Jesus Activision, Hurry up and run this shit into the ground like EA did Rock Band (EDIT: and I guess even more aptly how Activision themselves ran Guitar Hero into the ground lol) already so we don't need to see this trash anymore for a few years. The Fast and the Furious of video games... what an embarrassment.
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It's starting to happen already, thankfully. Like MW3 broke records upon release, but long-term sales haven't been great. I'll be glad when the day comes where shooters no longer hold the market like this.
The shooting genre in general will never die out, imo. The concept of it as a sport is too appealing to people's sense of competition. As far as video games are concerned, there is no other genre that requires such a conglomeration of hand-eye coordination, reflexes, tactics and teamwork to be exemplary at. At the exact same time, it's easy to watch and simple to understand, at least on a basic level. The same isn't true for RTS's and games like WoW.
Point being, I don't see shooters in general becoming less popular any more than a sport like soccer would become less popular. I do see individual game franchises becoming less popular, though. Halo and CoD are being run into the ground.
edit- Anyway, this game looks silly as hell. I'm not interested in the campaign that much, but I'll get it if the MP is good. Black Ops' MP was slow and boring but fair. Modern Warfare's MP has been hectic and fun but retardedly imbalanced. One of the developers needs to make a balance,
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Last edited by Tzeentch on May 2nd, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Shooters aren't going anywhere. Only reason I still play Black OPS is cos I can veg out on the couch and knock out 5-10 rounds of multi-player if I'm bored; then troll people via voice-chat or PM if they did better than me, which is 99% of the players.
I highly doubt I'll get this game, most likely going over to Ghost Recon end of this month.