outlined.

But old habits die hard, and it's hard to scrap a core design philosophy and start completely from scratch. At this point that would take new console hardware in order to offer up the opportunity to publishers and developers to reinvent themselves. Plus the two points that allow CoD to continue down this path of minimal (if any) innovation are the following: (1) Persistence in multiplayer is a fantastic development idea that has yet to be beaten or innovated upon itself. Which is why the multiplayer has remained largely unchanged. and (2) People will buy CoD regardless of its quality at this point due to preferences, esports...etc. Point being, why would Activision push Treyarch to innovate the single player or multiplayer for no real reason? They wouldn't which is why it's the same as it was years ago when they started at CoD4.

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