The term Call of Duty originated from the game Black Flag. In fact, it was supposed to be the flagship game for EA. However, after the game failed to meet expectations, it was then shelved. This is when the Call of Duty series was born, and it has slowly become one of the best-selling games on all the different platforms.
Now, let us look at why is Call of Duty: Black Ops or any other Call of Duty game released every year, well, lets just say that it sells very well! That is, of course, if you consider sales of previous games. If you count just the newly-released games, which are generally not very good, at least not compared to the previous releases, it’s more than double the number of installments! That is, an insane amount of sequels!
Moreover, Call of Duty: Black Ops featured a much bigger cast, which, I think was a good move by EA. With that big cast, the multiplayer gameplay got enhanced a lot. There were several maps, and each of them had unique mechanics and features. For example, one of the maps in the game featured a helicopter, and you could either damage it or get inside it and gun down all the enemies inside. This helped to make the entire game much more exciting and dynamic, besides that, it gave gamers something to do while waiting for their time to go and fight against waves of maniacs and zombies.
However, the features were quite basic, which made the overall experience quite boring. A bit of a twist, however, was introduced with Call of Duty 2; it introduced the feature that allowed players to “brag” about their accomplishments, thus earning extra XP. Which meant that earning the most XP brought you the highest reward. The same concept was applied in Call of Duty: World at War, but it turned out to be much better.
At the time, however, there were not a lot of games that allowed you to earn credits for things like leveling up, so you basically spent your time earning money to buy better weapons and items. Even if you earned money, they were quite insufficient to support yourself and your character, so you were constantly falling behind. This led to players getting bored after a while – and many of them started complaining about the lack of content and the poor graphics of modern warfare 2. At the same time, the game lacked the complex story and the multi-player options that made the first campaigns so interesting to play. In fact, many players considered it to be a weaker game than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This negativity was only reinforced when the game was finally released, and instead of being better than its predecessor, it looked worse.
The reason for this is because, for all the improvements that were done with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game simply benefited from a much deeper concept. Players were happy to see their abilities being increased as their arsenal grew, but they were also excited to find out how much more difficult each weapon was to use properly. When you look back on the first Call of Duty games, you can really see the advancements that were made during those years – but then again, you cannot compare the modern versions with them. This is because the level of detail is much higher, meaning that players who haven’t played the game before now have a hard time understanding where they are going and what to do there.
This is why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer modes are much better, allowing players to not only understand what’s happening on-screen, but to actually participate in the game. There are three different game modes in the game, allowing players to pick the one that they feel is the best. For example, there’s Objective based game modes, which are split-screen sessions where you try to defend your base while attempting to attack the enemies. You’ll also find War modes, which pit you against waves of increasingly difficult enemies; these are ideal for those who feel like they’re up against a never-ending swarm of enemies.
The multiplayer aspect of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, though, is what really sells the game for me. It allows me to bond with my friends, even though we’re on opposite sides of the world. The fact that you could connect to play at any time, day or night, every day of the year, proves just how popular Call of Duty has become. However, it doesn’t matter how popular it is if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t exciting enough on its own. This game features some fantastic weapons, but doesn’t offer any real development or content other than the game modes. If you enjoy Call of Duty, but don’t enjoy the actual gameplay, then this is definitely the game for you.