Call of Duty is what it is what it is and I personally love it. I know a lot of people hate it because its cool to hate it, and a fair amount hate it because they genuinely dont like it, but I love the direction Call Of Duty is going in. I love the single-player, its long enough for me not to get tired of the AI and the linearity of the game, but short enough that I want to play through it and enjoy the story and action-packed set pieces before jumping into the multiplayer.
The multiplayer provides a place where I can have fun. I can be stealthy, I can be tactical, I can run out guns-a-blazin. I can play however I want. I can have the weapons I want and use them how I want. The choice in Call Of Duty's multiplayer is something I really like and it just gets deeper with every entry. It never feels stale to me. I know for some people it does, and thats ok. Thats just like, their opinion man.
I love that a game comes out every year, because Im not sitting here twiddling my thumbs like I do for games like Halo or Resident Evil (and I mean numbered sequels here). The wait kills the hype on a lot of games for me. Sometimes I dont want to save money that long or think I'll have it by then and dont. Call of Duty comes out every year. And I always know I will need money to buy it in the fall. Its like Madden, a lot of people dont like it, but enough people love it that it sells well and has a large fan base. People that dont like it can say they hate it all they want, and dont have to play it, but it will still come out the next year, for the fans. If you arent a Call of Duty fan, there is no need to bash it. Just dont buy it.
A lot of the hate for Call of Duty IMO stems from the community and the fact that people are starting to label them as a "casual gamer" or even more recently the "bro gamer". People that devote their days and nights to Call of Duty and claim to be MLG are labeled as "casual" and give the community a bad name. But in reality, wouldnt they be the ones labeled hardcore? Giving up countless days and nights, making videos for Youtube, buying every game that comes out, etc. That seems more hardcore than I have ever been with a game. Then again hardcore and casual are subjective terms. And when used in context of Call of Duty more often reference to little kids and teenagers, or people that run their mouths in game lobbies and have X's surrounding their name.
But I believe it will get better for the most part, and by that I mean the games will always increase in quality. This whole new "universe" they are inventing for Call of Duty that Activision recently started talking about worries me though. It sounds like Halo Waypoint, but for Call of Duty, and with a subscription, but it will obviously offer more than Waypoint if it has a price-tag. I just dont see myself ever using it if that is what it ends up being.
The games will get better without a doubt. Madden games improved, Tony Hawk games always got better (until Project 8 really, but what killed it was Ride), so did GH(Warriors of Rock is what really finished it off in my eyes). I think Call of Duty has at least two years before they end up like the last two mentioned games. I hate it when people say things about milking Call of Duty, because milking a cow is good right? We use milk for things we enjoy. Well right now Im not tired of Call of Duty at all, Im just a hungry gamer with a bowl of dry cereal. So milk away Activision, just dont give me anything expired.
inb4 CoD hate
inb4 OP cant inb4