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NOTE: This is too long to post to Twitter or Tumblr, and I need an excuse besides Advent to use LJ more. Also, this is not a review by any means, but it does state my opinion on the CoD series as a whole.

*Sighs* Where do I even fucking begin with this...? If you're expecting praise, then you better get lost. I am NOT a Call of Duty fanboy and I never was. I may have played Modern Warfare 2 and enjoyed it to an extent, but after seeing the same thing in Black Ops, (Which I never played), I was expecting the same damn thing in Modern Warfare 3. And would you look at that: I was right.

What is this 'same thing', you may ask? Multiplayer. If you don't know what CoD multiplayer is, you're lucky, but not for long as I'm going to fill you in.

Call of Duty's multiplayer pits people against each other in teams and fight each other for multiple objectives. Whether it's to arm a bomb and prevent the enemy from defusing it (Search and Destroy/Demolition), Capturing the enemy's flag and returning it to base (Capture the Flag), or just simply kill each other (Team Deathmatch/Free-for-all), you're gonna be fighting. Getting killstreaks will net you bonuses, such as a care package (Which will contain one random killstreak bonus), a UAV (Shows every enemy on the map), a sentry gun (Just as it sounds), or a tactical nuke (Ends the match where it is and whoever team used it wins). There are a variety of weapons to use to eliminate your foes, perks which give your soldier a distinct advantage in some situations, and other things. The MP experience leveling system will net you more weapons and perks to use, but when you reach the max level and want more, the Prestige Mode comes in. This will reset almost EVERYTHING to when you were level 1, and you get a little icon instead of the ranks.

There's the basic rundown on MP. In my opinion, I freaking hate it. It's waaaay too fast-paced for me, and I just don't find it that appealing to me. I prefer more variety when it comes to multiplayer, such as drivable vehicles, or mounted weapons. My prayers were answered in the form of Halo: Reach and Battlefield 3, but I'll save those for another time.

The story of the CoD series are rather basic, but remains mostly the same. Around 90% of the time, you're an American, and you have to fight through the stereotypical foes to achieve your goals, whether it be Germans (CoD1-3), Russians (CoD4:MW, MW2, BO, MW3), or the Japanese (CoD:W@W). The stories are all stereotypical and cliched. And yet all of these games get tons of praise. "Why is that?," I think to myself at times. I honestly HATE the 'Americans vs. ANYTHING-these-days' scenario and I wish there were more creative stories in a FPS. I can honestly shit a better story than these.

Now here's where I get all pissy with the game series. It gets waaaay too much praise and is too overhyped. The developers seem like they're not even trying to improve, like they KNOW that just putting the same MP in and people will instantly buy it. It's like taking a shit and putting a Call of Duty logo on it and it'll sell like hotcakes. EA did a TON of work rebooting Battlefield 3 and it really shows with their new Frostbite 2 engine. What does the Call of Duty series use? The outdated Quake engine. I mean, it's good to see that old game engines are sill being used, but there comes a time where you need to upgrade.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty neutral when it comes to this. Believe me, I used to be a LOT WORSE. I wouldn't mind the series if it wasn't as overhyped as it is. Seriously.

Anyway, yeah. I'm done~ *Puts up flameshield*


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Antonio Roman
Jan. 15th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
I completely agree with you. Its almost unfair how cod gets so much games sold when the game is almost exactly the same. Even worst every time a new CoD comes out it sells even more than the previous one.
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