The Modern Warfare series deserves more credit than it gets, argues CVG's John Dean
I've said it before but for every 1 person that hates the series 100 love it.
I don't feel like i hate it i just don't feel like the game has changed at all for me to continuously pay 65 bucks for it.
Yup. Started playing it about an hour ago and it's already getting boring. Thank god I didn't pay for this. @Jeseth Ehhh, so far the map design is terrible. The subway/train station map is horrific, played 2 others that sucked ass. Only one I found fun was Hardhat I believe it was.
There is a lot that has changed from MW2 to MW3. Tons of game modes, mods, and maps that finally don't cater to campers or have bottlenecks. There is at least 3 ways tp get to any point on these maps. Infinity Ward did a great job tweaking all the modes and annoyances from past games! For anyone that hasn't played it, you really can't comment. I've played COD since PS2 and this is the best MP so far. No crazy killstreaks, noob tubes are watered down and less effective, maps are great, etc. etc. And Kill Confirmed is f'n awesome! Treyarch really blows. You don't realize it as much until you play the Infinity Ward installments.
I guess they aren't for everyone. I just think they make domination and HQ a lot harder and require more teamwork. I'm just happy there aren't a lot of bottlenecks like in previous COD games. I can understand your point of view though.
jeseth, I seem to remember Sledgehammer worked on this one..
Why not hate the players?? The majority of them epitomise what's wrong with online gaming; immature, racist and abusive kids. I realise that being such a popular and widely played game, you're bound to get your fair share of idiots but COD seems to attract some complete morons who you'd think were fed bleach as babies. When playing MW2, I was inundated with messages from little nasally teens; "message to all recent players, hosting quick scope/ 10th prestige lobby". Sad.....just sad. Oh and now with IW bringing back quick scoping, I can blame the player and game.
I like the series but there are a lot of series I like befor it.
What I hate is my friends that won't open their mind and try something else. They say they don't like BF, Gears, Halo etc yet have never played them. All they play is COD for 12 months solid! What's funny is that they are all average at COD.
lol, I hear you. Fortunately most of my friends are willing to try other games. The problem is that cod is like an illegal substance. it's crap, but there is something very satisfying about it, especially if you are good at it and you can rape a whole team. I got the game very very reluctantly, I didn't bother with the campaign at all, just jumped right into multiplayer with a few friends. straight away I was bashing just about everything I could think of to bash and asking myself why I let myself get talked into buying it. A few games letter and I am getting hate messages from noobs because they got wasted and could not help the big smile that came over my face and all felt right with the world.
Exactly man! I know friends that bought a ps3 or 360 years ago and still only buy COD games for their system! HOW CAN U BUY a console and not buy any other game besides COD!
Because you don't have a ton of time and a PS3 is a sick 3D Blue Ray player! Tron Legacy in 3D was freakin' eye candy! I hear you though. I know some people that only buy Madden and Cod. I ask them why and they just don't have the time and feel like investing $60 in something like a game isn't worth it. All kinds man, all kinds. For every one of us there are many more that don't game as hard.
i know what you mean, i tried to get my friend to play uncharted 3, and shadow of the colossus last night and he said they were "too complicated" "there just wieeeerd" he even went so far as to say that modern warfare 3 has the worlds best graphics and the game kills battlefield 3, and hese 35 years old. what a joke.
It's such a shame, I have many real friends on my friends list that buy only one game a year, CoD. I suppose some people are easily pleased, not me, I need variety otherwise I'd go nuts.
Hate costs far too much energy. The way I see it. I won't buy another cod game until I see a new engine with some next gen graphics like I have with bf3. No hating an certainly no trolling just my own way of thinkin.
This year, the major releases I bought day-1 was BulletStorm, BattleField 3, Gears of War 3 and Modern Warfare 3. I have been very happy with all my purchases except for BF3, which I promptly sold within 4 days. People can hate, but it ain't going to change what I enjoy.
Actually, the hate comes from the game getting more credits (literally) than it deserves. And I agree, Call of Duty 4 was an awesome game, but nothing ground breaking has been done in the series since then.
What are they supposed to do for people like you? Where are all these different innovative games at? BF3 surely isn't innovative. It's another war game, and we've all been there, just like with COD. What can COD do to change to make you happier? And will those radical changes to COD hurt the game? The 60 fps? The smooth as butter controls? People want COD to change so much, but at what cost? This gen they really can't do much more, and keep the same gameplay. Now if next generation, it's the exact same thing, then ya, that's shitty. But until then, we're at the end of the console life cycles here, and there's really not much COD can do to change. But I am curious to hear yours and others who feel like you, hear their takes. And remember though, at what cost? Will what you want them to do, mess up the core gameplay?
Bubbles! Not for the post, which was good, but for the spiffy hair! lol What, confuses me is that people want more innovation yet they are calling for the game to be more like COD4, which wouldn't be innovating at all.
*What can COD do to change to make you happier? Well for starters they can get a new engine,2nd take time to make the game look like it's from 2011 instead of 2007,3rd take out aim assist completely i want a game that gives me a challenge not that one that helps me cuz then you will never get good at it,4th stop selling rehashed maps and give more than just 5 maps add some new stuff,5th add more character customziation i wanna be able to distinguish myself from other players and not look the same. FYI the removal of aim assist on consoles applies to all shooter's not just cod.
Actually there are plenty of changes that could be done, Modern Warfare games are far from perfect. Plus, two of their games broke the records, the brands Call of Duty and Modern Warfare are self-sufficient to sell, they could have done the boldest moves, it would still have sold like hotcakes. Instead, they give us the same 2 years old game with some minimal tweaks at full retail price. The cost for change? If it eventually wouldn't turn out that great or appealing to you, you would've just got back to the previous installment or play another game but minor tweaks are not worth it, patch, DLC and mod tools can do that.
i used to love COD but they just keep dishing out the same stuff over an over again its really getting old. i had the game an i took it back, i hope they lose their fan base until they put real work into a game. i red today that they are going to have a game for 2012. no surprize but it shows what they want an its money an fools keep throwing it at them.
I don't hate the game or the players, I hate the fact that this kind of game is the top dog when it comes to sales figures. It hurts to see all those brain-washed zombies buying these games plus 50€ DLCs every single year, when these games don't deserve it any more for what it is. Give those sales to games that give us something new and even try to improve upon their previous iterations. I don't want this kind of business model to be encouraged. Every time a new CoD is released while giving the gamer so little new but still makes such big bucks, some other devs are tempted to do this too. It's all about the money nowadays, there's no denying it. And CoD makes a huge profit with much less effort from the devs compared to others while still having much less to give for the gamers compared to numerous other games from other devs.
i would love to see shadow of the colossus get these sales, or heavy rain.
This business model has existed for a long time now. It's not new to gaming, it's not new to anything.
Really now? Sports games aside, how many other game series have released 5 games in 5 years with such small amount of changes and improvements and 50€ worth of DLC for each game? NONE.
I didn't say there was a lot of series' that do this. People love COD, that's why there's different teams working on two year cycles. Other games don't do this because they don't have the demand that COD has. People want that signiture COD gameplay. And if they're willing to buy it every year or every other year, what's wrong with that? If it's not your cup of tea, don't drink it. There's no need to get angry over it.
After the amazement that was call of duty 4, even modern warfare 2 was amazing, but the 3rd installment within one generation can't be so un-innovative as this game is. And it doesn't help at all that another company works on the exact same franchise and makes the same game. I mean if you look at the difference from call of duty 3 to call of duty 4 you just can't understand where all that ambition went? I blame this all on activision for milking the brand off of 2 different developers every year, and almost breaking infinity ward...
I'll hate whatever I damn well want to. Like pointless articles like this. If you want to know what I really think...hover your mouse over my avatar.
The word is constructive criticism, and not Hate. And if you say something about COD, whether you like it or not means that you are interested in some way. There is no point hating a game anyway, coz it's just a game that you can do without.
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