Default Prime writer Kyree Leary talks about what he thinks of all the hatred towards the Call of Duty series. To him, the huge amount of hostility isn't completely justified.
... perhaps because even the kids are getting tired & bored of being inundated with war/shooting games ? (try Skyrim)
@Rowland Speak for yourself i think MW3 is the second best COD theres been, with COD 4 still #1. Skyrim looks THE most boring game ive every set my eyes on, gameplay looks enough to put people to sleep...No thanks
Lol, and when COD# comes out next time around, I'm sure that'll be #2 until the next one...not that it matters. COD4 is the standard for a GOOD Call of Duty. It'll never be better than COD4 unless they do away with killstreaks or make them exactly like COD4. That won't happen, the hipsters would cry foul and ditch the game. Can't have that, they're 90% of the sales! And Skyrim look great for an Adventure/RPG-like game. Your taste in games isn't up to quality of other genres yet. If it isn't FPS, sure you'll think it's not good, bwhaha! I'm sure Conkers Bad Fur Day and Banjo-Tooie are bad games too, right? -eyeroll-
"i think MW3 is the second best COD theres been", that's not saying anything good about it. Being the second best turd doesn't make it less of a turd.
I agree 100% with u, MW3 is the best in the COD series IMO. skyrim i will never understand the hype behind that game.
Everyone complains about how boring it is and its the same game, but year after year they break records for selling the most games. I wish they would change the game abit to stop it from being the same old game, but the thing is if it selling better and better every year I dont see why they would..
i agree with u about mw3 but skyrim looks amazing and appears to offer plenty of opps to pretty much provide everything i want from it. i can't even imagine it being boring but then again i respect your viewpoint
It's even better than 4 imo. It took me by surprise. I didn't consider myself a CoD fan until now.
Maybe if you started playing CoD at 4. But for me, it goes: CoD4 CoD CoD2 Cod:UO CoD:WaW CoD:MW3 CoD:MW2 CoD3 CoD:BR1 CoD:Blops CoD:FH Definitely not the worst but definitely not the best IMO. And Skyrim looks amazing! If you think it looks boring then you need to take more meds for your ADD.
@S_C: there's clearly a split opinion here as the article alludes to ('Modern Warfare 3: Why The Hate?') so I'm obviously not speaking for myself at all, merely suggesting why there is growing discontent for war/shooting games in general.
is the best cod yet haters will hate http://www.hatersgoingtohat... metacritic proves it
Agreed, survival mode is so much fun and regular multilayer is too.
Metacritic doesn't prove anything unless you haven't got your own opinion. When I look at best rated games GTA4 is no. 1. Is it a good game? Yeah I think so. But is it the best game I have ever played on any platform? Not even close. What I'm trying to say is that reviews are great if you know the reviewer. Let's say your friend doesn't like shooter so much and tells you that MW3 sucks. Then you know that you better try it for yourself. But to calculate an average score out of all the reviews on the net doesn't really say much for the individual gamer.
i like it but then again i just like about any videogame since they serve to entertain me
I know why do people hate MW3? Im having so much fun with this game. I bought it over Uncharted 3, the reason? I love FPS and online. Im really happy with it and I didn't like black ops even though people says its the same thing.
They are not the same thing though. It is an easy way of telling who has played the game and who hasn't.
Im saying that because most of the Uncharted 3 reviews said that every PS3 owner should buy it. I was in the uncharted 3 beta and I bought uncharted 2. The single player in uncharted 2 is one of the best ever but I only played it once. I don't like the Uncharted multiplayer so I bought MW3.
*I know why do people hate MW3?* Here's one of the reasons. http://n4g.com/news/882699/... 1.Not to mention game looks like it's from 2007. 2.Seems more like an add on instead of a full game 3.it's rushed out the door with the same problems every year partying up,voice communication etc. You get the idea.
You think IW is the only developer that recycles? If so, i'll lmao! 1. 2007? Really? Not the best graphics but certainly up to par for today's standards. But I guess you just have higher standards than me. 2. If it seems that way it's because you haven't played it and only listen to what the rest of the sheep say. 3. 2 years wasn't rushed. New campaign, multiplayer modes, maps, etc. I'm actually surprised how well it's been so far considering the whole drama IW went through at the end of production of WM2.
Because it's the super cool thing to do right now... makes people feel as if they have a big e-wiener. I think CoD MW2 was akin to when Metallica did the Black album and even your little sister was listening to them all the sudden... the next few albums from Metallica sucked and then Death Magnetic came along which was like the old stuff, just not as good or fresh... but still good. Does this make sense? I've personally had my odds with the CoD series and went into MW3 with very low expectations... maybe that's why I'm actually enjoying the game.
My story is similar. I thought MW3 would be fun but wasn't expecting much, and so far it's definitely surpassed my expectations. In a nutshell, though, you're right. If you're a "real gamer," you're supposed to hate MW3 right now. Whatever. Don't try to decide for me if I'm a "gamer" or not.
It's the first Call of Duty game I've just not been interested in since Call of Duty 3. It's not that it's a bad game, by any means, I've just become more interested in single player games lately. The entire time I've been gaming this gen I've been playing competitive multiplayer; whether it be CoD or Gears or Halo. I'm sure I'll pick MW3 up, but those days of getting frustrated at stats are long gone.
Cod? Sounds fishy!! Hahahahahahaha:
The reason people hate it is because it's cool to hate on call of duty right now. It's all just one big ass bandwagon, which I for one will not be a part of. Learn to think for yourself, people.
If you do the math its actually pretty funny...It is truly a 60 dollar map pack. COD prices for map packs = $15 for 4 maps 16 maps = $60 So to Activision this game is probably a steal considering you get a SP, 2 player Co-op mode and new guns. For some people this is the same candy in a new wrapper. This is what hype does. I'm sure that the majority of players probably have no problem with it...after all...the game is still selling. People forget what games were like before this generation. A sequel played exactly like the game before it. I think with the new generation came higher expectations...which truthfully are more than welcome to be there. People want value today, not rinse and repeat.
You kind of make it seem like pretty good value. 16 maps plus SP, plus coop, plus spec ops, plus new weapons all for $60 when 4 maps can be sold for $15. A game can still provide value even if its rinse and repeat. Considering CoD can provide over 100 hours of entertainment, it's pretty good value. And it's not like you have to buy one every year. That's why footie games are good fun and good value if you're into them, but you'd have to be an idiot to buy it every year since it doesn't change enough. As long as we still get new IPs, I don't see a problem having fun games that release every year with little change.
Indeed I did kind of sell it...but that was my point. The breakdown really is for those who think it has value and those who don't. Some people won't care and are fine with it. They could justify putting out games like these for years if they believe that they are giving people value like that breakdown. As long as these games sell.... People are begging for change though. Something new to the table for the series...New IPs are great but they don't touch the sales charts like COD games. Its a sweet spot for gamers annually.
I'm enjoying mw3 maybe because I'm not a graphics whore. I still think black ops was better, I liked the maps better in BO plus it was a lot more balanced, Mw3 seems twitchier (I know its not a word). The thing I hate about Mw3 is lag and the knife range which seems to be more assisted and have longer range than BO. I like the new stuff they introduced but it feels like a step back from all the stuff black ops offered. Although, kill confirmed is awesome.
because they make a game thats almost identical to mw2
Why the hate? Didn't it sell like 9 mill in the first week or something? I hardly call that hate. Or are you referring to the 11 or 15 same posters who constantly post why they hate CoD?
"Why the Hate?" Well maybe it has to do with the fact they are asking $60+ for a game that is essentially an expansion of MW2....
how funny people in here calling it a hate band wagon hehe . when you all flocked like blind sheep to buy this rehash . some of you even had low expectations? wow even then you all bought it? you all got it because of nothing but hype . shows who is the followers . there are great games out there but you simple minded kids seem to only like to point and shoot?
Maybe "low" expectations was the wrong word. How about that I knew what to expect, and that's what I wanted, so I bought it? And it actually turned out to be a little bit better than I'd expected? Do I have to only buy games that I think are going to be GOTY candidates? Get out of here with your "simple minded kids" crap. I'm allowed to like games like Frozen Synapse and Civilization and Demon's Souls and still enjoy a flashy shooting gallery if I want to, right? Or are you now going to tell me what games I'm supposed to like and what games I'm not? It's hip to hate MW3 right now.
well looking at the staggering sales for this dont you mean its "hip" to like cod right now ? because everyone wants what everyone else has no? thats commercialism. its not the game anymore but the name dont you think ? well anyways i can be a bit harsh. my bad i dont think all people who play this are simple minded . your obviously into other types of games . just the majority are pretty dumb . but to each their own huh? theres nothing wrong with fragging a few people online . its fun and thats what video games are.
The word "hip" is certainly not something that usually fits with "majority." In fact, if you're "too cool" or "too hip" for something, you're going out of your way to state that you're against the grain, fighting the power, purposely not following the crowd. So yeah, it's hip to hate on MW3 right now. And yeah, the name sells the game, certainly. My point is that while casual gamers might think that the name means the game will be awesome, here we have the "hip," "real" gamers who think the name means the game is automatically worthless. A detriment, even. I'm saying, what the hell? It's fun. I play it because it's fun. It doesn't have to be a statement. It can just be a video game.
Actually the gameplay varies slightly from different call of duty's. Why do you think that most players can't agree on which one is their favorite. Besides of course part 4 which introduced it all, if you go back to it now it feels more barebones compared to the others. I loved 4, thought waw was ok, hated mw2, loved black ops, and currently enjoy Mw3 and I would put it in 3rd place. Each game plays slightly different but enough for me to notice a difference.
It ruins other games by its false influence, and ruins society and especially preteens. And lots of other reasons.
Because they haven't changed anything since 2007, just added more crap that was not even needed in the first place.
Actually, the consensus from most is that this iteration cleaned off a lot of the crap that had accumulated over the past two games. Consensus is also that if you liked COD before, you'll like this one, and if you didn't like COD before, you still won't like this one. I guess I fail to see what's wrong with that.
I love COD that's why it pains me to see what it has became a mediocre pop shooter that only serves to increase profits.
Why the hate? Well let's begin by saying Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is not a bad game. In fact, after my redbox rental i give an 8. It has a weak storyline, very similar to Michael Bay's Transformers, but for $60 I should have more. Multiplayer is addictive as always. Graphics are a downgrade from black ops, the ps3 version is under some sort of black veil when compared to the 360, and of course the 360 looks better (just look at those jaggies.) Having said that, both versions are still graphically horrendous when compared to titles from last year. Animations, Sound effects, etc. are all the same from previous iterations. Now here is where I'll deviate, and talk about what is wrong with MW3, and COD in general. Once upon a time, IW, made a came called COD4, which was a massive success. The game brought amazing balancing, great maps, a great campaign, and more importantly an addictive very customizable multiplayer. This formula was original for COD4, this was however has basically been copied and pasted for the last 4 COD installments. Innovation has been luckluster. Unless we truely believe zombie mode and Spec Ops is original. The question then becomes so what? why does me buying this game hurt anyone? Well it actually hurts everyone else, because as hard it is to hear, developers, and publishers want to sell games at any cost. Which could mean borrowing or just copying the whole COD style in place in your game in some shape or form to capture a larger audience. So what we have is companies trying to copy COD, an example would be KZ3 (amazing game) but you can clearly tell they attempted to use COD pointers. More importantly, Activion , as one of the industry leaders, sets an example on what makes a game. I surely don't want Activision up there, because they preach selling the same game, with minor tweaks , such as different perks. Or recycling maps, or changing how killstreaks work. All in all its a copy and paste job, and this is a problem.
The hate for this game is getting old. It is a great FPS that provides exactly what it is meant to provide. However, the dummies taking shots at Skyrim need grow up. Different gameplay styles and they definetly compliment each other. Its nice to take a break from all the immaturity that prevails in COD online and enjoy some great scenery that Skyrim provides.
The hate for the franchise is well-deserved. At least the sports franchises run on one-year development cycles. All this "it's cool to hate on the popular thing" is bullshit. I hate it because it hasn't progressed much at all since AT LEAST World at War- didn't play much CoD4- and yet it's only gotten MORE popular in that time frame. It's become so bad that there are large numbers of people who ONLY play CoD to the exclusion of even thinking about other games (doing things like buying Black Ops new two weeks before MW3 comes out, just to have more CoD to play), and even people who used to play a wide variety of games have narrowed their gaming focus down to this one yearly title. It's not the "IN" thing to hate Call of Duty; it's the popular thing to PLAY it.
shooters in general are all the same now pretty much so this COD is old argument is trash. Im just haveing fun with BF3,MW3,Uc3 and soon SR3!! i know i sound like hypocrite but i just love shooters lol
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