I still like playing COD multiplayer, especially while just sitting around having a few beers with the guys, but I've stopped falling for the "buy this year's game, now with NEW GUNS AND KILLSTREAKS!!!" business model. The campaign mode doesn't really interest me much, aside from a quick play-through to pick up achievements.
Originally Posted by cdubbaya
Not to derail this thread but here's what my perfect game would be:
A first/third person shooter with RPG style play. Anyone remember Age of Empires or Civilization? I want a modern day game like that, where you build your own objects and gather resources, then defend and attack other bases. But here's the twist: you play as a certain character and at any time you can go into first person mode and attack other players like a FPS. Maybe you have to complete missions along the way to "level up" and get more access to guns and resources.
Think Age of Empires meets Grand Theft Auto meets Call of Duty.
Someone build that and I will waste all my free time playing it.
I've wanted something like that since playing the Star Wars Battlefront games (I was a huge fan of AOE as well). The main interface would be a real-time strategy game, but you could pick an individual character and zoom in to their viewpoint, say for raiding bases or sniping enemies from behind the frontlines. Surely the idea has come up before, but I'm guessing no one has pursued it because of the difficulty of creating basically two separate game engines (RTS and FPS), making a way to slip seamlessly between the two, and fitting it all on a disc.
Anyone know a game developer?