A New year, A New Call of Duty. That has been the case since 2005. This used to be fine because the quality of the games and the creatively was extremely high but recently Call of Duty Fatigue has really taken hold. I would say since Call of Duty Ghosts (2013/4 years) That the Franchise has struggled but this year is different because instead going farther in the future there going way back, Some would say to there roots. Now I haven't bought a Call of Duty NEW since Ghosts, so I wrote a list of how this New Old Dog can win me back.
1. Change the Name
Here's five titles for them to use ( Free of Charge)
Call of Duty 5
Call of Duty Band of Brothers (Rumored Co-Op Campaign)
Call of Duty Fight Against The Third Reich
Call of Duty The Greater War than One ( Maybe Knock on Battlefield?)
Call of Duty Not a Dumb Name
2. Do Something Truly New
A lots of the problems with Call of Duty is that it has spent so MUCH time in World War 2 it's hard to say what they can really explore. There going to have to give these to new Cod players WW2 classic experiences ( Normandy, Fall of Berlin) but at the same time add enough new to drag some of us who have played most of the CODS since 2. I wouldn't personally mind playing French resistance soldier, in Nazi occupied Paris it would almost have a Wolfenstein Feel to it.
3. If You don't do something than blow the roof of the house
4. Make Some Memorable Characters
Name One Character in the Last Five Call of Duty Games, I'll Wait
2015:/Blops 3/ None
2014:/ADV Warfare/ Ironside/ Kevin Spacey
2013:/ Riley The Dog
2012: Old Man Woods/Alex Mason's Kid
Now that we found that to be fruitless. It's time for Call of Duty to start making some memorable characters again.
5. Co-Op Campaign (Rumored)
Would this fix all of Call of Duty's Problems, No but it would definitely be a step in the right direction. A Couple of things to keep in mind about a Co-op campaign. Hopefully it isn't just shoehorned in to add an extra bullet point to the back of the box. Also I hope levels are bigger because last thing we need is two players trying to get through corridor, just getting stuck all of the time. Also a Split Screen campaign would be amazing, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is doing a split screen campaign , so there are no excuses this time COD!
6. Multiplayer:Stick to the Ground
7. Cool Side Mode
Sidemodes have been a staple of the franchise since 2008 and they used to be great! Whether it was Zombies on World at War or Specs Ops Missions on MW2. There used to be a lot of great/fun side activities. I don't think I want Zombies this time. I would rather have a Specs ops mode set in world war 2. Where you have to save hostages from Nazis or infiltrate a base or heck why not we kill Hitler this time. Also since this kind of rebootish game will zombie main guys be back or not, if they go the zombie route? I don't know what there going to do maybe something new but I doubt it!
8. Don't bank completely on Celebrities
I can tell you what actors played in the last three Call of Dutys but not who they played and that is a huge problem. Don't get me wrong they can have big actors in Call of Duty but recently the actors have over shadowed their characters. I think they need to go back in time where the character really didn't look a lot like who they were playing. Sutherland was Roebuck, where Kevin Spacey was Kevin Spacey. It would simply add that extra level of immersion. It would also let this new Call of Duty game characters stand on their own rather than a real life actor.
9. Be a Dude Not a Hero
In the last few games you have played as a complete god! not in the sense of even being a elite soldier (CIA,SAS) but just plain Rambo. Don't get wrong this isn't worst thing but it I would like it and I think the majority of people would like it if we went back to the Cod 2 or WAW where we were just privates in the army.
If you're going back anyway, why not have some old characters show up from time to time. It doesn't have to be a huge thing but a couple of cameos or nods would be appreciated because Call of Duty ora or history. COD does owe so much to it's world war 2 setting
Agree, Disagree? Are not going to buy Call of Duty WW2 regardless of what they do?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I am already planning battles and I can't wait for tommrow to buy this game. For years now I have been simming battles with hundreds and now I can't wait to do it with thousands!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1. The Skylanders games have gotten A LOT better
Being real the first game kind of sucked. It just kind of felt half-baked. I don't hold first games in franchises too a high standard -- but look at TV shows. The first seasons of Breaking Bad was good, but it's kind of shite when you compare to the unforgettable seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5. Giants was better but than Swap Force came around and change the game literally. Swapforce is by far the best one in the series by a mile. I am currently playing Trap Team and it isn't as good as Swap Force but it does harkin back some of the of the cool forgotten things from giants such as Skystones and some of the characters from giants to.
2. The Story is funny and the cast is surprisingly good
The Voice Cast is excellent. The cast is great whether it be Billy from (Billy and Mandy) voicing the Franchises main baddy Chaos or Patrick Warburton (how I met your Mother) voicing the pilot Flynn who constantly says BOOM! but in all seriousness. The game's plot is typical comical and has a lot of hidden adult jokes.
3. It's best avengers game out there
OK, here me out. I have given up on ever getting the Avengers game we deserve but there have been times where I feel I'm playing an Avengers game while playing Skylanders. There is this huge viking lady who has a head slam ability (reminds me of Thor) , A crocodile with boomerangs (Captain America) and a swap force Skylander I made with fire boots, So he launches like Iron man. Either way if need your video game avengers itch filled Skylanders is the best we got.
4. Cameos from gaming Icons
5. It's not terribly expensive to get into anymore
you can pick up some of the older Skylanders for about a dollar a dozen and they still work in the newest games. This is awesome because when you do get new figures, you'll still have you're harden veterans of your team by your side. They also level up and gain new abilities. It's also very great compared to the competition where you have to buy a $20 level packs just to play content with different figures. (Lego Dimensions)
6. it can be REALLY hard.
The Skylander games can be oppressively hard on Nightmare Difficulty. A lot of people say that kids games are to "Easy". I would agree with them for the most part but Skylanders, is infamously difficult. One of my highest achievements TA Ratio wise after hitting 100,000 gamerscore is beating Swap force on Nightmare. There were levels where I lost 20-30 Skylanders. It was like sending pigs off to slaughter. Again the games are a lot of fun and if your characters are always getting better even when you're not.
7. The gimmicks are usually pretty neat
Now I'm going to rate and tell what the gimmicks
Skylanders: Spyros Adventure: Founding of Toys to Life: Awesome, I think this is a truly innovative game in the gaming industry.
Skylanders Giants: Make bigger Skylanders: Great (Tree Rex was Awesome!)
Skylanders Swap Force: Being able to swap the tops and bottoms of skylanders: Again an Awesome addtion to the lore and customization
Slylanders Trap Team: You can now Trap enemies and force them to fight for you: This is a fun wildcard addition to the series.
Skylanders Superchargers: Skylanders can drive cars? WTF , Sorry guys this is dumb
Skylanders Imaginators: You make your own Skylanders! It's really awesome great to see swapforce ideas expanded on.
8. backwards compatibility
Skylanders are into MILFS, what do I mean by that? Your older skylanders will work will all of the new games. So you don't have to worry about buying new ones, All of the damn time. You also get rewarded for using the older ones such as having them get stronger over the games. Not to mention that there the main characters for the Skylander's TV show and They get full voice rolls in the newer games.
9. You can Literally 3D print your Skylanders
In the new Skylanders game, You actually get to make your own Skylanders and this is cool on so many levels. My favorite thing out of this new "gimmick" is that you can actually get them 3d printed and that would be really cool to make my own Skylander and than have it sit on mantle. I might make my my dark souls character Dickwad or make a knockoff Pokemon or Teddy Roosevelt. I don't know the possibabltes are limitless!!!!
10. They got a TV show!
The Skylanders now have a cartoon on Netflix. I watched the first few episodes and to be honest kind of like it. After playing through few of the games and for the skylanders being mute most of the time. It is kind of intresting to see them interact with the world. Also the voice cast is really good. For example Justin Long voices Spyro, Stealth Elf is voiced by Ashley Tisdale and Eruptor is Voiced by Hank from Breaking Bad. Also the Voice of Billy comes back to voice Chaos thats always a treat.
Conclusion: I think you should at least give skylanders a try, it's more affordable and better as it's ever been. I think Swapforce was a real turning point for the series and I can't wait to see what they do next.