With Black Ops 2 coming out this week, I just couldn’t resist. I can remember playing this game for the first time back in 2007 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was on shelves. I was blown away by the graphics, the concept, and it just feels great to blow s*** up sometimes. But, like Hollywood, the gaming industry has simply taken this concept and milked it for everything it’s worth. Since Modern Warfare we’ve gotten Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and now we have Black Ops 2.
I wonder if these people are ever going to run out of ideas. We’ve gone through fighting Fidel Castro, the Vietnam War, World War 2, and they even have us fighting freaking Nazi zombies. I’m sorry but I just feel that they’re selling out. It wouldn’t shock me, one bit, if the next Call of Duty has us squaring off against Bin Ladin in Saudi Arabia. The title will probably be “Call of Duty: We’re Coming for Ya, Osama.”
I’m not sure we’ll ever reach a point where video game companies will see the light. Once you have a unique concept, there’s NO need to ruin it with sequels. The way gaming technology is now-a-days they can simply design expansion packs for the same game to add to the continued thrill, rather than spoiling an orginal by making a ridiculous sequeal or in this case several sequels. If it isn’t broken, please don’t try to fix it. This example has been shown countless times in Hollywood. For example:
Speed-Speed 2: Cruise Control
Ocean’s 11- Ocean’s 12
Jurassic Park-Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World
Transformers-Transformers-Revenge of the Fallen
I could go on but I’d run out of space. Something must be done.