A Dozen Reasons To Hate Call of Duty Games

Kotaku - Call of Duty is reviled among a vocal group of gamers. When they read that the latest iteration of the series is selling well, or is well reviewed, or is being played by a lot of people, they seem to take it personally. That's always baffled me. So on Twitter today I asked the 13,500 or so people who follow me why that is.

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Majin-vegeta2383d ago

1.Copy and paste
2.Little to no effort *Congrats guys it took us 2 years but we managed to finish MW3 man placing that 3 on the cover for MW3 can be a doozy-_-.*
3.Overshadows better games.
4.They still can't get a new engine.You think with the billions they make they could get a new one.
5.$15 for recycled maps yay /s.
If your gonna sell maps worth $15 at least take the f**king time to work on them and make them worth it.
E.G. Dice Back to Karkand expansion pack not only do we get the maps but new vehicles,weapons,camos etc. And best of all who preoreded or got the LE edition of BF3 get it for free.

I could go on but yea you get my point.

rezzah2383d ago

Well said, people may doubt it but it is very obvious to see the little changes made from point A to B. A being COD4 and B being MW3.

Even without IW the other fools who don't know how to make their own game make a terrible copy of CoD and gladly call it their own creation. All they ever did was change the story, make the graphics worse, create zombies, and add perks and weapons.

Simply put, Treyarch can make their own game, but they put or are forced to put COD's title on the game in order to make it sell more.

Iroquois_Pliskin2383d ago

oh god, that pic makes me wanna punch something

Corepred42382d ago

WAH WAH WAH when you the crybabies stop and starting playing the games they like. WAH WAH WAH geez its pitiful! WAH WAH WAH!

Jinkazama14212382d ago

Lemme guess @Corepred4 COD Fanboy???

JBSleek2383d ago

Not one of those reasons were a reason to "hate" on CoD.

The reason people hate CoD is because it is popular and most people need to somehow justify why they don't this game because it seems to be a crime to have fun anymore.

I feel bad for gamers who have blind hatred for a good game.

DragonKnight2383d ago

The fact that CoD has become a copy paste game is not a reason to hate on it now?

People don't hate on it simply because it's popular. That argument is completely invalidated by the fact that CoD is not a person. People hate people who are popular because those people have things the other people don't. Such an issue doesn't exist with objects. It's ridiculous to think a person hates a game because it's popular. The games get hate because they deserve it, not just because they exist and outsell other games. And even in that there is still an argument against the "they hate it because it's popular" B.S.

CoD is an inferior game to so many other games in quality and in content, and yet it outsells and overshadows those games simply because it's casual, and casual is in this gen. Thanks to inferior games like CoD, some franchises may never get to chance to get passed one game in their series because CoD outsells it.

CoD has plenty of reasons to be hated, and not ONE of them is because it's popular.

Jinxstar2383d ago (Edited 2383d ago )

I for one stopped after MW2. I didn't buy Black ops and Haven't bought a single Activison game sisnce MW2 and I'm not sure why I bought that one. The reason I dislike Activision is Bobby Kotick treating COD players like Sheep. After MW2 I thought "wow this story is horrible" I also thought "This online hasn't changed hardly at all" There is no innovation and the Producers treated IW like crap so bad that a huge chunk of the Dev's left to form their own studio because they were getting screwed out of the Billions of dollars their hard work made. All they wanted was what was promised them... I wont support Activision and I wont support crappy stories in games and I wont support cut and paste MP.

Granted many games aren't as Arcady and fluid as MW for online MP but that doesn't make them worse. BF3, KZ3, Gears 3, Uncharted 3 all have added and changed so much to their MP and offer so much more. The "Feel" of weight and other things COD players hate but after the learning curve I personally prefer all those games over COD. So I guess I don't care for the MP either. I don't "Hate" COD but I "Hate" Activision, Bobby Kotick and I hate commercialized crap thats designed to sell to masses because it holds our industry back... I feel that way anyway... The more people buy it the less new stuff we will see...

Please disagree if you like but thats my reasoning... If it's your cup of tea then rock on. Please do. I never tell anyone not to buy the game. I just don't support companies like that... Or I try not to anyway. I really don't care what the "hipster" mentality is. I have been saying this since long before BLOPS was released... Check my history... I was the "OG" hater =P

gamingdroid2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

ah, I see... so if it is a popular person, there is hate, but not when there is a popular object. Then it is "deserved" hatred since objects can't have things that people do?

That is one of the stupidest arguments I heard in a long time.

You can hate something i.e. object, if liking it making you no longer special for liking it. By hating it, you make yourself different and again special.



If there is a company I hate to support it is EA. They have repeatedly shown to be a scrupelous company that:

- essentially introduced online passes
- remember Spore DRM?
- deletion of purchased games from inactivity on Origin
- banning you from games you own, if you say something EA doesn't like
- allow EA to spy on your computer and share it with third parties

The list goes on, but somehow EA is the darling of the industry. I really don't get it.

***but I "Hate" Activision, Bobby Kotick and I hate commercialized crap thats designed to sell to masses because it holds our industry back...***

In some ways, CoD has popularized gaming more so it has other benefits.


All you CoD haters can b!tch and moan all you want. The vast majority of people don't care, clearly because the reviews coming in have overall been very well received, the game is selling gangbusters, it's previous games have been topping the online play chart FOR YEARS, the latest game has sold better than ever and the community is very healthy.

The same hate speec has been repeated, and the result, CoD is more popular than ever! It wouldn't surprise me there is quite a few hypocrites haters out there buying MW3.

How about a change of tactic? Like telling us what other games we should play instead of spewing hate... it might work better.

That said, don't like, don't buy and don't play. Problem solved! xD

Jinxstar2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

I understand how you feel about EA. I am not a fan of Origin or Online Passes but truly I buy almost everything new so it really doesn't bother me. I buy very few EA games as it is. Mostly just Dead Space and Fifa for my wife... I understand why they do it and why everyone else has been following suit but I could nit pick trends in gaming that Activison has done and others have followed. 15$ Map Packs for example... Yearly releases... Things like that.

"In some ways, CoD has popularized gaming more so it has other benefits. "

So has the Wii and I don't want F**King Waggle in my Zelda GAME! I used to love zelda. I have the Gamecube promo disc with Legend of Zelda, Links adventure, Ocarina and Majoras... Twilight princess was good but not that much waggle. Skyward sword lost me. Progressive force feeding turns me away. If you like it thats fine but no innovation or trending for masses is not something I like. Despite how I feel it will sell like Crazy and justify even more waggle or maybe a "Kinect" style Zelda next gen...

like I said if you like it rock on. I myself prefer team based shooters, Strategy and skill vs twitch shooting. I'm not whining because I am not good at COD. My KDR was over 2:1. Maybe I got bored because it lacked challenge that I was able to find in other games...

The more people keep going to see transformers and pirates of the Caribbean movies the more they will make them... I'd rather see the money go to something new...

I can't blame Activison. They are making tons of money... It kinda upsets me that people only want more Transformers and Pirates instead of something new... I think thats the best analogy for the "hate" I can give you. Probably why so many people are so vocal because we know Video games aren't like movies. There are a limited number of games and a smaller audiance and many people like myself want to see the money invested somewhere else. Instead we get a ton of clones... Again I don't care myself... You want transformers then watch transformers... but I think thats where a lot of the hate comes from...

DragonKnight2382d ago

@gamingdroid: *facepalm* Way to completely miss the point. But with you, I'm not surprised. Hating something because it's popular isn't possible with an object. The context associated with popularity in this sense is that it is hated because one side feels they have less or are inferior to another. Think back in school. People hated the popular kids because they perceived said kids to have an easier time in school. Explain how a person can hate an object for being popular in a way that makes sense. Your example is flawed in that it takes one person to hate it just because to start the trend of hating it because it's popular.

But again, I'm not surprised you don't get it.

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NeloAnjelo2382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

Nice List. Here is mine...

1)Change or innovation in a COD game? None.
2)No recoil, inhuman running and reload speeds, auto-aim, perks... all make the game unbalanced and an arcade fest for noobs.
3)Multi million selling franchise and they can't even offer dedicated servers, a new engine or anything for the end user.
4)A rehash of the same old gameplay, with a poor story and mediocre campaign
5)MW2 was a broken pile of trash online. Multiple patches, notable online glitches with many still unfixed today.
6)They still can't make the game equal on all consoles.
7)The "leaked" trailers. We all know its done on purpose to create hype.
8) Essentially the same game as COD4:MW
9) Money train. Only made to fill pockets. No quality or passion.
10) No team work, only kill streaks which rewards selfish gameplay.
11)This game will be forgotten in a year after the next COD. Just like all the others.
12)The defenders of this franchise fail to answer anything relating to any of these. Infact all they say is we like it this way, look at the sales... Blind sheep, who just keeps buying this this broken copy of COD4. Even the maps look and feel the same... for $15.

PhoenixDevil2382d ago

Totally with you especially point 12, I have some 360 fanboys where I work all they do is play cod and say the PS3 sucks. I pointed out the major flaws from broken online play - hacked in some cases - all the way to just how good other games are but if its not n FPS n not cod they don't want to know. Seriously like wasting my breath on it but its such a shame that this is kinda how cod is seen by some, as sheer domination of every game market and type for the reason only that everyone knows its name

Heartnet2382d ago

dude if u hate CoD so much why do u keep posting on these articles? ive seen ur posts on multiple CoD articles and theres always the same...

IW arnt the only ones who Copy and Paste ey

Fel082382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )


Took the words right out of my mouth

Jinkazama14212382d ago

dont forget the lack of dedicated servers....even though they have made more than a billion throughout the series -_- COD 4 was fantastic for its time...the rest are just crap on a CD

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Kaizin5142383d ago (Edited 2383d ago )

Look into those eyes of Bobby Kotick, it is like he is staring into my soul and planting the seeds of DLC.

Edit: Not saying I will buy the DLC, hell, I'm not buying MW3.

Heartnet2382d ago

yh ya are... he will get you... eventually

NYC_Gamer2383d ago

well,just don't buy the game problem solved.

urwifeminder2383d ago (Edited 2383d ago )

Would have been good having 4 player co op in spec ops hey treyarch can do it with zombies whats up with that, i hired rather than buy.

SageHonor2383d ago

Hate it all you want... Numbers dont lie.. It sells millions and millions. Already over 6 million units sold.

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