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16-01-2012, 20:07   #31
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In fairness its hardly surprising that blops 2 would be coming given the success of blops itself.

Id buy a game for all its content unlike some people who only buy for multiplayer which is a tad stupid IMO and blops had a great campaign, I prefer mw multiplayer but blops isint too far behind however blops campaign is much more interesting and fun to play.

Of course theyll bring back zombies which could of course been released as a sperate game nearly at this point its became so popular, be interesting to see what they do with that this time round.
How so ? I got plenty of gametime out of BLOP's multiplayer to justify the price, i tried the SP till after the first level and thought it was boring as fook.. its fair to say a lot of people do the same. Personally i hate shooters on rails like the CoD/BF SP games which is why they bore me. Too many GOOD SP games on the backlog as it is !

Probably why im not all too concerned about the time period of these CoD games and don't think WW2 is overdone in games !

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I buy them for the multiplayer/spec ops tbh!

SP doesn't really hold my attention that well at all.. find them quite boring regardless of storyline!
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How so ?

Just the fact games cost so much because of the input etc.. and im guessing campaign takes more time to complete then multiplayer?? Id only do a campaign once and maybe revisit it a second time on vet, I just like getting me moolas worth
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Well SP ftw and the Treyarch series have infinitely better campaigns than the Infinity Ward batch.
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I buy them for the multiplayer/spec ops tbh!

SP doesn't really hold my attention that well at all.. find them quite boring regardless of storyline!

This.

Only finish the SP usually in October before the new game comes out
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17-01-2012, 21:22   #36
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Even on Bops which I sold after a couple of months I had more than enough playtime to justify buying it. Compare buying cod to buying a cinema ticket and you'll see real value for money.
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fcuk it, set it in Napoleonic era, big square formations of people marching slowly towards each other unloading muskets and single shot rifles. perks could include sleight of hand, which reduces reload time down from 3 minutes to 90 seconds. extra ammunition meaning 6 bags of shot powder instead of 4.
and if you get 25 kills with a bayonet without dying you get to call in an air strike...from balloons
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Even on Bops which I sold after a couple of months I had more than enough playtime to justify buying it. Compare buying cod to buying a cinema ticket and you'll see real value for money.
I keep saying that...seriously its 60€.play the sp and and a few hrs of the MP and its paid for itself.


Every CoD game thats released will have a megab1tch and sunshine and loolipops thread.Its not as if people have invested there life saving in the poxy game.

in fairness at this stage im getting p1ssed off emailing activision about having dinosaurs as a killstreak
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In fairness its hardly surprising that blops 2 would be coming given the success of blops itself.

Id buy a game for all its content unlike some people who only buy for multiplayer which is a tad stupid IMO and blops had a great campaign, I prefer mw multiplayer but blops isint too far behind however blops campaign is much more interesting and fun to play.

Of course theyll bring back zombies which could of course been released as a sperate game nearly at this point its became so popular, be interesting to see what they do with that this time round.
Completely disagree with you there. There is sod all replayability in the CoD campaigns. I doubt there are many who have finished any CoD campaign bar CoD4 more than 3 times. The only way CoD keeps buyers coming back iteration after iteration is for the multiplayer. Every single player campaign in the series after CoD4 has felt secondary, tacked on and devoid of originality. I like CoD campaigns but developers have gradually moved resources away from single player to prioritise multiplayer and it's showed. It's comes down to the simple fact that designing a multiplayer map takes a lot less effort (or money) than a campaign level which is exponentially bigger and requires more hidden costs such as voice actors, script writers, creative team etc. A DLC map brings in plenty of money in the CoD franchise, there is a financial reason why campaign levels aren't available as DLC.

It took me a little over 2 hours to finish the campaign in mw3, blops campaign was closer to 3 but both have zero appeal to replay for me, the campaigns were dour and clichéd compared to what has gone before. I was really interested in how it mw3 would end up but (like mw2) it fell short. Black ops campaign was awful in parts, tediously longwinded and never really immersive (getting into the limo to the pentagon felt like I was playing Driver 2). It went back to COD2/3 formula of waves of infinite respawning enemies unless you reach point X through a hail of bullets and grenades. This quote from Predator sums it up:
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So you cooked up a story and dropped the six of us in a meatgrinder?
Why buy a game for the solo experience if the only change in the course of 4 years is superficial? If game buyers want a solid solo player experience then you'll have to change genre.

Say you bought blops for €60, and you only play the campaign through twice, call it 6 hours, so the game kept you amused at €10/hour. Now say if you play multiplayer and over the course of the year you play 15 days or 360 hours and the game costs you well under a €/hour. I know guys who've got 40+ days played on mw2, I'd hazard a guess and say that is comparable to the amount of man hours IW spent on the campaign.

I honestly believe that over the next 3 or 4 years CoD campaigns are going to continue getting less and less resources till they totally atrophy and are done away with altogether.
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It won't be too long before you will be able to download the COD multiplayer on its own off xbox live/ PSN on day 1, the campaigns are becoming increasingly irrelevant to me anyway.
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First night I got MW3, I played handful of multiplayer games, to get a feel for 'em. Didnt get a chance to touch the game then for a few days.

When I did, I tore through the campaign before even going back to multiplayer. Have always done the same for previous Call of Duty titles. That's just the way I work though. Love the campaigns (especially on veteran, love the challenge)!
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Veteran (my opinion)
WAW - No, just no!!!!!

COD4 - a few painful moments. That sniper level everyone loves when you shoot the guy's arm off springs to mind. Even on normal there were several levels where I was thinking, "Why am I dying all the time here?"

BLOPS/MW2 - pretty easy

MW3 - no problems as yet but am dreading the bit where you are in the tank. Haven't played it in a while.
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This really is taking the piss, it will literatly just be another modern warefare
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Veteran (my opinion)
WAW - No, just no!!!!! Don't own it so wouldn't know

COD4 - a few painful moments. That sniper level everyone loves when you shoot the guy's arm off springs to mind. Even on normal there were several levels where I was thinking, "Why am I dying all the time here?" By far the best CoD blah blah blah, it was f*ckin' hard but oh so worth it!

BLOPS/MW2 - pretty easy Blops, fairly easy yea, still enjoyed it. MW2 had its moments and places where I got bogged down but I really enjoyed it (close second to Cod4)

MW3 - no problems as yet but am dreading the bit where you are in the tank. Haven't played it in a while. I'm the same actually, finished it on hardened but have barely touched the campaign on Veteran.
On another note, if there is gonna be a Blops 2, would it be Nov 2013 before it's released??
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This really is taking the piss, it will literatly just be another modern warefare
lol ?

I guess you mean it'll be like MW3 in that it was practically the same as MW2 ? Only with BLOPs ?
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