Call of Duty/Modern Warfare franchise shows no signs of stopping

With the recent announcement of Modern Warfare 3, Activision and Infinity Ward keep fans pulled in with their ongoing franchise. And with the recent trailer that was recently thrown on the internet, even I have to say that I’m interested. And I have a growing hate for the series.

But it’s not because that the games are bad. On the contrary, when Call of Duty 2 came out for 360, I was hooked by it. But as the titles kept coming out, it just started feeling repetitive. There’s a limit to a person’s replay value. I guess I am the unfortunate one since there are millions who still play and can’t get enough of it.

But you have to admit, Activision has taken this series a little too far. The company has been known for bringing out many titles for a franchise year after year (heck, sometimes two or three in a year! Poor, overused Guitar Hero). Call of Duty has shown a next-gen console release every year since 2005, and plan to bring MW3 out on November 8 this year. That would make a total of 7 next-gen games. And this isn’t even counting all the map packs and handheld versions they have created. This franchise is making me wonder if they are trying to beat other long running franchises like Final Fantasy and Pokémon.

I don’t deny the success that Call of Duty has achieved throughout the years. I just wish they would create that new spark to make me want to come back and play it like mostly everyone else does. There are way too many FPS games out there all with the same idea . Eventually, people will get tired of the same thing over and over; the only question is when. But as Infinity Ward has shown us once again, there is still life left in this franchise, and they plan to make the most out of it. Let’s see what they have in store for us this time around.

For those who haven’t seen the trailer, this is the link for it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer