It is bound to happen. Any game series runs the risk of repetitiveness due to building on past successes to develop new success. While mostly prevalent in the sports genre, it has started to creep into various other genres.
To me cod4 will always be the best it was something we had not seen in any fps.But now with it's yearly release it's gone downhill alot and they can't even afford to have a beta,what a bunch a losers.Plz don't come in here saying oh Black ops is better than cod4.Sure it may have more customization than cod4 but i don't care about customization i prefer to have fun over anything else and that's my two cents.
COD 4 > COD BO > COD WAW > COD MW2
I have to agree, COD4 is still the best one. It's the most balanced and least ridiculous. MW2 to me is the worst. Black Ops is ok and WaW is forgettable.
You forgot the ones before CoD4.
CoD4 had 1 problem: the martyrdom perk. That's it. Was near perfect besides that. Especially the singleplayer. By far one of the most important games this gen. Since then was the colossal train wreck called mw2 (good game but sooooo many terrible design choices that ruined the game) and black ops which is decent fun but no where near as good as CoD4. All in all, wish we could get back to CoD4's greatness. CoD2 was pretty sick too.
COD is a fun arcadey/realistic game that everyone runs out and buys for the multiplayer. Yep like Madden.Innovation wont come until COD falls off its high horse, so we will get incremental updates every year. Also like madden, millions will run out to get the new iteration no matter how many problems the last had. Sad but true, some games once they reach a certain level of success they will always be highly anticipated.....Even though each one never does "anything new"....that other games get crucified for.
Every CoD from CoD4 back was really good(with exception to Finest Hour which was utter crap and probably the worst in the whole franchise). The devs just got lazy after.
Im with most of you, COD4 will most likely be the best in the series, but I also think that world at war was a very good game [apart from the crazy amount of rapid fire controllers], It was fun, took some skill. I started playing Core but everyone would use the MP40 and Juggernaught, so I moved to hardcore for a little while (it doesnt take skill) but I had to change it up to stop getting frustrated by a game. I even think the maps were fairly well though out, some had spawn shots which were obvious, the others didnt. Black ops has tried to fix everything that was wrong with MW2, but it has failed at it. The connection bars are not actually felective of what the true connection is, I have had a 4 bar and gooten a crazy amount of hit markers. I have also had a 3 bar and killed people with 1 burst of the M16 from medium range. I agreed wtih the removal of stopping power and juggy, but they should have either increase the damage multipliers or reduced the health from 100 to 85/90. Black ops has problems on the both consolses, the xbox version (i didnt buy the ps3 version after all the issues I read about on n4g) JD_2020 quite rudely replied to people comments about the lag compensator system which is in place "deal with it". how does a community manager respond like that? It looks like they have also become a bit too cocky like IW did, has one many army noob tubes been fixed yet? WHen black ops is good its a great game, but more often that not it has its own issues. I have no doubt that killzone 3 will be better than COD, but its more about the gameplay, KillZone 2 had a fairly clunky (IMO), I didnt like the Aim down Sight toggle. Hopefully its been fixed, and improved because it was a good game. Also addition of MOVE, im not liking that. Hopefully they dont dumb the game down for move
When you're "on top" you have nowhere to go but down. Its only natural for this to happen unless they reinvent the genre again. EDIT: COD is not my fav, but come on. Its the most successful FPS of all time commercially as well as critically. I'm a Killzone person BTW
I'm not a fan of FPS, but I would like that Killzone gets the commercial success it deserves. Maybe not as much as COD or Halo, but at least like Uncharted 2. I played K2 and I was really impressed, and Killzone 3 is improving too much from K2. Is getting a better single player, they have added Co-op as it was requested, the story looks way better, and the multplayer is getting an improvement too.
ill admit i liked mw2 much more than the first. However I absolutely hatered the .05ms lag lol. like i would be getting shot then i go hide behind an unpenatrable wall and i die. killcam: i just stood there basically did nothing. and i know thats online for ya but idk...i just dont have that problem with other online games like warhawk or resistance 1..
COD is a dead franchise for me now. COD4 set a benchmark than no other COD game has passed. However, at least the games are getting shorter and more expensive :S
I'm over CoD now. I just don't care about it anymore...it's still fun in short bursts though.
In regards to the MW2 video on the web page, wouldn't it be great if people actually played like that? *Sigh*
mw2 was horrible, but man, i regret trading it in for black ops...
Its sad to see this game franchise pretty much turn into a "madden" yearly release game. I loved the intense WWII single players of the first few, and COD4's multi and single player. But after that its really gone downhill. The games could be amazing if they would do like every 2 years, give more time for development, and more time to release stuff for the consumers that have bought the current game.
Personally, i think the only reason COD is as sucessful as it is today as well as MW2 is because of the move to modern warfare and successful control of media and advertising of the product. It stuck for the second one and black ops
the Madden-ification of articles relating to the same shit on N4G. It won't be long before there's another article about this very subject, taking the very same stance, approved on N4G.
I'm done buying COD games BlackOps was an improvement from MW2,but there are better titles out there now.Killzone 3 is the game that I'm waiting for.Battlefield is good,just get more variety is maps and it will be amazingly better than it is.Anyways,What they need to do is not release a game every fucking year.Instead they should take their time in building a real solid game.MW2 is the result of poorly put together FPS with so many glitches and balancing issues.
Black Ops is officially ruined for me (PS3 gamer here): the lag, the disconnects, the hit markers, the flood of campers, etc... So glad I still have my copy of COD4, time for some real CoD not this PoS game...
Both you and me i never bought blk ops in the 1st place and i got cod4 for christmas.Man i swear i would have thought the servers would have died when blk ops came out but it seems it attracted more people back.
Really? I might have to go back to it, I thought I'd give Black Ops another chance today and there are way too many campers :/
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