Originally Posted by prava
The problem I see with the COD franchise is that, basically, people are asked to pay a premium to get:
a) 5 hours of single player action.
b) The very same game mechanics for multiplayer.
Which makes me wonder, why they can't keep playing with the already existing games? They don't realise that buy buying a product that is exactly the same as the older with a few details changed, they are hurting themselves, as you are showing the publishers that they can get away with minimum to no expending in the quality department, and it shouldn't be like this.
For instance, I played COD4 A LOT. Not so much the single player, as I only actually liked the Chernobyl mission (it was terrific, whereas all the other ones were meh :/ ). Why did I play it a lot? Because the multiplayer was kinda different from all the other games we had. But, once the new COD came out, why should I buy it when the game was basically the same? I mean, seriously, just release those maps for COD4 and be done with it, I'm not paying full price for a single player I don't care nor its any good, and I'm definitely not paying for 5 new maps in multiplayer. Instead, console players keep buying the same damn game once, and again, and again...at a whoooooping full price. I still don't understand what is wrong in playing the game you already paid for when, ehem...its basically the same.
Altogether, It makes me feel like the world itself is wrong. People will keep paying once and forever the same product, without questioning whether there is something new in the game or not. They just see "Call of Duty" and run to make their preorders...
...and then they say we pirate a lot in pc. Oh well, the crap they release is not even worth to be bought, so they should give us good games instead of crap and, specially, not treat us as console gamers because we aren't alike. We play the same game over and over and over, and if they want us to change (and expend some money on the process) they better give us something good to do so. As it is, COD is a no-no for pc gaming...