Submitted by KenAdamsNSA 851d ago | opinion piece

Why the Shooter Genre Desperately Needs Another Call of Duty 4

Incremental changes and moderate adjustments aside, the gaming renaissance that Call of Duty 4 introduced ended long ago, and now we’re left with a small handful of quality FPS experiences and a whole bunch of forgettable ones. If shooting aliens, corrupt Special Ops baddies, and zombies wants to remain enjoyable and exhilarating, the genre is going to need an enormous injection of innovation once more to keep it afloat. (Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo 4, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

GraveLord  +   851d ago
They should remake Call of Duty 4!

True we do need another revolution.
Can't wait for Black Ops 2! Whooo!
egidem  +   851d ago
I haven't played any Call of Duty games since World at War. Anything after that just flew by me without any interest in looking at it.

Of all the Call of Duties to date since 2007, nothing beats the original Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. This was really a huge step in terms of new innovations.
asmith2306  +   851d ago
I gotta say I liked MW2 for a while but that was the beginning of the end. Bought Black Ops and then traded it a few months after. Same ol, same ol.
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dangert12  +   851d ago
killzone 2 is still here why do we need cod4 never mind another
xursz  +   851d ago
Killzone 2 is among the best FPSs this gen.
DasTier  +   851d ago
maybe top 10 but it no way tops any of Halo 3, BFBC2, COD4, Resitance 1, BF3 or Halo Reach.
asmith2306  +   851d ago
I think the problem with KZ not being as popular online is the games story. BF and COD succeed because they are modern shooter which everyone can relate to, they dont need a story. Its harder to do that with sci fi shooters. Halo got the story right and a memorable protagonist, guarenteeing its multiplayer success. KZ characters and story are forgettable.
xtreampro  +   851d ago
Although I generally disagree with Sony fanboys what dangert12 said is true. KZ2 is probably one of the best online shooters this gen.

The online mode was just filled with fun! I hope KZ4 is more like KZ2.
WeskerChildReborned  +   851d ago
They don't desperately need anything really, they will still sell millions and milk it until an actual competitive game come's around and then they will probably disband Treyarch and Infinity Ward like how Guitar Hero ended.
Swagman2321  +   851d ago
Funny the same FPS that they name "revolutionized" (don't get me started on this, there are much better shooters out then then CoD) is also the same franchise that has completely worn out the formula. What i think needs to happen is Call of Duty needs to die. Or they need to wait like 3 years before they release a new one and put some innovation into it rather then pump out the same game year after year. Absolute crap is what CoD has become.
BitbyDeath  +   851d ago
COD4 has nothing on the TimeSplitters model.
If we can get a COD game with all the unlockables of the TimeSplitters (weapons, characters, levels, game modes) then i'd be all over it.

The shooter genre desperately needs more TimeSplitters esque games
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sonicsidewinder  +   851d ago
Sad that it won't happen. Well, I think TS4 WILL be released, but the way of unlocking new characters and maps, as it was done?

That just stands as a modern day dlc practice in waiting. Gtta dl these maps. Want the Monkey character? Pay Up.

I fear for the game, but I want it all the same.
cycofoo831  +   851d ago
Sounds like true open world shooters need to take the light again. We need islands again!
bahabeast  +   851d ago
time splitters is a REALLY GREAT GAME i remember when i first played the demo blew me away instantly
billybonez  +   851d ago
I still believe the best Call of Duty was the first one. The sound track was really amazing to. Probably up there with Halo (not the game as a whole but the soundtrack). Yeah..man that game got me into COD. If your new to COD. I suggest you start with. Finest Hour. Then work your way up and see how lack lusty COD has become. Those were the glory days. I had more fun with the world war two style, just my opinion.
DasTier  +   851d ago
COD Finest hour was garbage compared to COD 1, 2. if someone wanted to experience the amazing COD of old the ONLY games to play are 1 & 2.
LoneWolf019  +   851d ago
Halo 4 is coming have you forgotten?
bub16  +   851d ago
halo sucks, i would rather play the cod series
DJLB2115  +   851d ago
Hicken  +   851d ago
The genre needs two things:

1. Less games. The FPS market is flooded with games, not all of them quality. Simply put, some franchises need to go away for a while, others forever.

2. Unique, individual identities for the remaining games. No more thinly veiled- if veiled at all- clones. No more playing game A that feels just like you're playing game B. Medal of Honor shouldn't play like Battlefield shouldn't play like Call of Duty. If they all play alike, they're not all needed.

Honorable mention(and more than enough for its own article): Less Call of Duty. Very few- if any- games NEED yearly entries in the franchise, and NO shooter does. I feel sorry for the CoD fanboys(I'm lying; I don't), but when the overall changes to each entry are as minor as from one CoD to the next, it's not needed, especially as a full retail title.
DeadlyFire  +   851d ago
While I do agree. One has to note one thing. A shooter is still a shooter. Don't expect much variation. :P

FPS market might be flooded with games, but in reality this is only the beginning. Big mega publishers are finally hitting each other head to head with their major titles. Which will create some vast improvements to Call of Duty as well as Battlefield and tons of other FPS games that will exist will have many new tweaks and changes to them because of this. I do agree there are some stale copycats out there. Each game deserves its unique approach. The Next few years we should see intense competition in the shooter arena. Killing off stale shooters and breathing new life into FPS genre.

I do like how EA isn't going to be making a main Battlefield entry every year. 2011 it was Battlefield 3, 2012 its Medal of Honor. In 2013 it appears to be Bad Company 3 if rumors are true. Possibly with Mirror's Edge 2 and Respawn's FPS. I don't expect Battlefield 4 until 2014/2015 or so.

Respawn/Infinity Ward invented Call of Duty. Activision tried to take it from them with modern Warfare 2/3 and they formed Respawn. Hopefully they can do it again and retain their IP this time. :)

Activision only puts out Call of Duty and its every year sadly. They do have Bungie making a title now. It might be coming alongside Call of Duty sometime in the future.
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dcortz2027  +   851d ago
COD4 was god sent. I'd give anything for a remake with a better engine and graphics. All the other COD games after part four pale in comparison. Those were the days, playing Resistance:Fall Of Man, Warhawk, and COD4 on my brand new PS3!
Totoro17  +   851d ago
YES YES YES!! OMG dcortz I was thinking the same thing!! I'm currently playing Starhawk and love it, but nothing compares to the bliss that is Warhawk (the game that introduced me to online gaming) and COD4 was the very first FPS I ever owned and played. You know what was great, as well? That most people that owned a PS3 when it first came out were so awesome...decent...very little hate and immaturity like when they lowered the price and miscreants can afford it. I now play on my PC and even there are still immature 12 (and 20 something) year olds but not as much as consoles.
Kratoscar2008  +   851d ago
we need that Call of Duty popularity falls off, otherwise we will see more Clones instead of original IPS FPS.
Totoro17  +   851d ago
I have COD4 on the 360, PS3 and most recently, on the PC. I absolutely love the game and the reason it worked so well is because it was so simple in its premise and execution and didn't over complicate/over clutter with superfluous options like the other COD's.
Amaterasu5  +   851d ago
Shooter genre is gey (yes, with "e")
tigertron  +   851d ago
We don't need another COD4. We have Halo 4 coming, and we already have a wealth of great FPS games from Halo, Resistance, Killzone, Battlefield, Timesplitters, etc etc.
r21  +   851d ago
no, we need another black!
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   851d ago
Don't forget the soundtrack, Chris Tilton and Michael Giacchino's team work created one of the best OST's in gaming in my opinion. Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer came mighty close to toppling the mantle in Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II but Black's OST surgically fit each battle.
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TotalSynthesisX  +   851d ago
The irony of this article posted within the Halo 4 section -- the game that's planning to re-revolutionize the FPS genre. I think you answered your own question there, xbox360cheats.com.

Would you like some herp with your derp?
bub16  +   851d ago
cod4 was the best of the cod series! i fell in love with this game racking up 30 playing days on ps3 and 15 on xbox!!! then mw2 come out and you start to realise how shit cod is. the series soon turned to run and gun with stupid overpowered perks, kill streaks that only target high ranked/stat players and stupid people boosting!
dorron  +   851d ago
It needs another Battlefield Bad Company 2...and another Bioshock 1.
GammaSix  +   851d ago
We need timesplitters 4, thats a fact
Blastoise  +   851d ago
I'll second that. Had a sweet campaign and a really cool concept. I miss FPS games that dont take themselves too seriously.

...And Bulletstorm certainly doesnt count
DJLB2115  +   851d ago
32 diagrees and 1 agree? the duty haters are out in full force today. give the kid a break already

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