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COD in the same sentence as interesting and fun?



I think not.
Eh. Your opinion...all I know is they're laughing on their way to the bank seeing as how they created the MOST SUCCESSFUL GAME OF ALL-TIME.
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Eh. Your opinion...all I know is they're laughing on their way to the bank seeing as how they created the MOST SUCCESSFUL GAME OF ALL-TIME.
They can laugh all the way to the bank all they want.

The simple fact of the matter is that they are not laughing with my money to the bank.
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They can laugh all the way to the bank all they want.

The simple fact of the matter is that they are not laughing with my money to the bank.
So how can you have an opinion on the game, then?

FAIL
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So how can you have an opinion on the game, then?

FAIL
COD has been garbage since MW2. What kind of PC FPS game doesn't have dedicated server support? I'll tell you what kind: a garbage one.

I've tried MW2 at a friend's house as well. The gameplay is so bland and uneventful. The animations are so awful. There is no "feel" to the game. The list goes on and on.

Since video games are considered art now COD can be considered a finger painting done by a 1 year old. Games like The Specialists and Mass Effect can be considered Mona Lisas of their genres.
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COD has been garbage since MW2. What kind of PC FPS game doesn't have dedicated server support? I'll tell you what kind: a garbage one.

I've tried MW2 at a friend's house as well. The gameplay is so bland and uneventful. The animations are so awful. There is no "feel" to the game. The list goes on and on.

How convenient...

Since video games are considered art now COD can be considered a finger painting done by a 1 year old. Games like The Specialists and Mass Effect can be considered Mona Lisas of their genres.
Not gonna argue with you, you "win".
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Okay this is irritating me; an RPG is supposed to be deep. The COD games are very shallow. As an RPG, ME2 was scraping it. Here's the kicker; the Mass Effect series is a series of RPG's. That means you must have sequences deeper than explosions and jumping over chasms every few minutes, as well as your gameplay being deeper than the army of infinitely spawning men and the vast array of guns that mostly react very similarly to each other.

Mass Effect 2 stayed away from making every gun handle similarly, and gave some form of customisation, but compared to 1, that customisation was low. Even though they intend to expand this library in Mass Effect 3, and allow weapon customisation again, it doesn't mean jack if the gameplays not there. I could use the same strategy to gun down anything in mass effect, i can use the same gun too. There's little in mass effect that requires a change of tactics to kill. I can name quite a few RPG's that actually did require different tactics, such as Oblivion, where taking down ghosts has to be done via magic or enchanted weapons, or The Witcher, where you've got an array of monsters each with different weaknesses.

Furthermore, is it just me, or did I spend most of my time fooling around with crew based missions rather than actually developing the storyline? In Mass Effect 2 that is. In their state that they were, you HAD to do them if you wanted a half-decent ending. Additionaly, most were standard missions that, IMO, didn't really go far in developing characters. Mass Effect 1 handled this aspect much better; everyone you recruit is on your way, not in your way of the storyline.

So, to suggest that a streamlining of Mass Effect 2 to COD style aspects is a good thing defies its genre; it is an RPG, not a generic shooter, it must have more depth.

EDIT: Just to outline, I did feel the combat was improved, but it lacked depth compared to the first game. Additionaly, my main complaint is the story, apart from that, I couldnt see much wrong with ME2. Except perhaps planet mining, but that was minor.
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How convenient...
Didn't someone say just a few posts ago that COD is the "MOST SUCCESSFUL GAME OF ALL-TIME"? Hmm...
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Enjoyed ME1 and ME2, Mass Effect 3 will definitely be game of the year.

The only way a watered down RPG gets GOTY is if there is no good ones coming out. It definately won't get it in 2011, although IIRC it is coming out in 2012, that title is already being polished up for a game by a small Polish PC gaming company. wink.gif
    
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Some level of dumbing down is good, I didn't like DA:O's leveling and combat system at all, but DA2 was a big improvement on both, even though they had to remove some skills and items.
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