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I think COD should just focus and stay multiplayer only. They have never had a good single player experience to this date. Single player in COD IMO and yes I have played through every COD has been pretty trashy

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Good article, however a reboot under COD would never happen as so many people would drop it. Surprised he didn't bring up COD 2 or COD 3 though...
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Originally Posted by olli3 View Post

Pretty good read.
I haven't played the latest COD but I disagree with them saying the 'set-peices' are boring
I actually find it pretty awesome for a single player game. I want it to feel like an over the top movie, an epic but short experience.
I completely agree about the over the top violence though. It adds nothing to the game and is just a cheap way of getting a reaction from the player and press coverage. I honestly think they should be more responsible too, they know that every 12 year old with an xbox will play through it all and being accustomed to such violence at that age I think is damaging.

To each their own, but I was extremely bored of the COD style campaign about mid way through CoD:UO, and honestly I don't know how people can enjoy playing through the campaigns year after year. They've been doing the same thing since the original, which was pretty spectacular for its time, but when I tried to play through CoD4 I just couldn't do it. Too boring for me, I wanted a little room the breath and try my own style. Scripted AI isn't fun to fight imo.

The multiplayer is cheesy and not my style, but still quite fun, so I get the success, I just don't get the praise on the single player portions.
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Stop whining about girls getting blown up and civilians shot at airport in a real war soldiers have to make tough choice would you kill 100 innocent people to save millions and children aren't immune to damage

Are you serious? In the real world soldiers do see a lot of messed up things and guess what...it screws some of them up in the head. And for the ones that it doesn't screw up it's probably down to their training - which gamers do not have. On top of all that, 12 year old's play this game, which the developers 100% are aware of.

There is no need for mindless violence like this in games, they are just as fun without it and it just normalises people to violence.
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Stop whining about girls getting blown up and civilians shot at airport in a real war soldiers have to make tough choice would you kill 100 innocent people to save millions and children aren't immune to damage

Are you serious? In the real world soldiers do see a lot of messed up things and guess what...it screws some of them up in the head. And for the ones that it doesn't screw up it's probably down to their training - which gamers do not have. On top of all that, 12 year old's play this game, which the developers 100% are aware of.

There is no need for mindless violence like this in games, they are just as fun without it and it just normalises people to violence.

if you dont want your 12 year old to play the game then done buy it for him or her. and i am not defending this game because i think that it is a load of crap but people have got to stop complaining and whining about games being to violent because it is screwing up good games. if you dont want your kid to play then be a parent!
    
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if you dont want your 12 year old to play the game then done buy it for him or her. and i am not defending this game because i think that it is a load of crap but people have got to stop complaining and whining about games being to violent because it is screwing up good games. if you dont want your kid to play then be a parent!

If I ever have children, there is no way they will be playing COD that's for sure, but it's pretty hard these days with peer pressure etc. Every 12 year old with a console owns COD, and for multi-player it isn't that bad, I just really don't get the need for the disturbing single player.

Also, do you actually think it's "screwing up good games"? I honestly couldn't care less if a game has no blood or violence it it at all, even if it's totally fitting like in a war game. Most of my friends seem to agree with me, the violence isn't what makes games entertaining. It doesn't even make them more realistic, the blood splats from some games are just silly.
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"The imagery is horrifying, but it doesn't carry actual value. This is meaningless shock without awe undermined by the assaulting, desensitizing violence of Call of Duty's campaign."

what people need to Realise is its a GAME... End of story.
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what people need to Realise is its a GAME... End of story.

A game that you have to play whilst having to tell yourself 'don't worry it's only a game', is not a good game. A good game gets you immersed into it, so you feel you are actually there. To realise it is a game is to lessen the enjoyment.
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