Despite Infinity Ward releasing no information that would suggest one way or the other, the consensus is that Riley the dog will die during the Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign, according to executive producer Mark Rubin.
Who cares to be honest. How many dogs did you kill in MW2? That was ok because they were bad dogs? But because this is a dog from the "good guys" it has to be invincible? It's a fake dog...
"It's a fake dog..." It's a gameplay gimmick. Something small which is added to try and change things up and also something you can talk about during the lead up to the games release instead of talking about stuff which has been in the game for years. @below "Why is it that whenever somebody doesn't like an idea, it's a GIMMICK?" It's not about liking something, it is a gimmick...something to add more of a spotlight on the game so people will like it more instead of actually doing some hard work and to make the game look different from previous games.
It's a gameplay "element". Why is it that whenever somebody doesn't like an idea, it's a GIMMICK? YOU'RE A GIMMICK!
@makolevi A non physical gimmick. I certainly wouldn't call it INNOVATION. Tbh I tought that the real mockery here was the AI on fishes. LOL
@pedrof93 Thank you you've just pointed out another thing which IW used to try and make the game look amazing yet because of what it is (Fish A.I) they made themselves look silly I mean it's not something to brag about. http://www.youtube.com/watc... They've come to a point where they need to add stuff like this to try and keep the franchise going and have something to talk about leading up to it's release. If they didn't have the dog most of the interviews would just be repeating themselves over and over with the same "new" information or stuff we've seen from past COD games. Oh and I say "hard work" in my comment above because from past experiences and past games from IW they don't seem to work very hard do they. I mean if they did COD would be a very different game. EDIT: @Below I've been licked....by a NintendoDog back in 2005
Come on, now. Dogs are innovative. They're like little furry people that lick you and stuff.
I thought EA killed that dog earlier today.
It isn't a gameplay gimmick but it might be a story gimmick but that remains to be seen. It seems the dog aspect is very heavily integrated with the story (something that is highlighted by this article)
Please God, let the word "Gimmick" die. It only servers the purpose of aiding fanboys in petty internet arguments by replacing what actually is a gameplay complement/enhancement. INB4 it get's assumed that I love COD, let alone even own any version of the game. Please, I'm more of a Star Wars Battlefront/Republic Commando/Battlefield type of guy. ;)
@iamnsuperman Aren't you allowed to control the Dog...like not actually controling it but you can give it orders to follow with the D-pad or something
Such a stupid dog.
@Machiavelli. A GIMMICK?? Kinect's a GIMMick, Riley is a $et Piece, a Playable Character, an ESSENTIAL persona to the story. /s
Who cares about the dog they killed Soap.
Infinity Ward thinks that the dog has a "cult following"... Lol, wow IW. If the CoD dog has ANY sort of cult following, it's among the same as the cult following for the movie, "The Room".
at first, I thought that they would kill the dog too but on second thought, I think you'll die saving the dog!
I never thought about it at all.
I did, it kept me up all last night
They're going for the emotional attachment that the writer has been known for, like he did for Crash.
I guess the difference is that you interact with the dog throughout the campaign unlike enemy dogs. But hey hating everything about Cod is the new cool.
The purpose of the dog is to give us a character from the campaign that we can have an emotional attachment to since IW is going for a deeper story in Ghosts. People just take it as a joke since the character happens to be a dog.
You don't get the point of why it's funny. They're playing up this god dang dog so much about how emotional it is, so you just know that it's going to die. That's the joke behind it. And I really hope it doesn't die because it would actually be a surprise at this point.
For years animals have played an important role in "American" cinema in the likes of Lassie, Mr.Ed, Bethoven, etc etc. I get the point, I'm afraid it's people outside of America who don't get the narrative. Infinity Ward is an American company and I guess they feel they can pull of a compelling story with the inclusion of the K9 that they couldn't do with it's predecessors.
I really hope the dog not die. =/ Black Block, We are the Resistance.
Fake dog lol made me laugh lol
They'll kill the dog. It'll get them press, they'll probably have you do it in a really traumatic way too haha like strapping it with c4 and making it run at a load of entrenched enemies.
memo to IW no-one cares about the dog, well apart from PETA
I'd take the dog over the majority of people I know, real and virtual.
Are you sure they even do?
because you are...
Exactly. And them saying this makes me think they will even more. Cause if they don't, they've kinda spoiled it with this statement now.
The dog will kill you then . :)
Do people actually care about the COD dog? I thought it was only relevant because it was something we could poke fun of after the X1 reveal. I'm still of the opinion that when it comes to the 'COD Dog': http://galeri7.uludagsozluk...
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i bet it'll be in slow motion as well
while in free fall, in space, under water!!!! dun dun dun!
nobody gives a FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK about the dog.
And get hate from false animal rescue services who are too lazy to actually help aniamls and will in stead make a big deal out of that? Of couese not.
they will just kill the brother, obviously.
...Because its the same rinse & repeat that they do with every release. Attempt to build up a bond with a character/partner, the one that you build up the biggest relationship with, kill them. Not saying the old revenge story is a bad one or hasn't been repeated by others but the tedious way they use it in every game is just like every single other aspect of their game!
Not sure how Ghosts will turn out, but even if it would be the best CoD ever people would just hate at it anyway. I will give the game still a try.
I disagree. Modern Warfare 1 was one of the best Call of Duty games, and it received accolades from the press and from gamers alike. MW2 got a pass because it was still fun. By the time MW3 came around, gamers weren't fooled anymore. Don't forget that there was Black Ops 1 & 2 shoehorned in there as well.
MW1 was before the CoD hate started. MW2 already got the hate and the Treyarc games are hated anyway always no matter if they are done well or not because they are not IW.
Ima gonna punch that mofo in the mouth BF4 style...
Riley won't die until Ghosts 3
even after seeing him get shot in the second installment, by a crashed helicopter
yeah but by ghost 3 he will probably have like 5 puppies soo we can kill one every sequel.. awesome
It'll probably be injured or thought to be dead, then have a heroic come back. It will probably occur during one of 20 fade to black scenes when your character falls down and passes out in the middle of a battlefield.....
I hope the dog dies together with the whole franchise.
I know how the final campaign scene will play out. Here it is. Some building or structure crumbles under the intensity of the final battle, falling on top of Riley, seeming killing the dog afterall and knocking you unconcious. When you awaken, you're woozy, and you spot the game's antagonist standing over you about to finish you off when out of no where Riley bursts from the rubble and takes down the enemy. In multiplayer, I wonder if two people with the Riley perk can have a dog fight.
Sounds about right.
I don't know about the whole antagonist standing over you... But I could totally see a scene where the Dog pulls the protagonist out from rubble, after we presume he (the protagonist) dies.
Twist is Riley is Ze German spy and kills you after a lengthy monologue
THE DOG WILL KILL YOU
Spoiler alert The dog is the final boss and the master mind behind it all
This isn't Silent Hill! Is it...?
Hey Infinity Ward, more work towards a new engine, less dogs.
If they kill the dog than they cant make a sequel.
I want multiplayer of everyone just as dogs, LOL playing demolition and you have to blow up bags of dog food. Players can have body harnesses with mounted guns or actually combine dogs and humans with dogs able to sprint fast and level up their sprint and attack eventually able to take enemies down. The drop a s**t to cause enemies to slip on. It could add some new fun play.
The dog...will kill itself. *Dun dun duuun!* Riley will turn out to be an undercover enemy dog. He will betray and hold you life in the palm of his paw; however, his love for you, that has developed over the course of your adventure, will prevent him from pulling the trigger. So instead, he will kill himself.
nope what actually happens is at the end everybody is leaving on a chopper and one almost dead enemy shoots a rocket launcher whit his dieing breath the dog hears it and barks so the pilot sees the rocket and moves chopper but it clips the hydraulics and leaks oil the blades start losing speed so the dog jumps out and hits the rotors who chop him up into what else dog chow but his blood wets the hydraulics and the blades speed up saving everybody in the chopper they erect a monument to the dog and give him the 21 gun salute and 5 f16 fly in the lost man formation
The dog will be all that will remain from the ghost squad in the end.
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