Originally Posted by whippedcream
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:
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.