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Edited By Skullking

the whole space sequence just pissed me off.

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Posted By ch3burashka

@avantegardener said:

Anyone else picking up on the wierd subtext of building a wall to keep Latin Americans out?

that was the first thing that occurred to me when I heard jeff describe the plot, yeah

FOX News will be conflicted on how to report on this.

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Edited By SaturdayNightSpecials

Back up.

You're telling me that Mr. Roarke is the villain in this game?

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Posted By Winsord

I haven't played this, and I won't for a long while (if ever), but I'm glad they've added that knifing animation to tone down on the knife spam. Jeff also said a few times that the maps were more open this time, but from all of the ones in the QL it certainly didn't look like it, which was my biggest gripe with both MW3 and Black Ops 2. I'm equally uninterested in this as I am the new Battlefield. Maybe BF4 didn't cut features, but it sure didn't seem to change or add much either.

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Edited By RuthLoose

Was this video compressed really weirdly or does this game actually look this terrible?

Blame it on the split-gen.

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Edited By boondibis

Oh hey! Cool! Dudes just showed up shooting people in a fucking space station! What does Jeff do?

Look away as fast as possible from this new scene, and instead stare up the ass of the astronaut you have to follow, inching behind him as close as possible. I understand not tearing it up playing well while doing quick looks, but can you dudes try to make an effort to show the game somewhat decently? Who just turns away from story scenes and set pieces to look at the dude and the boring ass empty hallway you will have ample time soon enough to crawl through and admire?

Giant Bomb Dot Com everyone.

Jeff, I love you and you're a cool funny dude with the worst taste in food and video games imaginable. But that's OK. However, goddamn, you be the most video game hating dude to run a video game website ever. Do you even like games anymore? I mean, I know this is COD, and a bad one at that, but this feeling is seeping into every video you are in. I'm cynical as fuck about games and you're bringing even me down.

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Edited By haXadecimal

Was this video compressed really weirdly or does this game actually look this terrible?

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Posted By ShadowConqueror

HESH WANTS SOME SEX

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Posted By Kartana

The headbop in the MW games is ridiculous.

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Posted By Sarumarine

I don't know, I kind of weirdly admire the path of foreign threats for the CoD series in a dumb way. First it was Nazi Germany, Russians, Middle Eastern people, then the Japanese, the Chinese, that Spanish speaking Raul Menendez guy, and now just all of South America. They have run out of those acceptable World War / Cold War targets.

When does Belgium get a shot? Or Madagascar? If you're going to strike up a fictional war with fictional federations, you might as well just go crazy with it. Just go with the revenge of Canada.

This time, they're coming to collect for all those dumb hockey and bacon jokes. Call of Duty: Great White North - Coming Summer 2014

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Posted By qlanth

At 1hr 39min the player heatmap for Antartica is all the way lit up. Whatsup with that?

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Posted By paulunga

That sure was a convenient time for that church to fall. Also, these games keep looking less and less interesting to me ever since the first Modern Warfare. It's kind of astounding that this is still the best-selling franchise out there.

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Edited By Nation764

@sooty said:

@nation764 said:

@sooty said:

@nation764 said:

@zevvion said:

Question for people who have played many Call of Duty games including Ghosts:

I have played the first Modern Warfare and thought it was really great. I played it for the single player. I haven't played a Call of Duty game since, because they seemingly were the same each time and I already got what I wanted out of Modern Warfare. However, now a lot of time has passed since then, and I'm kinda in the mood to play another game like that. Will I like Ghosts? I've read the single player isn't that great, but is that because those people have also all played every game in between? I am in the mood for such a game right now. Will it still feel exactly the same as the first Modern Warfare?

The first Modern Warfare revolutionized first person shooters in many ways.

It didn't at all. The only thing Modern Warfare did that was new and pretty impressive (at the time) was the online system and perks.

Call of Duty 4, played identical to Call of Duty 2, it didn't move the genre forward at all outside of the multiplayer stuff. (which is not even genre specific)

That's just like, your opinion, man
That's just like, your opinion, man

Did you even play Call of Duty 2? It's literally the exact same gunplay. Call of Duty 4 added perks, some multiplayer modes and its XP system. It didn't move the actual FPS genre forward, just multiplayer systems.

no real point in going on with this, I thought this was pretty common thinking.

I think the huge success of COD 4 basically standardized the left trigger aim, right trigger shoot controls that nearly all first person shooters use these days. Halo is the only major FPS I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't use this system. While the previous COD's may have done that as well, not all other FPS's did, and now they do. So to me that is revolutionizing the genre. Add to that the game being MODERN, with current weapons, and not just old WWII single shot carbines and crappy sub machine guns. Then add all the other things you listed and you have a game that changed or affected all other shooters going forward. It could easily be considered the most influential and important game of this generation, especially in regards to video games becoming a major part of the entertainment industry and popular culture.

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Posted By fisk0

I just realized this is nothing more than Quake 3 with contemporary weapons.

Wait, no! Quake 3 has everybody on a level playing field, whether you load it up for the first time or have played it religiously for 15 years, you'll have the exact same stuff to do your best with - you don't get access to guns, accessories and perks that make you straight up more powerful than a newcomer the more you grind, your shotgun has the same firing rate, accuracy and damage output as any others. Getting good at Quake 3 is all about learning the game instead of climbing the upgrade tree.

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Posted By afabs515

Did that dude just tackle a wolf?

lmao. I watched this live, and when that guy tackled that wolf, the chat exploded in the best of ways. I was laughing so hard when that happened and called my roommate in to check it out. So crazy and unnecessarily over the top!

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Posted By Warihay

Was only interested in this game for the campaign but hearing Jeffs opinion unsold me on it. Guess I'll stick to Battlefield.

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Edited By Sooty

@nation764 said:

@sooty said:

@nation764 said:

@zevvion said:

Question for people who have played many Call of Duty games including Ghosts:

I have played the first Modern Warfare and thought it was really great. I played it for the single player. I haven't played a Call of Duty game since, because they seemingly were the same each time and I already got what I wanted out of Modern Warfare. However, now a lot of time has passed since then, and I'm kinda in the mood to play another game like that. Will I like Ghosts? I've read the single player isn't that great, but is that because those people have also all played every game in between? I am in the mood for such a game right now. Will it still feel exactly the same as the first Modern Warfare?

The first Modern Warfare revolutionized first person shooters in many ways.

It didn't at all. The only thing Modern Warfare did that was new and pretty impressive (at the time) was the online system and perks.

Call of Duty 4, played identical to Call of Duty 2, it didn't move the genre forward at all outside of the multiplayer stuff. (which is not even genre specific)

That's just like, your opinion, man
That's just like, your opinion, man

Did you even play Call of Duty 2? It's literally the exact same gunplay. Call of Duty 4 added perks, some multiplayer modes and its XP system. It didn't move the actual FPS genre forward, just multiplayer systems.

no real point in going on with this, I thought this was pretty common thinking.

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Posted By PatchMaster

Did that dude just tackle a wolf?

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Posted By SSully
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Posted By heatDrive88

Ugh, this campaign looks kinda boring, compared to most.

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Posted By pumpkinheaddy

Thanks.

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Posted By HatKing

@hatking:

The end parts of KOTOR 2 are unfinished bordering on broken. :/

Bummer. I think I'd still like to see it though. At very least, I want to revisit that game.

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Posted By HerbieBug

@hatking:

The end parts of KOTOR 2 are unfinished bordering on broken. :/

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Posted By ajroo

Ghosts is very underwhelming. It plays exactly like Modern Warfare 3 which i didnt like. The guns feel soft and sound odd. Multiplayer just feels bad to me. You are dead before you see your attacker most of the time, even when he is right in front of you. You may even seem to shoot first.

Infinity Ward made some really bad decisions on this game (Im with Jeff on the "Teabag your victim for a care package" bull ass crap) and has officially lost me.

Black Ops 2 is a far superior game and a year from now, if im playing any Call of Duty, it will be that one.

Now im going back to Battlefield 4.

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Posted By Nation764

@sooty said:

@nation764 said:

@zevvion said:

Question for people who have played many Call of Duty games including Ghosts:

I have played the first Modern Warfare and thought it was really great. I played it for the single player. I haven't played a Call of Duty game since, because they seemingly were the same each time and I already got what I wanted out of Modern Warfare. However, now a lot of time has passed since then, and I'm kinda in the mood to play another game like that. Will I like Ghosts? I've read the single player isn't that great, but is that because those people have also all played every game in between? I am in the mood for such a game right now. Will it still feel exactly the same as the first Modern Warfare?

The first Modern Warfare revolutionized first person shooters in many ways.

It didn't at all. The only thing Modern Warfare did that was new and pretty impressive (at the time) was the online system and perks.

Call of Duty 4, played identical to Call of Duty 2, it didn't move the genre forward at all outside of the multiplayer stuff. (which is not even genre specific)

That's just like, your opinion, man
That's just like, your opinion, man

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Edited By falling_fast

Anyone else picking up on the wierd subtext of building a wall to keep Latin Americans out?

that was the first thing that occurred to me when I heard jeff describe the plot, yeah

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Edited By coaxmetal

@brad the USAF actually has what is probably the largest space program in the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_Space_Command. Just because there isn't much of a civilian space program doesn't mean the US isn't spending a ton on space stuff. Just not for science.

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Posted By CrippWox

LOL! looks shitty as hell.

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Posted By HatKing

@adam1808 said:

@hatking said:

Man, for some reason those skull masks just make me think of that KOTOR 2 cover.

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Specifically this image that's floating around in the background on a few of the menus.
Specifically this image that's floating around in the background on a few of the menus.

Man now you just made me want to play KOTOR 2 again.

This is messed up to admit, but I never finished either. Shit, in the first game I made it to the last planet and got stuck. I bought them both on Steam not that long ago so that I might replay them and actually complete them. But I still haven't managed to stick with it long enough to get past the first planet in KOTOR. I'm ashamed.

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Edited By gbrading

They have an orbital weapon called ODIN? As in Orbital Defense Initiative? Way to crib from the Mortal Engines Quartet.

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Edited By impartialgecko

@hatking said:

Man, for some reason those skull masks just make me think of that KOTOR 2 cover.

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Specifically this image that's floating around in the background on a few of the menus.
Specifically this image that's floating around in the background on a few of the menus.

Man now you just made me want to play KOTOR 2 again.

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Posted By Shevar

I find that the animations during the campaign looked lackluster. At some instance it looked as if the NPCs where ice skating instead of walking, especially when Hesh was walking op to the first house in the Gears of War setting. For scripted sequences, that is really bad.

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Edited By TheElliotBee

That whole space ship sequence is retarded in every possible way.

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Posted By avantegardener

Anyone else picking up on the wierd subtext of building a wall to keep Latin Americans out?

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Posted By Cold_Wolven

Man the zoom on that scope with the blurred background was just plain bad looking, other games have handled the blur effect better.

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Posted By WouldYouKindly

Pause at 1:07:03 - Anyone else see the giant Llama head above the statue? Llama guy is everywhere!

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Posted By Mystyr_E

heh, stealth dog

Deus Ex: Canine Revolution

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Edited By Sooty

@nation764 said:

@zevvion said:

Question for people who have played many Call of Duty games including Ghosts:

I have played the first Modern Warfare and thought it was really great. I played it for the single player. I haven't played a Call of Duty game since, because they seemingly were the same each time and I already got what I wanted out of Modern Warfare. However, now a lot of time has passed since then, and I'm kinda in the mood to play another game like that. Will I like Ghosts? I've read the single player isn't that great, but is that because those people have also all played every game in between? I am in the mood for such a game right now. Will it still feel exactly the same as the first Modern Warfare?

The first Modern Warfare revolutionized first person shooters in many ways.

It didn't at all. The only thing Modern Warfare did that was new and pretty impressive (at the time) was the online system and perks.

Call of Duty 4, played identical to Call of Duty 2, it didn't move the genre forward at all outside of the multiplayer stuff. (which is not even genre specific)

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Posted By DragonNinja789

So it sounds like they went the Red Dawn route in terms of the story....and took a dump on it. Shame. I love the original Red Dawn.

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Posted By fisk0

@vuud said:

@mrcraggle said:

@sooty said:

@liquidprince said:

@vuud said:

@liquidprince said:

Is it just me or do the models in this game look extra shitty. I feel like they cut back a bit extra on current gen so next gen stuff looks better.

Watch the part during the campaign when you and Hesh are talkin' to dad. Dad has a fucking triangle head and laughable animation. They definitely took a hatchet to the graphics of the current gen, real quick and dirty like to get it out this early. I don't know who would buy this if they have any plans on getting the next gen consoles, or just get it for PC.

That's exactly the moment when I was writing this. Looks like a PS2 model...

It still looks like shit on PC, so I wouldn't count on the PS4 or Xbone having it any better. It's actually offensive on PC because the spec requirements basically doubled (hard drive space tripled) yet it still looks worse than Crysis and almost any other half-decent PC game from the last 5 years.

It's the definition of phoning it in, people seem to be being harsher this year. Long overdue.

I was just about to comment on their dad's head and overall animation. I feel that these game have been largely underwhelming from a graphical perspective for a number of years now. CoD4 looked great at the time but that was 2007 and it's remained largely unchanged. The multiplayer models in BlOps were worse than the ones found in MW2. I'm not a fan of the sound production in CoD games either especially when compared to how well it's done in the Battlefield series and with so many people working on these games, it should be better.

BTW, just for reference...

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Well, it is still the Quake III engine we're talking about here, they've added a bunch of shaders, but sometimes it seems people have forgotten what high end PC games looked like 12 years ago.

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Posted By ShaggE

I'd actually buy this if they threw in a zero-G multiplayer map.

As-is... ehhhhh... CoD multiplayer is fun and all, but... ehhhhhh...

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Lost it.

I woulda bought this game, the cod they actually released though...

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Edited By sween24

It's just so tedious and dumb at this point, and completely un-self aware
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I literally laughed out loud and spilled my tea when that guy rugby tackled that wolf, and i can't imagine it was meant to be funny.

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Posted By MachoFantastico

Is that Stephen Lang doing the voice of the father?

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Posted By MachoFantastico

@scorch said:

It feels like if it didn't have the COD name attached they would have spent an hour making fun of this.

I kind of got that feeling, though to be fair they do speak honestly about it.