Submitted by digim0 507d ago | opinion piece

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is A Joke

Fans are trashing it, critics are "meh" and the game is reusing MW2 footage and misleading the press about sales numbers. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Maddens Raiders  +   507d ago | Well said
"Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is A Joke" - who cares?

Activision execs are on a yacht right now in crystal blue waters sipping libations and hugging swimsuit models whilst sitting on chairs made of gold and platinum.

Silly casuals - this is your fault. I hope they keep pumping out more trash for you to clamor over and hype beyond the warmth of the sun lol..
B-radical  +   507d ago
But the swimsuit models like them for there personality right?!
HammadTheBeast  +   507d ago | Intelligent
Obviously. Just like we all love CoD for its graphics.....
Eonjay  +   507d ago
Its true... everybody hates COD.

Its worse that American Idol; and they would have to start killing contestants to ever make me watch it again.
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Gekko36  +   507d ago
you should see the gay execs..

Outrageous flirting, symbolic smoking of cigars and lot of bumming over the back of those gold chairs.

COD is like a sore tooth you can't help touching it even though it hurts.

Remember what they say, familiarity breeds contempt
G_Hartley_  +   507d ago
Damn it. I knew i should of pre-ordered BF4..
ghostgamer_007   507d ago | Spam
Benjammin25  +   507d ago
@HammadTheBeast Funniest comment I've read for a while. :D Cheers.
Sarcasm  +   507d ago
Despite the negative reviews, negative PR, Resolutiongate, and all that junk, the game still sold Millions.
iheartSONY  +   507d ago
Yes it did. And I am one of the millions to blame. I couldn't help it. My brother and friends who are casual gamers bought the game so I had too. They don't care about any of the issues we mention here. They just wanna shoot. I just want to play along their side.
deecee33  +   507d ago
"Hugging" swimsuit models? So that's what they call it these days...

Nail, head and all that Hammad- for all the negative press they're still going to sell more copies than most of the rest of the games of this generation COMBINED.
triforce79  +   507d ago
BO2 wiiu crushes it in MP online and I'm talking textures are way better,character models look ultra realistic in wiiu BO2 best nextgen COD all day long.
Shuyin  +   507d ago

Literally made me lol.
triforce79  +   507d ago
Rubbish game bring me MK8 ONLINE now...
NachoNinjaNuts  +   507d ago
You fail to appreciate the casuals for what they mean to this industry. Call of duty is the gateway drug. "Casuals" will buy a console and pick up Call of Duty because that's the game everyone's always talking about. Eventually some of them will get burnt out. The "high" never feels quite as good year after year, so they branch out and start playing more games. All of a sudden they realize what they've been missing all these years! The beautiful graphics... the epic storylines. Next thing you know they're on these forums laughing at the most recent call of duty to hit the shelves but the cycle continues... Without the casuals your industry is not economically viable... Maybe next time you see one you should thank them...
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RedoSupreme  +   506d ago
It was my gateway drug now im looking for a new fix
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   506d ago
casuals dont bother me. they give money too, but who they are giving it to doesnt push the industry at all. they just put out more bullshit. doesnt help the cause. but like you said, if they branch out and acually research games and choose the best developed ,then sure they are great for the industry. but im not thanking anyone except the hard working developers. and ill thank activision when they fkn disapear
Glitchysugar  +   502d ago
One does not simply "hug" a swimsuit model...
cellfluid  +   507d ago
Only took yall ten installments to realize that.. Better late than never... I stop buying call of duty when modern warfare 2 dropped...
Mikethejew  +   507d ago
Stfu hipster
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   506d ago
well mikejew, its not the cool thing to hate cod and call it a joke. its the fact that it sucks, and lil mikejews flock to it that makes it a joke
Benjammin25  +   507d ago
In a year that included The Last Of Us, Bioshock Infinite and GTA 5, COD really needed to step it's game up. Did IW even try?
CrusRuss  +   507d ago
Please dont call them Infinity Ward. They are actually Treyarch. The shitty dev who made all the bad CODs (COD 3, 5, 7-10) while IW made all the good cods (COD1, 2, 4, 6).

After all the IW guys left to form Respawn and work on TitanFall, they merged the remnants with Treyarch and called it IW LOL? GG
dcj0524  +   507d ago
Cod 5 and 7 were pretty fun but 3 and 9 are TERRIBLE. Infinity Ward made no bad ones COD 1, 2, 4 and 6. 8 and 10 are from completly different people.
Irishguy95  +   507d ago
Cod 4 - WAW - Blops were all good. MW2 was SHIT. I blame Acti. Look what respawn are doing without Activisions sticking their cocks in the middle of innovation
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imXify  +   507d ago
And your life is ruined ! -First world problems
Intentions  +   507d ago
CoD Ghost Veteran was a joke. lol, it was so easy.
bestofthebest  +   507d ago
I'm actually enjoying ghosts mostly because of the maps. Guess I'm the minority on this site.
christrules0041  +   507d ago
I think the maps are garbage. It's a 6 vs 6 game and they make maps like the stone castle map like a kilometer long. You run, run and run and can't find someone usually. Oh yeah and then the spawn system is completely broken. I can't even say how many times I've spawned, taken 1 step and then got shot. Seriously Activision releases COD every year but they can't even get the spawns right or make a map that compliments how many players are in the game.

COD is known for being a fast paced game which is good for running and gunning. But the maps in Ghosts are way to big to have any fast paced fun. It's like they tried to appeal to Battlefield fans in terms of map size but forgot something. Battlefield hasva lot morebpeople in there games.
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christrules0041  +   507d ago
I think the maps are made well but there isn't enough players in them is what I meant to put. Lol
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grahf  +   507d ago
You're in the ultra-minority because N4G HATES anything CoD related, you like Ghost AND you like the maps.

Hey, whatever floats your boat.

Personally I despise 75% of the maps. They need to pick a "theme" for each one and stick with it... Circular, Tri-path, Vertical, or Spread out... don't make maps ALL OF THEM.

I'm looking at you, Chasm.

And most are way to big for 12 players... Stonehaven.
Or too small... Strikezone.

Spawn is broken, I've spawned and been spawned on top of in Stonehaven. Thats really unacceptable; the "biggest COD map evah" and I spawn right next to an enemy, or right in one's LOS.

Glad I played it (rented), now I can move on with my life.
cdrorbaugh  +   507d ago
Don't bash on GHOST then dude, if you want a game go pick up f***ing mario kart for your dumb A$$, Ghost is by far the best shooting game so far, also considering the game launch was just about flawless.. Everyone bashs on CoD because they took a diffrent route and it's not as stupid as a 5x5 nuketown map.. they bumped there game up and excelled way above everyone's expectation's.
marcoskids  +   507d ago
"Call of Duty: Ghosts is a joke.In the interest of fairness, I haven't actually played it yet."

Seems like most people are judging the game without having playd it. But hey its cool to hate the in thing atm especially anything regarding CoD. :/
Riderz1337  +   507d ago
I think you're forgetting it's the lowest rated CoD in the series.
MattyG  +   507d ago
It's funny that gamers will cry about how "metacritic doesn't mean anything!", but then when it comes to a game they don't like it all of the sudden does.
Benjammin25  +   507d ago
Metacritic scores don't mean anything. Everyone is entitled to like what they like. What metacritic DOES show, however, is that even critics are starting to get fed up with COD's copy and paste formula.
princejb134  +   507d ago
Agreed people judge without even playing
I haven't played ghost but I'm not sure I'm planning to with my friend lost complaining about it so much
I don't even trust meta critic cause the majority of the user reviews are from kids just bashing the game before it was even released
grahf  +   507d ago
Oooh, oooh! I played it!

Multiplayer sucks.
KillrateOmega  +   507d ago
I have played every CoD since CoD1. At this point, I don't need to play Ghosts in order to know what I would get out of it.

It may be said all the time, but there are very few differences between the new iterations in the series now-a-days. Yes, there are the few new game modes and minor multiplayer elements that they add/change every year, but that's about it.
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Ol_G  +   507d ago
you don't have to play C.O.D to know what kind of trash you're getting
you know my little pony is trash without playing it same with C.O.D
MetalJedi  +   507d ago
COD is a quick pick up and play. The new maps are good. Why all the hate? Alot of people seem to keep buying it so I guess no one cares.
Enemy  +   507d ago
Sounds like you bought it.
MetalJedi  +   507d ago
Yes I did. I want to make sure Activision execs get the best yachts and top notch swimsuit models.
christrules0041  +   507d ago
The maps are good but not enough players are in thenmatches. But with big maps like they made need more players in it. I've bplayed MW3 and COD BLOPS 2. They had good size maps for 6 vs 6. But in COD Ghosts the maps like the stone castle which is a kilometer long or flooded is a pretty big map. You can run, run and run but it's so big good luck finding the others.

My complaint with thevmaps are 2 things. COD is known for fast paced fun. With huge maps with only 6 vs 6 it slows down the action a ton. My second thing is the spawning system. I've spawned so many times only to take 2 steps to be shot already.

They need to make maps that compliments how many players are on the map so they can keep fast fun play and fix the spawning system.
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Jeedai Infidel  +   507d ago
Is Ground War still around? If so, how many players with that game type? Might make that stone castle map fill up a little more.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   507d ago
On PC, ground war is almost the only mode worth playing. Though, I'm a sucker for Hardcore Kill Confirmed.
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Funantic1  +   507d ago
I like ghosts multiplayer to be honest. The guns shoot better and the maps are bigger and better designed. There are a few things I don't like though. There are too many dogs running around. But people complained at first that Black Ops 2 sucked until they got used to it. Give it some time.
christrules0041  +   507d ago
The only thing with bigger maps is you need more players. I buy COD for fast paced fun. But in most of the maps tyey are so big there is no fast paced fun. It's like they tried to appeal to Battlefield players by making bigger maps, took out the vehicles but they forgot about how many players are on there team. I look at mw3 and cod blops 2 the maps are smaller and more linear. But for 6 vs 6 that works really well. You funnel everyone to 1 area and it made it fastvpaced. You spread everything out it dilutes the action. You spread it out but add more players would keep action the same as long as they add enough players. I prestiged 51 times in mw3 with my 3 accounts and have 94,000 kills in cod blops 2. I love the action hut I'm highly disappointed with COD Ghosts.
Bubbamilk  +   507d ago
I have been thoroughly enjoying it as well. Maps are fun. Since I can't buy bf4 on my wii u I love the big maps. Nice change of pace. People here just enjoy complaining more than playing video games. I will admit it took me a couple days. I was skeptical. But once I adjusted I realized many hours would be spent here with plenty of enjoyment. Not a bad game at all. In between this and wii sports club I'm all set till 3d world. But then again I do approach games with an open mind and give them a fair shot. And am not picky when it comes to fps. But why would I be its just a fps. Was tired of Bo2 maps. They gave me new maps. I'm a happy camper because my expectations were realistic.
GraveLord  +   507d ago
Silly hipsters, Call of Duty isn't for you.

"I saw a couple negative articles about COD Ghosts and that must mean the game sucks" - The Internet
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slivery  +   507d ago
A couple? That really isn't important, did you see the user scores? Obviously not. I don't even pay attention to reviews or metacritic scores that much but a user score says a lot and even die hard fans think the game is utter trash.

So what is your excuse for that? I mean hey if that is what you like fine but like I tell people all the time you can like crap, nothing wrong with that itself, just don't try to justify it as something otherwise.
CrossingEden  +   507d ago
User scores? Um, you do realize that user scores are WAAAYYYY less legitimate than journalist scores right. More than half of the user scores are usually from people who haven't even bought or played the game. In fact, more than half of the user scores are from accounts that were recently made and/or rated battlefield 4 a 10 out of 10. But of course, look at these articulate well constructed user scores.
MattyG  +   507d ago
Metacritic user scores are never reliable and always bogus. Vocal and angry people who hate certain games and have no time on their hands create multiple accounts and spam 1/10 ratings. It's hilarious that people are even using them to prove their points.
grahf  +   507d ago
I played it myself, ignoring any and all reviews because I personally like CoD.

Its not good. Maybe IW can patch their way out of the hole they dug for themselves, but I doubt it.
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slivery  +   507d ago
Wow I didn't know they completely just copy and pasted scenes. Amazing the people still defending this on Youtube..

I think the only joke is the idiots still supporting such crap work like this. Fun ok I get that but sometimes you have to look past that and ask for more and CoD hasn't offered more for a very long time now.

Atari is still fun, playing pick up sticks is fun but progression is important.

People are so stupid though it gets kind of hard to even blame these companies for taking advantage of such stupidity, like people who buy the iPhone or iPads, it could be the nearly the same iteration time and time again and they all flock to be apart of a trend instead of thinking for a second. Then again to me, I always say is that what you want to be known for though? Taking advantage of others weaknesses with nonsense?

Like dimwits Kanye West, this new annoyance Alison Gold and all those other fools.. Attention grabbing whores, that is great tons of people fall for it but seriously what a crap way to go out. Sitting on your death bed knowing all you did in life to achieve such status, it sounds pathetic.

One day CoD will die and this is all it will be known for a crappy game that never got better, sure they made a ton of money but what a distasteful legacy to leave behind.

If I am going to make money or get attention, I want it to be special, I want it to be memorable, I want to be known for blowing peoples minds and using real talent, amaze them, not something like this. I guess not everyone has the same code of honor or work ethics.

Sadly some people just care too much about money. This is good proof of that.
Soldierone  +   507d ago
They didn't copy and paste a scene, its similar, and the devs noted it was done on purpose as homage to the previous title. AKA the Ghost connection in the game....

It's maybe a 20 second scene....
XxGOWxX  +   507d ago
So Ghosts is meant to be rubbish, made by a lazy company..

Yet we still use it as a debating point over resolution on each console. People are using a game they dont like and consider poorly made as the benchmark for next gen comparisons.

Its interesting the way people think.
MetalJedi  +   507d ago
Well said.
MotherLight  +   507d ago
Well said from you..? Yes it was well put but you just said you bought the game above didn't you? So you admit it is rubbish and that it is made by lazy developers with only the intention to cash in on its fan base.. and you still bought the game?

Literally stuff like this right here makes my head feel like it should explode. I just cannot compute logic like yours.
mistertwoturbo  +   507d ago
To be fair, they only had 2 years to make it for 6 platforms. PS3/360/PS4/XBone/WiiU/PC.

They are stretched thin by Activision.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   507d ago
I cant wait for them to fix the PC version now that its out.
MetalJedi  +   507d ago

I was agreeing with the fact that people complain about the game yet it's used for comparing resolution on the consoles. Every developer has intentions of cashing in on their fan base. I hopes that stops your head from exploding.
XxGOWxX  +   507d ago
I wouldnt mind hearing from the people that disagree with my comment because it seemed like a good point to me.

For those that didnt understand it:

People are saying the game is bad and they re-used scenes from older games. Which implies they got lazy or were spread too thin over all the platforms they were making the game for. Which could also imply they didnt put as much effort making the game run at 1080p for the XBO like they said they did (of course they would say that). And yes sony people that would imply its easier right now for IW to make high res games for PS4. So does that mean we should be using this "average" game as a benchmark and the way to decide which console reigns supreme? I dont think so, maybe you do?
Red_Devilz  +   507d ago
But they have Dog...and intelligent fish! Remember what Activision boss said at XBox ONE Event?

I guess NOTHING said at that event was true.
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OhhWerd  +   507d ago
Lmao, glad I cancelled my preorder,

Haven't enjoyed a cod game online since mw3
HappyWithOneBubble  +   507d ago
If people want a copy and paste game every year, that's them. Whatever makes them happy. I don't fall for the hype and gimmick.
MattyG  +   507d ago
"Ghosts is trash. I haven't played it yet though. But the metacritic user reviews say it's bad, so it must be!" There's so much wrong with the logic in this article. You really should play a game before you make such a bold claim. And since when have metacritic user scores EVER been anywhere near reliable?
digim0  +   507d ago
All reviews are subjective to a point, but I used metacritic to highlight just how negative the reaction has been so far. Sure, some of it is BF4 fanboys piling on but if you read the comments a lot of them are from COD fans who are dissatisfied with the game.

I agree user scores aren't completely reliable, but when you have close to 2k "0" ratings on a supposed AAA-grand slam game within a few days of its release there's definitely a problem.
MattyG  +   507d ago
The thing is, this happens on Metacritic for EVERY CoD, and even sometimes games that aren't CoD (DMC for example). People don't like something about the game, so they go in and spam unfair 0/10 reviews. That doesn't mean anything. 211 negative reviews, many most likely from troll accounts, does not represent a general consensus.
Soldierone  +   507d ago
1 Admits to not playing it

2 Uses user metacritic ratings, which always suck for any popular game.

I'm enjoying the game. It has flaws and isn't nearly one of the best COD titles, but its fun. I may end up going back to Black Ops 2 eventually though.
MattyG  +   507d ago
Exactly. This entire article is a mad grab for hits by appealing to the rabbid hate CoD gets every November. And you know what? It worked. 60% of the time, it works every time.
Jeedai Infidel  +   507d ago
No MattyG, Colt 45 works every time. So says Lando Calrissian.
digim0  +   506d ago
MW3 PC has a 2.3 on 5340 user ratings.

Black Ops 2 PC has a 3.6 on 1220 user ratings on metacritic.

Ghosts PC has a 1.7 on 1232 user ratings.

So even if "this happens on Metacritic for EVERY CoD" this time around it's worse than before. So either this faceless army of CoD hating trolls is getting more organized or maybe, just maybe, CoD: Ghosts is worse than its predecessors. I'm not saying metacritic is perfect by any means but you can't pretend that it doesn't reflect SOME of the feelings fans have toward the game.
nigelp520  +   507d ago
I still play MODERN WARFARE 3 for Infected Mode. Modern warfare 2 was the last great Cod. Mw1 is still the best this gen
Tctczach  +   507d ago
I actually like it a lot. Maps are bigger which is nice.
vikMage  +   507d ago
Many parts feel like re-used from previous CODs...
Jeedai Infidel  +   507d ago
Hey Call of Duty! Do you hear those footsteps getting closer? That's Battlefield comin' to get ya.
RackLug  +   507d ago
Call of duty is long Washed out and i cannot stand to even look at it anymore, and dont get me wrong i havent overdosed on it because i have hardly played it compared to some people, Run Shoot Run Shoot seen it done it feeling , now bring on bf4 i will get it for my ps4
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ritsuka666  +   507d ago
Call Of Duty: Ghosts Is A Joke''''

No Shit, Sherlock.
Angerfist  +   507d ago
You have to be mind fucked by Activision to like the Maps, they are double the size of what's good for the flow of the game. If those are maps for Bad Company 2 i say they are good but not for 6v6. They probably held the playable maps back for dlc.
GotHDGame  +   507d ago
Well, his first mistake was ordering for XB1. With all of the issues that have been reported.
jahfen83  +   507d ago
People love to hate this game. The fact is that COD is the funnest shooter right now. No other shooter comes close when it comes to fun factor.
DomceM  +   507d ago
Its the most fun for casuals. Like you for example.

It is an embarrassment of a game series.
GirlOnFire  +   507d ago
I'm glad I'm getting 2 copies of Ghosts for $20. Thanks to Sony's Get rewarded program last month. ^~^ I'm going to play the Alien mode. If they don't sell the DLC separate from multiplayer they (IW) can go f*** themselves. Sorry...
jjb1981  +   507d ago
The only fun mode is squads.
tommygunzII  +   507d ago
CoD = Children's Online Daycare
Stuart81  +   507d ago
So glad I cancelled my preorder and went for BF4 instead
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