A lot of people have told me, whether it is at college or on twitter, that they cannot stand the Call of Duty franchise because it’s just got out of hand and same-o same-o each one. I, myself, do agree with them. With Battlefield 3 footage floating about, people have said “Oh Battlefield 3 will own Call of Duty”, which they might be right, or they might be wrong. There’s usually a lot of hate when it comes to Call of Duty now; mostly actually directed at Activision for some strange reason.
But c’mon guys. Face it. Call of Duty is a guilty pleasure. A lot of people will say “I am not going to buy this game.” but in honest truth, you may/will buy it. And why? Because everybody else does.
That’s reason number one on why Call of Duty will still be bought by you. I’m not saying that all of you reading this will say that; but some of you will because everybody else around you is playing it and you feel like you are missing out. A lot of people also say “Oh I won’t buy the map packs because they’re too expensive at 1200MSP”. And yet some of those (I wasn’t one of those however) end up doing so anyway.
I think what has got gamers is that Call of Duty is like the new face of First-Person Shooters, and with that, a lot of other shooters are just being referred back to Call of Duty.
Another reason you may end up buying it is because you’ve been a Call of Duty person for so long that you just have to slip the newest game into your life some way or another. It’s like it’s been embursed into your DNA, or it’s like a drug addiction that you just cannot help.
Face it. You can't resist his muscles...
The obvious reason you may buy it is because you’re a diehard fan of the franchise… yippie for you (?).
Now going back to what I said earlier, people will choose Battlefield 3 over Call of Duty. EA Games vs Activision. The dates of both of these games will most likely be at two completely different times, just like Medal of Honor and Black Ops, so Battlefield 3 will most likely come out in September, and Call of Duty will go for its usual November release date. During those two months, you may just be able to scrape up enough money for both. Heck, for all we know Battlefield 3 may be the worst game in the world (I am not abusing Battlefield 3 here, I’m just stating. No game can be considered the best game ever before you’ve even played it. Not even Skyrim. I mean look at Dragon Age. Origins was brilliant. The sequel, not so brilliant. And Skyrim is the fifth instalment, and as instalments continue, developers begin to run out of fresh new content, such as Call of Duty).
As sad or amazing as it may seem (depending on your point of view of Call of Duty), the franchise will not go away, because people will just continue to buy it, just because it’s Call of Duty. We all know it exists, and sadly, not all of us can resist. Heck, I bet there are even those who keep Call of Duty a secret from their friends. It’s life now.
(Note: This article is neither supporting or trolling against Call of Duty.)