We all know the Call of Duty franchise went downhill pretty fast, right? I mean, Modern Warfare 3 was about as “modern” as they should have taken it, although Black Ops 2 was pretty fun. Battlefield? Revolutionary.
What Happened To Call Of Duty?
In honesty, what didn’t happen? The franchise was ultimately doomed as Ghosts arrived but then came Advanced Warfare. This was the mouldy cherry on top for me. I felt an enormous sense of alienation. I felt that my whole life had been a lie; considering I had been playing Call of Duty since CoD 3. I reminisced on the days I spent needing to be revived in WaW Zombies; the days I spent trying to hit that perfect trickshot on High Rise or Scrapyard.
When I would ask for a 1v1 and automatically know that it would be on Rust, it was the highlight, I must say. Those were the good ol’days! What exactly happened from that point in glorious time? In my opinion, the developers got a little ahead of themselves. The Call Of Duty’s we all once loved became far too futuristic. It’s almost like they know what goes on behind closed doors within the government; meaning the technology they place in their games is somewhat possible; but not that we know anything about it – shh.
Will Call of Duty Make A Comeback?
The early Call of Duty’s had great roots and amazing campaigns. They were all about war; vintage tanks, guns, grenades – you name it. Especially World at War, wasn’t that the greatest?
As the years have gone by it is getting harder to imagine that the franchise will make a comeback. If they decide to go back to their old roots, it’ll be seen as desperate considering the fact that Battlefield took a step back into the past with Battlefield 1. Regardless of that, they may make a great game and revive their legacy? Nobody knows at this stage but we can hope!
On The Battlefield
Here is my favourite part. As I’ve said, I felt alienated after Call of Duty decided to shift to the future. I became an avid CoD player, gone rogue. I played the early Battlefields such as Battlefield 2, Bad Company; but I switched over completely to Battlefield 4 in 2013 after Ghosts was released. Do I regret my decision? Absolutely not! Battlefield made me sane again. I must admit, the destruction of the maps was immense, the weapons were fun to use and the tanks; oh the tanks. I played Battlefield 4 from 2013 until Battlefield 1 was released in October 2016. Yes, I did play Hardline but we are not going to talk about that. Disappointed was an understatement.
The Revolution Of Battlefield 1
Oh boy, this game. When the Battlefield 1 Beta released, I played and loved it despite the constant issues connecting to the servers. I remember feeling so distraught that I couldn’t purchase it on release but my significant other saved the day. The moment I put it in the PS4, I shed tears here and there; it was so beautiful. The graphics were crisp and vibrant and once I changed my sound setting to War Tapes I felt right at home. The developers truly did a great job with this game. They listened to their fans and made dreams come true. The campaign has many great stories and the multiplayer is enjoyable, upbeat and has patches regularly which is a must. Battlefield 1 truly exceeded my expectations.
A few years ago I would not compare the two franchises but times change and this has been my honest opinion. I realise many individuals love the feel of a futuristic setting; but for veteran players, Call of Duty is no longer for us. Battlefield offers us the nostalgia we crave. Let’s have hope for our FPS developers in the future!