YouTube streamer and mustache trailblazer Dr Disrespect has bashed Call of Duty as an “uninspiring” franchise after frustrations arose with Warzone 2.0’s lack of a skill gap.
Dr Disrespect’s acerbic commentaries and forthright opinions have cemented him a place in the streaming Hall of Fame, entertaining millions of fans in the process.
Specific criticism has focussed on Riot Shields and the game’s engine but, in a November 29 livestream, the Doc bashed the franchise as a whole and expressed frustration with its perceived failure to innovate.
Dr Disrespect slams “uninspiring” Call of Duty franchise
Upon encountering an enemy in an Al-Mazrah building, the Doc was eliminated swiftly after being drop shotted by the foe, leading him into a rant regarding the series, its lack of skill gap and innovation.
“That all just came down to him having a better SMG,” he explained. “Dropshot, there’s nothing [I could do]. It’s just like hey how you doing let’s just look at each other and go, here we go! Flip a coin and you win! Good job, you win XP and nothing else. This game puts me in such a weird negative mindset.”
He continued: “It’s just such an uninspiring franchise. It’s like driving the same car and just repainting it every f**king year. Every year, every year it’s breaking down, just putting more miles on it. It just puts me in a negative mindset.”
It’s certainly an argument that will resonate with some, who argued there isn’t a justification for an annual release of $70 that changes relatively little from past iterations.
The Doc himself is making a video game, called DEADROP and developed by his Midnight Society studio. Given his issues with CoD, we can certainly hope that his title will have more in the way of a tangible skill gap and regular innovation.