While Call of Duty is often regarded as the epitome of the annualized, cynically produced, lazily constructed videogame franchise, I've always maintained that both Infinity Ward and Treyarch expended much more effort than the...
Oh, how the mighty have fallen... I don't know if this will impact the sale of the game.
Given that other site are rating it higher, not much.
Can you elaborate on "rating it higher" because from I seen its not that much higher.
@sly Ign gave it an 8.8
The TV ad in the UK features a quote from IGN saying how spectacular Ghosts is. It's been running for some time, a fair while before the reviews hit. Questionable.
It won't because of Dudebros.
The rise of Killzone and battlefield begins when ps4 officially releases.
I don't think it will, CoD is the most casual game going, the kind of people that pick it up every year are also the same poeple that don't read reviews.
COD decline is a great thing for gamers, they will finally start to look elsewhere, to other genres, and hold them at value, they will start to become “true gamers.”
Then what? We move on to hate the next most popular game? I think all annual games should stop and not just COD alone. (AC, NFS, BF, STREET FIGHTER, ETC) and give other games a chance to get some recognition for once, and what’s this talk about “true gamers”? Aren’t we all gamers? Or is it in just your closed mind a person can’t just play one game/genre or else they’re considered not a gamer? What defines a “true gamer”? Please tell me.. I’d seriously like to know.
@methcupcakes dude calm down even Mark Rubin said that CoD players aren't even gamers. THE DUDE WHO FREAKING MAKES THE GAME
@Torchic (One of my fave Pokemon BTW) I’m calm, I’m just tired of one game taking all of the heat. Jesus take the new Batman game for example or even BF 3.5.
COD is useful for keeping all the idiots you don't want to deal with on-line in one place. Long may it reign
People play it for MP so i dont think it will too much..
Nope Santa gives the kiddies what they want ever year.
heart attack levels rising
Thank God critics are no longer giving the Call of Duty franchise a free pass. Their lazy development process' are an insult to the gaming industry. Whilst astonishingly creative and original games struggle to find a market, the sheep flock to the generic recycled trash heap. Hopefully "Ghosts" marks the beginning of the end. The demise of the Call of Duty franchise. I doubt it, but what a brilliantly symbolic start that would be for the next generation of gaming, the return of enthusiasm and creativity is coming...
Indeed, thank God for Jim Sterling!
Nice to see your +15 -4 when the same phrase, about a non-COD-bashing subject, would led to massive downvoting. Gamers can be so narrow minded. Like: "JohnApocalypse I can't take this review seriously, this just seems like Jim is just wanted to hate the game to make some sort of statement on the game industry Agree(7) | Disagree(2)" "s8anicslayer Jim Sterling, gotta love him..SMH<< I was being sarcastic Agree(26) | Disagree(8)" - TL;DR: "Jim game Arkham Origins cash-in a low score? Jerk!" "Jim game CoD Ghosts cash-in a low score? Jesus has born again!"
Took the words right out of my mouth. I can't tell you how many games or sequels flopped because the game developers tried to make it an "easy" and "pick up and play" game. They got intimidated since they spent hard time and dedication on their games to make it great, yet they barely made a profit off of it and saw COD breaking sales records year after year with little change. They try to make it accessible like COD then boom, it flops. Warhawk to Starhawk is a great example of this.
Big one's are still chugging the Mountain Dew and stacking checks. IGN gave it an 8.8. Complete bulls***.
Wow. That's one of the lowest scores I've ever seen a CoD game get in a review. I wouldn't disagree with that, though. The game does look disappointing. I've never been into CoD anyway. I guess I won't be picking this up.
COD: BOD is lower than this. :P
You wouldn't disagree with that? How is that possible since you clearly haven't tried it? Perhaps people need to try things out before they make up their minds. I haven't played it nor do I plan on getting it anytime soon as I am enjoying GTAO, but I am not going to bash it or praise it till I actually get hands on time with it.
The review says that the game barely differentiates itself from previous CoD games. I have played them and I wasn't impressed. I doubt this game, that's been ridiculed by the same people that gave previous games good scores, would be any different.
I for one am glad.. For me (same with Battlefield, sorry) i'm sick and tired of this boring 'Murica one man, terrorist killing, superhero...starring in a game full of boring cliches, and forgettable stories and characters. Same sh*t, different toilet. Good riddance.
F yeah 'Merica! I agree. Battlefield 4's campaign was pretty terrible too.
5/10? Honestly I'm not surprised
Isn't Sterling notorious for being incredibly harsh on games? That is the only thing that bothers me here. I pre-ordered the game and it honestly looks AT least like a 7 to me, probably will be an 8 from me.
He has always loved Call of Duty though, but this time it just isn't enough. Like he said in this review, "old dog, old tricks".
New dog though.
This is because Jim Sterling doesn't sugarcoat his reviews to coincide with the vast majority of pleb critics. He legitimately enjoys most of the games in the series, but it doesn't mean he'll give them all a free pass.
If i am not mistaken Jim did give MW3 a 9.5 so yeah there is that to deal but yeah at times he can incredibility harsh on games cough arkham origins, vanguish, and last story cough and this coming from someone who is a fan of him.
Oh yeah, he did do that. Weird, Ghosts honestly looks quite a bit better than MW3 was, in my opinion.
Ghosts is alot better then MW3. I think Extinction Mode is pretty stupid though, they should have left it out.
He's backed himself into a corner and can no longer hand out free passes to his favorite games or risk looking like a hypocrite. MW3 was terrible and he gave it a near perfect score. BO2 was crap aside from zombies and he gave it an 8.5 which is high on his scale. He LOVES dynasty warriors and praises those games annually. Takes a huge dump on the latest Batman and Ghosts because he has no choice. All he ever talks about on his sh$$ty pod cast and escapist soapbox is greedy corporations but has always given Activision and CoD a pass. he basically said as much In the review that he can't continue to reward this lazy franchise despite rewarding a lazy franchise for 5 years. He's a joke.
Arkham origins, well let's just say one of the worst of the series, and let's just say MW3 was the best of the COD of course it got rated that high, COUGH* COUGH* noob..
Yeah. He gave the new batman a 3.5 I think. I played it and there was no reason to give it that low of a score in my opinion. I always thought he abused his power. But now that cod has a bad review everyone loves him. See how it works here?
His legion of sheep are the worse. They hang in his every hypocritical word. It's really annoying.
Clowns the lot of ya
i think for cod to save its ass would be for IW to make the ps3 360 games and leave treyarch to change things up in the coming gen. i mean shit its on the ps4 and its still as shitty. and will be for a few years as long as its multi plat/gen. im callin it, you heard it here first that cod will prolly always kinda sorta suck forever
Jim wrote this??!! I thought he quit Dtoid recently?
This is his last review for destructoid.
The most honest review comes from none other then Destructoid! Go figure...
This same reviewer gave Mario Kart 7 a 5/10 as well. Just FYI.
He also gave MW3 a 9.5. Just saying.
Honest because it's negative? Have you even played it? Haha. This site takes anything blindly and runs with it. All of the rumor articles are what I'm going off of.
Clearly its time for COD to try something new, though the masses will still lap it up of course. Quite a conundrum really.
So, i played CODG and BF4 and COD wins. i hate to admit it but it does. Campaign in COD keeps you playing while in BF4, a 3 1/2 hour campaign made me take break because i could not be bothered with it. Multiplayer i say COD wins but marginal, since they dont have vehicles that destroy the flow of the Game on current Gen Consoles.
ROFL. BF4 destroys COD, always has always will.
Sadly Ghost's gameplay is closer to BO2's, mw3's gameplay is so much better than ghost. ghost is a camping paradise and the smg's are useless where is my deadly mp5 from cod4 and pp90m1 from mw3 for F#CK sake i'm gonna stick with battlefield 4 and wait for Blacklight Retribution on PS4.
Looks like reviewers have finally gotten the next gen Killzone syndrome. After seeing how Killzone plays I doubt anyone in their right mind will find this iteration of COD hype worthy. Sad to say but good riddance.
Yeah, that must be it /s.
i give it a 5 too this game is way too outdated and repetitive
Much better game then Call of Duty Ghosts!
Yeah, It needs to happen. Id be freakin hyped for that game. Was it Criterion who made it? blew my mind when I played it.
Odd...I thought Jim Sterling left Dstoid. Is this his last review?
His last review on Dtoid, yes.
I think its safe to say Jim is making up for his 9.5 on MW3.
REJECTED !!! haha, you think you can still produce this excrement in a post-The Last of Us world !!!??
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