Up For Debate - Are You Planning to Buy Call of Duty: WWII?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Apr 30, 2017 3:00 PM
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The Call of Duty: WWII reveal wasn’t met with the record-breaking hostility last year’s Infinite Warfare received, but it’s fair to say some fans aren’t happy. Of course there’s the usual segment which will now vociferously hate anything with the COD name attached, unwilling to forgive old sins, but even regular Call of Duty fans are a little bit disappointed about what could be perceived as a step back for the series.

After all, Call of Duty made a name for itself during the initial torrent of World War 2 titles, covering the world’s most infamous war in the original, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War. WW2 has been done before, no doubt about it, but it’s been nine years now since World at War. What it would be nice to see is an actually unique take on the subject matter. WW2 beginning in 1944 when the US invaded has been done to death already, and do we really need another beach landing? What about Germany’s invasion of France? Or the Blitzkrieg in Poland? Or the Soviet war with Finland? We may still get some unique perspectives, fingers crossed, but the trailer made it look like yet another Band of Brothers remake.

Despite retreading old ground, Call of Duty: WWII looks absolutely gorgeous, and there’s signs from Activision and Sledgehammer that it’s rethinking the hyper-fast combat which has become Call of Duty’s domain. Even something as simple as no health regeneration should give online players a little pause for thought, valuing a clean kill over a hectic face-off.

Of course, any lingering doubt is probably warranted, particularly for PC players. The last few Call of Duty games have been a bit a disappointment, reflected in a pretty low player-base on PC. At the time of writing, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare currently has 770 players online. Enough to find a match in most basic modes probably, but hardly a roaring success. Battlefield 1 currently has 10,651, for example.

At the end of the day there’s still a heck of a lot we still don’t know about Call of Duty: WWII, and the end product could go either way. For all the talk of respect to the subject matter, we’re still getting a co-op Zombie Nazis mode. Multiplayer may also be an absolute winner, rethinking the usual Call of Duty template. However, based on what we know so far, what are you plans for buying Call of Duty: WWII? Is there nothing Activision can do to get you pick up another COD? Or were you in as soon as you saw it was going back to World War Two? Let us know below!

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14:09 May-02-2017

Nope not gonna. Maybe pirated for campain. Couldn't care less about MP. Mostly because i'm too noob to enjoy it and dont have time to git gud XD

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04:16 May-05-2017

what about zombies though?

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12:35 May-06-2017

I'm more of a story and tactical play guy. Good point tho. Quite some time since I last played zombies, totally forget about it XD

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09:58 May-02-2017

Hell yes. First CoD game in ages that peeked my interest. So I say I'll give it a shot. If it sucks, I'll never look at Call of Duty games ever again... I hope it's good because CoD series had some pretty decent games like CoD 1-2, Modern Warfare I and World at War

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17:35 May-01-2017

I haven't played a cod games in years and I probably won't be playing this one either, but it does look better then the over the top high tech cods of the past years so who knows

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18:37 May-01-2017

Same here

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15:00 May-01-2017

The main reason I wont buy the game is its price. COD games are ridiculously expensive even in India, and the max discount any COD game will get (even during a Steam Sale) is 50%. To that i say "Ha Ha"
I dont even spend 5 dollars on a game and you expect me to spend this much on any game whether it be the original MW or Black Ops or any other COD game.
Damn, I was trying to post an analysis of their pricing with a logical point of view, but it just came out as a rant

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10:57 May-02-2017

the game is normally abadoned and empty, i would advise buying at £10

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13:05 May-03-2017

Games are India are discounted normally. Games in India should have their price increased .

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04:17 May-05-2017

the max I seen cod on discount for here in Canada on steam is also 50% even the original cod activistion doesn't like giving out good sales cause they think all there games are gold or some **** lol

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12:21 May-06-2017

Yeah thats what I dont get, why are even the old games so expensive? No other studio does it. Although, Nintendo can do that because.. well ,they are Nintendo and their games are old enough to be called "vintage games". I still dont support this tactic tho

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14:30 May-01-2017

no lol

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13:04 May-01-2017

F!!!!!!@k no, f!@# that cash grab franchise COD and the horse it rode in on O_O

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13:04 May-01-2017

I want to see multiplayer gameplay, and then if im interested ill buy it. BUT, if it is a laggy, glitchy mess I will refund it very quickly.

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13:02 May-01-2017

Need to know more (gameplay) + a hefty price drop. So most likely no.

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11:44 May-01-2017

Maybe

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10:40 May-01-2017

I don't know why, but I think this is becoming some kind of mainstream hate on CoD

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11:06 May-02-2017

It was mainstream to hate COD back in 2011. Now it is logical. COD became really that bad over the years.

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11:25 May-02-2017

I think it's good to take each game on its own merit though. Just because Infinite Warfare sucked (don't know, haven't played it), doesn't mean WWII will.

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12:34 May-02-2017

Well, MW3 and BO2 were a little disappointing, Ghosts, AW, BO3 and IW were all absolute failures. It is hard to keep your hopes up after all we saw.

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05:55 May-01-2017

Probably not. I was expecting something more than just another campaign at the tail-end of the war in Europe. The only thing that interests me about this game is that it's focused on being more historically accurate, and singleplayer is in the horror genre. Beyond that, it currently looks like a reboot of CoD 3/WaW with far superior graphics. I wish they didn't focus it on the US again, they played a small role in the European theater. There was so much more going on.

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03:37 May-01-2017

Well I was gonna get it but then I remembered that Activition is the publisher. Lets not forget that we collectively told them "no" to the last game and their response was that the community "is just so passionate"

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11:38 May-01-2017

That collective no was still good enough to earn Activision millions and push Infinite Warfare to the best selling game of the year.

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02:47 May-01-2017

I'll buy it when it goes on sale, even though CoD games don't go on huge sales very often. TBH, nothing about this seems very appealing. You can only play the major event of WW2 in an FPS so many times before it just gets old. This is why I liked the future stuff more; at least that was semi-original and new.

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02:27 May-01-2017

No plans to. That said, I don't understand the fans of video game franchises these days. why does everyone want fricking WW2? Why can't we have sci-fi? Why not the Revolutionary war? Why not Vietnam? How about the crusades or the american civil war? I swear it's the fans of franchises and genre like this we can't have nice things and the developers can't do anything new. God forbid they try, and instead of being open minded by giving it a try they would sooner automatically criticize and condemn the choice.


I want something new, not (1/2)

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02:27 May-01-2017

more of the fricking same. (2/2)

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02:28 May-01-2017

But damned if they do, and damned if they don't. You just can't win with people. SMH

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11:42 May-01-2017

Yeah. It's kind of a shame for such big franchises because even COD has a lot of potential to become something different or new.
And you can't even argue that developers didn't actually try. 7 years ago WW2 shooters were hated more than today's modern and futuristic ones and suddenly they've become all the rage again.

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11:44 May-01-2017

It's not the game that doesn't change, but it's fanbase. Everyone seeks and demands something new, but they still want everything to remain the same. Sadly it doesn't work that way.

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12:33 May-01-2017

Indeed, if I were to ask people if they wanted more of the same or something new I'd make it very clear that they can not have both. Not only would it simply not make sense, it would be impossible. You just can't make something new out of the same old thing.

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21:58 Apr-30-2017

ehh NO , AW and onward have hooked me up for fast paced shooters and i really like the futuristic design of the games ( its IW , AW then BO3 for me ) but TitanFall 2 improved all of that plus added mechs to the formula and got me hooked again

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21:50 Apr-30-2017

At least the trailer have more likes than dislike than the last one.

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21:26 Apr-30-2017

I won't be. The game looks as generic WW2 as they come, the reason games of the era died out. The same battles and places we've seen a hundred times, done again. There's SO much to this way that's never been covered, but sure let's do Normandy again.


It's merely a reaction to Battlefield 1, from Sledgehammer who is FAR from a trusted developer.

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20:19 Apr-30-2017

I did buy it! Call me crazy, call me a fool! I did buy the Gold Edition.. TWICE. First of all it's WW2! Don't care about the BF1 things.... I got it too, Only for the MP... But about this! It's more then 2 years in the make! and nothing like COD:AW and beyond, How it looks it's good maybe a kinda reboot of the old ones

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20:38 Apr-30-2017

Spend your money as you want, your cash your choice, but do know you're promoting and encouraging immoral behavior to publishers just by simply pre-ordering games, by giving them your money first, you're giving them a chance to screw you over, Activition is the kind of company that is more than happy to screw you over, if it means more profit for them.

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21:43 Apr-30-2017

Sure tell him to spend his money as he wants and then scold him and impose on him your opinions and thoughts and self dogma.

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02:19 May-01-2017

Scolding someone =/= Educating someone, maybe think a bit more before you accuse someone.


if I was scolding him, I would have used harsh words, and told him what to do, which I did not, I simply told him a scenario, that we've all seen greedy publishers and companies pull off.

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03:38 May-01-2017

Why do you even care anyway?

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03:53 May-01-2017

same question to you, why do you even care on what I do with my time?

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03:58 May-01-2017

I'm merely curious, I don't even really care. I'm not here to judge or anything.

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04:32 May-01-2017

I care because I care about quality of games, and I demand quality from games I care about, this game could be a great turning point for CoD, or it can be another disaster.


I hate CoD for what it is today, but that doesn't mean I don't care about the series, its a series I've played many hours with my friends, specifically the MW series with its amazing singleplayer campaign, and I demand to see that kind of quality back from CoD, and more, if its too much to ask from Activition then so be it, at least I know I made an attempt rather than sit here and do nothing.

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04:47 May-01-2017

Ok, I wasn't asking about the game itself but rather why you care that Stropicall chose to spend their money on the game ahead of its release.

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05:14 May-01-2017

Connect the dots mate, people that are pre-ordering games affects a quality of a game negatively at least most of the time, because you're already giving the publisher the assurance of profit, so why would they care whatever state the game is released, I mean they already have you're cash, especially with a company like Activition on the helm that thinks short term, and doesn't care what status they uphold, so whats stopping them from rushing and releasing an unpolished game?

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05:37 May-01-2017

I have no answer for that, nor do I care to answer it. I personally only preorder a game if I know for sure the game will be good or if I played it previously, such as the case with Resident Evil Zero. I originally played the gamecube version and then I pre-ordered it on PC when that became a thing.


In regards to preorders, would you consider the purchase of an early access game the same thing?

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07:44 May-01-2017

when it comes to early access, I check the track record of the company and its developers, check a game called Factorio for an example, its in early access, I bought it, why? because I see the developers actively communicating with the community, and the game itself feels finished, even in its early access state, and I agree with many of their business practices such as not using a silly pricetag of #.99 to make it feel like its cheaper than it is, never offer a sale discount during sale to avoid attracting the wrong type of consumer. etc.

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05:43 May-01-2017

That said isn't a game basically already in its finished state by the time pre-orders start anyway?

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07:55 May-01-2017

well.... there's the original Watch Dogs, The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, Witcher 3, Final Fantasy 13 Lightning Returns, Dark Souls 2, which all suffered downgrades.


Publishers can also rush games such as Battlefield 4, when it launched it was plagued with bugs and was unplayable due to the frequent crashes.


also how can you be sure that nothing will change once pre-orders begin? its impossible to know that, they can always change something on the last minute.

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12:29 May-01-2017

What the frick do visuals have do with anything? While I understand why downgraded visuals would put some off, video games are about content and the enjoyment of such.


Also that is just the nature of game development, things change. Some for the better, others for the worse. If I pre-order a game and turns out to be bad which can quickly become apparent in the first hour of gameplay alone, I'd refund it just like any other.

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14:00 May-01-2017

Visuals are also a form of content, and you can't specifically say what people enjoy, as each have their own form of enjoyment, and yes, visuals also affect a persons enjoyment of a game, while I do agree, Visuals should not go over Gameplay and Story, but again Visuals will affect Gameplay and Story no matter what, The Division received backlash from this, for a game that looks realistic, you wouldn't really expect enemies to be bullet sponges.


And I disagree, to think AAA high budget game, is downgraded from what they've shown us previously, especially if its just visuals, they have no excuse to downgrade it, as they've already shown us that the game is capable of handling such visuals.


Look if you want to buy a game because you know you're gonna buy it anyway then buy it, but me personally I prefer to play it smart and know what I get with my money, and support those (1/2)

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14:01 May-01-2017

companies/publishers who release complete and polished games, listens to their consumers, challenges the market, and push the standard for video games higher.


Refunds is not an option for me and maybe for others too, I use steam wallet cards to purchase my games, so if I do end up refunding a game, the cash will still be bound to steam, and will not be usable for me anymore, unless I have planned to buy some other game.(2/2)

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06:53 May-01-2017

Same here. way i look at is. even if i waited im gonna buy it anyways. why not just already pay for it lol plus ww2 era(weps/tanks) were always my fav. :)

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20:15 Apr-30-2017

I'm certainly interested in the game, but I need to know more before I pull the trigger on it, the trailer is all pretty and all, I like how people say its uninspired and still continue to complain, yet isn't this what we wanted? I just don't get you people...., anyway I'm more in it for Singleplayer and maybe Zombies, if its gonna be a generic WW2 storyline beginning from D-day Normandy, then to the gates of Germany, then it holds little interest for me, it also depends on how well the PC port is going to be, if its gonna be crap like most CoD PC ports are, then I'l pass and wait a few months and a sale.

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20:13 Apr-30-2017

okay here is my thought on this topic! to make a history and change the way developers act we should not buy this game and destroy their only possibility of coming back in our hearts and let everyone know that if they act like activision did all these years same will happen to them!

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