Call of Duty does not raise the bar, nor does it lower it. Like every year, it's just there to drop the previous version out of your hands and replace it. If you're a fan, you should happily switch over and buy it. The new campaign is full of all the over-the-top sequences you love and the multiplayer will get you to stop tweaking for your fix. But if you're not or if you're indifferent about the franchise, don't. There are plenty of other games and consoles that will be better worth your $60.