100°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 900d ago | opinion piece

Black Ops 2: Where It Succeeds And Fails

WC - Love the series or not, Call of Duty just seemingly won’t die. The 12 year olds on Xbox LIVE are gearing up for Black Ops 2 this year, and no doubt it will reach the insane sales levels of the past few years while simultaneously only receiving a very mixed acclaim among critics if Modern Warfare is anything to go by. That contradiction is now a COD tradition. Personally, I loved MW2 but resented Black Ops 1 and MW3, so as a now Battlefield player, let’s go over what Black Ops 2 has going for it and what Treyarch is doing so wrong. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

pwneddemocrat  +   900d ago
It fails because it's one of the Call of Duty franchise.

Releasing a game annually leaves no space for creativity to appear.

And besides, David S. Goyer also wrote the story for Ghost Rider, so without Nolan, he's not much of a good writer.

This game had a lot of potential after MW, but then they had to kill all creative minds by forcing them to come up with ideas for games to be released annually.
CanadianTurtle  +   899d ago
Believe me, you'll be surprised with what a developer team can do in just one year. And if you ask me, BO2 is actually looking very creative. I'd say its a "break" from all the generic modern day military shooters. Treyarch is known for their creativity in the CoD games. Their talents really shine in this one.

As for IW. After playing 3 months of MW3, I can safely say that IW is dead.
KillerBBs  +   899d ago
It failed because of lag. The comical Kill cam at the end of each match emphasized and paraded the lag for all to see.
Gaetano  +   900d ago
*Says the game fails in some places
*Hasn't played the game yet
robavila95  +   900d ago
But we all have... since 2007.
TekoIie  +   900d ago
You've played multi team deathmatch in COD?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

The five most awkward Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro bans

7m ago - Another one bites the dust live on-air, bringing the total to “too many” so here are the worst five. | PC

ZTGD| Roche Fusion Review

7m ago - Justin Celani writes: “Pew, pew, pew, pew, dodge, pew, upgrade, pew, bang, high score, explosion,... | PC
10°

Six Players You Don't Want on Your CS:GO Team

10m ago - CS:GO can be a great game sometimes; the tension of watching the last man on your team defuse the... | PC
10°

Can Saints Row dial down the madness and still stand out?

11m ago - PSU takes a look at the future of the Saints Row series and wonders how far the madness can go. | Xbox 360
Ad

Grand Theft Auto V (XB1) Review

Now - Ken returns to Los Santos and gets lost in its world again. | Promoted post
10°

Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf - PC Review | Chalgyr's Game Room

12m ago - Chalgyr's Game Room writes: Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf is an interesting hybrid of... | PC