Today I traded in my copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 despite not even prestiging once, it has to be said that the game does a lot right (as mentioned in my hands on review), but on the whole in many people’s opinions the multiplayer aspects of the game are far too arcady.
This got me thinking about the next Call of Duty instalment which will almost certainly arrive in November 2012, this game will probably be developed by Treyarch and our readers have said that they would prefer to see Black Ops 2 over World at War 2 – but how about something completely different? Let me introduce you to my idea: Call of Duty: Realistic Warfare – yes, I agree the name sucks, but it’s the concept which is important.
A lot of people who play Call of Duty have never played Counter-Strike, but in early 2012 Valve is set to release Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This game will be downloadable via Xbox Live/PSN/Steam and the fact that millions of gamers still play CS 1.6 and CS Source suggests that it will be a massive hit. What’s great about CS games is the fact that they concentrate heavily on balance and reward skill, the same can’t be said about any Call of Duty game.
Many CoD gamers, like myself, aren’t too bothered about a campaign, all we want is solid enjoyable multiplayer. MW3 servers for the Xbox 360 of the game are great, but once you get into a game it is usually full of campers, spawn killing, halo jumping and noob tubing – the run ‘n’ gun style which the game promotes is starting to grate on the most hardcore of CoD fans – so why not mix things up with the next release?
Imagine next November being able to download Call of Duty: Realistic Warfare from your platform’s online store for roughly £15 / 1200 Microsoft Points, when you load it up there is just multiplayer, nothing else and when you get into games there are no killstreak rewards or unrealistic perks/attachments and gameplay which actually promotes tactical gameplay and rewards people who can aim a gun. Giving other titles barebones playlists isn’t enough, maps need to be specifically designed for this type of gameplay! Also people shouldn’t be rewarded with deathstreaks!
The fact is each Call of Duty game which hits the shelves will sell millions of copies no-matter what. Activision, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have a strategy and it’s working, so the chances of ever seeing such a game is just a pipe dream. The question we want to know is whether you would buy such a title – please allow us to gain some insight by answering the poll question below: