Call of Duty: Identity Lost – Tracking the Downfall of a Once Great Franchise

COG writes: "Call of Duty has been around for twelve years, it’s gone through three generations of consoles, a recession and many different studios. Lucas explores how the franchise has changed over the years, specifically, how it’s become the very game its inherit design was built to avoid."

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Digital_Anomaly1239d ago

WOW. Great video and a really balanced and thought out approach to breaking down the series.

I kind of expected a fanboy rant! Pleasantly surprised!

breakpad1238d ago

it was never great ..only one entry was simply good (MW 1)all other were just 10 year-old-targeted-shooter

USMC_POLICE1238d ago

All the ones before mw1 were best. You must not have played before mw1.

TRS_Gear1238d ago

I agree, I was expecting some mindless drivel.

However I too was pleasantly surprised. It was very well thought out, well made, and some excellent points.

One thing I feel obligated to add, the popularity of this series no longer lies within the same beating heart that once served it with a purpose. Most people, myself included, used to buy COD games for the single player, now 95% of players only buy them for the multiplayer. This is extremely evident when you look at a players profile who is fully maxed out prestige wise, only to find out they only have like one or two achievements/trophies. Many players completely ignore the campaign.

I'm pretty sure activision is aware of this, and that why every COD game since WAW, has become more and more like a 'Micheal Bay' movie. I am willing to bet that had they decided to remove MP all together, the sales for this series would absolutely plummet.

Minute Man 7211239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

MW2 was the last great COD. I have no idea why I picked up AW. Is Battlefield stealng it's thunder? 27 million copies of BF4 was sold to date

Father__Merrin1239d ago

I don't see the point, cod isva spefic kind of game. a simple twitch arcade style fps I don't see how they can make it any different?

scark921238d ago

It was not always like that!

Parasyte1239d ago

BF4 probably stole SOME of CoD's thunder, but when you consider what a broken mess BF4 was plus the disappointment of Hardline, I think both franchises are on a bit of a decline.

MercilessDMercer1239d ago

Haven't played a COD in it's gotta be a decade by now, and I don't think I've missed out on anything in all that time

xX_Altair_Xx1238d ago

MW and MW2 were a couple you missed out on - many would say one or the other is the best in the series (MW1 for campaign, MW2 for online play for me).

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