Will Call Of Duty always be the most popular shooter? Which games have the best chance of beating it and will this year be the best time for them to strike?
Sales wise its going to be hard, Quality wise its been beaten long back by games like TF2, L4D, Crysis 1, BC2.
dude not everyone likes battlefield more than cod.
Yup. I'll talk Call of Duty's perk system over other games' class system any day. The franchise gets a raw deal for remaining mainly unchanged since Call of Duty 4 but I think that's a good thing. It has a huge community and most of the game's problems come from community exploits such as hacking and modded controllers. The game still runs at 60 fps, and still gives you such a dynamic and accessible way to play.
No, not unbeatable. Unplayable.
. That's because I'm not an FPS gamer. But I acknowledge that "Call Of Duty" series is monster. There's only 1 thing that I still curious about this series... How would the "Call Of Duty" game on NGP would fare? Excluding the possibilities of the "usual" glitch fests of that previous titles (I think?), I just wondering how the game would perform even on portable console with now the dual analog stick included... Of course, the sales on both game + NGP also.
For now it is, but it will soon be dethroned. No way such a recycled franchise can continue to be successful like that. People will soon wake up and realize that what they've been playing is mediocre.
Black Ops is the highest selling COD game, I think. And it's not even the main franchise, nor the best quality title of the series. Modern Warfare is, and that's bound to sell more. COD is unbeatable this gen. I don't see any game coming close to dethroning it. Halo is the closest title and that game has lost a lot of its audience to COD. I think half the problem is that with so many competing titles, none of them can stand out and COD simply beat them all to the punch with a quality title in COD4. People just identified with it and the continuous releases just make people jump into it every year. Of course I'm talking strictly sales and popularity. We will have games continuing to try and mimic COD's success. Games like BF3 still don't stand a chance because it's not the same type of game as COD is. The audience is just too huge, the name is just too popular, and the title simply is attached with popular culture today. I don't see COD being dethroned this generation. People are just too addicted to it and offers a quick fix for anyone just wanting to jump in and play, that IMO is what makes it so successful. It's familiar, easy to pick up and get into, and simply popular. All your friends have it, everybody knows it, everybody plays it. That's the mentality that sticks IMO
If Machinima(Respawn) ever stops humping CoD and starts giving other games some decent exposure, then CoD can easily be dethroned.
HomeFront try but failed badly.
I think people were saying this about Halo 2/3 before Modern Warfare came out. It'll happen eventually, especially now that IW is no more.
It's days are already numbered. It's only unbeatable in sales compared to other FPS but a laughing stock in quality. @Alpha Fair enough. People are different from each other. I cannot force my opinion on anyone.
Quality, yes, but when it comes down to it, if people are enjoying the game, they wont care about objective quality when subjective enjoyment matters more.
Call of Duty isn't that great a game, so I'm going to say it is going to get beaten (or run into the ground like Guitar Hero) Don't get me wrong, I love Call of Duty. I have been a fan since the original but I feel that shooters can do a lot better, let along other genres.
Maybe in the eyes of the sheep who line up at midnight to buy the same game every year.
You mean Unbeatable being the most selling game ever? No, that's not gonna happen. BUT! Selling numbers do not equal quality. CoD is just an average shooter for average gamers who don't even know who developed the game. These people don't care, they don't know there are other (better) games out there and they will just keep buying this game again and again. I don't blame them, I blaim the developers that the're producing this mediocre game that is constantly loosing quality and polish.
most selling in the us if not mistaken but this games not that bad im just sick of soo many of them along with all the other FPS games when will it stop? when will we see different games? i mean sure we have uncharted and other very few games but what do you see when u go to game stop on the ps3 and 350 shelves FPS FPS FPS FPS laame its getting bland really fast and i mean really fast lol
not unbeatable, it is just that everyone tries to copy call of duty with perks etc. a new fresh innovative game would probably do the trick... hopefully BF3 will ;;D
I believe that eventually the COD franchise will fall, we've seen this kind of stuff with the Halo franchise and Final Fantasy for its respective genre. Innovation that appeals to the the COD audiences is the key to bringing down COD. BF3 is an attempt however, will fail taking a small market, that can be assured to all those claiming BF3 being the best thing ever, look again lads, we all seen it before. Although, CODs eventual downfall is within a years time, but as of the last 4 years to November 2011, there is NOTHING that can outhype or outsell Call of Duty, that indeed is an accomplishment irrelevant of the quality.
Simple to answer question. YES! It's unbeatable. Call us sheep or whatever else, but COD offers a style all it's own and will often be imitated but never beaten. COD for life!
I never thought ANY of the COD games after COD 4 worth the frustration of having some sprinting doosher run through your bullets, after you get the drop on him, and knife you in the face. Plus extra health in any multiplayer game, including bc2, kz3, cod4, over others because of a perk is pretty weak imo. Unfortunately alot of newer and casual gamers only want COD and it's clones. So, in sales, COD won't be beat......but it would be totally awesome if BF3 did.
call of duty has brought in many new gamers and old ones to the market the name is really well known now worldwide year after year so for now its unbeatable i just hope Battlefield 3 hits it big and take over i am tired of call of duty games every year.
We've heard this for years now "oh look out <insert new FPS coming out here> is going to KILL MW.. and then it ends up not selling 1/4 of MW sales. Despite the obvious lack of quality or effort on Activision's side to take the huge profits from these games and implement incredible value for it's fans, it just keeps selling huge over and over again. It's lost cause by now. I thought BFBC2 would do it but that didn't even make a dent. I thought KZ3 might be able to but pfft, that just cowarded in a corner begging MW fans to "pls buy me I'm kinda like COD now QQ" and still didn't sell anymore than KZ2 did anyways. BFBC3? not a chance. Nah, the FPS gamers on the PS3 have spoken and for them, MW is the defacto king until further notice. Great if that's what gamers really want but now those that aren't big fans of MW will have to endure every other developer CODfying all shooters in hope of mimicking that success and that just irks me.
killzone 2/3 have de-throned cod for ME! it'll be hard to go back after driving killzones "mech"/"exo suit" in an online deathmatch! WOW! too much fun!
They said this about Halo back in the day, and then COD4 came out. All we need is a change of setting and a radical update in gameplay mechanics, not just try to beat the best game at its own... game. It just won't happen. That's why I think Brink has a chance from the looks of its interviews and trailers. Something that takes a lot of good elements from a great variety of games (Battlefield, Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, TF2, etc.) and bringing a level of refinement and polish from a team of bonefied multiplayer-shooter developers. I personally think we're long overdue for a medieval/fantasy FPS that's built to be as fast-paced and competetive as CoD or Counter-Strike. ;)
it won't stay on top forever, but the game that becomes the next massive fad won't be a game that sets out trying to best it at what it already does. competing companies should be trying to fragment the cod user base, not convert it. providing several specific and distinct alternatives is more likely to hook different types of COD players-- setting out to completely move the user base to a different game will likely never be successful.
I think battlefield has the best chance. Other current games like crysis, Killzone, bullet storm, etc have NO CHANCE. The only other FPS that has ANY hype around it is BF3. The hype kinda reminds me of how it was when COD4 was first shown. You just know its gonna be big.
make it run 60FPS then they might have a chance.
everything runs it's course. this is like saying apple is unbeatable... their time will come.
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