GS:We look back over the evolution of Call of Duty to remember all of the innovations the series has brought to multiplayer shooters.
The media is already starting up the COD hype machine
If you look close enough, you can see the dollar sign on his eyes.
uhh, how about 7 years SINCE any multiplayer innovation. COD 2,3,WaW & MW1 are the best they've made yet.
Black ops is the best COD end of....
and the hacking, boosting, small map repetitive game play. That feels like a new map pack only. The laggy players.... Sorry, open world games for me. Hacking and programs = much kill streak perks then the game is pretty much over. Thus teammates would just leave the game.
Don't forget lag compensation BS too! Laggy players doesn't cover the injustice.
Agreed 100%. In raw final product quality there are games that are light years way and dont sell a quarter of these franchise every year and that´s a shame. By the way love your avatar. Foxhound 4life.
I was like "Say what"? Lol
Call of Duty and innovative aren't really words I'd use together.
Innovation & Call of Duty are two words I would have never thought I'd hear together.
Well back in 2007 it did....
I always here people say cod innovated with mw4 but how? I played it but it was nothing that special i mean i played quake, unreal and counter strike and got just ad much enjoyment.
COD's definition of "innovation" is the complete opposite ours.
Da Fuq?!! 7 years of innovation? With a 10 year old graphics engine?
People seem to forget that nearly every game today uses the CoD template on multiplayer... What you are thinking as "common MP' has pretty much copied the CoD formula. Has it evolved much since MW1/MW2? No. Am I defending CoD yearly repetition? No way. But these two are the basic pattern for almost all recent competitive games. But hey, it is easier to brainlessly jump on the brainless bandwagon, right? The path of least resistance... Also wrong is the article. There is no "7 years of innovation", only two. It completely stopped at MW2 (or MW1 some would say).
They copy the COD formula because they don't listen to there fans that have been there since the beginning when we tell them not to even when we tell them what we want. Case and point Halo 4 which has improved over the months but still.
Custimizable load out-battlefield 2, 2005 Ranking up to unlock things-battlefield 2, 2005 A modern FPS that is full of content-Battlefield 2, 2005 that game has all the things that COD 4 "innovated". Right. Infinity ward (Respawn Entertainment) actually helped out on Battlefield 2 and took the ideas to COD 4. The only thing COD made was killstreaks and perks.
Therefore the words "template", "formula", "pattern", instead of "features". I am not talking about specific mechanics, but if I was, we should be talking about Counter Strike, not Battlefield 2. Define CoD games. You'll be defining the majority of competitive MP games which came after it. Small and static maps, easy gameplay, xp exploding on the screen, customizable loadouts, killstreaks, ingame challenges, lobby system with multiple game modes, short games, fast and constant action etc. Don't come tell me that this Batman will be innovative. It is just a CoD with brawling. Same pattern, as usual. BTW, all my bets are on Rockstar this week. =)
I like using the site for a source of news. I just don't like the idiot Sony worshipers on here, that's all.
There are many. It's funny. If you go over there they're all like "we" about everything. Kinda' creepy. "We'll be getting that new dlc." We'll be getting x game soon." Very spooky. It's like a hive mind mentality. If we could get them to make honey they'd be semi useful.
I think you mean Battlefield. Just google everything BF started for multiplayer and you will be surprised by who copies who. Edit: you could start here http://www.ign.com/articles...
Is this article a joke??? . . . I hope so . . . "innovation"... wtf gamespot ????
Seven years of innovation? innovation? did I read that right?
World at War was the best CoD. After that poor introduction it gave the game, I'm turning off.
Still gets the most attention from people who don't play the game........(supposedly)
Only CoD4 could count as innovative , every other title after it : HELL NO .
perks is the worst thing to happen to shooters. It took the skill of a player away.Its far to easy to obtain kill streaks now. I miss the days of gun vs gun.:(
I remember when I first played COD4, I was simply amazed and Wowwed for so long, after that, I sold MW2 within one month. Think I played COD4 way too much.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare no one can deny was a turning point in the first person shooter genre. It definitely redefined the genre just like Halo did. But I feel like after Modern Warfare 2 it just went down hill. Even though it was still popular I felt it was just a rehashing of the title every year and I felt like we were spending our 65 bucks on tweaked version of the its previous title. I also felt like the online aspect of the game was terribly unbalanced with folks taking advantage of bugs and glitches in the game which is fine since its not them who are doing but not fine since the developer didn't do much to keep things a level playing field. I also thought that you didn't need much skill to be good at a Call of Duty game as apposed to Halo where getting a kill is not a simple as 1,2,3 like it is in Call of Duty. Call of Duty Ghost is something that even me who currently doesn't play nor purchase Call of Duty game is looking at. Lets see if they do the same thing or redefine the genre again.
Neither Halo or CoD defined anything. Great FPS games just like it long existed on PC and were far more popular also, it was only once Halo and CoD became more console friendly that they become so popular. Nothing those games have done is new, literally nothing. If you want you could even tell me what you think CoD did or Halo and I will tell you about an FPS that already did it years ago. I really could just sit here list a crap load of amazing FPS that were on PC and steam way back in the days but come on, do I really have to do it almost every CoD article because someone says something like this? I get tired of repeating myself. You should know better. If 1984 is you birth year, you should definitely know of far better FPS games that truly revolutionized the genre. Not CoD and Halo. Show some respect!
I wasn't speaking about the PC my comments were in reference to console games. Of course their are better 1st person shooters on the PC I am not naive enough to write that. But on consoles those two games started a wave of popularity and others have tried to mimic what halo and COD did.
7 years of poop...
LMAO I stopped reading after "Call of Duty - Seven years of innovation"
The title made me laugh as soon as i read it....haha
7 years of duplication
Seven years of innovation? Hmmmm.
COD4 was innovative with perks and the new class system. There should have been 3 CODs this gen. WaW, BO2, and MW3 were utterly unnecessary. MW2 added spec ops and custom killstreaks. BO could have been zombie debut and the weapon and money upgrading. Half as many games (excluding cross gen Ghosts) and a man feels COD would get much less "repetitive" hate. Though the single players have sucked since 4's masterful campaign. Unfortunate but they're all adrenaline fueled Michael Bay flicks with no intelligence or pacing. It's just run through explosions and be connected with characters because we say so. Very Gearsish with the macho attitude and somehow expecting you to care when one of the stupid muscle head "oo rah!" idiots dies. No connection whatsoever to the characters after MW1 other than Price and Soap but that was riding on the back of 4's character development.
I love ctf. I wish you could still "flag kill" your enemy! Their best map for ctf is definitely Eder Dam in Call of Duty 3. Bring some old great maps back!
sooooo much innovation. *slow clap*
The problem with COD is they a new one that comes out every year if COD was more like BF and put out a new version every 2 year's maybe ppl wouldn't feel like the game is to repetitive.
I burst out laughing reading this headline. CoD hasn't innovated a lick of anything and that is being dead serious. I am not bragging about PC's but seriously all these games came from it. CoD was on PC and so was Halo at one time. At that time they weren't as popular as all the other shooters that were before it. Tribes, Unreal Tournament and Quake to name a few. There were tons of WW2 shooters that were better than CoD at the time also. The only thing CoD did was go into modern warfare, like literally... Halo didn't do anyting either, you could do all that kind of stuff in Tribes long before. Tribes came out in 1998, you could fly around in jet packs, ride vehicles, mechs, grapple hook swing from place to place, it was set in the future all that crap Halo does now. It had every single mode Halo had also. The first Call of Duty ran on the Quake 3 engine for christ sakes and didn't come out until 2003, Halo didn't come out until 2001. They didn't innovate anything other than the term we use today "copy and pasting".
The game mode WAR should come back to COD.
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