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How Infinity Ward Can Turnaround the Call of Duty Series

Gadget Mill: Lately we have gone back to playing the Call of Duty series on our PS3. This includes games such as the legendary Call of Duty 4 up to the latest Black Ops 2. As you would probably know Black Ops 2 is packed with way more features and customisation in comparison to Call of Duty 4 which is more or less plain and simple in comparison. However with that said and to be honest we seemed to be enjoying ourselves way more playing the classic COD4 in comparison to the other later titles.

Our first instinct for this was that it was all down to nostalgia reasons – playing old maps such as Crash, Crossfire etc. Doing so did have a slight impact on our feelings towards the game. But the more we played COD4 the more it felt fluid and balanced. So we decided to give Black Ops 2 a shot again to figure out what went wrong; after all Treyarch did emphasise how balanced Black Ops 2 was meant to be right?

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GraveLord1185d ago

Turn around? People are still buying it so they must be doing something right. If it ain't broke....

aliengmr1185d ago

That may be, but its hard to claim it needs a "turnaround" when it stomps the competition yearly.

hakis861185d ago

They shoud take a break, for a few years. The buzz when they "returned" would be absolutely insane.
Personally I got tired of COD a few years back.

B-radical1185d ago

Oh but it is broken.......And with the ammount of times they release a new one dumb people are getting broke! They should release one every 2 years imo put some effort in it know what i mean yeah?

liquidhalos1185d ago

No, I don't know what you mean, your comment is almost unreadable. This isn't a personal dig at you or anything. Sometimes however, punctuation is needed to help the reader understand what you mean.

SolidDuck1185d ago

No matter if u love or hate cod it still sells like crazy but a new engine and some dedicated servers would do this game wonders.

Parasyte1185d ago

That and getting rid of quickscoping.

BlackCarrot1185d ago

@Parasyte: you're taking the game far too seriously. It's supposed to a be fast paced, a bit silly, easy to get into, spray and pray game. It's an arcade game.

I love Battlefield but that's a serious game for serious people, sometimes I just want to get a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher, some claymores and hear people rage.

Yes, we all know COD is getting stale but its gunplay is still tight. I think this article is bang on the money, but personally I still feel COD has to do something groundbreaking, something special, to get gamers back on its side. COD has lost the "wow" factor COD4 had because we've seen it so many bleeding times.

I'd also like a return to WWII.

deadlydragon1211185d ago

Yeah personally I hate the whole quickscoping concept too - but then again I find quickscopers easy prey!

Klonopin1185d ago

They can start with a new graphics engine.

Ken221185d ago

1.New engine
2.Dedi servers
3.Remove KS
4.Remove "Aim assist".
5.Remove perks.

Donnieboi1185d ago

I don't care for games that use a kill-streak type system, BUT removing Killstreaks would alienate the entire COD fanbase. Killstreaks are the arcadey type of things COD players love to see in the series. The only other solution is to jump ship to Battlefield, if we're going by your list.

And btw, I did jump ship, right after the REAL Infinity Ward left.

Ravenor1185d ago

How many console games do you think don't use aim assist? The correct Number #4 would be, not make it so blatant.

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