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33. Re: Op Ed Sep 4, 2012, 23:30 Jerykk
Beamer wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 18:59:
Kitkoan wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 17:47:
PHJF wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 16:56:
CoD sells because of online play, you dolt. Everybody online is on equal footing.

Because it was made with easy mode. I pointed that out.

Regenerating health, assisted auto-aim, death is more of a bonus to refill on ammo instead of a penalty

These are all on the multiplayer mode. And CoD wasn't the first game to have multiplayer FPS action, many did before it. It was the first to have it all built on easy mode extras though and thats what helped sell it.

Multiplayer isn't easy, though. Most of that autoaim is turned off, and you get people that can regularly go 4:1 K:D and people that regularly go 1:5 K:D. Skill is still very much alive in multiplayer.

As for single player being easy, I'd disagree there, too. Yes, it has easy elements, but then it cheats with unfair elements to balance it out. On the hardest difficulty I had plenty of sections that took me double digit loads to get to the next checkpoint. I would never, ever call it easy, as I found many older PC games much easier (quicksave!) Infinite enemies, 1 hit deaths and a good amount of smoke and darkness outweigh regenerating health and a limited auto-aim (remember, it only autoaimed when you zoomed in, and you had to be motionless to have any accuracy, all of which made you an easy target to infinitely spawning bad guys with incredible accuracy.)

CoD is quite possibly the worst example to give when it comes to difficulty. CoD SP is difficult (on Veteran) because it's completely unfair. Infinitely spawning enemies who spam grenades with pinpoint accuracy every 0.6 seconds = bad design.

Of course, on consoles, CoD SP has full auto aim. Seriously, your reticule automatically snaps to the nearest enemy when you enter iron sights. You don't even have to move the camera. As long as an enemy is on-screen when you enter iron sights, your aim will automatically snap to him. It's the most retarded thing I've ever seen.
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