4770d ago Replies(11)
worm20104770d ago

cool, but i think battlefield 3 will be this years shooter

Caleb_1414770d ago (Edited 4770d ago )

There's no doubt about it and I'll be voting with my wallet with this one.

Luckily I didn't get sucked into the hype of BO and it turned out exactly as I expected. MW2 was my last COD game and while I don't necessarily want to see the series go down the drain, they've really got to take a step back and try and revolutionise the formula as DICE are doing with BF3.

Destruction is the way forward as it brings an entirely new dimension to war games. Where previously we could only kill someone in a building through a risky attack through the door or with a grenade, we can now tactically destroy the building to lower the risk.

DICE are innovating with each of their games while COD sticks to the same true and tested formula. While in the short run this is financially sound, Activision and the COD development studios are eventually going to see that they are way behind with the technological curve and the only way they'll be able to compete is by creating a new engine. By this point DICE, providing EA don't make the same mistake by milking the franchise, will already have been consistently making technological advancements.

Unless they take some time out from the scene, I don't see how COD will have any future when it comes to the FPS market. Give it a few years and I guarantee it will be beaten by other FPS franchises such as BF who are actually spending time and money trying to advance the genre, rather than rehashing the same game with the same engine, year upon year.

Tachyon_Nova4770d ago

"Luckily I didn't get sucked into the hype of BO"... Lol, you've clearly been sucked into the hype of BF3. You have no idea what that is going to be like online, it could suck major ass for all you know and yet you say they are revolutionising the formula. That is the definition of being sucked into hype right there.

How are DICE innovating with each of there games? What did Bad Company 2 to that had never been done before? Let me tell you, absolutely nothing.

EA have already milked the christ out of Battlefield. By the end of the year there will have been 9 Battlefields realeased. That is 9 since 2002 compared to 8 since 2003 for Call of Duty.

Caleb_1414770d ago (Edited 4770d ago )

Of course they're revolutionising the formula! Have you even played the Bad Company series? Maybe you could argue the earlier games weren't doing so but the most recent titles certainly have done. Also sure BF3 could suck but they can't afford to put out a bad game as they're trying to take on the current king of the FPS genre: COD.

Besides, from what's been detailed and what i've seen already you don't need to be a psychic to know that BF3 will trump this years COD in every aspect. I mean, seriously, MW3 has only been in production for 2 weeks since BO launched and to think that anyone would predict a solid and revolutionary game to come from 3 studios having to work together is just ridiculous.

Bad Company 2 brought collapsible buildings into the formula which was where Bad Company 1 was lacking. Why include an element of destruction if you can't destroy something entirely within reason? They're taking step by step improvements with their games

You seem to be defending COD resolutely, so i'm not going to waste any more of my time writing responses. However, by all means go ahead and buy the next COD, I certainly won't miss you while revelling in the 64 player destructive battles that I will be enjoying when it releases this fall.

Just you go back to racing explosive RC cars around a top secret nuclear launch facility while getting shot in the back with golden akimbo shotguns.

Vherostar4770d ago

But in terms of sales COD will be as people buy it because of the name.. Nobody has bought for quality in years most people nowadays buy on name alone.. It's the reason FF13 sold so well..

Zydake4770d ago

Whoa, I didn't know Uncle Sam was a troll.

NeaL_ThA_GaMeR4770d ago

OPM's awesome although the next issues not out untill wednesday so this could easily be a fake :/

Craptain_Steel4770d ago

I got it in my post this morning...

So i took a pic lols

Fil1014770d ago

I can confirm this as I too have received my opm this morning

NeaL_ThA_GaMeR4770d ago

ohh ok lol....but then again activison would have to announce within the next couple of days.. the thing thats hard to believe is that opm is usually a couple of weeks late with news, reveals, reviews etc (like with any magazine ofc)

Kingdom Come4770d ago (Edited 4770d ago )

Let's hope its actually a bloody improvement this time and not just a recycling...
EDIT: If it's titled Modern Warfare 3, can we expect it to be a direct sequel? I know there's a lot of evidence pointing towards a prequel but surely calling the title 3 would imply a continuation...

bananasNmonkeys4770d ago

Very true. I'm curious to see what developer/developers are developing it.

Kingdom Come4770d ago

Raven, Sledgehammer & Infinty Ward.

2fk4770d ago

these developers are not going to be anything like the old infinity ward

DrillaKid4770d ago

Not necessarily; lots of games are numbered as sequels but are actually a prequel, like MGS3. A prequel makes sense since it allows them to drag on the "Modern Warfare" franchise for a few more years.

Kingdom Come4770d ago

That's what I'm worried about. I wouldn't mind seeing what happens with Soap and Price but I don't see much point in learning the past of Ghost, it won't progress the story in any manner. He's dead now, therefor we wouldn't be learning anything of any use...