Will Wii U players get an unfair advantage in Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer?

The new Wii U tablet will give players an edge in Black Ops II multiplayer.

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darkronin2291351d ago

Call of Duty has sold pretty well on Wii before, right? Wonder how big the multiplayer community will be with the Wii U.

MaxXAttaxX1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Here's why it's NOT an unfair advantage:

1. Everyone with the Wii U has the same option. And many of them will be new to COD.

2. Wii U players only play among themselves. There's no cross platform play.
In fact, those who use the Pro controller may be the ones with the slight advantage. Less distractions, better controller.

3. Looking away from the TV down to the controller will end up getting you killed. In a twitch saw-you-first-you-die shooter like COD, this is hardly a "benefit" as the article claims.

4. Article is lame.

PopRocks3591351d ago

1. Problem is depending on the situation, the Wiimote + Nunchuk combo can offer more precision. So can touch control if they go that route.

2. Refer to counterpoint 1.

3. Why would I attempt to switch classes while I'm still alive in a match? I thought it was common sense to do that after having been killed and waiting to respawn. At least on the Wii U version, you don't need to pause to do it.

4. Didn't bother to read it. Just wanted to reply to your comment lol.

cpayne931351d ago

@PopRocks The reason you would look down at your controller might be to see the map, I think they said they might put it there, which would hinder, not help.

Also what do you mean by touch control offering percision? By either aiming or using it to replace buttons it won't increase precision.

PopRocks3591351d ago


If there's a minimap (like there always is) on the TV, then I don't think it would be much of an issue. Blops 2 also supports off-TV play, if I'm not mistaken, so you can use the screen that way.

I've played Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS and that game I felt was very precise. I would gladly take touch control in any shooter over dual stick control, but that's a preference of mine, hence why I say touch control CAN offer more precise aiming, not that it WILL.

cpayne931351d ago

I think the ds was different though, what helped make it accurate was the stick you were you using, do they have it on wii u? I don't think it would fit the cod play style tho. A lot of buttons would take longer to hit.

PopRocks3591351d ago

The Wii U Gamepad comes with a stylus.

I feel it could be done (and done well) if utilized properly. Not entirely sure how, but I would love to at least try aiming with the touch screen. Heck, I'll even take gyro controls like in Zelda OoT 3D and Resident Evil Revelations.

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Emilio_Estevez1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

How can it be an unfair advantage when everyone on the WiiU has the same options? Yeah, it's not unfair, or an advantage.

Moonman1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I was thinking the same thing man. Does he think WiiU will play vs. Xbox?

guitarded771351d ago

Yeah, I think we're in that lull before the CoD reviews release, and people write ridiculous articles to fill the CoD void. It will all be over soon.

sdozzo1351d ago

Different Wii U controllers.

omarzy1351d ago

The gamepad is included with the Wii U.

SilentNegotiator1351d ago

But if you choose that controller because you find it more appealing or comfortable, you're choosing your own advantages.

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-Mika-1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

"But you can also look down at the tablet screen and see enemy and friendly player movements on the entire level map. This allows you to get much better situational awareness about where everybody is at any given moment."

No this is not an advantage. Call of duty is a fast paced shooter. Taking your eyes off the screen to look down at your tablet mini-map is suicide.

Second, since the wii-u tablet doesn't have analog buttons. It going to make the controllers for fps and other games complicated and weird. This is why I think buying a Wii-U is pointless because the tablet controller is a nuisance. If you're just going to use a pro controller all the time. You should just wait for the ps4/720.

DA_SHREDDER1351d ago

Mika, or Mike, whatever, the fact that nothing changes but the WiiU version will have a touch screen doesn't take anything away. You have no idea what you're talking about!

omarzy1351d ago

You must have terribly underdeveloped motor skills.

Nevers0ft1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I doubt many people will consult the map in they're in a hailstorm of bullets, in much the same way that you wouldn't do that in the "real" world...

... You find cover. Check your map. Then leave cover to spank n00bs*

*Probably me :(

millzy1021351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

gamepad has analog stick buttons this has been stated loads of times. maybe you had a faulty pad or just not tried it propely

animegamingnerd1351d ago

you are hands down the biggest troll on this site

SonyNGP1351d ago

"since the wii-u tablet doesn't have analog buttons."

If you're talking about the L3/R3 buttons, then you should get your facts straight.

Neonridr1351d ago

the analog sticks are clickable. Sure the top triggers are not analog, but how does that affect a FPS in any way? Sure racing games you can't control the amount of gas you want, but I don't remember a racing game when I wasn't either jamming down the accelerator or slamming on the brakes anyways. I don't lightly press the trigger so I can putter around a course..

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seanpitt231351d ago

Ps3 players play ps3 players Xbox players play Xbox players wiiU players play wiiU players o I cannot see any disadvantages.

waltyftm1351d ago

No pc play pc players ?

seanpitt231351d ago

Lol got bored I think he's got the point tho haha

Willygunz1351d ago

In this article, Dean writes you cant and that it made playing with the gamepad harder. I played it at Nintendo's Preview Event in September and I was able to press the left analog stick down(L3)

ronin4life1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Last I heard the gamepad had the exact same layout as the pro controller. (Plus a big ass screen.)

So I was a little shocked to see someone say otherwise. Thanks for providing an additional observation to clear this up...

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