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COD - Fun but just like all the rest
on March 12, 2014
I keep Waiting for a COD game that doesn't feel like they borrowed parts of maps from the past and just reskinned them, that feels a little different in the game play and some other things. I wish they would have every game option available without partys (still include private chat) - i get why people like this, but having been on both sides of really good teams that either slaughter the opponants or get slaughtered, it just isn't fun. I prefer balanced teams where it comes down to the end or there is a real chance for both sides. It's like the kid in my dorm in college that would play NBA games on the easiest level with 12 minute quarters and beat the computer 140-33. Why is that fun....
My other complaint of the newest changes is the clan tags. Now people can own tags, which sounds great in theory but if i have used a specific clan tag for the last 8 years and someone else grabs it first I am SOL. They need to open these up again, given that there are millions of people playing all around the world and you don't have many options for tags. At the very least, area codes, Country and State names, etc. should not be able to be claimed by a gate keaper.
As for game play, it feels like all the rest, fluid for the most part, glitchy too often, slightly better but not in an impressive way. If you throw all of that out and play at the right times this is still a ton of fun though. Having played the last 2 battlefield games for a couple months after each release i can say there seams to be more depth in BF. If you want more fast paced action and don't care about more interesting board, strategy dynamics then stick with COD. I also really wish COD would bring back tanks in a few games options. Those were fun because they didn't allow you to dominate but added a different aspect to the game everyone had access to.
Even though i've still logged a ton of hours on this game, every release I get closer to not buying - and I think I sell earlier in the year than the previous one. Hoping for more next time.