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Submitted by -Mezzo- 749d ago | opinion piece

10 ways Modern Warfare 4 needs to improve on Modern Warfare 3

OXM - Call of Duty is in an interesting place right now. With Black Ops 2, many expected Treyarch to take over flagship development studio duties from series creator Infinity Ward. But the new Black Ops wasn't quite the breakthrough act we hoped for, despite making dramatic changes to both single and multiplayer. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

iamnsuperman  +   749d ago
I get the impression the writer wants COD to be less COD. I mean I agree with better engine which then better AI and other stuff can come out of it but COD is like an action film. The overall story may be ridiculous but it is well told and made the campaign interesting and fun. COD is about giving you a very movie esque feeling which is why you do not get actual stealth missions. Bigger maps can be okay but COD is a twitchy shooter that is about high intensity combat which works best in small, tight corridor maps.
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Welshy  +   749d ago
Well... yes... i do to.

COD4 became a huge hit with ridiculous popularity, not because of the genre or direction it chose, but because it was fresh and new.

The excellent pacing, the Hollywood-esque plot, the tight action packed gameplay and most importantly, it revolutionised online multiplayer at a console level like never before.

All the things that made COD4 so great are no longer present. The pacing is gone, the revolutionary gameplay is gone, the industry changing online structure is now just standard, it isn't new or fresh anymore and also looks very aged on the graphics front too now.

If they want COD to be as wildly popular and as fondly looked upon as COD4 was, then they have to go back to roots, switch it up, and just make the game fresh and actually feel like a new game again instead of glorified DLC map packs with new guns.

I think it's perfectly obvious despite it's still huge sale that the gaming community is becoming increasingly tired with cookie-cutter, cut and paste games and the roof is going to come down on their head if they don't step up their game, especially with the next generation of consoles on the way.
UnholyLight  +   748d ago
Exactly how I feel my friend. I'd be happy with just standard Modern Warfare like what CoD 4 was, but as I mentioned below, I feel like we should go back to WWII...when the next gen consoles hit, it's time to go back.

I never thought CoD would get old, but it started to wear out for me once I got sick of Modern Warfare 3, it's just gotten out of hand. I want more innovation like the leap EA took from Bad Company to Battlefield 3! That was a pleasant surprise
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first1NFANTRY  +   748d ago
@ iamnsuperman

Dude you almost sound like you're happy with the same old crappy COD formula each year. Everything said in the article was spot on and COD needs something new
Muffins1223  +   749d ago
Best ways to improve mw3:Dont make mw4

Problem solved :)
Welshy  +   749d ago
I whole heartedly agree! Not from a COD hating band wagon standpoint, but from the sense that launching a NEW game with a 4 stuck to an already tainted title in "Modern Warfare" is just silly given the pretty much universal feedback that Modern Warfare 3 was the weakest of the franchise.

The numbers need to be dropped too, it seems a bit ridiculous that franchise could release one branch on a fourth game and the second branch in the Black Ops side will be moving into Black Ops 3. if it wasn't for the separate titles of BO and MW we'd be on Call of Duty 9 right now.

I can just about grasp sports games going yearly for rosters etc, but even that is milking it. To have 6 sequels, potentially 7 if the next COD is released on PS360, in one console generation for a shooter is ridiculous.
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Riderz1337  +   749d ago
They should make it with an engine created from this decade, not something from 2005 or whenever it was created for CoD 3. Billion dollar game and yet they use an old crappy engine and they also don't even have dedicated servers. I never understood why Battlefield games have dedicated servers but CoD games don't.
Soldierone  +   749d ago
Look at MW3, throw everything you thought was a good idea into the trash can. Look at Black Ops 2, take the strengths and fixes the broken aspects, done.

Too bad Sledgehammer is making it so that won't happen. look for another MW2 wannabe clone.
FarCryLover182  +   749d ago
Just don't make it like a carbon copy of COD4, MW2 and MW3. People seem to love IW, but IW really just makes the same game over and over with a few additions and no changes. Sometimes, they don't even change the menus or emblems, etc.
Pillsbury1  +   749d ago
They seriously need to take a step back and stop with the yearly copy paste rehash releases. I loved cod4, original and STILL the best. They just need to come up with new ideas instead of more kill streaks or score streaks or whatever else streaks they have. Fresh and balanced like cod4.
MizTv  +   749d ago
Good maps?
i8urCAKE  +   749d ago
If i was rich, i would buy all the mw4 copies at my local gamestop and destroy them .
sdozzo  +   749d ago
They use that engine because they can keep the frame rate locked at a good clip.
Npugz7  +   748d ago
NEWWWWWWWWWW ENGINE!!!!!!!!
Skynetone  +   748d ago
there going to make the same game, with the same stupid spawns, and with the same stupid maps

Just give me the abilty to unselect the maps i dont want to play,
TheGamerDood  +   748d ago
BlOPs was my last COD, next gen will be an Act and COD free.
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Chidori  +   748d ago
MW3 was horrible so I'm really not interested in MW4. I'm really enjoying Black Ops 2 atm and I'm sure I can continue to do so until the next Treyarch COD is out.
venom06  +   748d ago
MW4 is gonna flopp seriously... they cant do the future, BO2 did that, they can't do a copy and paste of MW2 (MW3 did that).... what da hell can they do?? flop... GOOD THING BF4 comes out this year...
crackforgangstas  +   748d ago
I don't want any more Modern Warfare. lol.
JasonXS12  +   748d ago
#1 . Not be a Modern Warfare game.
delboy  +   748d ago
Cod is like a action movie,something like Rambo.
You can't make a documentary movie about Rambo,you can, but it would be a very lame one and boring.

They will stick with the formula and maybe make a Rambo movie with Transformers effects.
lsujester  +   748d ago
World War One setting might be interesting with it's trench warfare.

:Edited for typo:
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SirBradders  +   748d ago
That would be great but the trenchs spanned a vast distance cod maps are the size of my toilet.
ISNeko  +   748d ago
Take the CoD formula and make some crazy themes. Steampunk, cyberpunk, Ratchet and Clank esque guns!
UnholyLight  +   748d ago
I say lets hit the reset button once next gen hits, and go back to telling stories about WWII again. That's where a lot of people I know including myself want back. Those were the best days of CoD..what the game was always about. With the power of next gen consoles this could prove to be absolutely amazing. Obviously I am a big history buff but I just am so sick of all this nonsense that Blops II has in it, it's not much fun anymore.
3-4-5  +   748d ago
There were 14 Maps in MW3....That is 14 ways right there that need fixing....amongst other things.
SirBradders  +   748d ago
And of all 14 maps 1 battlefield 3 map makes up the samesize as em.
Shuyin  +   746d ago
Needed improvement nr. 1: get on Battlefield's level.
Rofl.

I used to love CoD. I whored CoD4 and MW2 like a maniac but after that, it went downhill. I hope the series won't make the swap to next-gen consoles and die out. I guess you could say; "it's best to leave when everything's great" but in this case you can't. As I stated above; CoD turned to shit after MW2.
deandonavan  +   744d ago
Don't get me started! There are tons that need to be done to get that to the correct way the game played. I am totally loving playing airsoft in the mean time. Check out these awesome guns you can get based on the video games. http://www.airsplat.com/air...

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