VIDEO GAMES “20 Minutes” asked Activision Blizzard game regulars whether or not “Call of Duty” was the best FPS ever. all time
A visual from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, released in 2011 (Archives). — Activision Anonymous/AP/SIPA
- On the occasion of the release of the battle royale “Warzone 2.0”, a fortnight after the release of the new opus of “Call of Duty”, “20 Minutes” asked regulars of the famous war game if, yes or no, it was the best FPS.
- “Activision Blizzard has found the recipe to outclass its competitors and is currently the best FPS on the market, by far!” “says Rudy.
- This hit is “probably not the best FPS,” says Nicolas. “There are a lot of other games that bring a different proposition, but no less interesting. But “Call of Duty” “is clearly the most popular.”
Don’t call Maxime or Rudy, they have something else to do. do anything but answer you these last few weeks. These die-hard Call of Duty stalwarts, since October 28, have been sanding the newest installment in Activision Blizzard’s lucrative Modern Warfare II series. They will also have to find the time to test the free battle royale, associated with the game. to this new episode, Warzone 2.0, which the famous American publisher put online this Thursday evening
Because at Activision Blizzard, we haven’t finished serving you the Call of Duty . After Super Mario and Tetris, the famous shooter First person shooter (FPS) is the third best-selling video game series of all time. What if it was deserved? What if Call of Dutywas, quite simply, the best FPS in the history of video games? “20 Minutes” asked to regulars of this famous war game to explain to us why they like it so much. And for others to tell us why they shun him.
““Real war is not fun””
For Rudy, a “ veteran player, Call of Duty, it’s the best, there is no doubt. “Activision Blizzard has found the recipe to outclass its competitors and is currently the best FPS on the market, by far!”, he notes. Karl agrees. And it even lists “the strengths” which raise it to the top of the shooting games. the first person. The player mentions in particular “nervousness; gameplay, “visual and audio feedback on hits, impacts, surfaces and materials”, “feel” to truly embody soldiers on missions, and the sound, “intense and immersive”. And the multiplayer mode, a reference, adds Hamidou.
Aleks is scared. to notice how far this game has come stir up so many emotions, “and continue to do so, in my 35-year-old home. The realism is more and more compelling, down to the detail of being able to repair your vehicle in the event of a problem, such as changing a tire.” “For me it’s fun, and medium-sized cards that make the game successful,” says Py. The possibilities are almost limitless with the number of weapons and accessories.” The realism that so many Call of Duty fanaticsgreet, is moreover better dosed; than on other FPS licenses, some point out. “I had tested it” Battlefield” by Electronic Arts, “but I didn’t hook it up. because it is too realistic, explains Py. And real war is no fun.
“Some are very bad,” others “great”
Maxime discovered Call of Dutyin 2009. He plays “every day, or almost, for at least two or even three hours” If this player was immediately hooked, it”s because of “the historical events that can be found in certain opus”. A bias that has earned, moreover, several episodes of the series to be the subject of controversy. For Maxime, Call of Dutyis “quite realistic, fast and visually pretty”. But not all episodes are created equal, he notes. “Some are very bad,” my taste. But there are some that are grandiose,” confides the player, who particularly liked World at war(2008), Black Ops (2010) and Modern Warfare (2019), his “big favorite; d”. “The Modern Warfareare very realistic,” their strong point, notes Maxime. So yes, Battlefield, the historical rival of Call of Duty, is also “very realistic, if not more”. But Electronic Art’s hit “is a lot slow, as a game. I find it’s boring”
An employee from Activision Blizzard is testing a version of “Call of Duty”, in 2022. – Allison Dinner/AP/SIPA
If he is a regular player, too, of Call of Duty >, Thibault has been sorting through what the saga has produced since 2003. “Call of duty was at its heyday at the era of Modern Warfare I, II and III (2007, 2009 and 2011) and Black Ops I< /em> and II(2010 and 2012).” Besides, “an opus every year”, as it has been since 2005, “it seems really redundant to me, because ideas run out” , developers have little time to wrap up their games, and “bugs” show that Activision Blizzard “prefers to release a game to half finished, and we get out of the updates. day, to make up for their lack of efficiency.”.
””We had a lot more fun on “Quake III Arena”””
Call of Duty, the best FPS? “No, the best ever is Counter Strike ”, Valve's hit, trolls an Internet user. “For single-player campaigns, Call of Duty is a rip off,”said another. The last one is continuous bla-bla bla. I prefer something archaic, like Sniper Elite 5, at least you get what you pay for!” Call of Duty is “a popcorn game. Battlefieldis much better!”, says Charles. Nostalgic, Mathieu assures “had a lot better fun on Quake III Arena (1999) or Unreal Tournament (1999). It’s been fun, fast and nervous. Ça would make little Call of Duty players bleed from the nose!”
OUR FILE ON “ Call of Duty”
Activision Blizzard's hit is “probably not the best FPS,” notes casual gamer Nicolas. “There are plenty of other games that bring a different but no less interesting proposition, such as Battlefield, Halo, Overwatch >… But Call of Duty is clearly the most popular, and importantly, for multiplayer games. Given popularity of Call of Duty, there is a good chance that your friends will play it, so it’s naturally to this one that you will turn to, if you want to play with as many people as possible. The more players there are, the more &ccedit;attracts new ones.” For Nicolas, if it’s such a great success, it’s probably also because it’s “accessible” “You take pleasure quite immediately, when, on competing licenses, the progression curve is slower and more difficult. And you have to invest more.””