"For years, EA have tried to take the battle to Activision and for years they've fallen short. The PR smack talk every year DICE has released a shooter has been intense, and every release does respectfully by almost any measure, except that of Call of Duty.
"It's not that they're especially similar, because they're not - outside of the basic premise of running around shooting one another anyway. Rather, it's just two big games in a single genre. But now, Activision has given EA a lifeline by publishing a Call of Duty that leaves even the pretence of realism completely behind."