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Call of Duty from World War II to Moderen Day War where next?

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If you saw last week's blog on Is Assassin's Creed losing its touch? Or is it building more ideas? I've decided to do another blog based around another series and their next game Call of Duty: Ghosts which is released this week on almost every console expect for the 3DS and PS Vita.

The series itself has been around for over 10 years now and had started off as a series based around the history of World War II, back then most people would say and of course the developers wanted a Medal of Honor killer. The Medal of Honor series had been around since 1999 but was developed by DreamWorks and with a story done by Steven Spielberg, games based around history is a good experience for gamers and movie fans who wanted experience what it was like during World War II. But it wasn't long when Call of Duty 2 was released in 2005 for both PC and 360 and this is where multiplayer slowly started to kick in for fans and gamers.

And since then after 2005 there has always been a Call of Duty game being released almost every year around the same time between end of October and mid-November you could pretty much say that the game sells really well due to everyone wanting to play multiplayer or people who end up buying the game around the same weekend or a few days before Remembrance Day. (Also known as Poppy Day, Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918)

Call of Duty 4 was released in 2007 and the series took a different turn on this one, instead of it being a World War II themed game it’s now based around the present day of Modern Warfare most of this isn't real but it’s now of the lines on an alternate universe. It did had a decent story even I've played a few games in the past for both Campaign and Multiplayer; but the real reason why Modern Warfare sold more copies was because it's Multiplayer was the strongest selling part about the series either playing with a few friends or against other players online. And since then that has been the biggest selling point for Multiplayer where more than 30 players at once and yet people would still buy the DLC content for it a few months later stuff like Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch can really bring out the worse for gamers. Some people are really good at shooters online and there's the side where people would swear and curse down your ears if you have a headset, some of the things you would hear from other gamers can be funny at times but half the time you don't want to hear any of it and just have it on mute for both players and not using headset at all.

Zombies made a huge impact since World at War was released in 2008 and since then games like Black Ops II had Zombie Multiplayer matches and it seem like it's making a return in Call of Duty: Ghosts but this time instead of zombies it’s now Aliens which I am curious to see how well this goes down like the Assassin's Creed series is Call of Duty losing its touch? But the funny part is that the Battlefield series has the same idea Call of Duty series wanting to make both its Campaign and Multiplayer the perfect FPS game based around the battlefield set in the Modern world. And as for the Medal of Honor series you could say that the series has pretty much been forgotten after the poor reviews and sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012) I'm not even sure if there will be another Medal of Honor game in the future.

Are you planning on buying Call of Duty: Ghosts this week? Or do you think the likes of Battlefield and Medal of Honor are better then Call of Duty? Let us know in the comments-



I'm sticking with Battlefield. Call of Duty is getting into the future and I don't really like that idea since COD was originally a WWII game franchise. I got Black Ops II which was set in the future, and I liked it, but I think that may be that last COD game I'm buying. I think the Battlefield series is giving me more of what I want: a realistic war simulator that is really amazing. So I'm getting Battlefield 4 for sure, but I am still undecided about Call of Duty: Ghosts.


I'd be interested if they took it back to WWII. But I bet I'm only one in a few.

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@dylan417 I wouldn't mind seeing a WWII game too, but that new Wolfenstien game looks pretty good with it being set in an alternate world if the Germans won WWII