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Topic: Am I the only one who thinks Call of Duty is overrated?

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Caryslan

Ralizah wrote:

Caryslan wrote:

To be honest, I enjoy Call of Duty as much as I do any other game. While I don't think its the best FPS title out there, I think the games are pretty good for what they are. Which is basically a single-player mode that is basically an interactive action movie, multiplayer that is fast paced with tons of cool gadgets and weapons to use, and various bonus modes tacked on like Zombies, Squads, and Survival.

I have Ghosts and Black Ops II for the Wii U, and I play them as much as any other Wii U game. I would have gotten Advanced Warfare, but it skipped the Wii U, so I'll likely get it on my PS3 sometime next year.

To be honest, I don't consider the series that overrated. Yes, it tends to get sales, but the series gets slammed for being everything that's wrong with modern gaming, even if its not directly involved.

I like Call of Duty, I think it's a fun series. I'm not a big FPS fan anyway. About the only other FPS games I've ever enjoyed were Doom 3, Duke Nukem Forever, and some older ones like Wolfenstien 3D, Duke Nukem Forever, and Doom.

Have you tried Wolfenstein: The New Order? It's awesome.

It's on my list of games to play, alongside the new Doom.

I still have the 2009 Wolfenstien game to get through!

Caryslan

CanisWolfred

^Good luck with that, I deeply regret selling my copy, it was a cool game, and I can't- It's at 5 stores near me for around $11 oh okay. So I see 4 months was enough to change things, huh...

RR529 wrote:

I never understood the idea that [Call of Duty] is supposedly a boring "war simulator". It simulates nothing.

To be fair, it got that rep from CoD 1-3 and arguably 4...back when it at least pretended to have some sort of historical authenticity...

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It wasn't overrated until Activision fired the core team. Modern Warfare 2 is still one of my favorite FPSes and the last one worth playing for it's single-player content. It had excellent direction, great set pieces, fantastic level design and even a small anti-war message.

Since then the franchise has become all agro/dudebro on me. It's like now it's made exclusively by high testoterone males that are slightly homophobic yet have never had girlfriends. "AT LEAST I'VE STILL GOT MY BALLS."

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DefHalan

CanisWolfred wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

I wasn't a big fan of Half-Life 2 for similar reasons, plus the entirety of Ravenholm. It's the Ocarina of Time of FPSes where it feels like there's a cult making sure it's still held as the greatest game ever when it has been outdone by quite a few games within its respective genre...and arguably wasn't as tight or well-crafted in the first place as so many say.

I disagree with your opinion about Half-Life 2 but agree with your opinion of Ocarina of Time. I haven't played another FPS that felt like 1 huge interconnected world like in Half-Life 2. Ocarina of Time I feel is a game that was good for its time but as we progressed the game shows its flaws, however Majora's Mask I think is pretty timeless.

EDIT: Also one of my favorite things about Half-Life 2 is how it basically never took control away from you. Throughout the entire experience I was in control of the main character.

Those were it's main strengths, and if they're enough to make you forgive its flaws, good for you. But I play shooters to shoot things, and I didn't find shooting things in that game very satisfying, especially with the bland weapons that really didn't have much oomph to them. Nor did I find the awkward physics puzzles that good - which admittedly were made back when Physics puzzles were sorta new but that doesn't take away from the fact that they were stupid and inconsistant to pull off. In fact, even nowadays physics puzzles are stupidly inconsistant and unnecessarily frustrating, maybe people should stop doing physics puzzles all together (at least until they figure out how to make the physics work in a coherant manner), let alone shoehorning them into shooty-shooty games???? And don't even get me started on the f***ing driving sections. Halo and Unreal Tournament practically perfected driving controls years before Half-Life 2 came out, maybe they could've taken a few notes, huh??? And then there's shooting up the ladders at the speed of light, the random horror section filled with obnoxious puzzles and the most confusing level layout I have seen in an FPS, while they're throwing hordes of Zombies and fast zombies that reguire a shotgun to a very specific portion of their bodies - not just the head, a specific point on the head - and you have hardly any space to look around for ammo or even where the hell you're going....

...Half-Life 2 was a good cinematic experience. It was not a great game. It certainly wasn't the best game, not by a long shot.

Agree to disagree

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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kkslider5552000

So since this thread is mostly unrelated to the point I was making, I might as well bring up a fun thing.

So my brother was talking with my cousin's kids for a bit this Christmas. They're like...7 and 5 years old I believe. The discussion was mostly about iOS Apps and games (apparently based off of kid's cartoons)...and Call of Duty. This sums up Call of Duty and hardcore gaming more than any joke or point I could make for it. Call of Duty is a casual game and we should mock the people too insecure with the idea that they aren't hardcore enough while hypocritically praising this super mainstream game that kids play. Though don't confuse that with like or defending the series, just stop pretending the series is a good example of hardcore gaming (not to mention hardcore gaming is a term that more often than not means nothing anymore)

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Megas75

lol no. If anything it's "the cool thing to hate"

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kkslider5552000

Megas75 wrote:

lol no. If anything it's "the cool thing to hate"

Oh wow mister you sure are the best at missing the point and reviving threads.

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CanisWolfred

kkslider5552000 wrote:

Megas75 wrote:

lol no. If anything it's "the cool thing to hate"

Oh wow mister you sure are the best at missing the point and reviving threads.

To be fair, 90% of the posters in this thread missed the point to an amazing degree...which is just sad, really.

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SomeBitTripFan

Call of Duty is so widely bashed at this point, it's arguably neither overrated or underrated. It's a string of immensely corporate games, not necessarily great, but decent fun. It's a big name and has big advertizing to back it up. For people who are looking for a fun multiplayer online shooter, they still get that. I don't know why exactly though, but an oddly elitist group mentality has formed within the game's community (Is this from advertizing portrayals or what? I'm curious to know.). That community's elitist attitudes have caused other groups to start bashing it. PC gamers see CoD as an inferior, simplistic, unbalanced shooter in comparison to its competitive titans. Nintendo fans are hostile toward CoD due to the fanbase calling their games "Children's Games". The whole issue in a nutshell: "Ew, differences. I must assert myself as the superior form of different." and that goes for every group.

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SupremeAllah

The problem with it, is that we've been sold the same exact game over and over again with virtually no changes.

This game runs on a modified version of the Quake 3 engine. Quake 3, the game that came out in 1998.

Dated garbage, constantly rehashed with the same weapons, same sounds, same gameplay every time.

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