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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

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GeorgeK 7th November 2013, 10:53 Quote
No surprise really then - if it ain't broke, and it makes you a f**k-ton of money once a year, then don't fix it... Shame they haven't done something more innovative with what looks like a fairly decent engine.

Also - 60gb
Spreadie 7th November 2013, 10:55 Quote
All that effort to write a thoroughly entertaining review, rendered completely redundant by one line:
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It is milk, beer and mushrooms, with a strong whiff of cheese and only the merest hint of bacon.
I did laugh.

Brilliant!

I should add that I won't be buying this game any time soon - I'll leave it until it hits the GMG bargain bin in a year or so. I cba with FPS multiplayer anymore, so the retail price is hideous for a few hours of samey SP campaign.

That reminds me... I wonder if MW3 has hit £5 yet...
benji2412 7th November 2013, 10:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeK

Also - 60gb

Wow. BF4 has it's flaws, but those will get fixed. Can't fix 60 GB of steaming poop.
Hustler 7th November 2013, 11:18 Quote
This "America..F*** Yeah!!!" series needs to die, it represents everything that's despicable about the place.
rollo 7th November 2013, 12:04 Quote
Considering it just smashed all sale records I dont think its getting changed any time soon.
benji2412 7th November 2013, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Considering it just smashed all sale records I dont think its getting changed any time soon.

GeorgeK 7th November 2013, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by benji2412
Wow. BF4 has it's flaws, but those will get fixed. Can't fix 60 GB of steaming poop.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a steaming poop - just unimaginative
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Originally Posted by rollo
Considering it just smashed all sale records I dont think its getting changed any time soon.

Shame - now they'll have even less reason to change things in the future...
loftie 7th November 2013, 12:18 Quote
What the hell makes it 60GBs? Dog AI? Dear lord.

I agree with rollo, I can't see them making the game 'better' because it's making a lot of money and selling loads. At this point, they could make any game put COD in the title and all the COD fans would still buy it.

COD: Ultimate Fishing, next best selling game?
Corky42 7th November 2013, 12:18 Quote
Why cant i stop my self giggling every time i read the words "call of duty"
rollo 7th November 2013, 12:20 Quote
grand theft auto 5 is next best selling game
sakzzz 7th November 2013, 12:48 Quote
Inspite of insisting my console playing friends to play my recommendations such as Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite e etc... They run to buy COD the moment it gets released ! If it sells..its not gonna get fixed any time soon.
AlphaAngel 7th November 2013, 13:05 Quote
I have a bit of probelm with this way of scoring franchise games. I have only played mordern warfare 2 so for me the franchise doesn't feel reptitive but if I was to read the review and look at the score I have no real idea how the game stands up on its own merits.

Reviews like this are useless to newcomers to the game (although these people, I admit, are most likely in the minority).

The same seemed to happen in the review of Batman: Arkham Origins. Is it possible to review the game first and then put it in context with the franchise after, please?
Harlequin 7th November 2013, 13:29 Quote
they using the rage engine with `megatextures`?
Parge 7th November 2013, 13:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by AlphaAngel
I have a bit of probelm with this way of scoring franchise games. I have only played mordern warfare 2 so for me the franchise doesn't feel reptitive but if I was to read the review and look at the score I have no real idea how the game stands up on its own merits.

Reviews like this are useless to newcomers to the game (although these people, I admit, are most likely in the minority).

The same seemed to happen in the review of Batman: Arkham Origins. Is it possible to review the game first and then put it in context with the franchise after, please?

You mean there are people that don't know call of duty? Where?

EDIT: Also, on the back of this, I've been thinking, why don't we do scores for all different types of people. We could do a score for people that play Battlefield but don't play COD, a score for people who have only played COD1+ MW2, but not the rest, and a score for people that like to eat chalk, but have only played Pikmin on the Gamecube (not the Wii version).
adrock 7th November 2013, 13:42 Quote
the score might leave you thinking it was worse than MW2, but reading the review i'd think you'd come to the conclusion that if you liked MW2 and haven't played all the other games, then you'll probably like this. I've never been a fan of percentage scoring. It's too big a scale for something as subjective as video games comparison, but i guess it's important to quantify the quality of games in a single numerical value so they can be compared with each other and a 'winner' found.

Recently we've seen COD get 50, Arkham Origins get 30, and The Stanley Parable get 80. Now, does that mean if you play COD and AO, you'll get the same amount of enjoyment in total as if you played the stanley parable? Is AO as good as TSP but only 37.5% the length? If you played TSP followed by AO, would you feel as happy/satisfied as you would if you'd just played COD?

Obviously not, differences in genre, target audience, platform mean comparing them is futile. So quantifying their qualities would seem equally futile.

Personally, i feel COD serves a valuable purpose. it keeps some people with less patience or shorter attention spans away from arma 3, and to a lesser extent battlefield 4. It's nice of them to release it in an appropriate time frame to maximise it's effectiveness in doing this too. As such i'd give this one 90% and never have the intention of playing it.
benji2412 7th November 2013, 14:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by adrock

Personally, i feel COD serves a valuable purpose. it keeps some people with less patience or shorter attention spans away from arma 3, and to a lesser extent battlefield 4. It's nice of them to release it in an appropriate time frame to maximise it's effectiveness in doing this too. As such i'd give this one 90% and never have the intention of playing it.

That's pretty much /thread for me, I'm standing by my initial comment of steaming poop though. I just don't see why people buy it when it's been the same since MW2.
GeorgeStorm 7th November 2013, 14:19 Quote
I do think a number scoring system is silly.

I'd prefer a phrase/sentence conclusion instead probably. "Worth playing" "Buy it now" "Only a game for fans of the series"...
suenstar 7th November 2013, 14:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by loftie
COD: Ultimate Fishing, next best selling game?
That would likely be the first COD that I'd buy myself.
abezors 7th November 2013, 14:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
I do think a number scoring system is silly.

I'd prefer a phrase/sentence conclusion instead probably. "Worth playing" "Buy it now" "Only a game for fans of the series"...

Actually a great idea, numerical scores mean so little now anyway (in regards to all the "anything under 80% sucks" argument).
Parge 7th November 2013, 14:27 Quote
Errr you know you can just read the review and ignore the score right?
rollo 7th November 2013, 14:28 Quote
Or do what every other cod fan does acording to most and buy whatever they sell.
GeorgeStorm 7th November 2013, 14:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Errr you know you can just read the review and ignore the score right?

Yeah, which is what I did, I was just stating my opinion on number scores in general.

People buy the new ones because other people (their friends) buy the new one. I've no doubt to lots of people they can't understand why people bought BF4 considering how similar it looks to BF3.
adrock 7th November 2013, 15:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Errr you know you can just read the review and ignore the score right?

that's the point i was trying to make, i just got ranty. The words and explanation are worth far more than the score, i just don't see any need for scores for games; with hardware it's more understandable as things are more comparable and can be benchmarked and measured, albeit with a degree of subjectivity regarding aesthetics/perceived reliability/desirability of features.
Dave Lister 7th November 2013, 17:25 Quote
Loved the review ! Which I only read because I'd hoped they had made a decent effort this time. Out of curiosity I then looked up IGNs review (because someone here had made a comment at some point about IGN's reviews being a joke - they weren't wrong !
AlphaAngel 7th November 2013, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
You mean there are people that don't know call of duty? Where?

EDIT: Also, on the back of this, I've been thinking, why don't we do scores for all different types of people. We could do a score for people that play Battlefield but don't play COD, a score for people who have only played COD1+ MW2, but not the rest, and a score for people that like to eat chalk, but have only played Pikmin on the Gamecube (not the Wii version).

Well, talk about taking a point completely out of context and being an ass about it at the same time.. Having not played the COD series much, this review was next to useless to me.
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Originally Posted by Parge
Errr you know you can just read the review and ignore the score right?

I did, It just moaned that it was the same old thing, but sorry I didn't really experience the old thing.

I agree with the suggestion to give it a "worth playing", "Buy Now!", "Avoid!!!" kind of scoring system
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