Originally Posted by Full_Tilt
COD players dont know what good gameplay is, so all they care about is the game being pretty. So that is what the developers deliver, the same cra game, over and over, slightly prettier each time.
Wow. That's the most generalizing statement I've ever heard. You just can't categorize people like that.
Have you actually played older COD games? (COD 1, 2 and 4)? They were not bad. They were all very good IMO. They had good gameplay, but they look like crap compared to something like BC2, which of course isn't a fair comparison but I'm using it to argue my point.
BO still looks like COD4, which looks like crap. If COD players cared about graphics, they'd move on to other games. Not COD. COD players are there for the gameplay, not graphics. I myself still play COD4 although I dislike MW2 and BO, but I don't think they are horrible either, just too much port in my taste.
The gameplay is what COD players are looking for. Games like BC2 look far superior and cost less. By your argument, COD players would just buy BC2 and play it. They don't. COD players seek the arcade type of gameplay that COD offers. Similiar to CSS, but with more casual gameplay and more options. Nothing wrong with that. I prefer arcade FPS games too. That's why I don't play only BC2 24/7
Next time, don't go around generalizing. That is just like saying that every WoW player is a 30 year old virgin man living in his mothers basement. It doesn't work like that with most people.
EDIT: Oh, and I prefer the game engine mechanics over the source engine. The source engine feels like you're just floating through the air when walking, recoil feels like crap, and such.