The first trailer hinted hard at the futuristic landscape of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. And with this new trailer released, we know for sure that Black Ops will be following closely to the Advanced Warfare blueprint. The only thing is that, although the reviews online rave about COD:AD gameplay, the actual consensus of players, weren’t too happy with the game.
I’m one of those players that started out with COD: Modern Warfare 4, before the hype, so I can see why the game is unappealing to some. I think the way they went about making the game futuristic had a lot to do with any negative feels for the game. It isn’t just change that made players uncomfortable, although some people don’t like change, it’s when change doesn’t contribute to the fulfillment of the game.
I remember shooting the crap out of my care package because I didn’t know what the hell landed from the sky into the ground, and losing the opportunity to catch a hard point, because I couldn’t understand where the tangible connection was to Headquarters. I was looking for a laptop or something physical to capture, rather then an area to stand in. These are just minor things that we have to adjust to and learn along the way, but the kind of change that I’m talking about has more to do with the structure of game play. Not to mention that some people are not too happy about the exoskeleton and the ability to “fly jump” across the board. If I had a penny for every gamer I heard tell me that they are playing older versions of COD because thy don’t like COD:AD, I’d have my own video game company.
Within the next few months, we’ll be able to see more on how this game is put together. Hopefully, we can get a 90/10 appreciation of the game, where the 90 represents the amount of satisfied customers. You can’t make everyone happy, hopefully they can put a few smiles on the bulk of COD gamers that are faithful to the franchise.