CCC says: "Love it or hate it, the Call of Duty franchise—the very name—wields significant influence in the games industry. The series has maintained an incomparable standing in the FPS market, and has become somewhat of a poster child for the entire genre. Because of that reputation, it is also subjected to more intense scrutiny and criticism than the vast majority of games, much less shooters. Without fail, each new installment is met with cries of redundancy, inadequacy, and repetition. At the same time, each new CoD game is all but infallibly successful. With this paradox—heavy criticism and lukewarm review scores being paired with monumental sales figures—in mind, let’s take a look at what Call of Duty truly is to discern how the franchise (and its producers) affects gaming as a whole."