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Submitted by alexcosborn 712d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Will Be Best Yet

GR: "This week, Activision, Treyarch, and a whole lot of Xbox 360 sponsorship revealed the upcoming multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Literally. It's been streaming all freaking week. I've seen more Call of Duty multiplayer in the past three days than I've seen for any Call of Duty title before release." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Wizziokid  +   712d ago
Well it should be the best yet since the dev's should be aiming to improve with each game, if they do not then they are either terrible at there job or people are idiots for buying into the same multilayer each time
KillerBBs  +   712d ago
Multi playa will b the best yet: Only if you fix the lag and hit detection. Dont look at the stars for answers.
Blastoise  +   711d ago
Im looking forward to this game but here are a few things I'd really like

-More accurate hit detection, no dodgey killcams where I'm hit as I'm running around the corner.
-Good variety in maps (jungles, snowy, urban)
-Different routes for different playstyles (sniper, shotgun, SMG) for a good example of that see Pipeline in CoD4.
-Snipers that are useful but not overpowered. 1 shot kill to the chest or above with a bolt action, no ridiculous sway for the 3 seconds you look down the scope and add a fair bit of recoil so you need to make sure it hits. Sorted.
-Customisation, customisation is always good, face paint, weapon camo's, emblems ect
-Fun weapons, ballistic knife, flamethrower and the sticky crossbow from Black ops were all pretty cool.
-A riot shield that doesn't suck, its not that hard is it? MW3 riot shield is broken you get shot straight through it, and the mobility should be normal/same as with the assault rifle so its actually slightly useful.
-Stuns need to be thrown faster than flashes, for some reason in MW3 stuns have the same throw time as flashes. This is lame. Get rid of it.
-Balanced Killstreaks, Black ops was pretty balanced with the killstreaks. They were useful but easy to take down/avoid. Keep it that way.
-Balanced perks, flak jacket pro immune to an 8 killstreak carpet bomber?...no.
-Improved theatre mode, theatre mode is awesome but it can still be kinda buggy, also we need more than 6 or so slots. There should be at the very least 10.

Rant over :P
dillydadally  +   711d ago
This. Lag and hit detection are really all I care about because unless they fix the very fundamental problems with the game, no other addition means jack. Sadly, the fact that they haven't even MENTIONED this horrible issue is a very bad sign.
Bladesfist  +   711d ago
you guys know that hitting people round corners is called lag compensation and is in all multiplayer games. Just call of duty seems to over compensate.

https://developer.valvesoft...
knifefight  +   711d ago
I came to post exactly what Wizziokid said.
alexcosborn  +   712d ago
The biggest and best COD yet!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   712d ago
The fact that they're improving changing, and growing the franchise is super refreshing. So far, its looking like a purchase.
FlameBaitGod  +   711d ago
"super refreshing"

Best joke of 2012
Moby-Royale  +   711d ago
It just KILLS you doesn't it? The thought of somebody trying to enjoy a toy.

Smh how sad.
FlameBaitGod  +   711d ago
What... the... hell... are you ........ talking ..... about? Are you mentally challenged or something? and since when in cod a toy?
JBSleek  +   712d ago
This is my most anticipated game of the year besides Halo 4. Can't wait!!
alexcosborn  +   711d ago
Agreed. Halo 4 looks absolutely fantastic!
pandaboy  +   711d ago
horrendous taste in games
Euthanasia78  +   711d ago
How can somebody's PERSONAL OPINION be horrendous? Every person is different. Some like this. Some like that. Instead of being a hateful person that has nothing better to do besides try and make fun of a stranger on a website, why don't you just let ppl enjoy what they want? Hopefully you're 12, because if you have that attitude as an adult, you're going to get tired judging the world. Your comment was unnecessary, and it shows ur maturity.
AIndoria  +   711d ago
Euthanasia : While I partially agree with you,
*your
*people.

There..
DirtyLary  +   712d ago
Doubt it.

Their biggest selling point is adding E-Sports spectating, something a small percentage of playerbase will even use. Nothing groundbreaking with the actual game. All that memory devoted to code most wont even use, like the video capture crap in their last game. Code that couldn've been used for better game mechanics, items, modes maps ect.

They've run out of ideas. Everything else is just the same old gun, gadget and perk reskinned with a new name and call it new.
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CPTN MITCHELL  +   712d ago
They said the same about blck ops n mw3
SKUD  +   711d ago
And they will be saying the same thing after this one releases. Every year like clock work.
CaptainPunch  +   711d ago
Expect Black Ops was a step into the right direction. MW3 was a clusterf*ck of a mess.
spunnups  +   712d ago
they say this every year and every year its exactly the same crap. i for one am saving my money for other innovative and refreshing experiences, not a yearly update.
Pieface08  +   712d ago
COD IS TRASH, IT WILL NEVER BE BETTER THAN BF3... I HAVE 5 REASONS WHY COD WILL BE THE SAME... BF3 HAS THE BEST EVER MULTIPLAYER SYSTEM OUT THERE.
blodulv  +   712d ago
BF3 is boring.
GamerElite  +   712d ago
pretty much every game developers say that famous phrase. "This will be our biggest game"
knifefight  +   711d ago
Exactly.
Can you imagine a developer being like "Our latest game is okay, but nothing special."?
dasbeer88  +   711d ago
I do believe Square-Enix was humble about Final Fantasy XII (12 not 13). They admitted that the story wouldn't appeal many players.
knifefight  +   711d ago
Maybe *after* the fact, but before? And while the game was still a new item? No way. I mean, this is from the back of the special edition:

"Discover the Secret that will unravel an empire.

A war looms on the horizon. The mighty empire begins a campaign to subjugate its neighbors. The small kingdom of Dalmasca was one such neighbor and it's here our tale begins.

In a fight for freedom, fallen royalty and unlikely allies must struggle to liberate the homeland. Trace the mysteries behind the Empire's invasion and unmask the players in s a drama of justice and betrayal."
^ That's like, all story hype. >_>

The back of the standard box is similar. It's three paragraphs in a HUGE font face about the story. And then there's a little blurb about the battle system in a font half the size, in the corner.
lorcraven  +   712d ago
Compared to the incredibly little infinity ward ever add to the series, this is looking like a winner, and I say that free of any cod fanboyism or hate.

I didn't think much till I saw a good amount of multi-player gameplay and now I'm intrigued.

Halo 4 is still my biggest release this year though.

As gamerelite pointed out all developers say that about their games, would be silly to say otherwise, unless they've decided they don't like making money.
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alexcosborn  +   711d ago
Treyarch has definitely grown into a very capable and talented studio. They undoubtedly have a bright future ahead.
HammadTheBeast  +   711d ago
Infinity Ward died when West and Zampella left. That is why CoD now sucks.
JasonXS12  +   711d ago
I completely agree with you there, MW3 just didn't have the same feeling as MW2 had.
Gamer-Z  +   711d ago
Yes! Another yearly COD4 reskin
JasonXS12  +   711d ago
I honestly hated Black ops. I got frustrated over Black ops more than any other CoD game due to last stand. All in all, Black Ops just didn't feel like a great cod to me and this game is no exception. Modern Warfare 2 was the last acceptable cod game IMO. Black ops was bad and modern warfare 3 shitter still. The low numbers of pre orders for this game just shows that the cod phase is over.
MRMagoo123  +   711d ago
I cant believe anyone can get excited about a new COD at all they really need to add something fresh to this series or call it a day imo.
CaptainPunch  +   711d ago
Glad to see the CoD haters in full force today. Keep using the same lame arguments. If you didn't care for CoD, like so many of you here claim to. Then why waste your time commenting on a CoD article!? Go back to playing BF3.
Hicken  +   710d ago
And the CoD defenders keep using the same excuses, as well. I'd played three CoD games(beaten two) before I ever played my first Battlefield title. In fact, CoD is what got me INTO shooters.

... but MW2 quickly got stale, being full of cheap perks, campers, and noob-friendly modes that made playing with skill not as much fun as its predecessors. I was actually somewhat jaded with BC2 came out, but it was refreshing, and renewed my hopes for the FPS genre.

Those hopes were rather dashed, though, when Black Ops came out and was hardly better than MW2, if at all. To top it off, Killzone 3 took a page or two from Call of Duty's book, and a lot of its individuality was gone.

Most people that hate CoD- and come here to talk about it- are former fans of the franchise. We just want it to get better, but it's clear that it's not improving as much as it SHOULD. And enablers like yourself, who doggedly defend the game when you should be demanding better, are only making the situation worse; as long as you keep buying, they've got no reason to put serious effort into improving.

So those of us hoping for something BETTER try to educate the willfully ignorant, like yourself, and thus we find ourselves here, now.

Make sense to you? I bet not.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   711d ago
...Until they get a new engine, I will use my money for far better games like Halo 4, NSMB 2, Paper Mario: SS, and bunch of other games...

Also I want to get a 3DS XL, a Vita, and a Wii U...

My wallet will be ****ed come January.
sugadaddy  +   711d ago
These are almost a copy-paste of the reasons that every new CoD's multiplayer will be the best ever. New guns, new perks, new modes, etc etc.

But hey, to each his own.
Bonerboy  +   711d ago
1. F'ing Annoying racist children.
2. Force fed the same rhetoric each year.
3. Cheats and jackasses. (see 1 & 5)
4. Fancier paint job, but the exact same game.
5. F'ing Annoying racist children.

feh. So many other much much cooler games coming, so why bother with this rehash?
Strongside  +   711d ago
As a one time hard core COD fan.. BF3 is where it is at now. COD looks cartoony and childish when compared to battlefield 3. I only see COD doing well as you have a huge COD base already and change is difficult. But once it is made, I don't see many returning.
NoobJobz  +   711d ago
Anybody know if they're bringing the custom emblems back? If so, can we get more layers?

Also one thing that bothers me about the game is how the animations dont match what the player is actually doing. Most people probably don't complain about this but it irks me. For example, if you flash someone, their character sticks a hand in front of their face like they're blinded but in reality they have both hands still on the gun. For some reason that drives me nuts.
reznik_zerosum  +   711d ago
1.everyone on internet hate cod.
2.new cod announced.
3.whole internet cant wait,startled hardcore.
4.new selling record for cod.
5.everyone hates cod again.

cycle starts again,another thrash in making.
Asgaro  +   711d ago
At least I'm man enough to NOT buy the CoD games. So many pussies that keep giving in, its a disgrace.
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Asgaro  +   711d ago
- Shitty hit detection.
- Terrible lag.
- Very big hit boxes. Insanely big.

This game is a fail, and I will PASS. Just like I didn't buy WaW, BO or MW3.
yodawins  +   710d ago
if you've seen the gamescom game play it looks exactly like mw3 aside from the new stupid shit. get medal of honor if you want your moneys worth.
vinniects  +   710d ago
im sorry but did you play the medal of honor that came out in 2010. That had to be the worst shooter this generation. I understand that people may be getting bored of call of duty, but recommending medal of honor over a cod is a joke.
yodawins  +   709d ago
have you seen any recent medal of honor gameplays its completely different than the 2010 version. im also not recommending the 2010 version...

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