Is Call of Duty Finally Done

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#1 Edited by ACP_45 (457 posts) -

Unlike the previous years where COD was on top with news and where all the little kids were so Hyped for the game.

This year has been surprisingly calmer.

Was COD:GOATS really that bad ?

#2 Posted by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

It actually sold 50% less than the other games in its first month, however the game is far from done. It has already sold over 15 million copies so its safe to say the franchise is as strong as ever.

If anything people who don't play the games should stop obsessing about it and play whichever game they actually like.

#3 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

Somehow I thought it was over after MW2.

#4 Edited by ACP_45 (457 posts) -

That explains.

I just think the game is getting old and that Activision is milking the crap out of the game.

Call of Duty was good up until MW2 and maybe even Black Ops but MW3 and Blops 2 was horrible because it just felt so generic and you could see it with your naked eye.

It is becoming the definition of insanity.

Buying the same game over and over again.

The only difference= new maps and guns and maybe a twist in the score streaks.

The campaigns are just terrible stories.

This might be my opinion but you can see where I’m coming from.

I’m not obsessing about it though. It’s just I got so used to hear about it. But this hear it has been pleasantly quiet on the COD side.

#5 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18800 posts) -

Someone forgot to lock the door to system wars again.

#6 Posted by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

Zombies.

#7 Edited by RimacBugatti (1287 posts) -

It was horrible. I played BF4 and would have to say that BF4 is on top at the moment. COD is falling off!

#8 Edited by jekyll (9140 posts) -

@acp_45: The news this year is the new consoles, not the games on them. That's the only reason.

#9 Posted by marcheegsr (2963 posts) -

It sells copies, so its far from done.There will always be a huge fan base.

I'm not a fan of this one. I got it as a Christmas gift. I play Battlefield more.

I actually like the map designs and the weapons are cool but other than that, its pretty much the same thing over and over again.

#10 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

3 things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the same call of duty game being shoved out the door every year.

CoD is a brand now and it takes more than one game to kill a brand. this is especially true when activision insists on financing safe sequels that are unlikely to piss fans off too much even if they mess up a feature or two. activision would have to do biannual releases (i suspect they've learned their lesson after guitar hero) or make years and years of poor decisions to sink CoD.

#11 Posted by SoNin360 (5605 posts) -

Even with its sales slipping, it is still outselling almost every game out there. So no, it likely won't be going away anytime soon.

#12 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

No

#13 Edited by crewe8 (703 posts) -

I lost intrest when black ops came out, became to futurstic for my likings, but each to their own..

#14 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2792 posts) -

It might be descending, but people will buy it forever.

#15 Edited by cejay0813 (620 posts) -

I still don't get the hate when it comes to COD... Can some one please explain why COD is not a great if not good game to own?

I understand it can be the same iteration year after year but the same can be said for a lot of FPS's. Give me more

#16 Posted by LightEffect (54 posts) -

It's big enough with the casual gaming crowd that as long as they keep making new ones, they will buy it. As for most gamers who play more than two or three games a year, it is dying a bit yes.

#17 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@CoquiNegro said:

If anything people who don't play the games should stop obsessing about it and play whichever game they actually like.

If this were an 80's coming of age movie, you'd be getting a slow clap for this line.

I don't know the answer to the question posed by the thread's creator. Who can predict, right? I never thought CoD would become bigger than Halo so who can say where the fickle hand of fate will take that franchise.

What I do know is that Michael Myers has never used an axe, he's best known for a kitchen knife. AND THE KNIFE ANIMATION IS ALREADY IN THE GAME! Ugh. That's about like putting Freddy Krueger in a game but making him use a machete.

#18 Edited by JohnF111 (14105 posts) -

Never bought anything after Black Ops. My avatar may suggest otherwise but I'm done with CoD, just don't like buying the same game every year with worse candy and corridor zones.

#19 Posted by pupp3t_mast3r (141 posts) -

While there might be less hype for each subsequent CoD game, the fact is the multiplayer for the franchise captures a section of the demographic that no other multiplayer games appeal to. It's the same reason FIFA games are fundamentally the same year after year.

Until the gaming market provides people with a realistic alternative to CoD, I don't think the IP is any danger of losing its demand.

#20 Edited by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

In all honesy, I don't enjoy the franchise, but there are how many call of duty games released each year versus Mario, Pokemon, Ratchet and clank, Assassins creed, etc...? One?

#21 Posted by Archangel3371 (15973 posts) -

It's sales may be slipping a bit but for this franchise that's just a drop in the bucket. As for me I'm still enjoying the games a lot, in fact I bought Ghosts twice. Once was the 360 Hardened Edition and the second was an Xbox One version. Thankfully the dlc Season Pass transfers over to my Xbox One version.

#22 Edited by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

It's sales may be slipping a bit but for this franchise that's just a drop in the bucket. As for me I'm still enjoying the games a lot, in fact I bought Ghosts twice. Once was the 360 Hardened Edition and the second was an Xbox One version. Thankfully the dlc Season Pass transfers over to my Xbox One version.

Actually, black ops 2 sold how much, 22 million? This game has sold 15 million in about 12 weeks, which means that it'll easily break 20 million by the end of the year. Any any case, the franchise isn't really dropping in sales.

#23 Posted by Archangel3371 (15973 posts) -

@CoquiNegro said:

@Archangel3371 said:

It's sales may be slipping a bit but for this franchise that's just a drop in the bucket. As for me I'm still enjoying the games a lot, in fact I bought Ghosts twice. Once was the 360 Hardened Edition and the second was an Xbox One version. Thankfully the dlc Season Pass transfers over to my Xbox One version.

Actually, black ops 2 sold how much, 22 million? This game has sold 15 million in about 12 weeks, which means that it'll easily break 20 million by the end of the year. Any any case, the franchise isn't really dropping in sales.

Oh ok. I wasn't exactly up to date with the numbers as it just 'felt' like sales for the game were a bit sluggish.

#24 Posted by matthova (146 posts) -

Hell NO, It aint never gonna stop

#25 Edited by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

@CoquiNegro said:

@Archangel3371 said:

It's sales may be slipping a bit but for this franchise that's just a drop in the bucket. As for me I'm still enjoying the games a lot, in fact I bought Ghosts twice. Once was the 360 Hardened Edition and the second was an Xbox One version. Thankfully the dlc Season Pass transfers over to my Xbox One version.

Actually, black ops 2 sold how much, 22 million? This game has sold 15 million in about 12 weeks, which means that it'll easily break 20 million by the end of the year. Any any case, the franchise isn't really dropping in sales.

Oh ok. I wasn't exactly up to date with the numbers as it just 'felt' like sales for the game were a bit sluggish.

I was hoping they were, maybe the series could have "evolved" But no, sales are as strong as before.

#26 Posted by Archangel3371 (15973 posts) -

@CoquiNegro said:

@Archangel3371 said:

@CoquiNegro said:

@Archangel3371 said:

It's sales may be slipping a bit but for this franchise that's just a drop in the bucket. As for me I'm still enjoying the games a lot, in fact I bought Ghosts twice. Once was the 360 Hardened Edition and the second was an Xbox One version. Thankfully the dlc Season Pass transfers over to my Xbox One version.

Actually, black ops 2 sold how much, 22 million? This game has sold 15 million in about 12 weeks, which means that it'll easily break 20 million by the end of the year. Any any case, the franchise isn't really dropping in sales.

Oh ok. I wasn't exactly up to date with the numbers as it just 'felt' like sales for the game were a bit sluggish.

I was hoping they were, maybe the series could have "evolved" But no, sales are as strong as before.

Well this new gen could shake things up depending how games like Destiny fare.

#27 Posted by nicecall (432 posts) -

I want Call of Duty to go back to world war 2, less linear missions.

#28 Posted by sirkibble2 (870 posts) -

Considering Destiny is coming soon, I think Activision knew CoD would start going downhill by now.

#29 Edited by Zjun (147 posts) -

Not even close. I mean have you seen the sales? I mean quality-wise, yes, DONE. After Modern Warfare 2 it's worth ($) started to cut in half because it was the same copy-and-paste from it's prequels. Though still a fun series to play through at a friend's house.

If you want the series to die out, stop buying their games. It'll happen soon. Ghosts sales are starting drop, fanboys are starting to open their eyes and their brains' are starting to function with the steaming pile of **** they got for 60 $.

#30 Edited by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

Call Of Duty is still a major brand, it isn't going away any time soon. I personally don't play them, but to a lot of causal gamers, video games consist of CoD, FIFA and nothing else.

#32 Edited by Beagle050 (726 posts) -

Nope - they'll continue to churn out half-assed games for full price for years to come. Why? Because people buy them.

Call of Duty is the Bud Light of video games. Despite how horrible it is, people will buy it based on advertising and name alone.

#33 Edited by jukev2424 (244 posts) -

as long as it keeps making money, they will continue to push them out every single year. Why would they not. I think once a year is crazy and that cod isn't what it was but their sales are still great and there's a following fan base that will continue to buy them. Im loving ghosts but when i compare it to mw2, i wish more people still played that. I would like to see them go back to WWll for a shake up.

Was "World at War" a bust? I don't know how well it was perceived. Wouldn't mind a sequel.

#34 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73533 posts) -

@acp_45 said:

Unlike the previous years where COD was on top with news and where all the little kids were so Hyped for the game.

This year has been surprisingly calmer.

Was COD:GOATS really that bad ?

I am keeping my distance from that series

#35 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16919 posts) -

Is CoD done? No, it's not. At all.

#36 Edited by ObxChillin (117 posts) -

I don't know if CoD is done.......but after I played Ghosts.......im done with CoD ill tell you that much.

Besides it looks like CoD cant compete with these future games coming out. (Titanfall, Destiny, Halo etc.) I mean CoD can only do so much before they get too redundant......and its about that time. They did try to change it up with ghosts but ghosts was the worst CoD out of all of them imo.

#37 Posted by hellangel_boy (180 posts) -

As I said before, I think it's starting to lose popularity among people who buy it every year. The end of any game must happen, but as everyone said, as long as Activision makes money out of it, as long as they will keep releasing it, and they already made huge profit of it.

#38 Posted by StopFrameMan (53 posts) -

Why the heck can't they just think of new ideas for games? it's all the same bullshit constantly.