Did anyone else get Call of Duty?
If there is one thing that keeps me playing videuh games, it would be technical innovation. Infinity Ward seems not only content with putting out the same game every 2 years, they seem to lack an inherent ability/willingness to roll with the times. Modern Warfare
might have been innovative in setting (as in, finally making a non-WWII game), but the reliance on animation instead of proprietary physics is just one example of their "living in the past" style of gameplay design.
What I mean is, when I shoot someone in the face, I want it to look realistic. Call of Duty
does not give me that experience. If the half-decade old Mirror's Edge
allows for cloth-tearing and soft-body physics, why is a "next-gen-ready" Call of Duty
still giving me the ol' rigid, "ballerina-flip" kind of deaths that were around during the first Medal of Honor
? Especially when we have MIDDLE-WARE THAT ALLOWS FOR PHYSICS TO BE IMBUED WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE like in GTA 4
That said, anybody looking forward to next-gen systems? I have my Xbox One
pre-ordered, but unfortunately many of the launch titles are ports and not exclusively next-gen-developed, and thus don't look as pretty as they should. This makes me disappointed, as my first memories of the Xbox 360/PS3 are of being absolutely wowed by the graphics/physics/lighting/etc. I'm not getting that from this new generation whatsoever. It is truly a shame when your super-PC-level console doesn't deliver the goods immediately, but I'm hopeful that with time we'll see major changes in the way games are played/presented.