Will Call of Duty: World at War kill Call of Duty 4? This question popped into my head while I was waiting for a COD4 game to start. After some “serious” thinking, my answer is….I’m not sure.
Its yes and no, at least in my opinion. Its a yes because I think existing COD players may switch to the new game, permanently. As more people migrate to the new game, the COD 4 servers will not have as many players to start games. And you need a minimum of 6 players for a game to start unless you play 1v1, otherwise you will just be waiting. Also, unlike COD: WaW where 4 or less people is enough to get a game going in co-op mode which COD4 lacks. Again this is just my guess and I hope I’m wrong.
On the other hand, I also think both may be able to “co-exist” because they are two games taking places in two different time periods with one being in World War time and the other in modern days. Some people might still prefer the modern weapons/time period while some might jump the boat and play in the World War period. I personally prefer the modern days and the weapons. I don’t think there will be a red dot sight in World War 1/2, which makes it hard for me to aim. (yea I rely heavily on that to aim when I use a rifle like G36, unless I use a sub machine gun like P90) But even aiming wasn’t the problem, I still prefer modern time. Just a personal preference.
Either outcome will most likely NOT disappoint any of us COD fans. And again with the co-op feature, it will probably enhance rather than degrading the series. I hope a demo release will be out sometime in the end of October or first week of November (comes out in Nov 11th for US and 14th for Europe) so that we can have a better idea if this game is really worth the $59.99.
Just my daily thought and I will now continue on with my debate whether I should get this game or not. What are YOUR thoughts on this?
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