I know that many people will continue to buy and play Call of Duty but it's entertainment value has been steadily declining for me. Calling in kill streaks and such does not have the same feeling it did when I was playing Modern Warfare 2 and other earlier entries in the series.
Perhaps it's unavoidable, fading interest with a long running series which struggles to innovate (with great strides) and focuses more on tweaking an existing engine. I suppose I just hunger for something more.
Looking back, I thank Call of Duty for the fun and memories it has given me...but it is time to move on. I know I'm not alone in this mindset, and I hope to find something else to pull me in and hold my attention. It's time for the next big thing.
What then will that be?
July 3rd ghosts new dlc looks fun. The problem I think is people spend money and buy the new DLC and only people who buy the DLC get to play the maps while all the rest of the people play the normal maps to the point where they know them like the back of their hand. They know the spawn trap points and totally mop up the field. I go play the DLC maps and people still learning them and is tons more fun. Normal maps make me sick of the game like non other I've found.
I think the Call of Duty franchise has run out of ideas to keep the past players interested but always seem to draw numbers regardless of who stops playing the games. I myself have stopped buying the games (COD Black Ops 2 was my last), i just find it too repetitive and way too many crybabies who dont understand the tactical ways of playing Warfare games (yes im talking about camping).
I now focus on a more tatical games franchise that offers more, the Battlfield series has it all and camping is allowed unless your some kid who rents a server and makes Rules.
This is the first campaign. I actually didn't pay attention to and I tried to rush through it as fast as possible when I played it. I also had this feeling a bit ago that I didn't want to buy the next Call of Duty. That passed though. The point is it is starting to suck. It started to suck a while ago, but it has sucked this long and more people are like **bleep**. They aren't going to change this.
I'm more excited for the Call of Duty after Advanced Warfare.
This again? It seems the gamer cognoscenti every so often pulls the "Call of Duty is a sinking ship" cliche' out of moth ball, and then a huge game sells oodles of copies. Just because you're tired of Call of Duty doesn't mean other people are as well.
And as for basketball games, given the structure of the game itself I don't know what you can do that would be all that different. You can add a deeper and more detailed career mode, but unless there's a major rule change, the game has been the same since about 1979, when the three point shot was added.