• Why Call of Duty Isn't Good: The Death of Tactics
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB7eqwKYdy4&feature=g-all-lik[/media] Pretty spot on IMO.
I played the shit out of CoD 4 but the series is getting stale, that's for damn sure.
[QUOTE=Gears of duty;35761309]I played the shit out of CoD 4 but the series is getting stale, that's for damn sure.[/QUOTE] It's going to die like Guitar Hero did, a victim of its own success.
Okay, we all get it. Call of Duty is slowly getting worse. This has been said for months. No need to keep attacking it.
[QUOTE=NoobSauce;35761374]Okay, we all get it. Call of Duty is slowly getting worse. This has been said for months. No need to keep attacking it.[/QUOTE] 'No need' is the key word(s), sometimes there are really no reasons as to why people react to anything.
I hate to admit it, but I enjoyed the game during the free weekend. I still wouldn't say it's a good game, but it's useful for killing a dull afternoon. Is it worth the money they want? Absolutely not.
Why would he waste his time over-analyzing Call of Duty? The bandwagon of hatred of Call of Duty is in my opinion more annoying than people who think it's the greatest game of all time. If you don't like something, stop giving it attention.
I agree.
That happened to me so many times playing COD. I am killing waves and waves of enemies only to realize I have to run forward while they're still there to stop them from spawning.
[QUOTE=Pteradactyl;35761558]Why would he waste his time over-analyzing Call of Duty?[/QUOTE] The same reason you'd analyse any failure: to figure out how to do better next time.
[QUOTE=Jackald;35761597]The same reason you'd analyse any failure: to figure out how to do better next time.[/QUOTE] A failure in what way? I enjoyed the hell out of CoD4. Alot of the things he mentioned where true but it doesn't necessarily mean it is a bad game.
people will start realizing this after Bo2 a lot of my friends didn't buy Mw3, hopefully Bo2 helps get the message through
i totally agree with him in 20 years people will only remember call of duty not any good war movies or other crap
[QUOTE=BusterBluth;35761690]A failure in what way? I enjoyed the hell out of CoD4. Alot of the things he mentioned where true but it doesn't necessarily mean it is a bad game.[/QUOTE] I phrased that poorly. I don't mean to say Call of Duty 4 was a failure, just that it's good to analyse things that went well and things that didn't so that you can suggest improvements in the future.
blood on the screen so realistic.
"World War II was real?" - Quote from some kid I know after playing Call of Duty 2
[QUOTE=Lukasaurus;35761983]"World War II was real?" - Quote from some kid I know after playing Call of Duty 2[/QUOTE] It's not that surprising. A lot of knowledge is passed through media. I don't blame a kid not knowing about WW2 since the History Channel doesn't do back to back documentaries on it, games aren't really made about it, and films aren't often set there anymore. When was the last time a real big WW2 game or film was made? It's been a couple years at least. It went through a phase then sorta got played out.
Earlier this year I bought MW3. I enjoyed MW2 for the special ops, campaign and multiplayer. I popped the game in, played for a week, and sold it. It is literally the same thing as mw2. They have slightly updated models, but most of the guns are just the same thing from the old game. The community is retarded, and usually just says FACKING HAX FAG me everytime they lose. I don't know why I was so oblivious to the shittyness of MW2, and Black ops before it. Its the same thing over and over. I can't wait until this series dies out because it is not doing itself good anymore.
I thought most teenagers learnt about World War II in history class? When I say kid, I don't mean 5 years old. I mean 15 (I'm 30, so everyone under 18 is a kid to me, which is obnoxious, but it comes with age).
[QUOTE=Lukasaurus;35762248]I thought most teenagers learnt about World War II in history class? When I say kid, I don't mean 5 years old. I mean 15 (I'm 30, so everyone under 18 is a kid to me, which is obnoxious, but it comes with age).[/QUOTE] They don't teach us about war in school. I have had to do my own research to figure stuff out. The reason they do it is because they don't think it's important enough or some might find it offensive.
Uhh yeah, if you're calling CoD shit because its singleplayer sucks, you need to do some long and hard thinking about the depths to which you will sink to complain about something
Their have been a few good games recently that attempted new things but just didn't take off. Brink was actually a really good team based shooter that relied on classes that complimented each other. It is such a shame that the AI was rubbish because when you were playing 8v8 humans, it was amazing. A lot of indie games have recently attempted new ideas and were really fun, but once again, noone plays them (there was one about ninjas in some 3d thing an you could fly around and I forget the name of it). Also, Monday Night Combat was good. Dungeon Defenders tried new things, although now, it's just a bunch of hackers with high end gear that boot you out of dungeons for not having high end gear, but you can't get the high end stuff unless you raid with them. Natural Selection is shaping up to be good and that Nuclear Dawn game is pretty decent, except it fails at it's end of round stuff where you just keep respawning and dying while your base gets hammered. That part of it is boring.
[QUOTE=Lukasaurus;35762248]I thought most teenagers learnt about World War II in history class? When I say kid, I don't mean 5 years old. I mean 15 (I'm 30, so everyone under 18 is a kid to me, which is obnoxious, but it comes with age).[/QUOTE] I don't think any of my classes really touched on it with any real depth. They mostly went into US history and Pacific Northwest history(since I live in Washington).
[QUOTE=mopman999;35762282]They don't teach us about war in school. I have had to do my own research to figure stuff out. The reason they do it is because they don't think it's important enough or some might find it offensive.[/QUOTE] Unlucky. I got to play Wargames in high school to learn about World War II. I also got to watch Monty Python Holy Grail in History when we were doing Medieval stuff. My history teacher was pretty chill. However, in Australia, ANZAC history is a pretty big thing.
[QUOTE=GameDev;35761737]people will start realizing this after Bo2 a lot of my friends didn't buy Mw3, hopefully Bo2 helps get the message through[/QUOTE] because some people find the Call of Duty games fun? honestly, who cares it's just a computer game, no need to give it more attention than it needs
It's not the teachers, it's mostly the state.
[QUOTE=Pteradactyl;35761558]Why would he waste his time over-analyzing Call of Duty? The bandwagon of hatred of Call of Duty is in my opinion more annoying than people who think it's the greatest game of all time. If you don't like something, stop giving it attention.[/QUOTE] It's one of the most popular franchises, has influenced several of the major game releases in recent times and is becoming/has become a cultural icon. The post-Modern Warfare Call of Duties are one of the biggest things currently in the gaming industry. I think it's worth talking about
That was actually a well made video, at least he summed up what's wrong with the game/genre/franchise maturely rather than going the usual "LOL COD SUX I SO 1337 ON THE BANDWAGON!"
I'll agree mostly, although I thought MW2 was much worse than COD4.
[QUOTE=Ownederd;35762334]because some people find the Call of Duty games fun? honestly, who cares it's just a computer game, no need to give it more attention than it needs[/QUOTE] That's like saying (about films) 'it's just a movie'. Games are growing in importance and use. Most age demographics play games on some level and, like movies and books and every other mainstream cultural product, games will have an effect on peoples' outlook. I'm not saying that playing CoD will turn a kid into a cold-blooded killer. But it is important to remember that everything we're exposed to will influence us in some way. Films can change the way we perceive and think about social issues. Music can inspire social activism and protest. Games are no different and, given the increasing spread of gaming as both a pastime and area of employment their cultural impact is only going to increase.
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