Skyrim developer: Call of Duty is hardcore, multiplayer has RPG element

Todd Howard, design director on Bethesda Softworks' Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has said Call of Duty is hardcore and its multiplayer component has RPG elements.

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BeastlyRig2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Call of Duty is a casual Arcade game.. That has been remade over 3 times!

Call of Duty makes the most money but won't give dedicated servers!

On PC I know an indie developed shooter name Red Orchestra 2 & they offer dedicated servers! And They don't make even half of what activision makes!

I don't want spell streaks in skyrim..

RedDead2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

It is a hardcore game with a mixture of Casual and hardcore audience. The reason I dislike it is because it releases full priced expansions year after year.However, Casual game is....nintendogs. Cod has just attracted Casual gamers. It's about as Hardcore as a casual game will get...Hard to explain really.

Anyone who really thinks the game is casual needs to learn the difference...

I-Pirate-Games2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Bethesda should just care ONLY about their games right now

Washington-Capitals2660d ago

exactly RedDeadDestroyer, well put. It is a hardcore game with a mixture of Casual and hardcore audience.

The hardcore aud will always enjoy the elements of the game that make it competitive while the casual will enjoy the game for its accessibility. That what makes THE CORE FUNDAMENTALS of call of duty soo great. Im not saying overall its an amazing game, but at its core, the gameplay is what is soo stellar and really not matched by any other game out there.

StanLee2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Call of Duty isn't a casual game. It's accessible. There's a difference. The casual gamer is satisfied to get 1 or 2 kills and have fun. The more hardcore gamer takes time to create classes, stat track, play in clans etc. There is nothing casual about Call of Duty. What funny is I hear people say how they loved Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and how the franchise has become casual and then in the same breath, criticize the franchise for being unchanged since Call of Duty 4. How does that make sense. If it's unchanged, how has it suddenly become a "casual" game just because a less hardcore audience plays the game?

RememberThe3572661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

I think when people say hardcore games like Deamons Souls pop into their head. With that as a benchmark at shooter with auto-aim doesn't seen so hardcore. It's more about perspective. I'd say COD is right in between casual and hardcore, I'd call it "easycore". Matter of fact I'll coin that right now lol.

Otheros002660d ago

Any game that holds your hand through the entire game is casual. Being Super accessible is casual. After 2 squeals and the game remains unchange then it needs to die off.

Aloren2660d ago

Really ? well, give cod on veteran (or even normal really...) to a "casual gamer", then send him in an online match... then tell him this is casual.
So, no, being accessible doesn't mean it's casual.

Also, according to your definition, most (if not all) games are casual. What's this nonsense about only games that makes you want to die being "hardcore" ? Just cause you want to play cod 300 hours and don't want to spend 300 hours being punished in Demon's souls doesn't mean you're not a hardcore gamer...

StayStatic2661d ago

"spell streaks"

Epic Winning !!!

ViserysTargaryen2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Dedicated servers cost money that Activision can't afford. You see Activision is like a black hole. Once the money goes in, it doesn't come out.

Dedicated servers exists on the PC because the community is awesome. They're almost entirely ran by fans. If you look at the fan servers and EA servers for BC2 you'll realize that more that 90% of BC2 servers are actually ran by gamers.

Blacktric2661d ago

Well said. You need a crown...

crematory2661d ago

6vs6 doesn't need dedicated server bro
its a waste of money , and trust me when i'm telling you dedicated server is not the a cure for a lag
its all about u ping and the game netdcode infrastructure

radphil2661d ago

and yet P2P makes it even WORSE for lag.

shayol33t2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Are you honestly defending P2P against dedicated servers? Why?

Legitimate question, why do you prefer p2p over dedicated servers?

fossilfern2661d ago

I cannot wait for Red Orchestra, just over a month to go! :D

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Heishiro__Mitsurugi2661d ago

*reads title* mmm *rubs eyes* what?

tablav2661d ago

I think it's actually pretty nice to see devs supporting each other and not trying to bitch and get one over on their rivals.

Also, a game being popular does not make it bad or even casual. It's like everyone who posts on a gaming site thinks they're some kind of elite gamer who is somehow better than the creative professionals who make the games they play.

Kudos to Todd Howard for showing some maturity.

Tr10wn2661d ago

*reads your comment* mmm *rubs eyes* how old are you?

Apotheosize2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Good god, I wish RPG devs would make games for people who play RPGs and not for the COD audience

Bioware said the same and we got DA2!


Fishy Fingers2661d ago

Games are not "casual/hardcore", gamers are.

dalibor2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Nope. Imo its also about how the game is made to run and the controls as well as the players themselves. Example, look at B3 controls compared to any COD from COD4 and up. B3 has different control layouts to remember as opposed to just having one control layout a la COD(or other games for that matter). You can get in tanks, choppers and so that have different controls. Same for AVP game, the human, alien and predator each have different controls to the character in use making it harder to really master. Now to the running aspect, some games have different health systems and damage that can be done. It's harder to get a kill in a certain game as opposed to another changing the way you play and how to approach a situation. Than you have the maps themselves, some maps are easier to master compared to other games. Not that any of you are wrong but imo some games are harder to master thus you get less people who truly can master it. Oh and I forgot to add the difficulty as well. Older games didn't even have a save point haha. Now thats hardcore.

kramun2660d ago

I'm not much of a COD fan, but I'm sure a lot of companies would love to have a 'failure' like COD.

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