It may not deliver a great deal of innovation, but the fact is, despite what you (and I) may want to believe; Call of Duty is actually pretty damn good.
It's the easiest FPS ever created.The aim assist aims for you for Bobby's sake.
While it's true that Ghosts had a phenominal year sales-wise, I think that a large chunk of COD players either have already moved on with TitanFall or will be moving on with Destiny in the next several months or so. I'd be willing to bet that a lot of FPS players are going to think twice before laying any more of thier hard-earned cash before buying the next installment of COD whenever that may be. There are really too many BETTER games coming down the pike to settle for the "same old, same old" any more. Don't believe me? Just watch COD numbers go down. First, there will be less players online, then there will be less people buying all of the downloadable content on current games, and finally, there will be less preorders / players online for any future installments of COD. Mark my words, these boys better get more serious if they want to continue being as successful, (sales-wise), as they have been in the past.
I'm with ya. I've enjoyed a few years of it but these others look real nice.
It's not that sales win, per se. It's that it's a good enough game that despite the flaws, the majority of people who'd buy the game aren't dissuaded. And it's not like the hate isn't largely justified, based on a generations-old engine and rather marginal changes with each entry, plus all the full-price DLC.
The small learning curve and the non existent skill gap is why this franchise is so popular, almost like the candy crush of console gaming populated by 11 year olds that have microphones. I loved Cod 2 on the Xbox 360 when it was released in 2005 but as soon as online gaming became popular it was all down hill from there on.
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