Call Of Duty fans have been losing their minds over the new Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare. I've seen the chatter on forums, on Facebook and Twitter and even on our own articles in the comments section. People absolutely hate the idea of the game going into space, but I'm here to play Devil's Advocate and say I don't think it's going to be nearly as bad as what people think.
Just this morning, we put out an article on a report about Call Of Duty almost getting made into a third-person game set in Ancient Rome. It's kind of when I started to think about Infinite Warfare and the fact that it's heading into space. We could've been Roman soldiers playing in third-person with swords and daggers. Where's the Call Of Duty in that?
The Call Of Duty hate has to stop. It's almost embarrassing this late in the game. Call Of Duty is a gigantic franchise and they've had a number of different games with different settings. And trust me, just because the game is set in space doesn't mean the game is going to be horrible. When I've sat down and played it and have witnessed the space setting myself, only then will I be able to say "God, this game sucks" or praise is accordingly.
Look, I'm as much of a diehard Battlefield fan as the next and I usually joke about the hate behind Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but it really could be so much worse, and that article today proved it. Even without the Rome setting, moving the game into third-person could be detrimental in itself. There are so many things worse than moving the game into space. Yes, it's annoying at first and it gets under your skin, but calling it the end of the franchise? Not likely.
I know how it feels to see a game you love turned into something it's not. I survived through Silent Hill Downpour, a game hardly worthy of using the Silent Hill name in its title. I feel the disappointment and that anger, but you haven't played the game yet. I just ask that you wait for the game's release in November, buy it pre-owned from GameStop or something and play it for a few days and see what it's like. And hey, if it really is as bad as you think, just take it back.
And just so you guys know, I totally understand why so many players are upset. The idea of flying around in a spacecraft trying to kill enemies doesn't exactly feel like Call Of Duty. I get it. It's upsetting and it's unnerving. But give it a chance before you totally hate on the game. Maybe they'll hear all of the hate and make a few tweaks to better the game, who knows.