Since the beginning of time, there were two major shooter series. There was Call of Duty, the fast paced shooter where you take it upon yourself to single-handedly annihilate the opposing team. Throughout CoD’s life so far, we’ve experienced amazing campaigns, some of which have even captivated fans as far as to literally make them cry (A.K.A. Ghost’s Death). Call of Duty has also been famous for their awesome multiplayer, where people spend countless hours unlocking guns and of course, prestiging until we get to tenth or fifteenth prestige. Some people don’t agree though, because they feel that prestiging, then losing your guns and having to unlock them all over again, can become tedious and boring. Also, sometimes you can be caught by a camper, so you run right back to where he is to try to kill him, just to be thwarted by that same man again, and that itself can get very frustrating. Another downfall is the graphics of CoD, which from the trailer, seem to not have changed since MW2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits the shelves November 8.
Then, there was Battlefield, the more strategical game based on teamwork. Throughout Battlefield’s life so far, we’ve experienced funny campaigns that don’t take themselves too seriously, while maintaining a great storyline. Then there’s the multiplayer, that has tons of unlocks and something that Call of Duty will never have: vehicles. Vehicles have been what sets Battlefield apart from all the other shooters, and thats not changing that anytime soon. Teamwork is a huge part of Battlefield, which makes your life in multiplayer a little longer. Also, Battlefield’s new Frostbite 2 engine makes their graphics phenomenal, and really helps this game feel like a real battle. Battlefield launches October 25.
Another thing we have to remember is that we cannot make a decision about either game from just their trailers or their beta. I guess We’ll just have to wait until they are both released to make a final judgment.