How can such a critically acclaimed and financially successful game ultimately change the gaming landscape for the worse?
Kinda a shame really as if they put a bit more time n sorted the technical issues out before launch for black ops then it would have been a great game, worthy of all the hype maybe maybe not thing is alot of gamers n people on here hate on cod but really why ? thinking about it really its the glitches and technical issues, I'm not gona go buy black ops now n have already got a distaste for the inevitable modern warfare 3 in november but really its the fact there glitch filled n unbalanced. I think from Cod4 onwards they could have been so amazing games but are ruined by technical issues based from a rush of getting the games out. Thoughts anyone ?
Think it would be a safe bet to say that if all technical issues were ironed out and the release for each were spaced out a bit more. Each COD title could be rather good. Of course this all being theory talk. BlackOps was my first one and surprisingly it was okay, but I don't think I could find myself buying one every year.
They went full retard man, you should never go full retard.
@Bear Classic line. I love that movie.
Yea it's a terrible predicament. On one hand the series has completely gone down the drain. On the other hand it's a cash cow and is responsible for a large amount of the profits that the gaming industry has amassed in the last couple years. If casual gamers keep buying crap then game devs will keep making crap. But if cod just suddenly died how much money would the game industry lose because of it?
Ummm, not much. There are tons of other GOOD shooters out there, people just don't bother to look into, because all they do is buy/play CoD. OH, and edit, I just wanted to say some things: Valve, Steam, and Nintendo.
Yea but that's the point. Casual gamers don't look. And if they did buy something like MOH or Killzone or another less noob friendly shooter they prolly wouldn't stick with it.
MOH honor was terrible tbh, i would think people should try out games like: TF2, darn cheap and they come with everything a gamer would dream of: Dedicated servers 16 vs 16 matches Developer support (no milking with constant DLC and rehashed yearly release). Community Mods Its one of the most fun FPS games out there.
Then they shouldn't stick to it(casuals), fps games used to be made for the hardcore guys.. it used to be a case of.. think you can play online? ok then. you'd go online and get destroyed if you weren't actually good. Then after cod4 with the cod franchise specifically it got worse to the point where the game literally takes no skill to be good at, treyarch had the right idea with black ops and it was actually something fresh from a feature standpoint. The game is well balanced in terms of bullet damage & perks/killstreaks etc. However they completely ruined it from a technical standpoint the lag is horrible, the hit detections worse the frame rate drops alot and tbh runs overall like a bag of crap lol. If activision won't do it with this tile they need to like a minimum of a 2 year gap between the next COD and the one after, just to get it running decent and performing well on ALL platforms. P.S they should use some of those mountains of cash they have to give the pc/ps3/360 dedicated servers.
The main issue is the fact that people keep buying CoD. It's huge, it's successful and it makes a ridiculous amount of cash. Activision has no reason to change their current formula. They destroyed Guitar Hero and now they've destroyed Tony Hawk.
As much as I hate Call of Duty it's still helping the industry in a lot of ways by attracting new gamers which would later plan on buying other platforms and might will try out other games. I gave up on Call of Duty after Black Ops whatever happens to that franchise is not my concern anymore.
I bought modern warfare and thought it was a brilliant game. Modern warfare 2 wasn't bad either, but i fealt really let down by Activision for the price, compared to the quality and content. I can tell when i'm being raped of my money and i'm not going to be a sheep when Modern warfare 3 comes out. Game reviewers don't help much either... as they usually spunk all over the internet by giving biast reviews of the Call of Duty games. If I was a reviewer, i'd be docking points for bugs, Single Player campaign length and dodgy graphics.
"Game reviewers don't help much either... as they usually spunk all over the internet by giving biast reviews of the Call of Duty games. If I was a reviewer, i'd be docking points for bugs, Single Player campaign length and dodgy graphics." Its all about the $$ mate, the biggest review sites are often paid to give good reviews. Very few reviewers will deny taking the money and those that do deny end up getting fired.
It depends on the site, a lot still have journalistic integrity but a few have been caught red handed giving out biased reviews.
@xer0 Exactly dude, the game is wrongly praised. Which is probably why there has been such an increase of casuals in the COD franchise. Even worse when you see exclusive games scores being docked for things COD reaches 10's in when it's clearly worse lmao. I don't take note of reviws anymore, i only read them to find out features etc i didn't know about. I base my opinions on the demo or if my mates say its a fantastic game i'll check it out.
my concern is people continue to play the same genre (yea, I'm talking about FPS in general) as it's part of their tradition. For Christ sakes, there are other games/genres out there waiting for you to adopt them.
Gotta love all the people wanting to save the video game market from buying what it likes.
I think the main worry from gamers, is the non casuals fps getting dumbed down to sell like cod. @pala Yeah we are stating our opinion on the subject, if the cod idiots want buy the 100th sequel of cod be my guest, just don't drag the shooters i like with you to casual hell. Gotta love how 1 person trys to speak for the entire market, by saying it wants call of duty.
"how call of duty ruined gaming" fixed.
Weird I was just playing half-Life 2 and it didn't seem ruined to me....
Last I checked HL2 was released before the whole modern warfare fiasco.
How "call of duty is ruining gaming" articles are ruining gaming journalism
Hey now, don't be dissin Tropic Thunder, that movie was funny as hell.
You would expect for a game that sells so much to be extremely polished. But its ovious that the devs are spending very little money into developing the title because they want to maximize profits and they know that there are a ton of idiots out there who will buy a broken product cause it says COD on the cover. Same thing goes fot the overpriced map packs since the maps in the most recent one came from the dumpster of MW2. The only thing that people have to do to improve the COD franchise is to stop buying. Then the devs will work their butts off to make a fantastic title instead of a cheaply devolped one.
even tho bfbc2 came out after COD, bf2142 came out before and truly innovated the multiplayer aspect of first person shooters. Strategy was the first kind, no one man armys here. (unlike cod with your auto aim and odd breaking accidental kills) bf2142 you had to work as a team and really know your stuff and also use the vehicles and aircraft to their full ability. But also on the other hand COD is really good for people just getting into the genre or dont have the patience to be methodical and cunning. Whereas only the truly hardcore play bf2142 (CS, bf2 etc etc) because it takes atleast 500 hrs of gameplay and practice to truly be "leet". i dnt mind COD when im drunk with friends but COD is merely a foreshadow of previous under rated games that actually pushed the genre to what it is today. COD wont ruin the FPS genre but will ultimately kill itself while the true innovators keep doing what they do best. :) (no hate mail please im entitled to troll all i like lol
I wonder where you got the avatar idea from hmmmm.(hint look at my submission)
It's also ruining gaming in the fact that now other great shooters known for having a hardcore fanbase are making games more accessible to casuals and it's stupid. Although COD has brought a huge amount of traffic to the franchise, which has resulted in more hardcore fps fans. If COD was to just go away right now it would be great lol.
How is Call of Duty ruining gaming? It's the people who buy their games. We are the ones who determine the gaming industry in the end. We have the power with out money, it's simple as that.
The article totally fails to explain how Call of Duty is ruining gaming. Activision may end up killing the series by pumping games out year after year, but that doesn't mean anything to the rest of the industry.
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