Do you think you are addicted to some games too?
Gaming is a multi billion dollar industry and makes more money than Hollywood movies. There are many video games that individually generated revenue in billions of dollars. Today. I will talk about one of those games which is Commandos Call of Duty series and made over $3 billion by the end of 2009. This game is composed of several versions such as Behind the Enemy Lines, Beyond the Call of Duty, Men of Courage, Destination Berlin and more recently Strike Force.
The newer versions are three-dimensional with advanced gaming features making them look more realistic. But the older version ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ and ‘Beyond the call of Duty’ were classic games. Just like we cannot ignore the classic video games of old 80s such as Pacman and Tetris similarly these earlier versions of Commandos were classic even with a two-dimensional gameplay.
Not sure why but after every six months (more or less) there arrives a need to install those old versions of commandos and play from the very first stage. I would say there are people on planet that are more than addicted to this game even after several years, so I need addiction help. This made me complete this game more than 10-15 times as I am not sure the exact number myself! Some of my friends are facing same problem making me think this game is perfect masterpiece and this sounds true when we look at the amount of profit it received.
I think these cool voiceovers are one of those reasons that repeatedly attracts me back to the game: “Coming right over sir”, “Are you crazy?”, “Wish I could do that Sir”, “Yaaa”, “Alfalista”, “Alarm alarm”, “Consider it done boss” and the list goes on. I could not remind all those voiceover and sounds like it is time for me to get back to the game soon.
This strategy game consist of a complex mission on each level and with every new level the gameplay becomes more and more difficult just like any other game out there. The game hero specially Green Beret, Spy and Diver were amongst the best to win a game but this game was designed so that you have to use all your men as a team in order to achieve the mission goals, taking your planning skills to the limit. For each level, you are given number of men and couple of mission goals and now it depends on you in what order you want to use your men. My favorite is Green Beret because he is best member of the whole team with great skills such as stealth, power, intelligence.
I am not sure how many more years it will take me to stop playing it completely. I guess that time is quite far from now.