Saturday, 12 May 2012

Will Black Ops II save the Call of Duty franchise?

After the fail that we call MW3, people aren’t really excited about Black Ops 2. Assumptions have already been made, and people are judging it immediately.

The future setting is a love / hate thing. People are saying they’re copying Halo, some are saying it’s a last ditch chance to save the COD franchise.

Personally, I’m not sure about it. I think that it’s not going to be great gameplay, but extremely customizable. With MW3 the gameplay is actually worse than MW2, but is was more customizable. It went down the same path as Black Ops with some of the customizable aspects, but it used to same engine as MW2.

This is what people didn’t like about MW3. Now I’m not going on about the wrongs of MW3. (If you want that look at my earlier article.)

If Black Ops 2 uses the same engine as the previous one then I will be immensely disappointed. The trailer makes the engine look new and the large plane helicopter thingy excited me… I’m not sure. If you have no clue what I’m talking about then I’ll put in a screenshot of what I’m talking about.

Anyway, I think the next COD needs to feel completely different to anything else that’s been released. It may be risky for Activision but it has to be done to revamp the franchise. If they want to keep the fans happy then they’ll have to do this.

I also hope that the maps will be varied because MW3 lacked that.

My last comment is that maybe less is more. Think of one of the greatest FPS of all time. Call of Duty 4. It was simple but the gameplay was even and balanced. I think this might be Activision’s best bet.

4 comments:

  1. One would be hard pressed to find an article as bad as this one.

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  2. Wow I totally agree with the comment above. This is a horriblely written article. At least it's short. You have that going for ya.

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  3. Save it from what? Shattering sales records year after year with every release? I think the Call of Duty franchise is doing just fine, whether you liked MW3 or not.

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  4. All this futuristic nonsense doesn't appeal to me, but maybe it will to a lot of others. Regardless, it's all about the multiplayer and if they go crazy with weird weapons, attachments and killstreaks, then I'm out. Give me a simple shooter with Perks and Killstreaks that are balanced and I'm good. Get rid of Deathstreaks, Heart Beat Sensors, Thermal Sights, Motion Sensors, See through wall scopes, Support Drones, Valkyrie Missiles and any other junk you can think of. Each COD has been a swing and a miss since COD4. Can it really be that hard guys?

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