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funnybrad333
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CoolJames
Pro (for)
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42 Points

Call of Duty 4 is a better game than Halo 3

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Started: 5/26/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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funnybrad333

Con

Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 are two videogames, the former being cross-platform and the latter being exclusive to the xbox 360. For this reason, the debate will be centered around the xbox 360 version of both games. Because I am against this (CON), I await your arguments and definitions as you have the burden of proof.

Good luck.
CoolJames

Pro

Call of Duty 4 is the biggest franchise on www.GameBattles.com (The world leader in game compition)Halo is 5th . Call of Duty has more people on it every day then Halo, based on each games population count. 9.5/10 - Game informer magazine.
Debate Round No. 1
funnybrad333

Con

First I will adress my opponent's case, then my own.

My opponent's case:
"Call of Duty 4 is the biggest franchise on www.GameBattles.com (The world leader in game compition)Halo is 5th"

While this may be true, it just goes to show the subjectiveness of the company gamebattles. Gamebattles caters to the majority of gamers, and most gamers seek a fast-paced, luck-based video game. Gamebattles is, however, affiliated with Mlgpro.com (Major League Gaming). Mlgpro's motto is to reduce most of the luck component in video games and produce the most skill-oriented, compelling online gaming experience. Major league gaming has decided Halo 3 to be its flagship title, as they have stated numerous times that it provides an excellent competitive multiplayer experience. Major league gaming has decided that Call of Duty 4 is even inferior to Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and has coincidentally given more support to that video game.

My case:

1) More entertaining to the non-gamer civilian

ESPN, a major sports broadcasting company, has provided exclusive coverage to Halo 3, and continues to highlight and comment on tournaments and other halo 3 events. Halo 3 is the first and only game to be broadcasted in such an audacious way because the game is not only exciting to play, but exciting to watch; clearly ESPN agrees.

2) Provides a competitive layer that Call of duty 4 lacks

a. Aiming - Halo 3 includes only hitscan weapons. Hitscan weapons, by definition, are weapons that, no matter what, fire within the reticule. Call of Duty weapons take a more realistic approach which makes aiming more luck-oriented. This makes "spray-n-pray" (firing wildly around the target hoping bullets will hit the enemy) a viable option, which absolutley dissolves all skill. Halo 3 aiming requires the reticule to be on the target at all times, and with faster movement and higher jumping, this task requires much skill.
b. Camping - In Halo 3 Major league gaming settings, the radar is removed. This, along with the fact that once shot the player can turn and, if better, still have a fair chance of defeating the opponent, deters camping. In Call of Duty 4 five bullets or less can kill an enemy. With such a high lethality compared to that of Halo 3, camping has become completely viable and efficient, as achieving the "first shot" will actually be the "last shot".
In halo camping will only aid you in one shot, which is not a deciding advantage in a fight between avid players.

**Good luck on your response cooljames**
CoolJames

Pro

Halo 3 you say takes more skill and is a faster paced game you say?

Call of Duty 4 is all about accuracy if you "spray and pray" against a good player you will be dead before you hit him once. This game is all about reflex's, reaction time, and more about out smarting your enemy more then anything else.
Call of Duty 4 is played like a chess game playing against skilled players, you have to think one step ahead of your enemy. It is all about that first shot I admit but its your fault you let the enemy acheive that chance you have to assume whear that enemy is.. If I was playing I wouldnt run through a doorway to the objective not thinking anyone would be waiting for me.

Even in Halo if you get shot in the back and you kill the person that got the first shot obviously there is a large skill difference.

Call of Duty is realistic, when U.S. Marines storm a known insurgent hide out they check corners and watch each others backs. In Call of Duty if you have no one to watch each others backs you can hear an enemy sneaking up on you.. Even then its not likely for them to get behind you if you checked all corners. Halo is a game that requires minimul accuracy its mostly about throwing grenades in the same direction of your enemy, North, West, East or South and running up to them and pressing the beatdown button if you are too lazy to aim.

------Good luck on your responce Brad------
Debate Round No. 2
funnybrad333

Con

funnybrad333 forfeited this round.
CoolJames

Pro

CoolJames forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by funnybrad333 8 years ago
funnybrad333
rofl..
Posted by Mangani 8 years ago
Mangani
Before debate: Pro
CD4 is one of my favorite games, but I will vote objectively- and I know that is hard to believe but I will explain.

After debate: Pro
Con did not convince me otherwise.

Conduct: Pro
Though both forfeited round 3, Con forfeited first, and a follow up forfeit is usually out of courtesy. For this Pro gets the point.

Spelling and Grammar: Con
I only caught one misspelled word, and it was from Pro. Sorry.

Arguments: Pro
Con's arguments were either good arguments for Pro, or untrue about CD4. Example: I am not the best at CD4, but I don't "spray and pray". I get very good head shots from a far distance even with a pistol. It's about developing skill.

Sources: Pro
One of Con's sources is biased by his own description of the source, and the other- ESPN- is not affected by the opinion of gamers as it is by the income it receives from the developer. I was not convinced by Con's sources, and Pro pointed out some interesting stats from his sources. Sources gamers respect.
Posted by Bnesiba 8 years ago
Bnesiba
i would agree that CoD4 is a better game, but neither is anything close to reality... in reality, when you get shot, you do not heal after a very short period of time, something that both of these games do.
Posted by sonofzapp 8 years ago
sonofzapp
this would have been a good a** debate had u two idiots not been so lazy and actually responded. BUT I VOTE CD4! Yeah halo is a great game but CD4 is WAY more realistic, openended, and just great. Unlike Halo u cant just pick up a hammer or sword and mow through your enemies. You have to think, plan, and gain skill through experiance.
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