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Last night I played CoD4’s campaign. Then I played Ghosts and cried.

Call Of Duty is dead, but it’s still walking. Its head was cut off long ago, but it’s still running around crazily, flailing its arms around violently. It’s an abhorrent scene once you have the perspective of comparison.

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Sarcasm960d ago

COD4 was still a military shooter and the multiplayer was ridiculously fun and addicting.

After that, it just became plain ridiculous.

xPhearR3dx960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

Hey now. I thought WaW was amazing. The maps were great, guns felt just right (Aside from the MP40) Zombies were introduced, kick ass DLC. Loved it. MW2 was great too until all the glitches happened. Remember the javelin glitch? Those two games after COD 4 tried new things (3rd person in MW2) and made each title feel fresh, while improving gameplay. After those two, it was copy & paste, copy & paste. Shame.

-Alpha960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

Good old days of COD4 and WaW. I remember disliking MW2 so much but now I remember it nostalgically.

neoMAXMLC960d ago

World at War definitely had the absolute BEST multiplayer out of all CoD games. CoD4 still has the absolute best single player.

Irishguy95960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

MW2, the maps were just too random for me. And the killstreaks dominated the games. And the perks too, no I hated that game.

reko960d ago

@phear

you have mp40 B***** running around and only using that gun..waw was alright.. cod4 was special!

Septic960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

I absolutely loved MW2. My friends and I played that to death. We would hardly ever lose a game and it was really a battle amongst ourselves to get the tactical nuke.

AliTheSnake1960d ago

how is cod4 campaign better than mw2. Hell no.and that can't be an opinion. It's like saying Uncharted 1 is better than 2.
MW1 was great for its time. But mw2 had everything much better. Better story, better twists, more variety in missions, better level design, characters,villains, script, music score, I could go on. And black ops topped that too.

kneon960d ago

WaW was the last COD in which I actually cared about the multi-player. I totally gave up on the series after BLOPs.

PLASTICA-MAN960d ago

"Call Of Duty is dead, but it’s still walking. Its head was cut off long ago, but it’s still running around crazily, flailing its arms around violently. It’s an abhorrent scene once you have the perspective of comparison. "

So COD is now:

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Kleptic960d ago

CoD 4 came at a perfect time for me...Instead of upgrading a PC (as up until 2006 I only played games on PC for the most part), i went with a business laptop for work and a PS3 for gaming...

and CoD 4, way more so than Halo ever did, was the perfect competitive multiplayer game to make me not miss PC shooters whatsoever...and it also FINALLY took me out of World War II...after around 1000 hours of Return to Castle Wolfenstien's multiplayer at the end of high school and 4 years of college...I didn't need anything related to WWII for a long time (and i still think RTCW is the best WWII multiplayer ever made)

but CoD4 was perfect at the time...less mess of having to rely heavily on random team mates...easy to play 2 10 minute matches, and walk away from, etc...and i never missed a mouse/keyboard because the entire game was built around a controller...

World At war? No way for me...played the single player, and about 5 hours of multiplayer...my friends and I went right back to CoD4...just couldn't cope with back pedaling into the 1940's again...

then killzone 2 hit, and i was ready to get back into team based stuff, but still didn't have a PC...and i haven't had the want or need to pick up a cod ever since...

Its definitely dead for me until major changes are made...and now doing the opposite of last gen (heavily relying on a higher end PC now instead of a console), CoD just doesn't seem to have kept up with everything else anymore...to me at least...to each their own...but personally, CoD 4 is still the finest CoD made so far...

UnHoly_One960d ago

The Campaign in [email protected] was partially ruined by the ridiculous amount of grenades thrown around.

Every single enemy in that game apparently was able to carry 25 grenades in their pockets.

I'm talking about Veteran difficulty, anyway. That was seriously crazy.

DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

loved mw1 and tbh what fps fan wouldnt. but i bought mw2 and it just felt unbalanced to me and i couldnt compete anymore. last cod game i bought. i always kept a close eye on the other ones, but with the research i do to choose games, cod still put me off. sometimes good things must come to an end.

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Pandamobile960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

COD4 is THE military shooter in my opinion. Overall, COD4 is the best military game ever made when you consider how amazing both the single and multiplayer of that game.

I've always favoured Battlefield's multiplayer over Call of Duty's, but COD4 is definitely better than any single player Battlefield game DICE has ever made.

xPhearR3dx960d ago

I liked Bad Company 2's campaign over any CoD campaign, but that's just me.

mikeslemonade960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

I'd agree with the multiplayer but the single player was nothing special. It was scripted events after scripted events which has led to ugly copy-cat developers that have since been making scripted games.

Life to date for the best shooters for this generation:

Best multiplayer: COD4
Best single-player shooter: Bioshock 1

Going even further COD4 is the best game this generation. I don't care how you spin it but COD4 is the best and I'm willing to debate about it.

Benjammin25960d ago

Ha ha. Better than the last of us? Um, nope. Not even close.

neoMAXMLC960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

Edit. Whoops read that wrong. I should sleep.

@Mikeslemonade, you would seriously even attempt to debate why COD4 is the greatest game this generation even though you just wrote off its single player for reasons that can also be applied to its multiplayer?

@ben, thought you were replying to pandamobile at first. I hope youre ready for that debate on why you think its better than COD4. :p

Superherox70960d ago

How is regen health and extreme lineraity any good?

Consoles4kidz960d ago

Best Multiplayer: Counter Strike 1.6 and Source

Best Single Player: Halo

Imo, those were the best FPS experiences for each mode in my lifetime thus far.

DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO960d ago

ive been in and out of love with so many games i couldnt agrue which is the best. theyre all like ex bitches to me. but id have to go with rainbow 6 vegas 1. i fkn owned everyone so thats my baby

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wsoutlaw87960d ago

It was my first ps3 game and I was sad when I beat it. Then I tried mp and loved it when I thought I was never going to give mp a chance. Now after how disappointing mw2 and black ops were I didnt even play mw3 or ghosts. I only got the black ops games later for zombies.

joab777960d ago

The next installment will b the most important yet to its survival. It will come on the back of titanfall, which will scratch the CoD itch...until u r bleeding!! I know it was near impossible to expect so much this time around with next gen etc. But Activision has 1 shot...with treyarch...to do something to move this game forward...or not. If not...it becomes EA's universe that we live in...cuz titanfall will b a juggernaut.

Sideras960d ago

I can give CoD4 creds for being a solid game and feeling fresh and all, but nothing, no shooter, will ever come close to CoD2.

Fuck all that perk crap and built in wallhacks, CoD2 was pure skill and it didn't need any pseudo RPG elements to reward you, you rewarded yourself by getting better without cheats.

BoriboyShoGUN959d ago

yeah COD2 was a classic!! COD4 was beast too but these perks got way way way way out of control. Its all about perks and figuring out whats the cheapest shit you can put together to get kills. To make it worse now they have videos online telling you which weapon is overpowered and what attachments to put on it etc. The competition is shit too, I havent played COD in at least 6 months but I guarantee I can throw it in and go off for like 27-3 or some BS like that. Where on BF im getting my ass thrashed by these level 100 bastards :D

Gardenia960d ago

I think COD4 was fun because of it´s simplicity. Right now they added so many things in the game it´s not even fun anymore. And of course the community was cool back then

ShadowReaper14959d ago

@gardenia love you for saying that I couldn't agree anymore.

Blaze929960d ago

CoD4 and Black Ops 2 have the best CoD stories to date. CoD Ghosts was a damn joke though. They really just played everyone on that.

Bobby Kotex960d ago

I agree. I skipped World at War, but after I bought MW2, I left Call of Duty for good. It's amazing how many sheep out there are still buying these mediocre games.

Ps4Console960d ago

WAW was one of the worst ever as voted by after WAW people got really tired of the game , MW1 was the best .

ShadowReaper14959d ago

Cod 4 multiplayer was so good because It had simplicity. The other cod games strayed away from the simplicity which made Cod4 so addicting and fun to play.

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timmyp53960d ago

cod4 is the pinnacle of the series.

Sarcasm960d ago

Yeah and COD4 was still somewhat believable. While not a simulation shooter, it was just perfect. The single player had *gasp* a story, and who can forget the Ghillie sniper mission. Thinking about it, I might go back and relive that classic.

SaturdayNightBeaver960d ago

than god we are always free to do that. COD4 and that mission = gold

spicelicka960d ago

agreed, it was just brilliant. I remember showing it off to my friends and family who were all amazed.

It had a lot of scripted events sure, but these scripted events were innovative in the sense that nothing of that caliber had been done before. All set pieces were places expertly, and the Ghillie sniper mission is one of my favourite missions ever.

This is what caused all the problem though. After that the developers basically streamlined the scripted events till it was literally like a movie, and they were just thrown in for the sake of it instead of how they were tactically inserted (pun intended) in COD4.

Now i feel like throwing up at the single player, they only give you 2 inches of space to move in for 2 minutes before shoving a scripted event down your throat with no sense of purpose or excitement.

brave27heart960d ago

Cod4 was a fluke. A combination of the right ideas at a time when there was nothing like it around. They'll never make another game as good as Cod4 again.

Campy da Camper960d ago

I'll never forget the end of "All Ghillied Up" on veteran difficulty. I finally beat it by setting 184 claymores before the enemy's flooded into the ferris wheel area and then camped inside a ticket booth with my sights in the door shooting any foot that appeared. I was a camping fool but it worked, hence, my name.

Pandamobile960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

COD4 wasn't a fluke.

It was a blossoming franchise's peak. If COD4 just came out of no where, and then declined in quality from there, that'd be a fluke.

But Call of Duty 1-3 was a progressive refinement of the original formula that made Call of Duty games amazing. COD4 was a risky title, but paid off big. After that, Call of Duty was in the hands of Activision and who was ready to ride this money train into the next decade.

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mafiahajeri960d ago

Your all wrong COD 2 had the best MP then COD 4.

SpinalRemains138960d ago

Kasserine and Cassino are the greatest Call of Duty maps ever.

PoSTedUP960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

havent touched a cod single player since. didnt get MW2, bought MW3 for the MP, will not touch blackops2 at all, and now im done with COD. man who woulda thought a franchise starting out so epic would be milked into a pile of ****.

Jeedai Infidel960d ago

Activision has quite the track record for doing that to games: 1. The Tony Hawk series 2. The Guitar Hero series 3. The Call of Duty series. I eventually became bored of all of those series because of over-saturation.

spicelicka960d ago

This makes me scared as hell for Destiny, i can't imagine what Activision will do to it in 10 years.

Jeedai Infidel960d ago

I hope Bungie has more control over Destiny than Activision gives Infinity Ward and Treyarch over COD. I'm crossing my fingers, but not holding my breath.

PoSTedUP960d ago

yeh its a damn shame, even the cabelas hunting games whch i use to love, are now generic piles of.... really makes u sick ya know.

monkey nuts960d ago

Infidel; the thing that worries me about activisions involvement with bungie on destiny is the price they're going to be putting on the final product. They charge through the nose RRP now for an average (at best) COD, which never drops in price as much as other publishers' games even when the next title in the series is released. Plus it looks like they've started other pubs' raising their prices too, next gen titles look to be retailing for £49 to £59 which is far above the £39 games have mostly always retailed for here in the uk, which when considered with the fact next gen is supposedly easier to develop for (x86 /no cell) seems like a step too far.

T2960d ago

I credit cod4 for being the first fps I touched since doom2 ... It pulled me back in but sadly ive moved on from cod never to look back

vikMage960d ago

MP might be fun but I actually felt sad after playing Ghosts' SP. Nothing compares to COD4...still hoping for a new FPS which will give the same experience COD4 did...

Pandamobile960d ago (Edited 960d ago )

Here's hoping that TitanFall scratches that itch next generation. It's got the core of Infinity Ward that created Call of Duty 4, AND it's not being published by Activision.

I'm willing to bet that Respawn Entertainment was given a blank check to do whatever they wanted with, and little to no outside intervention from EA. As a result, the team making Titanfall is ~75 people. Compare that to the probably 250-1000 people working on Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed or Battlefield. The team making Titanfall is pretty tiny in comparison, so it's no wonder the graphics don't look as fancy as BF4 or Ryse or something. But I think that with such a tight-knit team of talented people, we're going to be amazed at how fun Titanfall is.

(Add to that nearly 4 years of development time, when 99% of game releases today have less than 2)

Jeedai Infidel960d ago

After this month's date is off my checklist, March 11th, 2014 is next in line. Games.