(oh great, i failed to check on my previous thread and it got derailed into a racial debate… nice going…)
so here’s another subject that angers me.
call of duty.
it used to be a praised, well respected game series that was ground breaking for it’s time. hell, i even think that CoD: World at War is the best shooters WWII ever made.
now it’s just a fucking kids game, and completly ailenated the original adult fanbase…
yes, it’s been around like that for quite some time and it was slowly degrading ever since MW2 but now with the new CoD:ghosts coming out, they sealed the coffin.
everyone already laughed at how stupid the CoD:Ghosts, it wasn’t funny to me, it was sad, and painful.
just from looking and the faces of the interviwees you can tell they aren’t really trying…
“we have brand new fish AI” really? who gives a crap about fish AI when it’s a game about WAR?
“a brand new companion a dog!” seriously!? why the hell a game that is about fighting in terrible and intense battles has a dog companion!? hell, it wouldn’t be so bad if he was just a random NPC to snuggle with at the end of every mission.
but no. you are forced to take control of him in terribly ackward scripted scenes when you just ambush people with him.
but hey, it’s a dog, kids love dogs, so lets add a fucking contolable dog in a game about global war, yeah that’ll be awesome.
in fact, every bit of the campegin i have seen so far is 100% scripted. no more big battles, nothing of that, it’s all sneaky super commando style which in fact just following the leading NPC from point A to point B while crouching, just to apeal to the kids that pretand they are badass spies.
“awesome new lean feature!” fucking really? a lean feature, that exists in every COD (except for modern warfare) in NEW!? if you say it’s new, kids will buy it.
“new jump mechanic! now if you run past a low obstacle you will automatically scale over it!” oh wow, such an inovative feature! it’s totally not like you could just jump over them like in every other FPS… so original and cool…
and of course, the groundbreaking soldier customization! now you can let your soldier, wear cowboy hats and pointy shoes! because taking silly features from TF2 is exactly what this war game should have.
kids can now be “original” and customise the soldier they want to be…
but how can it be a kids game if it’s M rated eh?
easy. the M rating is part of the trick. kids want to feel that they are big, adult and strong, they don’t want to get stupid baby E rated games, they are ‘cool’ so they will get a M rated game despite the fact this game is FAR from mature.
how this mighty have fallen, it pains me greatly how greed and arrogance have taking this franchise to the ground and became a prime example of coroprate rot and decay.
is there any hope? do you think one day this franchise will be redeemed? i just hope COD:G will bomb hard and activison will just sell the trademark to people who can handle it properly… hell, even EA can make it better