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The new Call of Duty game was announced recently. I checked out the teaser trailer. Bear in mind, that this is a teaser.
"A teaser trailer, or teaser is a short trailer used to advertise an upcoming movie, game or television series.
Teasers, unlike typical theatrical trailers, are usually very short in length (between 3060 seconds) and usually contain little if any actual footage from the film. Sometimes it is merely a truncated version of a theatrical trailer. They are usually released long in advance of the film they advertise.
Teaser trailers are usually only made for big-budget and popularly themed movies. Their purpose is less to tell the audience about a movie's content than simply to let them know that the movie is coming up in the near future, and to add to the hype of the upcoming release. Teaser trailers are often made while the film is still in production or being edited and as a result they may feature scenes or alternate versions of scenes that are not in the finished film. Teaser trailers today are increasingly focused on internet ing and the convention circuit." (Courtesy of www.websters-online-dictionary.org)
The teaser shows the uses of masks in warfare over time and finishes with some commandos putting on some masks. Instantly, the comments section is awash with angry comments directed at the developer (understandable if you don't like ANY of their games), the franchise (it can't suit everyones tastes) and this new game. That surprised me, I'm not a CoD fanboy (I played most of the games and also the Battlefields and recognize the drawbacks in both) but I think that we shouldn't slate a game next to nothing has been released about merely because we don't like the developer. Everyone deserves a chance to turn over a new leaf. Also, can we really blame Activision for using a formula that makes their games sell in bucketloads. They're a buisness and want money. They make business descisions. It's how the world works. Lots of people also complained about how the trailer showed very little gameplay. See the above definition. Nearly everyone releases teasers. We can't slate one game for something the whole industry does. Well... obviously we can, but we shouldn't.
Every console gamer is interested in what the next generation of consoles will bring but how much better will they actually be? The graphics may be better and some more powerful engines might be available but is that worth the cost? Graphics are not bad now. They are not uber realistic but do we need them to be. If I buy I new game, I will maybe think, "Oh, these graphics are nice," for the first minute but then I am interested in the gameplay and story. How much better will slightly better graphics make gaming. Also, the cost of higher graphics will probably move new games (normally £40 in the UK) up to £50 or maybe even £60. Again, is it worth it?
You also have the cost of buying a new console on top of that and the prospect of starting your gaming collction from scratch. If the rumor mill is to be believed, then the next gen consoles will arrive in the next year or two. It is highly unlikely that Microsoft or Sony will be able to create anything totally revolutionairy.
The difference between the PS2 and PS3 were mainly graphical and technical but they were huge leaps. The first PS2 game I owned was Ratchet & Clank 3. The first PS3 game I owned was Assassins Creed. The graphics on the PS2 were bad to the point that you had to squint for certain games. The PS3 in comparison was amazing (I didn't have an XBox 360 till much later). Technically as well, people would react to my actions, not where I had reached on the level.
Can the next gen make such a big step? We will have to wait and see.
May 2, 2013 6:47 pm GMTLegendaryFightz posted a new blog entry entitled Are we too quick too judge?