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Call of Duty Black Ops 2: 10 Reasons It Will Be Game Of The Year

Regardless of the sales power of the other tent-pole releases of this year, few games – including the likes of FIFA 13 – have the capability to compete with Medal of Honour titles in terms of sales, and it is beyond doubt that this year’s addition to the franchise will continue the trend and be among the very highest selling games of the year. And though there will be some who see the annual Call of Duty release as the epitome of what is wrong with modern gaming, that has as much to do with the quality of the game as it does brand recognition. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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LOGICWINS  +   1140d ago
No problem. I know it won't be MY GOTY, thats all I care about.
EVILDEAD360  +   1140d ago
It'll be the highest SELLING Game this year for both the PS3 and the 360.

It may also end up being the best COD to date, but it wont get GOTY nods from reviewers. Too much hate..

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lociefer  +   1140d ago
that's what happens when you don't puff puff give and puff puff puff, you mess yourself up !
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EVILDEAD360  +   1140d ago
Dont get it..disagree?
EVILDEAD360  +   1140d ago
oh my bad i get it now
BigStef71  +   1140d ago
Thats not saying much if its gonna be the best COD to date lmao
Awesome_Gamer  +   1140d ago
GTA V will destroy the next CoD next year in terms of sales (and quality), i bet my account on that.
guitarded77  +   1140d ago
It may be the best CoD to date... hope it is. I will hold my nod for GotY until I play it. But the only people who talk GotY before playing a game have an unnatural love for something making them not suited to judge a GotY. I wouldn't say there is "too much hate" for CoD... all major review sites, give it high scores every year, and the game just about outsells any form of media every year. I hate it when people make CoD out to be an underdog, when it just about outsells everything every year. The best game I've played this year is still Journey IMO, but the holiday season brings a lot of possible contenders... but they are just POSSIBLE contenders, until we play them.
IAmLee  +   1140d ago
If A CoD game, was ever GOTY, everyone should just quit gaming now.
yeahokchief  +   1140d ago
GOTY doesn't go to games that release every year. There's nothing noteworthy about them. Same old same old.

Personally my goty so far is TWISTED METAL for the depth and fun of the mutiplayer. Darksiders 2 for the amount of variety in the singleplayer. Max Payne 3 was really good too with the best story/dialogue and over the top action scenes. But I haven't gotten around to playing Borderlands 2 or Dishonored which i'm guessing are also up there.

And why does goty always have to go to popular AAA games? Indie games can't win goty for being better designed "games"? You need to specify your criteria.
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mafiahajeri  +   1140d ago
Fall this year is pretty stale for me at least probably because I remember last year being so epic because of Batman AC. Also COD wont be GOTY but Im sure ill have a blast with the MP. I already tried it and its same old same old but still fun. LBP Vita deserves handlheld goty if not overall goty for how crazy it is to have that experience on the go.

Ill be getting NFS and COD and maybe Liberation for the Vita. Cant wait for next year GOW , killzone mercenary , Bioshock and GTA damnn those alone are enough to keep you occupied all year long.
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1140d ago
No. This is Treyarch... How did they go from "possibly the worst developer in the industry" to "AAA team"?

They didn't.
Mr-Zex  +   1140d ago
I'll be honest, I hate Call of Duty and what it's become now, but if anything they're innovating a lot more than what Infinity Ward did with their constant copy and paste versions of the game.

I don't mind how this game is turning out, hell I might even pick it up, but all in all, this game won't be GOTY straight up.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1140d ago
"constant copy and paste versions of the game"

WHAT are you talking about? They did COD1, COD2, COD4, and Modern Warfare 2.

The only one that was even close to another was Modern Warfare 2...but even that added Spec Ops and it was insanely fun.

I don't get what you're saying. Treyarch did the copy and paste thing. COD3 was a crappy COD2. COD:WatW was a crappy COD4. Black Ops was just crappy...
FarCryLover182  +   1140d ago
Really?? "possibly the worst developer in the industry" ?? I think that title could go to Infinity Ward and I think Treyarch could do amazing things if they had the right technology available to them.
Neko_Mega  +   1140d ago
Don't care if its GOTY, I just want my Care Package now.
TheGOODKyle  +   1140d ago
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahah...........

AlucardFury  +   1140d ago
Asthenos  +   1140d ago
This article is a joke right? I mean I'm not trying to start a flame war here, but not once through the article did the author mention Halo, which is pretty strange considering that is going to hands down be CoD's biggest competitor on the shooter market this holiday. And even using Medal of Honor as their example as a "high-selling game" this year and then saying how great Treyarch's collected talent is. Did they just happen to forget about the huge collaboration 343i is as a developer?

I'm sure this will get downvoted, but you can't write an article about how a game is going to be GotY and include all of these examples about how amazing it's going to be, and then just not mention it's biggest competitor at all.

I'll be picking up both Halo 4 and BO2 this holiday, but BO2 certainly isn't going to be my GotY, and I highly doubt it's going to be anyone else's.
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Brian1rr  +   1140d ago
CoD will sell the most Halo will be second, but quality wise AC3 seems to be the one
Eldyraen  +   1140d ago
I can agree about some of the 'reasons' as being why it would be a good/great game but not that it'll be GOTY (unless your talking about a Multiplayer category and then it has a chance but Halo 4 is likely to be top contender against it).

BO2 will probably be the top seller though, mostly because its multiplatform (Halo 4 again as closest competition).
snowman2149  +   1140d ago
GOTY? That title belongs to Assassins Creed 3.
MattyG  +   1140d ago
Lend me your time machine please.
Heisenburger  +   1140d ago
I don't believe that it will be. But I am definitely looking forward to Black Ops 2, along with AC 3 baby!!

Sooo close!
DivineAssault  +   1140d ago
Itl get a GOY edition maybe.. AC3 might take it
Straightupbeastly  +   1140d ago
Treyarch are not good enough devs to produce a 90 rated game.
shenpo_shin  +   1139d ago
That why acti pay major sites for it
darkvenom  +   1140d ago
Far Cry 3 says hi.
Gamer-Z  +   1140d ago
If any FPS is going to get GOTY its going to be Halo 4 not COD
aviator189  +   1140d ago
This is the same website that continues to shower praises for the cod franchise yet takes the time to criticize halo 4 and the halo franchise on being too much the same and lacking in quality evolution...
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Brian1rr  +   1140d ago
Assassins Creed 3 has the best chance to be GOTY, but either Halo 4, Borderlands can take the cake also.
3-4-5  +   1140d ago
They have added too much quality content for it not to get consideration.
Kran  +   1140d ago
since CoD 4, no CoD has been game of the year.
aviator189  +   1139d ago
I feel the same, but we all know the cod kids will always pick every cod as goty at the spike awards...
Those awards are a joke.
SmilyTheSyko  +   1140d ago
stage88  +   1139d ago
Treyarch >>>>>> Infinity Ward
aviator189  +   1139d ago
The treyarch > new infinity ward - yes, that's true.

But treyarch <<<<<< old infinity ward.

If the senior members were still present and working at infinity ward, it'd be a different story. That's where the birth of call of duty 4 modern warfare took place and the majority of the innovation in the current cod franchise.
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InTheLab  +   1139d ago
Man...I love when people do this.

CoD is a product of Infinity Ward. Everything that That Treyarch has done was the work of other studios. They have yet to create anything of their own, whether it's Spiderman or CoD.

The closest thing to actually creating their own IP is the zombie mode, which is really just another take on wave based survival.

Until they create their own franchise, they will forever live in the shadow of CoD1-4 Infinity Ward.
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stage88  +   1139d ago
IW should be respected when they bought out COD4 and its engine. Yes, I agree with you there however every COD that has been released by IW afterwards fall way, way short of Treyarch's COD games.
aviator189  +   1139d ago

By the time mw 2 development rolled in, the core IW team and Activision were having a spat and then a good >90% of the senior IW employees left to EA, hence the downward trend in quality of current IW games.
I think you're forgetting to mention that part. In addition, IW are the people who created the core mechanics of the current cod engine. They're the ones who pushed all the innovation that there is in cod games nowadays (with the exception of zombies- but that's just a horde copy which so many developers do).
All treyarch have been doing is taking everything that IW created and innovated the cod franchise with and just building on top of it, simply fine-tuning the details, adding nothing relatively revolutionary.

If the real IW team was still around, treyarch would still be that "B team."
InTheLab  +   1139d ago
" every COD that has been released by IW afterwards fall way, way short of Treyarch's COD games. "

CoD3 was trash, and by far the worst CoD title followed by the PS2 ports...which Treyarch did.

W@W was fantastic, but not on par with any IW CoD until MW3. Same with Black Ops.

You say every after 4, but realistically, that's only ONE OR TWO games produced by a depleted IW out of 4 games that changed the industry.

And to the point, Treyarch's games are not really their own, much like the new Halo game is still Bungie's Halo...
Norrison  +   1139d ago
COD 1,2,4 >> Black Ops > WaW > MW2 >>>> MW3.

COD4 felt new since it was the first modern COD and had some epic moments.
WaW had a good campaign and online (even though the mp40 was OP)
Black ops had a campaign that was good in some parts. The online wasn't bad because, for me, it felt almost as balanced as COD4's online. The zombie mode helped too
MW2 and 3 were pretty lame. Hopefully this COD still got a good campaign and online. The zombie mode seems to be good. If the game looks bad I'll wait for a free weekend on steam to try it, just like MW2 and 3
InTheLab  +   1139d ago
GoTY might be a stretch considering the game is just more Modern Warfare with an exceptional Survival mode. I can appreciate the effort behind zombies and their attempts at doing something different by...doing something old with the mp...but there's no way this thing beats Dishonored, AC3, Borderlands, or even Halo4 for game of the year.
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GameLord08  +   1139d ago
I personally think Black Ops II being awarded Game of the Year is an extensive possibility, but I think the title will most likely be the best in the series to date.
FITgamer  +   1139d ago
Who ever wrote this article is obviously a COD whore. I like COD, but No COD game has ever and most likely will never GOTY. FPS of year is the highest title a COD game will ever have.
Tzuno  +   1139d ago
Still to this day no COD has beaten WAW i need to see this one to believe.
stage88  +   1139d ago
True. WaW was and still is a fantastic game.
GraveLord  +   1139d ago
"Regardless of the sales power of the other tent-pole releases of this year, few games – including the likes of FIFA 13 – have the capability to compete with Medal of Honour titles in terms of sales"

Uh..what? I'm pretty sure FIFA 13 sold more in its first week than the new Medal of Honor will sell in its entire lifetime.

This person seems to have some confusion between Medal of Honor and Call of Duty.
tommygunzII  +   1139d ago
The GOTY label will mean less in the future than it already does.
PockyKing  +   1139d ago
I'm placing my bets on AC3 or Far Cry 3 taking Game of the Year this year, maybe Witcher 2.
SpinalRemains138  +   1139d ago
Best COD to date?

Isn't it supposed to be, as it's the new one?

What's wrong with people?

GOTY? I havent played it so I can't say, but it's a COD game. How innovative can it be? Its millions runninf around pressing R1 for hours.
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