What Video Game Franchise Jumped the Shark?

The Gamer Studio: "How long has Call of Duty been around? Eight years running since the first Call of Duty was released in 2003. In truth, there are many franchises that have been around longer but they have significantly less titles on the market. Call of Duty has sixteen releases including expansions and stand-alone games. That’s easily triple most other franchises. To be fair though, length doesn’t necessary make a bad franchise."

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Ezio20482653d ago

honestly i used to hate this franchise before MW series jumped in...and it just changed my life.
i enjoy playing MW2 online everyday and will surely buy MW3 day 1!!!

-MD-2652d ago

I hope to god you're trolling.

StanLee2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

Why? Because he likes Modern Warfare 2, because a World War II shooter wasn't interesting to him, because he prefers the Modern Warfare games in the franchise? What possible reason would you have for thinking he's trolling?

Ezio20482652d ago

well bro it has changed my life because i bought ME2, RDR, GOW3, KZ3, Resistance 3, LBP2....
YET i play MW2 online...
buddy i used to single player games but since i played MW2 online....i have stopped playing SP games...
yeah UC3 will be an exception though...:P
hope you understand.

Drekken2652d ago

What a magical, mystical life it must be!

Kyosuke_Sanada2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

@ StanLee It would have made more sense if he just said that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is what brought him into the franchise but "changed my life...." is a bit of a stretch.

sealion882652d ago

Author doesn't even know what Jumped the shark means. COD never jumped the shark, it uses the same mechanics and storytelling on most of the games. Did they suddenly add killer robots in the game? THAT'S called jumping the shark.

RyuCloudStrife2652d ago

haters are blinded by their hate thats what happened to the author.

DarkTower8052652d ago

I agree sealion88, but isn't there a killstreak in MW3 where you essentially control a killer robot? Lol, just saying...

brish2652d ago

I can think of worse things than killer robots.

What if they added remote control cars with explosives, nukes, perks for players that suck, auto aim, charging people for maps they had in the previous version of the game, a subscription for the game with a name that makes it sound like people who subscribe are good players instead of being idiots, spawn locations that could easily be exploited, imbalanced weapons, and zombies!!!

*COD player whispers* they did do all of that!


Well at least they didn't add helicopters that you can use to easily gun down the entire opposing team.

*COD player* go to hell!

DarkTower8052652d ago

If COD did another historical war game, I have always wanted a good American Civil War game. Make it happen Acti, drop Black Ops, it wasn't that good anyways.

Baka-akaB2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

Why do those articles based on the jumping the shark experession , usually always fail to even understanding it ?

trenso12652d ago

Not be off topic but what ever happened to that game that was a fps that had the main characters be people who were m.I.a in historical wars that used futristic weapons and such? It was announced but i bever heard about it after i saw it at e3 a few years back