Originally Posted by sage11x
People hate change. You like mw3 so you want more of the same. I'm sure IW/Sledgehammer will have you covered in the coming years as they've shown they have little interest in innovating and like to play things safe. At the same time-- you'd be surprise at how quickly something goes from fun to boring. After cod4 and mw2 (which I played incessantly) I was super ready for mw3. Guess what? Even if mw3 wasn't a steaming pile of laggy mediocrity I would still be bored to tears as the gameplay/tactics are all but identical to the previous game.
3arc has shown a willingness to push the envelop and take some chances with this franchise. Maybe that has to do with their origins as a mod developer-- I don't know-- but I like it. I was quick to dismiss black ops as 'not mw3' but I've grown to appreciate it for it's story driven campaign and it's multiplayer which just has a different 'feel' than the modern warfare series. Again, if cod4 is the progenitor of this series then IW took it down one road and 3arc seems interested in exploring the other directions this franchise could have gone. It's fun and I'm sure at the end of the day this will still be CoD.
If you don't like it-- by all means keep playing MW3 and hang back this round. But don't bemoan this for the rest of us that are burnt out of the same old song and dance and want some fresh ideas.
I'm not "bemoaning" it for all of you, if you like this direction, fine, I just don't think it's going to be as energetic as you guys think and may end up being a real negative as far as the series goes.
I've been playing Call of Duty all the way back to the first one, on the PC, in late 2003 and I don't think the series has gone from fun to boring, in fact, the last two games, Black Ops and MW3, have gotten the most gameplay from me, so if anything, I find the series is getting more of my attention than ever before.
Also, my gripe isn't with "innovation", in fact, I have talked here many times about them maybe needing a new engine, I just think this is such a radical departure, that it maybe is going to create elements that weaken the core gameplay of the series. I think this move towards more vehicles and UAV-type aircraft, for multi-player, is taking away from the gun on gun gameplay that makes CoD the best and most popular FPS series out there. As I said before, there is no shortage of futuristic FPS, so I don't see the desire to move the series to a Ghost Recon-esque level, when there is still a ton of innovation possibilities within a modern combat setting.
That said, I'll be buying at least two copies of Black Ops 2 and I'm sure I'll play the hell out of it and I hope it's the best of the series.