Submitted by fastrez 631d ago | opinion piece

Black Ops 2 Declassified: this is not a Game Boy port

VG247 opinion blog on Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified, and how it smacks of a lazy Game Boy era port job. (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita)

Masane   631d ago | Spam
HebrewHammer  +   631d ago
Please be at least mediocre Nihilistic!
dazzrazz  +   631d ago
This will be a giant pile of shit, shoved down the gamers throats with call of duty written on it, some of them will swallow it no matter what. I hope for a big flop so Sony can cut the Nihilistic umbilical cord.
topekomsi  +   623d ago
What a beautiful and ironic poem that would be, still can't figure how nihil-shi7-stick got the job of deving this game. Surely there was someone else in the sony stable. But "it is what it is" .
GreenRanger  +   631d ago
Nihilistic are now changing their company name and moving away from physical games, so you can forget about any support or DLC from them.
It seems like they're expecting a major shitstorm, so they ran away.
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admiralvic  +   631d ago
Expecting? They already got one. Just announcing that Zombies wouldn't be included got people worked up.
WeskerChildReborned  +   631d ago
True but Zombies isn't the only selling point of the game.
SirBradders  +   631d ago
For me and some others it is.
bumnut  +   630d ago
I miss the days when COD didn't have zombies, it was a serious historically accurate shooter when it started.
Cam977  +   631d ago
I feel sorry for them :/
Their Twitter has died since the announcement and if it has got to the point where they have to change their name to protect themselves well... That's quite unfortunate.
TheUndertaker85  +   630d ago

"A few folks have asked if the studio’s move will affect Declassified itself or its release date, but there’s no need to worry. I asked internally and was told that Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is still planned for release on November 13, 2012. Activision will continue to support the title after its release. And as for Nihilistic’s new digital-only form as nStigate, may the future be bright."

So Activision is picking up the title after launch?
Kingthrash360  +   631d ago
So many complaints about a small handheld game. They compair it to a console game that's big. About 12 gigs. They have to cram the game into a 4 gig game.( it may be even smaller ). It's a handheld I wish they would stop comparing it to consoles. the specs this and thumb stick that, but all in all it has handheld restrictions and should be view as a handheld game. One other note ign hates the vita, I stopped going to them for vita news and reviews because they are too negative. Really I compaired the reviews and they always really bad compaired to everyone else.....mabad but that ign comment got me started.
Cam977  +   631d ago
While you've given me some hope, I still feel disappointed after reading the entire article. I hope this game does well in sales and reviews - I really do.
For Nihilistic and for the Vita.
StanSmith  +   631d ago
You're missing the point of people's complaints here.

It's not that people are comparing it to the PS3 version, it's that this is a very bad looking Vita game. It's almost copy and pasted from Burning Skies.

Anybody who owns a Vita knows it can do much better than this. This and Burning Skies could easily run on a 3DS, and it doesn't even look as good as Gameloft's Modern Combat 3 on iPad. It's a rush job and an insult to Vita fans.
Cam977  +   631d ago
I know Vita can do much better but we're talking about Nihilistic here, a company that has never achieved over 7/10. It is an insult that Sony hired Nihilistic to take on such a prestigious series in the first place. What the hell were they thinking? Was SCEE involved?

I really hope this does well for the sake of the Vita; if it does well then I think we can safely expect a yearly COD on the Vita - each surpassing BO:D. It would be a nice thing for another developer to take on the series next year though.
Kingthrash360  +   630d ago
Your absolutely right the vita can do better, and will do better. The devs ( regardless of who it is ) need time to get a grip on developing for a very new handheld console. It hasn't been a year yet... Not even in china. So I'm sure they will start blowing our minds with quality fps. They already impressing with assassins creed. I'm not gunna tell people how to think, if they don't like a game that hasn't come out yet, then simply don't buy. But all this negativity in the gaming world needs to end. It not helping gamers or devs or publishers. I see enough of it in Facebook and twitter smh
enkeixpress  +   631d ago
Let's wait until we can play the final retail game before splurting out our uneducated opinions about it, shall we?

This guy is basing his opinion of the game from an early build he played back at GamesCom 2012 or E3 2012.. & from what I've read from Twitter & other sources, the developers have done A LOT of work on the title since then. As in like, upgrading the visuals to a more much higher standard with higher quality textures on environments & models as well as animation blending like seen in the console titles & some other stuff.

So yeah, Let's just wait until we see some footage of or play the final build ourselves :)
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TheDivine  +   631d ago
On one hand the ds COD's didnt get backlash because they were fine for what the system was, a handheld title not a console title. On the other Sony brought this on themselves by claiming the Vita is a portable Ps3. It isnt. Its a handheld. A good handheld but still a handheld more comparable to mobile phones and the 3ds than a console. Honestly i wouldve bought this if it had zombies. Everyone i know with a vita wouldve also. I bought Burning Skies day 1 and regret every penny. It was an average ho hum shooter with a half assed Resistance skin slapped on. The campaign sucked and MP was fun for a few hours. It lacked perks, ways to customise you character, weapons, attachments, maps, basically everything that makes MP fun. As a barebones game it was alright but the shotgun ruined any hope of longevity. I couldve easily forgave BS if it had a few more maps, more weapons, and maybe bots or a co-op mode (co-op campaign wouldve saved it). Sad thing is the demo showed so much promise. Those portions were missing from the game and the innovations from R3 were nowhere in sight. It shouldve and couldve been epic but they didnt put effort in and Sony obviously rushed them (COD prob has a 6 month dev time). No buy from me. Id rather have a straight port of all zombie maps than this.
medziarz  +   631d ago
I on the other hand have faith in the game :D or at least I'm cautiously optimistic - the box art is awesome, and the recent touched-up "screenshots" looked cool, I like the environments and the character models, both very consistent and atmospheric. Gotta hand it to them, they make great graphics. I also like the gun sounds on some trailer, loud and brutal.
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Krew_92  +   631d ago
I'd say a Virtual Boy port.
SirBradders  +   631d ago
I feel bad for these guys they've pumped out some average games which wasn't that bad I had fun for a while with a few but with the resources they had been given I think they done alright.
GraveLord  +   630d ago
"If this is a genuine problem, why not make new maps that offer something new, and that are better tailored to scaled-down play? Why crop down and modify existing play-spaces and make them feel weaker by comparison. These are all questions Call of Duty fans should be asking."

Well the developer is Nihilistic. Known for making mediocre gamers and no one buys.(although Marvel Nemesis is one of my favorite PS2 fighers)

Even if this is just a port of Black Ops, it's great to have Call of Duty on Vita. I just don't think Nihilistic devs are talented enough to make a true Call of Duty game especially with the limitations of the Vita.
topekomsi  +   623d ago
A black ops port would be a dream come true, this game is gonna flop and kill everything in its path. If they (sony) were smart, they would burn down nihilistic studios with this turd locked deep inside.

And next year beg activision or atleast a competent sony dev be incharge of porting the next cod. If decrapified flops, there may not be another CoD on vita.
DivineAssault  +   629d ago
i dont care for COD games so it doent matter to me personally if the game sucks or not.. It will piss off fans of the series tho.. After i played the demo for resistance, i knew these devs werent all that great... Look at AC liberations detail in graphics, its not impossible to make a great looking shooter on vita.. I bet killzone demolishes this game in every way but i dont care either way..
topekomsi  +   623d ago
One steaming pile of #fail.
When they announced no zombies, i literally shat myself. What better gametype lends itself to mobile gaming?

For the love of god, they could have simply ported the mobile version already available on other platforms.

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