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Submitted by stanr 295d ago | article

Gamers disagree with critics over 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Read more:

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was released on November 5 and has been highly praised by many critics. However it has also been heavily panned by most of the gamer community. The divide between critics and gamers may add fuel to the controversy that most of the video game media act as the public relations division of the industry. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Culture, Industry)

porkChop  +   295d ago
"'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was released on November 5 and has been highly praised by many critics."

Ghosts has a 74 on Metacritic right now for PS3 and 360. I wouldn't call that high praise at all. The general consensus seems to be that journalists are finally sick and tired of CoD being the same game every year, and that Ghosts is even less of an improvement then the other games have been.
-Foxtrot  +   295d ago
Even though it looks like they are sick and tired why is it they still overlook most of it's flaws and ignore complaints which they would criticize in other games like it being the same old stuff which they would mark down in any other game

I still think despite the lower scores reviewers were too generous, especially IGN for example 8.8 I mean really? It's like they wanted to give it a 9 but knew gamers would get too suspicious and didn't want to give it an 8 or 8.5 because thats what Battlefield 4 got and Activision would be p*****. I think they didn't want to p*** Activision off...you know how most journalists these days feel entitled to stuff so without high scores Activision would stop giving them free goodies or exclusive interviews/info for their next game.
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Pintheshadows  +   295d ago
I think it is the worst game in the series.

The gameplay now feels adolescent compared to its competitors. And on a technical level, it is pretty damn broken and poorly optimised.

It is also entirely devoid of character. It feels so sterile and box tickingly dull.

Even Extinction takes itself so seriously it is actually difficult to enjoy.
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mewhy32  +   294d ago
call of duty is call of duty. it's a tried and true formula that makes activision billions of dollars. I personally prefer battlefield.
kneon  +   294d ago
It's not just COD, there are plenty of other franchises and developers that get a free pass from most of these reviewers.

That's why I don't bother reading most reviews, the only opinion that matters is mine.
TopDudeMan  +   295d ago
The issue with CoD being the same every year isn't the problem. It's a good series, but the problem is that they release a new one EVERY year. After a few years, people just started getting sick of it. So I don't think it deserves low scores just because some people are bored of it. The game should be judged on it's own merit.
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Visiblemarc  +   295d ago
Add to that the fact that every single COD game has horrible user aggregate scores due
to tons of people posting zeros in some form of odd protest. So even if your point didn't invalidate the article, it would still not be news.
News4Noobs-  +   295d ago
Not on the big journalists like IGN which almost got a 9/10

What I find funny is that for other games IGN, for example, they always talk about graphics, improvements, campaign hours/quality/story telling, even animations etc...

Example:
Gameplay: 8
Graphics: 7
Story telling: 6
Etc... and from that they get the final average

But for COD they just go... "oh even thought they have the same 2006 graphics and glitches, look now you can lean on walls which is really a step forward from the previous COD. Lets give it a 8.8/10"

And then they just miss the whole purpose of "rating"
Money talks.

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frostypants  +   295d ago
It's sad what has happened to IGN in recent years. They used to be a very credible site. Now they're a joke.
assdan  +   294d ago
Yeah, I wouldn't say mixed reviews as being praised. with that being said, if this was a different game I wouldnt be surprised if it was getting sixes if it wasn't a COD game. It's about time critics call them out on their bs. And from what I'm hearing, this seems like one of the buggiest games ever launched.
aviator189  +   295d ago
Pretty much what porkChop said.
Having a metacritic in the 70s range does not equate to high praise, not even close.
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liran  +   295d ago
New kids each year will buy this PURE crap, Activision did 1b$ over a product that not invested more then 1m$...

It's a shame how other companies work really hard on their games with new ideas and engines and Activision is doing all their money by selling same product each year (also each year it's getting shittier) for 60$, what a shame.
warczar  +   295d ago
They didn't do 1 billion in sales, that article was bs. What they did do was sell 1 billion to RETAILERS not consumers. Be careful not to slip into any of Activisions shit.
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BobBelcher  +   295d ago
hipsters will hate anything that's mainstream though so...
warczar  +   295d ago
and morons will love anything that's mainstream.
frostypants  +   295d ago
Boom. Roasted.
310dodo  +   295d ago
The Multiplayer in slower and toned down.
and it takes forever to level up in this COD
I am absolutely loving it.

hipsters will hate.
aiBreeze  +   295d ago
I rented it through my games by post service.. I lasted two maps before turning it off and sending it back. The MP is usually decent enough for the odd session here and there but this year it's pretty boring. Normal mode feels like hardcore with just how quick people get downed.. combine this with the large multiple pathways nature of the maps and it becomes quite a big deal. The maps also feel dead, they lack the character and life like feel of the maps in COD4 and MW2 and to a lesser extent, the Black Ops series.

The problem with the reviewers from the major gaming sites is that they completely ignore some of the problems that even fans of the series are highlighting. I honestly don't mind the fact that the series isn't evolving like many people are wanting but this iteration is a step back in so many ways yet the reviewers just play it through rose tinted specs.
venom06  +   295d ago
this article is SPOT on... the majority of gamers think this game is GARBAGE, but the so-called "non-biased" critics gave the game a decent score... It really is WORSE than the 7.4 is has on MEtacritic right now..
Visiblemarc  +   295d ago
Every COD launch you have a vocal minority feeling very self-satisfied saying the types of things you're saying. The problem is, the game is far from garbage. You might not enjoy it, but that doesn't mean it's bad. Also people vote with $ in this industry and the $ says the majority of gamers like these games.

The thing for me is, I'm not even saying you're not entitled to dislike it. I have mixed feelings about the series myself, I just don't understand how some people think that everyone has, or should have, the same taste as them.
BillytheBarbarian  +   295d ago
COD equals Madden. Nuff said. The industry needs to crash so there can be quality titles again.
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DasTier  +   295d ago
Typical uniformed internet comment, madden 25 is easily the best football game of this generation. Sure id love it if they included a half time show, but everything else about that game was fantastic and a huge improvement on its predecessors.
BillytheBarbarian  +   295d ago
You said of this generation...lol Madden 05, NFL 2k5, and NFL Fever still hang with this year's Madden.

This is the saddest post I've read on N4g ever. Look at Fifa, Nba 2k, or The Show...now imagine a football game on that level. Madden is stale and weak.
isa_scout  +   295d ago
I picked this game up at launch, beat the campaign and played extinction and about 4 hours of the MP. My conclusion: Black Ops2 was a much better COD. I'm experiencing lag like a mofo even though my connection speed is fine, i thought this game had dedicated servers? Why does it still feel like it's running p2p connections?
I really miss the pick 10 system as this one is rather confusing. Also, I.E.Ds don't work half the time, and the satcoms are freakin worthless.
Who would've thought that Treyarch would eventually take the COD crown from IW? Vince and Jasons absence are surely missed at IW. Acti needs to go back to the drawing board with its next iteration as this series is teetering on the brink of total collapse.
Pumpkinjoe13  +   295d ago
I personally have no intention to purchase or even rent "Call of Duty: Madden". Same game every year with uninspired updates they decide to call a new game. The story is completely ridiculous, and a far fetch from the standard of excellence that was modern warfare. The maps are just rehashes of past games or if they are new, just plain uninspired. I hope this this game falls flat on its face so activision see's it has squeezed the last drop from the teet!
Oschino1907  +   295d ago
"The comments are just rehashes from past games or if they are new, just plain uninspired."

How it should read. 😉
we all know we are gonna see another cod next year and another one the year after, its activision!! they're always hungry for money! thats what they do! now lets ignore this shit and we can all together eat some popcorn !
jahfen83  +   295d ago
I like the game.
frostypants  +   294d ago
The CoD series...especially the last three Infinity Ward releases...is the pinnacle of mediocrity in the gaming world. If it were beer, it would be Bud Light.
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TheEnigma313  +   294d ago
That's a damn shame.
Angerfist  +   294d ago
If it wasn't for YouTube this Franchise would be long gone.
RobAlmighty  +   294d ago
Honestly, I am really enjoying Ghosts. I like that they kept the general formula, but changed and added some neat features. I enjoy the customization, which is larger than any other COD. I also like the new field order set up and game modes they introduced. Overall so far I am really enjoying it. I don't care if they rehash, they made some significant changes now, without changing the overall formula with which made COD what it is. The one thing I do not like so far is the lack of Hardcore Playlists, but that is easily fixed. Hate if you want, but the game is enjoyable and has some welcome changes.
Lysander91  +   294d ago
Are you new here? We don't allow personal opinion. PS4 > XBone, reviewers are all biased moneyhats, and CoD sucks. These are the only allowable opinions. Better learn to live by them.
Lysander91  +   294d ago
This is such a bad article for two huge reasons that the writer happens to overlook in order to make the story fit his narative.

Firstly, CoD Ghosts has recieved mixed reviews. Some critics praised it, some despised it, and others thought it was average. The writer would have you believe that it was highly praised all around, when this is the worst revieved mainline CoD title yet.

Secondly, these low user reviews reflect a vocal minority. They do not represent the average CoD player or the average gamer. Many of them probably haven't even played the game. Reviewers are not catering to this audience. They are catering to the average gamer through their own opinions. It's not surprising that their scores would so widely differ.

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