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Submitted by chaos_mechanica 555d ago | opinion piece

Does Call of Duty Really Need Riley the Dog?

Masoud House of DualShockers writes:

"For anyone who fondly remembers Dead to Rights, seeing a dog pop as a companion and teammate in Call of Duty: Ghosts may have brought up some good memories. While I’m sure there were dozens of good technical reasons, I’m sure Jack Slate’s canine sidekick Shadow wasn’t the center of the gameplay for one simple reason: diving through the air, shooting bad guys, and running for your life was way more fun and interesting than playing the video game equivalent of Air Bud." (Call of Duty: Ghosts, E3, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DogtagDuke1992  +   555d ago
it doesnt NEED a dog...it just needs SOMETHING. Something NEW....and so the ever-so creative minds at Infinity Ward and Activision put their heads together and brainstormed for a while, and what manifested from that was Riley the dog...no, no gameplay innovations, no major graphical leaps or scale of the firefights....just a dog. A damn dog.
darkride66  +   555d ago
Like, dig that, Scoob! A talking dog!
ANIALATOR136  +   555d ago
Raggy!?
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Heisenburger  +   555d ago
Scooby Dooooo!
Cam977  +   555d ago
What it needs is a WIIILLLSSSOOOON!
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kayoss  +   555d ago
Yes it needs a dog as much as Activision needs to release a Call of duty game every freakin year! *roll eyes*
Cirehpsa  +   555d ago
: | Really?
Braid  +   555d ago
Yep. So that you can cry when he dies.
brodychet  +   555d ago
It might be so cliche, that they wait until the next IW game to kill the dog.

But who knows. Cod isn't one to go against the cliche.
MariaHelFutura  +   555d ago
No, it needs more Snowmen.
Transporter47  +   555d ago
NO it needs the Fish
MariaHelFutura  +   555d ago
Cloud powered Fish AI.

http://i.imgur.com/amn36.gi...
MasterCornholio  +   555d ago
Nah what call of duty really needs is more fish.

LOL

I only hope that the dog doesn´t end up being a gimmick in the game.
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ziggurcat  +   555d ago
needs moar fish AI.
DogtagDuke1992  +   555d ago
I'm waiting for the game that gives you a cat as a sidekick...
It just sits on the side lines licking its leg as you scream for help, bleeding out. And after the fight is over it just walks up to your corpse, start purring and doing that back and forth paw thing on your chest.
...I'm waiting for that game.
MassOnesumis  +   555d ago
They could play it straight or they could go all out. In the end it turns out that the dog is actually Warwick Davis in a suit and was collecting information to launch nukes at remaining American resistance headquaters.
brianunfried  +   555d ago
The wasteland was really lonely in Fallout 3 until I found Dogmeat.
isyourhouseonfire  +   555d ago
It's a risk.. The past several Call of Duty games have been absolute perfection. Their sales confirm that. Innovation is good but I'd be more interested in introducing a cover system more than anything. That will benefit the core product more than a new companion. Will it really affect Ghosts being game of the year? No, that battle will come down to Ghosts vs GTA V, and the addition of a companion won't affect that much at all.
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pandehz  +   555d ago
''The past several Call of Duty games have been absolute perfection''

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ape007  +   555d ago
LoooooL

I really see what u did there xD
USMC_POLICE  +   555d ago
So because it sells its absolute perfection??? So if we go by that logic Hitler must have been right in killing Jews because millions believed in him. Man the battlefield beta had more perfection than cod
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isyourhouseonfire  +   555d ago
Sales numbers tell the whole story.
Name Last Name  +   555d ago
@isyourhouseonfire

No. They don't.
jay2  +   555d ago
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he can eat COD.
Roper316  +   555d ago
no it needs to take a few years off and come back with a real updated engine, gameplay and something new & different for the series.....Hello a fish moving out of the way when you get close it was done on the PS1 for gods sake, I mean really something moving out of the way is the best you could come up with? Like I said welcome to the year 2000, to bad for you that we are in the year 2013.....I haven't bought a COD game in years because it's always without fail just more of the same.
Vip3r  +   555d ago
More screaming 12 years old in the multiplayer. That's always a welcoming addition to gaming.
PockyKing  +   555d ago
Why do we have to make the dog SUCH a big deal? Seriously. If you expected big changes in Call of Duty I feel sorry for your disappointment. There's other options people.
SaveFerris  +   555d ago
So if the dog dies, then he becomes a Ghost Dog?
pandehz  +   555d ago
What would be hilarious is a game mode where everyone played a dog with a rocket launcher in their mouths.
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reko  +   555d ago
LOL

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