Between all of the mega hyped, big-budget game releases slated for fall release on the major consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox One) prior to the holiday rush, one franchise always brings with it an army of devout fans: Call of Duty. Some love the franchise while others hate it. Then there’s some gamers who hate it, but still find the time to wait in line at Gamestop for a midnight release year after year. Regardless of your personal vendetta preferences towards the franchise, one thing all gamers can’t deny is that the series is a major success.
Call of Duty has set a precedent for how FPS (First Person Shooter) games are made and marketed in the industry and we at thestream.tv wanted to see what diverse levels of gamers enjoyed and disliked about the franchise. For this first episode of The Sandbox, we chose an elite panel of five correspondents with varying levels of gaming pedigree ranging from world ranking professional gamers & industry specialists to casual enthusiasts.
We mic’ed them up, rolled the cameras and let them ask the questions that Call of Duty fans love to butt heads over for the first 4 games in the series up until Call of Duty: World at War. Everything from K/D (Kill to Death) Ratios to Multiplayer Campers; no matter what they happened to disagree on, one aspect of Call of Duty that everyone always agreed on was that Zombies was the feature of the franchise that kept them coming back.