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I'm not even a big call of duty fan, it's just not my thing, but I can see how people enjoy the multiplayer progression model and being able to hop in and kill each other quick and easy.

So why the crazy hate? Yes they release a new one every year but people seem to like it alot. The market is obviously ready and willing to buy new iterations of the series. I mean from an objective standpoint they're not awful games. Black Ops 2 has just been announced and we don't know anything about the game really and everyone is already trashing it, like what's the big deal, ha.
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I don't hate them... it is just that each iteration is just... samey!

Loved 1, 2 and 3 but after that it has become a bit of a cash-cow-joke.
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CoD 4 was awesome!
CoD 5 meh!
CoD 6 is a DLC of CoD 4.
CoD 7 is a DLC of CoD 6.
CoD 8 is a DLC of CoD 7.
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I think its its more how CoD is run then the the game itself.
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Originally Posted by newphase View Post

I don't hate them... it is just that each iteration is just... samey!
Loved 1, 2 and 3 but after that it has become a bit of a cash-cow-joke.

Pretty much this. I played CoD4 modern Warfare when it came out for a little bit because friends picked the game up. Modern Warfare 2 was the same freaking game, black ops was sold 3 days after i bought it on launch, modern warfare 3 was skipped being as it is the same thing as all the rest, and what do you think BLOPS 2 is going to be? .....The SAME thing. Which is why i enjoy Battlefield 2, BattlefieldBC2 and Battlefield 3 a lot more.
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I love Call of Duty and Call of Duty: United Offensive. They were great games.

Call of Duty went from being PC only and AWESOME to CRAP rehashes on consoles with almost no support for PC and everything. The left their roots, and that is why I pretty much hate everything after cod4. Cod4 was meh, but at least it was playable for a little bit. You can't mod, you can't have custom maps or game modes with any game after cod4. You can't have 60+ players and vehicles...what is that? The original game back in 2003 you could have 60+ players and vehicles, custom maps, and mods, but you can't in 2012? What is that?

If you played CoD and CoD:UO you would realize how awesome the game was and what it could have been if it stayed away from consoles. The game has been DUMBED DOWN soo much since it was PC only it is so SAD.


For these reasons, this is why I still play CoD and CoD:UO.
Edited by icehotshot - 5/1/12 at 5:21pm
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post #7 of 55
Icehotshot is right.
personally, i don't hate CoD because it's bad, I hate it because i know the developers are capable of so much more. wink.gif
After Cod4, it feels like they just stopped trying.
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Icehotshot is right.
personally, i don't hate CoD because it's bad, I hate it because i know the developers are capable of so much more. wink.gif
After Cod4, it feels like they just stopped trying.

This, and they basically axe-murdered the PC.
No mod tools
No dedi (in MW2 at least)

Those two alone basically killed any hope of MW2 being good on PC, and created a large amount of hate, as CoD started on PC.
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It's mostly the community that ruins the game in my opinion. Like someone already said, MW3 was pretty much just a big DLC for MW2 (basically saying they need to change more.)
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You can't have 60+ players and vehicles...what is that? The original game back in 2003 you could have 60+ players and vehicles, custom maps, and mods, but you can't in 2012? What is that?

Basically what I said before and.....


Just watching the console kill the game over the years was kind of painful for what once was a great game. And actually it still is, I still play it.

If the PC version wasn't dumbed down because of consoles, then it wouldn't be that bad. I mean they have MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR A BUDGET and they can't make the PC version different and better than the console version? Why not? What does it matter if they make the PC version better, it's not like you can play console vs pc online anyway.

Like I said they have millions for a budget, yet the original CoD, with like 1% of that budget, was a far better game. Why? Because they didn't have to worry about making it work on a console.
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