Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowest Rated COD Game of Generation

GR said, "After years of solid review scores, the Call of Duty franchise has finally seen a bit of a slip in the form of Ghosts."

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Rikuide_Furame1810d ago

Unfortunately the game will still sell a huge amount of copies. Until CoD fans vote with their wallets, Activision and the development teams will have no real reason to seriously upgrade the game.

FITgamer1810d ago

I'm one of them i've owned every COD since the OG Xbox. Not buying another one until they use a new engine. Using the same engine since 2003 across 3 generations is lazy as hell.

LOGICWINS1809d ago

Nah it wasn't the fish. Reviewers are CLEARLY prejudiced against dogs.

...I'm calling Al Sharpton.

Evil_Abed1809d ago

Logic, I think you mean Al Satian. Now there's an industry watchdog who will take this seriously!

TheFallenAngel1809d ago

I don't know if it will sell more than other cods because a couple of guys were cancelling their pre orders last night. I didn't see much hype or pre orders this year either. I could be wrong.

FunkMacNasty1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

@ Rikiude_Furame,

I don't think the largest percentile of CoD fans, at this point anyway, are serious gamers like us. At this point, CoD has become a pop-culture phenomenon, and it's just en vogue to own it and play it right now, because everyone else is doing it. That's where the sales numbers are coming from.

Sadly, the hardcore gamers--the most vocal community in gaming--is also the smallest minority of people who own game consoles. In other words, Activision and IW are aware of the complaints against CoD, but also know that hordes of dude-bro's and frat boys will still run out and buy it on day one. That's how Activision has gotten away with recycling the same game every year. They know that CoD has attained pop-culture status, and they know they no longer NEED the support of serious hardcore gamers to be successful each year.

It's sad and it's shitty, and we can "vote with our wallets", but that will sadly mean nothing. CoD's popularity has attained a point in it's popularity where it is now just a game for sheeple. The same thing happens with most game franchises/genres, book franchises, movies, music and bands.. They do something really special until the world catches on--then they "sell out" and leave all their true fans in the dust.

FragMnTagM1809d ago

I was expecting a decent sized line just because it is CoD, but there were literally just 15 people in line for it last night. Last year there where over 200 for Black Ops 2 at my work.

JokesOnYou1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

Yep I knew it.

Like I said, its been rushed because IW is trying to get it on every platform with not enough time, same for BF4, I'm not impressed with either 4hr campaign and the multiplayer for next gen are not fleshed out, its just throwing things into the pot "like hey we don't have time to make any fundamental changes for next gen, so lets throw in some aliens" or "well now lets blow up a skyscraper" but none of it feels like it has any depth as far as new gameplay from its last gen predecessors.

These are not sports games where you basicly just have to refine the animations, up the graphics, and add each teams new player rosters, because it still football same rules same exact purpose, no story....these are war games/shooters where you can actually change quite a bit to the gameplay, story, mechanics, weapons, modes and still stay true to the franchise but they did none of that with the golden opportunity that next gen consoles bring.

TheGrimReaper00111809d ago

Yeah, when will they add ai birds?
Or make a revolutionary step forward and allow us to interact with dogs?
Then it'll be true next gen -__-
Honestly, Activision straight up lied to our faces! At the XB1 reveal, they said they made a new engine, but like you said, as long as they make money, they dont give a rat's ass

inveni01809d ago

But…don't the reviewers realize that the fish move out of the way when you come close? /s

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venom061809d ago

this is EXACTLY what happens when you dont get a BETA!!!

FunkMacNasty1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

This article is using metacritic as it's source for low review scores--probably not the best source, since much of it is user contributed and we've all seen how easy it is for people to manipulate scores on metacritic by posting their own low score.

Other articles posted to N4G this morning, have IGN rating it 8.8 or something, and a reveiw I aw yesterday gave it an 8-point-something..

any kind of 8 is still a great score for a lazy game

hildegain1806d ago

@JokesOnYou "These are not sports games where you basicly just have to refine the animations, up the graphics"

If only these "Next Gen" games even didn't that. It's mostly just copy-pasting of previous games, upping the resolution to 1080p (still 30fps in most cases) and then showing pre-rendered cutscenes and saying "actual gameplay".

What do we expect though when the new consoles only have the equivalent to a low-budget level PC and it means that most developers still don't have to put much effort into showing anything good off until their competition does so.

Where do we see the good graphics? In the new software and new engines, where developers are showing the capabilities of the new software (mostly running on PCs). We hardly see a new game running being shown off with such a vast improvement though.

Take BF4 as an example. The game was being developed to release on the "next-gens" and yet looks 99% identical to BF3. Not much improvement was necessary but there is certainly ROOM for it. CoD on the other hand NEEDS improvement and we still see none.

Unfortunately, we wont see the money being put into making the "next-gen" games much better until the companies have to in order to compete. (Wait until another twitch shooter like CoD comes out, with no learning curve, with no skill required and with more shinies, then we'll see a graphics improvement by Activision).

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FogLight1810d ago

Yep, sooner or later the cow will give you the rotten milk if you milked it too much.

Evil_Abed1809d ago

F science and realism right?

Mills931810d ago

If COD died BF would follow the same path COD has went down

Detoxx1810d ago

As long as Battlefield releases every 2 years with awesome additions, I'm happy.

If BF would do the same thing as COD (Release every year, no changes, etc.) I would gladly wish BF the same.

DICE won't let that happen though, so no worries.

JeffGUNZ1809d ago

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't COD on a 2 year development cycle, but releases yearly due to two different developers making the game?

Detoxx1809d ago


You're wrong mate.

COD has a development cycle of less then a year.

If they would combine Treyarch and Infinity Ward to develop a COD game every 2 years, you would get an amazing game.

But instead they're just milking the COD franchise untill it's dry. And trust me, we're going to see COD die out.

windblowsagain1809d ago

I think you meant, let it bleed out:)

Mills931810d ago

Could give them a kick in the ass to pull their finger out and produce something better next time

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