I remember when COD used to be a blast to play. COD4 was where it all started for me and I have to say still remains the most fun I've had in the entire series. Sure it had its flaws but they were simple fixes. The overall experience has yet to be duplicated in any other COD to date. Subsequent titles have had some interesting mechanic changes but continued to move away from the greatness of COD4. With the release of Ghosts I feel really let down by what this game has become and it will be the last COD I purchase until they get back to basics. Below I offer my opinion for getting back to basics:
1. Return to the 3,5,7 killstreak loadout
2. Minimize the number of perks and keep them simple
3. Dedicated servers, no more lag comp
4. Focus on intelligent map design rather than re-skins. Again, keep it simple
5. Return to the fast paced "arcade style" shooter that used to be COD
6. Don't slap the game together in a few months and call it innovative. Take your time.
7. Actually release a beta
8. Think of the consumer as more than a moron
9. Make guns with character and balance. Keep the attachments few and simple.
10. Stop catering to the underage fan base (game is MA rated for a reason)
11. Do not copy Battlefield in any way, shape or form. COD is the leader. Act like it
12. Focus on Multiplayer far more than Singleplayer. After all it's the bread and butter of COD
This is just one loyal COD fans opinion for improving the game for future releases. Thanks for reading!
P.S. No hate comments. Have an intelligent discussion and constructive feedback please.
Agree with every point you made. I would also add, return the netcode to what it was before BO1 was released.
Number 10 stands out especially to me. Can't believe they have resorted to playing "dress up" with the characters. What mature adult want's to play dress up in a war game.
I disagree with your statement sir. Having character customization is a wonderful thing. Im sorry your mind can only see it as a childish thing. But hey- thats your schtick.
I see it as a better way for players to connect with who they are. CoD has become bland enough that everyone runs around, never uses map control, cant even use basic "stay alive" mindset, otherwise your a camper.
IW and devs did a great job with this game. You either play smart, or lose. (If luck isnt a factor)
Id like to see more customization. My only gripe is that people dont play smart. they dont like change.
I think there is a way forward, but like it or not, your gonna have to make changes. Its never as mundane as one may think.
ON topic: I can see how one wouldnt see customization as useful, but looking at it as "dress-up" just makes me laugh, you know there are others with imaginations who can make a game more than just a game. Im sorry you're not one of those people...
Character customization is useless. It is hardly ever noticeable while playing. This is definitely not the best system for players to connect with who they are. For the ones who use all the cheap tactics, it is great. For us who have to spend every CaC slot to counter the cheap tactic players, it sucks.
Perhaps its possible that to win a war, you be ready for EVERY scenario? All is fair in love and war...
Back in the day they used to line up and shoot eachother, then someone got the idea of guerrilla warfare, and war has always been evolving.
Why should any game depicting any type on conflict (Battlefield is all-out war, Call of Duty is Squad based skirmishes.) play by a set of rules such as "cheap" tactics and the like?
Ghosts couldve done better with their customization to broaden the appeal... like actual camoflage designs and color schemes soldeirs in real war would use.
I normally complain about danger close c4 shielders, but I die again and again because I forget to change one class to make that problem easier to deal with. You dont even need anything fancy if you decide to go for a stealth takedown instead.
The CoDdevs seem to be making their games in the extremes: IW being one for the tactician, complex maps, slow-heart pounding action where death may lie around every turn, but its controllable chaos, if you know what to do.
Treyarch likes to get to the point. In your face! small maps, simplistic design, rewards that kick for the higher players earning them.
But thats only my POV, im the kind of gamer who would prefer to win at all costs, but I choose stealth. There is a difference, between playing stealthy, and "camping" the stealthy ones are just so good at what they do you cant tell the difference
My mindset is, and has been from day one to play defensively. I was taught from CoD4 the art of playing and being aware.
Last note: Think of everyones own opinion as a 2-d surface, left and right, right and wrong. But as you know there is a 3rd dimension, heck, whos to say there arent any more but we cannot see. The same thing can be said here, one man sees camping, or something they see as useless (Customization) While another sees opportunity, and victory.
Sorry for the lengthy post! I hope I could at least better explain a new POV, not that anyone is wrong, or that I want you to follow suit, just understand that side and its benefits.
Yeah but other COD used to have differences in them. Like Emblems on your guns or on your sleeve. Sure its not that noticeable but when someone sees it sometimes its cool.
some people put up a different emblem in the game just because it felt it gave them an edge and added some of your style choices to make the game a little more your own. Even if you only saw it briefly.
I am sure the whole point of "dress up" was meant to be monetized in future DLC. Do you really thing anyone (besides children), bought the game because of the ability to make fashion statements with their outfits?
Please enlighten us on how twenty something similar uniforms are making fashion statements. I would love to know how they are allowing people to make fashion statements since they pretty much look the same. Please show us some logic behind your statements instead of repeating it over and over we get it you hate the ability to be individuals or be different.
When you go out on a date to a fancy restaurant to eat is it because you like the way the forks look ?
Or is it a multitude of things that go together to make you choose that one restaurant ?
Well, Im no child, Id enjoy purchasing some that really speak to me and ignor the stuff im not interested in. Why does it make you a child to want to stand out, instead of being the same bald soldier dying over and over, mind numbing boredom.
It may not interest you now, but this was step one for further customization. Eventually Id like to see a wider variety from the get-go.
If we all were to drive the same cars, be the same color, wear same clothes, and the same breed/species of animal as everyone else it wouldnt make for a good time.