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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Review Scores: Proof Of A Downturn?

Analysts don't expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be a record-smashing title like its predecessors. Activision has anticipated a downturn as well.

Are the review scores earned thus far indicative of that downturn? If you check the Metacritic average scores for the PS3 version and the Xbox 360 version, you see a game that isn't breaking the 8 barrier. You also see an average user review score in the 2s.

Even major sources like Polygon (6.5), Destructoid (5.0) and Giant Bomb (6.0) aren't big fans of Ghosts, although one should also point out the 8.8 from IGN, the 8.0 from GameSpot and the 8.5 from Machinima. There is some discrepancy in the critical response, and it's no surprise to see a ton of people bashing the game in the user reviews. However, if you check last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, you will see a significantly higher score. Granted, we've still got a lot of critics who need to weigh in (including me), but that's a significant statistical difference.

Unsurprisingly, the biggest complaints stem from an apparent lack of innovation and freshness. Even the multiplayer isn't being viewed as a step forward, and many are starting to wonder if the franchise is in need of another overhaul. Maybe we need another Modern Warfare-like revolution...? Perhaps it will come in the new generation.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Ghosts

Tags: call of duty ghosts, cod ghosts, call of duty ghosts review scores

11/5/2013 9:37:18 PM Ben Dutka

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:18:49 PM
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All things that go up must come down my friends. This is just the beginning.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:21:40 PM
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And I'm sure it's right on par with the quality of the previous games, so to me that says that the days of the free media ride are over and it is going to have to attempt to advance to remain on top. I'm glad people are finding the courage to point out the flaws that they, until now, only decided to recognize in other shooters.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:51:54 AM

I recognize this as just another example of a franchise who's been floating on their merits for a while.
Exactly like how I see the high meta of GTA4 and FF13. They too floated of their merits of the franchise name.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:28:45 AM

Indeed they did good sir, and all that floats comes to earth since it lacks upward inertia.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 10:55:24 AM

FFXIII didn't "float" at all if you compare review scores. It averaged an 83, which was unheard of in that franchise. FFXII averaged a 92 and all FFs before it were essentially guaranteed mid-to-high 9s, if not 10s. That is a MASSIVE fall, statistically speaking. 8.3 is about what FFXIII was worth, regardless of how much you hate JRPGs, Beamboom.

GTAIV didn't "float," either, as it obviously and clearly improved on every possible aspect of the franchise. It was easy to do, really, because the previous entry, San Andreas, had been a PS2/Xbox game. Just because some people didn't like the new direction GTAIV had taken doesn't mean it wasn't worthy of the scores. Might as well just say GTAV "floated," too, if that's what you believe.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:11:26 PM

FFXIII did score decently and sell halfway decently (though not when considering it was across 2 platforms) however the sheer overflow of buyers remorse over the title that was reflected online and in the sales of the sequel tell a different story altogether. So it depends on how you choose to read the data.

Also GTAIV didn't improve in every aspect, it scaled most of the series staples way back and turned off a good sized subset of the original fan base. In retrospect many agree that the jaw-dropping city simulation probably skewed review scores higher than they would have been if someone had paid attention to the lack of substance, fun activities, and variety in mission composition. Again, there was a significant set of people who bought it on the name and had remorse as they spent evenings playing darts instead of flying jets.

The new game is evidence of this. Rockstar must have heard those cries because GTAV replenishes most of those things that were stripped out in GTAIV and improves on the arguably slapdash combat and driving controls from IV. As a result it has performed wonderfully, regaining old fans with more over the top stuff and retaining new fans of the "realistic" approach with a better city simulator. So no that one isn't floating, it made more additions than it did subtractions as the other two had.

(in my opinion)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:39:24 PM

You're missing that GTAV is still far more like GTAIV than it is like any of the previous GTAs. Just because it gave back things like flying doesn't mean it moved away from GTAIV; in fact, if anything, it's even more realistic in every way.

Anyone who says they hated GTAIV and love GTAV is simply lying to themselves. They were victims of the propaganda that swamped the Internet when GTAIV came out, because it wasn't as absurd as the previous entries. Rockstar absolutely would've included everything in GTAIV that's in GTAV had they had the capability at the time, and I don't think they did early in the generation.

Play something like Vice City. Play GTAIV. Then play GTAV. Nobody in their right minds would say GTAV is more similar to Vice City; hence, the "return" of all those fans is meaningless to me, as the majority just were dead-set against GTAIV from the outset. It's called mass bias, and it's common.

GTAV benefited greatly from headlines that proclaimed that Rockstar had "listened," as you said. If that hadn't been the case, everyone still would've been suspicious, and a great many of those annoyed fans wouldn't have been as happy with the result. GTAV is GTAIV on steroids. It is not San Andreas on steroids. So, it's hypocritical to bash one for being a departure, but not the other.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:22:12 PM
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Wow IGN gave it only a 8.8?!?! lol those guys usually overrate this franchise sure the game isn't good, maybe decent.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:23:42 PM

8.8 from IGN

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Temjin001
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:22:34 PM
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while it appears lower, the PS4 78% aggregate is currently the best to go off of because it's a score compiled by 39 critics. I also notice US IGN's 8.8 (a heavy weight) hasn't been added to the PS4 slate of reviews. Whereas the 360 version only sits at 22, currently, and the PS3 is only at 9 critics.

Anyway, with steep competition from Battlefield, I'm sure these two franchises will battle it out year in and year out for several years to come. All the while drawing in millions of sales.


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Temjin001
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:33:01 PM

I'd also like to point out that last year's Black Ops 2 settled out on it's most popular platform at 83%, taken from 73 critics.
Ironically, it being perhaps the lowest rated CoD in recent memory, outside of Vita's, my memory recalls it was the best selling CoD of all time, or even game for that matter.

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To Be Decided
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:22:39 PM
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How can it come to the new generation if they are using the same engine?

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Temjin001
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:30:47 PM

engines these days are built with scalability in mind. Essentially every multiplatform engine these days have been constantly overhauled as the years go on. Get this. Titanfall uses the Half Life 2 'Source' engine.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:39:52 PM

New hardware easily plays old crap.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:44:40 PM

Didn't know Titanfall was using source.

I wonder if they are using Source 2.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:57:50 AM

I didn't know that either! That is mighty impressive. Not to mention it means that Titanfall will very likely eventually be available for Linux too. :)

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 5:09:16 AM

Akuma, it's the same Source engine used for Portal 2 etc., but what you have to remember is that it isn't strictly the same engine, as it is designed to be highly modular so that developers using it are able to customise it to their liking very easily. Apparently, Respawn has customised it quite heavily so... there is that.

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Brighat
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:43:05 PM
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I can say this: the lines for the game last night were nowhere as huge as they were in the past. The line at Best Buy only had about 25-30 people at 11:50 p.m. when in past years they usually numbered 200. Even EB had only about 80. When GTA V came out, there were 300 people or so lining up at EB. Future Shop had about 15. People are finally tiring of these yearly releases for Call Of Duty, it seems.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 7:45:13 AM

I don't get lining up for a game that will be easily available and easily obtainable through so many outlets. Impatience is not a virtue.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 8:50:26 AM

I don't get the reason why someone would line up for midnight releases of games. I suppose I value sleep more than waiting in line. I've said this before, but both the publishers and retailers would be insane not to have enough games on hand for a launch. Discs are so incredibly cheap to make (compared to the cartridge era) a publisher is not going to want to turn away any potential customers on the small chance that the customer decides to hold off getting that new game or decides on a different game, should their first choice be sold out. Similarly, the retailer is not going to take a risk and have that customer go to their competitor to buy they game that they did not order sufficient stock for.

I highly doubt anyone skipping out on a midnight release will be disappointed that their favourite game will be sold out by the next morning. This is especially a non-issue for those that pre-order the game.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:45:36 PM
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I don't think that the popularity of the game is indicative of the quality.

COD have always offered great quality. The problem is that the games were always similar.

But honestly, AC is exactly the same, yet people love the game every year.

COD is just becoming the game that is cool to hate.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 10:54:53 PM

But the scores could be indicative. I think AC has had bigger engine advancements and graphical leaps as well as significant combat additions, taking some risks now and then too.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 10:59:24 AM

AC is not the same. Because each world is so massive, and because each game refines the gameplay in a number of ways, it really shouldn't be compared to a shooter that hasn't really done one thing different in six years.

Compare the original AC to Black Flag, and then compare Modern Warfare to Ghosts. Both comparisons will yield obvious technical advancements, but I believe that not only are there MORE tech improvements in the AC franchise, there are actually very important gameplay additions, tweaks and adjustments that have continually made everything better.

Hard to say that about a shooter that feels exactly the same each and every year.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:08:27 AM

both the Anvil engine and the IW engine have been custom tailored to excel in the areas in which they're commonly implemented. The Anvil engine would struggle to do what the IW engine does for CoD without alterations. Likewise, the IW engine would struggle to do what the Anvil does in AC without alterations.

CoD's purpose is for multiplayer gaming and I see that as it's biggest limiting factor in a single player scope.

EDIT: Picture IW's engine as a narrow but very fast pipeline whereas the Anvil is very broad but much slower.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:29:15 AM

and as a point of reference here is a breakdown of the advancements made to the IW engine over the years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IW_engine

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 8:47:52 PM

Out of all the reviews I have read, every single one of them mentions the lack of change as the biggest downfall.

So in other words, most reviews are being taken down a notch because people are over playing the same thing. Which is fine.

But again, personal feelings are not an indication of the quality of a product. It's like me saying a Ferrari is junk, just because I prefer Lamborghini's. Personal preference and technical proficiency are two different things.

I also don't take review scores as an indication of the quality of a product, because most reviews are glorified opinion pieces. The only parts I pay attention to in reviews are the parts talking about the games technical performance. Be that positively or negatively.

Also, I don't think comparing COD4 and AC1 is a fair comparison. Compare COD3 and AC1. COD4 and AC2 were the first games in both series to take it up several notches, and every iteration since then has followed a similar route. Given, AC has expanded in scope quite significantly to the naked eye, but so has COD's multiplayer. I believe in credit where credit is due, and despite the fact that COD FEELS like it hasn't changed much, each entry is still a great product and offers huge levels of entertainment to those who are willing to give it a go.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:04:51 PM

Also like to add that I am probably the biggest fan of AC on this site, and have spent more money on that series than anything else in my collection.

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 11:33:02 PM
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Not particularly pleased with it so far. Some of the maps are way to big for the playercount and most of the maps are made for campers which ruins the game (there is a special place in hell reserved for campers). Some of the maps look washed out. I really hope they patch the PS4 version before next Friday.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:23:16 AM

Campers are never a problem if you know how to play properly.

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johnld
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 4:01:05 AM

true underdog, theyre usually no problem. but game is scored by the team so if theres idiots who just rush in to get killed, its gets really frustrating to get the your team lost message.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 4:07:41 AM

Underdog is right, but still, they *are* annoying.


... And ironically, I am the worst camper of all. :p

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:27:20 AM

Yeah Beam, I'll camp if people are rushing about, too. I love the shock charge/claymore combo to cover my back, too. haha!

I prefer to move around a map, though. Most often, I rotate around the perimeter.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:16:38 PM

That's why mutliplayer doesn't work for me, if I'm on a 1 hour schedule of play time and I want to have fun, I'm handily beaten by anyone with 6 hours and time to camp.

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ulsterscot
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:44:46 PM

Yeah if i want to play methodically and tactically - i play BF4 - when I feel like a change of pace and want to run around like an idiot hip firing - I play COD. Up till now Ive generally had a positive K/D ratio - this game will change that and im finding it really boring on the bigger maps running around for 10 minutes unable to find anybody, then dropping my concentration and getting hit by some spineless corner camper.

Ive given up on HC entirely - 15 second respawn times?

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 8:58:05 PM

Underdog15 you bastard. The shock/betty combo is the most annoying thing ever.

I am actually looking forward to the maps being bigger.

The biggest problem with COD's multiplayer is that the maps have been increasing smaller every year, I know they are trying to promote fast gameplay, but it was becoming way too frantic.

The next-gen version will be the definite version and the maps would be a lot more fun with higher player counts.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 07, 2013 @ 1:09:55 AM

Yeah Akuma, I know it is. ^.^

I don't feel bad about tricks if there's a programed way to prevent it. There's a perk to delay those things and another to see them through walls. So it's clearly beatable, and easily so. Plus, you can hack equipment.

Things like quick scoping are what I hate seeing too much of. It's just bad programming exploitation. lol! Now... if there were a perk that made auto-aim not work on you......

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Kryten1029a
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 11:39:04 PM
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CoD has been on the downswing for a couple of years now. This is just more confirmation of that.

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Balian Axel
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 12:01:38 AM
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keep in mind a lot of potential customers are waiting to get the ps4 this holiday season so the lack of people at the release is probably more indicative of that than brand fatigue. That being said, I hope to see most of you on bf4 after christmas with me.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:29:41 AM

This.

I know a number of people who have religiously sat outside in lines who are waiting for PS4. They'll still definitely get it.

I think in general, people are not too excited about the idea of buying it for PS3 to only get a discount on buying it again for PS4 later.

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556pineapple
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 12:09:39 AM
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Browsing used PS2 games today, I found CoD 2: Big Red One. I bought it for two reasons, nostalgia and to make a small point, even if just to myself. That point being I'd rather play a much older entry when they were trying to build a franchise than buy into the stale repetitiveness it has become. Quite amusingly, I found that Big Red One has a higher, if only slightly, score on metacritic than Ghosts currently does (77 vs 75.) Reassurance that I made the right choice, I say.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:10:44 PM

Well fine decision. That get's me thinking, maybe I should hook up my PS2 and play that game again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:23:02 PM

Those old games sometimes prove your own theories handily.

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LowKey
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 12:14:04 AM
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Well, I like extinction mode. But we only have 3 hardcore modes and that is just unacceptable. Core is so dumb. The campaign is kind of dumb to.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 8:59:10 PM

Ahahahaha.

unhappy because there isn't enough hardcore.

The core modes are played by like 75% of the users so, you're in the minority.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 12:55:42 AM
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Yea I mean we all knew this day was coming. Activision and IW even Treyarch are guilty of riding this one out. IW I think even said something along the lines of not being able to change it a whole lot only make the little things better. Problem with a statement like that is it shows two things: lack of creativity, and lack of any determination. They wont change anything in the series until something like this happens for a few years. CoD next year sill be the same because as of right now its better to keep pumping them out than start changing things. Ita an expected unfortunate thing.

Ill be getting this for my PS4 but right now BF4 has the upside because everyo e who has it says it is different, like DICE tried doing something outside what BF usually does.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:02:54 AM
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I watched a campaign playthrough on Livestream earlier today. Didn't impress me in the least from a gameplay, or technical, standpoint. I couldn't help but laugh at just how fast they made the tanks in game. No since of weight at all. Not to mention they left no tracks in the sand. Just floated right over it. Then there was the whole Moonraker sequence.....

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firesoul453
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:38:31 AM
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Infinity Ward was never good at making COD games, I can't wait to see what Treyarch does next

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___________
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 2:46:45 AM
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its kinda fallen into a current trap of identity crisis.
the game starts off really well had a awesome opening, and actually has some decent character development.
but then it falls back into the old stereotypical grinds, than switches back, than back again, and again.
the more story driven moments, especially the dog parts are a nice change of pace its just a shame they dont last long.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:27:49 AM
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yeah well this all doesn't come as a surprise to me and honestly from what i've seen of the game it looks lack luster to say the least and comin from a youtuber who loves COD he said it was quite a let down i think there are alot of unhappy CODers

happy gaming =)

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:57:56 AM
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I'm thinking that critics are treating it in the same way that they did MoH: Warfighter last year. It wasn't a bad game, strictly speaking, but it just felt tired and worn out and Ghosts is suffering the same fate. There's still every chance that it will go through a turnaround next year and wow people again, but unless they start changing things around in a much more serious manner, it's only going to get worse.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:00:35 AM

Well, Warfighter had serious technical issues, too, which I don't think I'm seeing in Ghosts.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 2:19:29 PM

Which is probably why the former is at 55 on Metacritic and the latter on 74. Still, the malaise must play a part.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 7:38:25 AM
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They tried Modern Warfare. Maybe they need to go back... way back.. back into time.

Call of Duty: Ancient Warfare!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:30:54 AM

"I can't wait to get to level 35 when I can finally use the Yew crossbow!"

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:08:09 AM
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I played the first 4-5 missions, and I enjoyed myself. Not a lick of challenge to be found - I was just running around like an idiot most of the time - but it's still fun to play.

The dog implementation is so weak though lol. It's about as deep as Killzone 3's stealth. There's no dynamic to it (drop in and drop out of stealth; or to control the dog whenever you want) and there's only one way through it. When you were hiding in the grass from about 20 soilders I got huge KZ3 vibes (the jungle level).

And why the f@~k can't someone hear someone getting mauled to death by a dog, even if said person is 3 feet away!? Like literally screaming for their life as I rip their jugular out with my teeth? Such a silly idea lol...

Even in combat it feels needless. If I want the dog to take out a guy on the left, while I take out some on the right, I have to take the time out to mark the person. I'm about 1milisecond away from shooting him; the dog will take at least two seconds, in which time I can die. If it acted like Ellie in TLOU, where she helps you out if you're near death without having to command it, it could work. But yeah, silly idea.


Apart from that it's the same COD. I haven't seen the fish yet mind...

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:00:11 PM

Try playing on veteran.

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blaqsmyth
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:40:32 AM
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These modern FPS franchises need to go on a long hiatus because they bring nothing new to the table, the developers of these type of game need to take a break and come up with some fresh ideas. Shooters are getting boring every iterations is basically the same....

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xenris
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:46:57 AM
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I'm actually delightfully surprised that its getting the scores I think it deserved three versions ago.

I've never thought that CoD since MW1 was worth anything more than an 8. MW1 was great, MW2 and MW3 terrible imo, Blops 1 I actually would give an 8 because I liked the story and zombies, Blops 2 was a 7, and this looks like one of the MW games which means I would probably give it a 6.

It is just mind boggling that it took this long for people to realize that CoD never really changed each year. That or maybe they knew but it just took this long for them to get fatigue from the games.

Either way I'm hoping this makes room next generation for more genres to flourish, because honestly CoD had the most negative effect on the gamers and to a degree the gaming industry this generation.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:19:10 PM

That's how it floats along, the review scale is rarely used with anything more than a "7=bad" mentality.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:01:17 PM

MW2 was still pretty great. Felt like a great sequel to MW1.

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Phoenix
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 10:27:29 AM
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This game is REALLY bad for the PC from what I've been reading, tons and tons of bugs, poorly optimized, lots of crash errors, really stupid system Reqs, no dedicated servers, and for some it just flat out doesnt work.

If ever there was a game that needed to get hit with low scores, it would be this just based of the bad PC port.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 10:53:53 AM

Weird that there would be dedicated servers for consoles but not the PC.

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berserk
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:40:30 AM

No dedicated servers O.O so glad i picked bf4 instead of that fiasco .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:19:36 PM

Sounds like all PC games

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Phoenix
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 3:07:57 PM

Well when devs dont take the time to bother porting a game over properly, yeah, PC games tend to not be that great, but, when devs put some care into it, that's when PC is worth it.

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berserk
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 11:39:25 AM
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The franchise got an overhaul , it s called Titanfall .Made by people who were there before we get the same Cod game year after year .

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:01:40 PM

You mean, made by the people who created the yearly COD cycle.

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Twistedfloyd
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:22:01 PM
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It won't matter to Activision as long as it sells.

I stopped buying COD after Black Ops. Borrowed MW3 from my friend, played campaign and multiplayer and couldn't stand it. Played Black Ops 2 multiplayer with my friend and absolutely despised the small level design.

It sounds like from what I've read Ghosts has added a lot of new modes to MP, and the levels are bigger. I actually watched the first ten minute or so of the SP campaign and thought it was ok. Still, Activision lost me as a customer three years ago, and will not be getting me back.

The perks are overpowered in MP, the level design is getting worse, the game itself is unbalanced, and the SP is becoming bland, and is more of the same with each entry.

They all release one every year, never giving the franchise enough time to breathe. That alone makes me tired of a franchise (same with Assassin's Creed even though the drop in quality isn't as steep as it is with COD).

Think about how great it will be if Uncharted 4 is announced next year and releases next year on PS4. How it won't feel like, "Oh God, another one of those games. I'm getting tired of it, they release one every year!" Same with GTA V. Five years in between IV and V. They still make a huge profit and are able to take their time in terms of their artistry.

Even COD's main competitor Battlefield releases a new entry every other year. It's a combination of releasing one every year and the developers not being able to get enough innovation going because there is no time between each iteration. Yes two developers work on separate entries in the series, but for the love of God, how much of one franchise can we take in such a short amount of time.

This is why GTA will be relevant in ten years and COD won't. Over saturation will kill COD at some point. May not be now, may not be in the next five years. But it will run out of steam. God COD4 was masterful. But even if Ghosts was great, I just don't feel like checking it out because that brand has been shoved down my throat year after year.

Stop the annual releases! Let it breathe! Of course, how can you say that when it still makes so much money.

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ulsterscot
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 1:47:34 PM

its different studios - Treyarch and Infinity Ward year about so there is a 2 year development cycle for each game.

My problem is the map designs have ruined this years game.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 9:02:45 PM

The maps in BLOPS2 are WAY too small.

The spawning system is completely ruined. I don't even know how many times I have spawned into a grenade, or right into an enemies face.

Bigger maps should help the game a LOT.

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DarthNemesis
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 4:53:17 PM
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It got the reviews that all the past games should have received.

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Beatlejuice66
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11:29:40 AM
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I cannot believe people are just now starting to see how similar every game had been since CoD 4. Think BF4 has rebuilt the engine twice since then, CoD introduced a dog.

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