The GameZone staff discusses the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts and whether or not there's reason to be excited.
on current engine: Meh on Nextgen Engine...HELL YEAAA
Wow, people don't usually get bored of combos until like the tenth or so reply. This time with good reason I suppose.
-Will it offer next-gen hit detection? -Get rid of the peer2peer networking? -Offer dedicated servers? If not, then no. I am excited about Killzone:Shadow Fall, BF4, Destiny. All these games will offer dedicated servers and have near perfect hit detection, which is the only way FPS should be played. And as with this gen, next-gen the PS4 will once again have more FPS to choose from than the Xbox and I find that quite hilarious indeed.
Why all the disagrees! Please explain why you disagree.
I won't get interested until I hear more about the game. The engine doesn't matter to me if it's still mostly the same old Call of Duty except prettier.
@Unchartedxplorer CoD has terribad noob-loving game play. It's literally built on the fact that a noob must get kills, cause f*** everything else.
It really doesn't matter if it has a new engine....a new lick of paint and minor added features won't hide the fact it's going to be the SAME game yet AGAIN. See this whole new engine thing is already tricking people into thinking it's all going to be brand new. It's sad how many people will miss out on great games this year but will buy COD. I mean how many people will buy COD over Watchdogs for example
I might end up picking up both games for next gen.. However, Watch Dogs is a definite pick up, for me, CoD.. is not.
thing is, the gameplay element of cod is great. it's fun to play and changing that formula may result in a game which is not that fun to play. if they bring a new engine which can enhance surroundings, destruction (well currently there is none), and improve other elements alongside the way the game plays I think that it will be a great game.
Or people buying both COD and Watchdogs? If they miss out on so many great games that is their choice. COD is something millions of people enjoy, and you are nobody to tell them they are wrong.
People like what they like. I agree that Watchdogs would be my choice between the two, but CoD's sales are high because lots of people like that type of game. Many people don't want to come home from work or school to play a game that requires much thought or strategy. CoD is mindless and the masses like it that way.
If it follows the same formula as previous CoD titles: Nope If it brings something new to the fps genre: Maybe but I won't get my hopes up.
As i said in another news, i'm only hyped and excited for Killzone: Shadow Fall. Over 2 years of work and it's giving a short preview of what next gen is about! COD? Well if it's for a 4 hour SP and MP flooded by small kids i dont see why i should be excited.
None of these.
-sigh- still playing catchup with PC gaming?
credits to eliteslaya "omg cod is so stupid, its always like da same thing every year" "yea dood, da graphix are so bad, bf4 looks so amazing" Don't act like you were never that guy. I was that guy once. And if you really weren't that guy, then, well... Anywho, Call of Duty is the victim of the single largest love/hate relationship in gaming. It's accused of not innovating. Not updating the visuals. Doing little in the creative department. Then it sells 30 million a year. But you must understand: What would you do if your game made billions annually? What would you do if your game was a cultural phenomenon? You know what makes Call of Duty so popular? Everything you love to nitpick at. Why haven't we seen a jump in Call of Duty's visuals? Because people like, scratch that, love the ultra-smooth 60 frame 1080p gameplay. Why hasn't the gameplay changed in five years? Because the gameplay already set the standard and raised the bar five years ago. And no one's found the next great formula for gameplay. So I ask again, what would you do if you were sitting on top of the Activision throne of gold? Would you drastically change the formula and risk your fanbase? Would you sacrifice the 60 frame 1080p goodness for better visuals at sub-HD resolution and 30 frames, resulting in slower gameplay and controls? Hell no! It's not like Call of Duty was always the juggernaut, and simply, the thing. Activision wasn't just gifted by the gods with the next gaming phenomenon. They took risks. In fact they took what was probably the single largest risk this gen. They took the risk of creating a modern FPS in a market dominated by WWII shooters. And look at the payoff. Do you really blame them for doing little to change it up? And you know what, little change isn't even that bad for the franchise. For the most part, people like the same exact gameplay. It keeps people coming back. The experience that people love is preserved, with a fresh new coat of paint. Activision made a smart move in ignoring the outcry for change. And now it will pay off. COD: Ghosts is taking advantage of the next generation hardware. If the leaks are true(Which is likely, considering they've been accurate thus far), it seems even the gameplay will be spiced up(At long last!). Everything that makes COD the juggernaut that it currently is will be present in the next generation. And on top of that, it will make use of the new hardware. It will be prettier than ever. It will be as smooth as ever. It will be as fun as ever, maybe even more so. The best Arcade FPS on the market isn't going to be dying any time soon. And you shouldn't be discouraged by that. It will help get the new consoles in more hands, which isn't easy, especially at the beginning of a new gen. We need Call of Duty to take the wheel for a bit and sell us some consoles. There will be more players. And what happens when there's more players? They buy more games. It doesn't even matter if it's Call of Duty that racks in the dough. The industry will keep itself afloat as long as phenomenons like Call of Duty exist. It needs to make money in order to survive. If you don't enjoy Call of Duty, then so be it. To each their own. I'm not even a regular COD gamer. But sometimes, you must look at the glass half-full for a change. Call of Duty ain't so bad. There's better things out there to get mad about, like Aliens: Colonial Marines & Sarah Palin. funny thing is the games that the haters play i.e shooters or third person shooters etc are influenced by COD.
Why bother with it when there's BF4 coming out? I may pick it up down the road if it has zombies, but other than that no thanks, I'm good.
I'm curious, not excited.
I'm with you...but then it doesn't really matter in the long run. CoD heads are CoD heads for life, it seems.
Yes, i am . Call of Duty is the best shooter in the industry right now !
question: how many shooters did you play for more than 5 minutes apart from COD?
If highest selling = best then you're right. I don't think so though. Ask any book or movie aficionado what the best book or movie is and almost none will answer with a best selling title. Why gamers are different is an interesting question.
Yes most definitely.
No cod is a causel shooter for kids. Give me a new socom or counter strike!
New Socom or Rainbow Six.
oh i get it, you're one of those who get owned in cod typical reaction
That's a false assumption but I'm sure it makes you feel good to think that way. There aren't many shooters more casual than Call of Duty, if any.
I have to admit, I'm slightly intrigued. Mainly do to the fact they are FINALLY using a new engine... Other than that, if it's just a new engine and everything else is the same, then no.
yes i am but not for ps3, im waiting to see what they do with the ps4 and next gen xbox before i make a decision
I am lactose intolerant. So no, I am not excited for the next Call of Duty.
Lol, I get you
Yes, but not because of the game itself. I'll be excited because it will obviously be late 2013 & I will be playing PS4.
That's like being excited watching Cosby show.
I give COD a chance every year, as with every new game that is released. I havent bought it since the first black ops. They need to show me something different. They havent yet.
Not as much as I'm used to for COD announcements, just waiting for the Xbox reveal alongside with this reveal for next gen. Hopefully it's a major step up from what they currently have to offer.
Nope, I'll ignore it. I'll use the cash to try new Ips like "remember me, TLOU, Watch Dog".
I find the games fun but I'm only limiting myself to 2 games when I buy the PS4 this fall at launch and right now that's watch dogs and either BF4 or Killzone: Shadow Fall (though I might break my rule for the one I don't get in the original 2). COD will be bought if it's good but probably in the spring. I made the mistake this year of buying too many great games in the fall and not having enough time to play them so I'm hoping to avoid that by skipping COD for a few months
New engine...old engine it doesn't matter to me. Its gonna take alot more than good graphics to get me interested in the game. Especially a series that has yearly releases and has been extremely stagnant and stale. and with all the other good games coming out at that time the chances of me getting it is very very slim.
cod gameplay > kz+bf combined, it's why we play it , fun, pure fun
A man is not. He would encourage anyone to play through Half Life 2 and the episodes, Resistance 1 and 3, and Far Cry 3 before ever playing another COD. These games actually give a player freedom to tackle a situation how they want. They don't force you to have only 2 weapons or go down such a narrow path. Resistance 3 had more weapon creativity than all other games this gen combined (in an FPS since Ratchet and Clank will always be king in weapon creativity) and with them upgrading it just got even more awesome. Also all 3 have significantly better pacing and storytelling in SP as opposed to the Michael Bay rollercoaster COD SPs
I'm addicted so of course im excited! Love it and I hate it but when I turn on my xbox it tells me to play more cod! I have lots of other games but none keep me playing as long as cod!
How many COD games have you played? Am I excited? No, but I understand why some would be. I was addicted to cod back on 3, 4, and MW2 (not as much on MW2) I've now completely lost interest and don't play cod at all.
No. I'm excited for The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto 5, Watchdogs and the Playstation 4.
Just pre-ordered Last of Us and GTA5. Now to save up the cash and gift cards for the new consoles + a few launch titles for each one. :(
I'm interested in what the new engine looks like and the changes that they might make from this gen to the next.
No. It's amazes me that there are still tools that are. Zombification at it's finest.
Looking toward to bf4 and destiny more however if they make the player count more like 16 v 16 then ill give it a look
Even With this new engine I can't say I'm excited, If they show me something new other than new shiny graphics I may be interested.
Haven't been excited about cod since MW1, the constant stream of sequels is what made me take up pc gaming. There's just more variety and amazing FREE dlc (mods) like DayZ. Only games like Limbo or The Journey really showed a few Dev's have the guts to try something new.
Tell me what it is first then i may get interested. I've been more of a Uncharted online player so this reveal won't do much for me except me seeing its single player, which i will play eventually.
NO but for BF4 YES.
Military FPSs in general bore me unless its one of those games where the violence is over the top and the guns are wacky. No I'm not talking about gears of war. Motorola RAZR i
Not at all... I want to see what they have done with the new engine though but i am not that excited about the game
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo. COD has gotten worse, not better! I love COD, but I'm sick at what they've done to the game. Now it's full of cheap gimmicky items instead of keeping things simple. More does not always mean better people, it simply means more.
bring back that amazing 3rd person multiplayer like MW2 had then sure. If not nope
I loved MW1. I played mw2 and 3. but truthfully I stopped liking it after mw1. I dont see what they can offer that's really new that's not already out there. destruction? games already have it. vehicles..already done. I stopped playing after mw2..gotta tell you. don't regret it for a moment. I see the fun in it for others, but I prefer bf myself.
Not pumped. I'll be spending my time on BF4. However, I am interested in it for the SP campaign. Hopefully next-gen will make it a worthwhile purchase.
Disagree with me all you want, I may be the minority in N4G world, but in the real world you are all but a vocal minority. I am looking forward to playing this game.
It Depends.. It's all in Activision's hands. The step to announce a new Next-Gen Engine is a great way to start off the intriguing process, but, they have to push further. Can they take that plunge and change the dynamic of how the game plays and such? This game could honestly make or break the way they enter the Next-Gen. there are ALOT Of great games coming Next-Gen one of them being the inclusion of BF4. If I were them, I would take this next gen seriously because Games are coming within striking distance of dethroning them. I'm one of those COD Gamers who is thinking of walking away for BF4. So, Entirely, It really is going to depend for me whether or not I get it based on what I see May 21st. EDIT: Also, something that comes to mind, doesn't it generally mean that a new engine improves stability and improves AI and Hit Detection? Correct me If I'm wrong please! :) but I'm wondering..
Nope. I'm more excited for games that will actually offer something different as opposed to the same recycled formula year by year. These are the games I'm excited for this year: The Last of Us, Remember Me, Tales of Xillia, Beyond: Two Souls, Pokemon Y, and Watch Dogs.
Almost as excited as i get when the antique road show comes to town. ;)