I’m not the largest Call of Duty fan out there, I don’t buy all the DLC packs, I don’t particularly enjoy Black Ops, and I find myself growing ever more cynical about the lack of cooperation among teammates when playing the more recent titles in the Call of Duty franchise.
That being said, I still play Modern Warfare 2 like a fiend. I often ride passenger to my addictive personality and I am more than addicted to this game. I hit the prestige cap long ago and can clearly remember numerous nights of playing round after round of the fast-paced and twitchy shooter. Most likely, after I finish this column I will proceed directly to my PlayStation 3 and fire up Modern Warfare 2 and play a few rounds.
Just what is it that draws me back to playing the Call of Duty games time after time? Why do CoD games persistently outsell equally good, if not better, other first person shooters? What does CoD have that other games don’t?
Is it that the CoD franchise is well established and trusted in providing players with the exact kind of game they are looking for? I think this might be partially valid. Yet due to the large changes that have come to the franchise lately, jumping time periods and significantly different levels of quality between the two different development companies, perhaps it is something else that keeps players on a short leash.