Submitted by Tolkoto 991d ago | opinion piece

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. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Wii U)

darkronin229  +   991d ago
Call of Duty has sold pretty well on Wii before, right? Wonder how big the multiplayer community will be with the Wii U.
MaxXAttaxX  +   991d 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.
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waltyftm  +   991d ago
Bang on.
PopRocks359  +   991d 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.
cpayne93  +   991d 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.
PopRocks359  +   991d 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.
cpayne93  +   991d 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.
PopRocks359  +   990d 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.
MaxXAttaxX  +   990d ago
Emilio_Estevez  +   991d 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.
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Moonman  +   991d ago
I was thinking the same thing man. Does he think WiiU will play vs. Xbox?
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guitarded77  +   991d 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.
camel_toad  +   991d ago
"gaming journalism"
sdozzo  +   991d ago
Different Wii U controllers.
omarzy  +   991d ago
The gamepad is included with the Wii U.
SilentNegotiator  +   991d ago
But if you choose that controller because you find it more appealing or comfortable, you're choosing your own advantages.
-Mika-  +   991d 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.
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DA_SHREDDER  +   991d 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!
omarzy  +   991d ago
You must have terribly underdeveloped motor skills.
Nevers0ft  +   991d 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 :(
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millzy102  +   991d 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
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animegamingnerd  +   991d ago
you are hands down the biggest troll on this site
SonyNGP  +   991d 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.
stragomccloud  +   990d ago
Oh you. : P
Neonridr  +   990d 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..
seanpitt23  +   991d ago
Ps3 players play ps3 players Xbox players play Xbox players wiiU players play wiiU players o I cannot see any disadvantages.
waltyftm  +   991d ago
No pc play pc players ?
seanpitt23  +   991d ago
Lol got bored I think he's got the point tho haha
Willygunz  +   991d 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)
ronin4life  +   991d 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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Soldierone  +   991d ago
In order to have an advantage, it has to be only available to you.

I think its a bit disadvantage at first since you need to get used to it, just like the Move controller. At first you will really suck at aiming, but eventually you will have better reaction times.

People say a mouse is an advantage over controller, but people like me that have been playing with a controller for years are capable of keeping up.
Yodagamer  +   991d ago
It's always funny how these console hate articles always contradict each other. One moment the wii u has no advantages by having a touch screen, then the next article says the wii u has an unfair advantage (an advantage that isn't exactly unfair at that).
lilbroRx  +   991d ago
Seriously, there is nothing but negativity about the Wii U from the gaming media. First they try their hardest to make out every flaw they can with the game pad, then immediately go into labeling benefits as unfair advantages.
GraveLord  +   991d ago
"Will Wii U players get an unfair advantage in Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer?"

Unfair advantage compared to who? there is no cross platform gameplay lmfao.
Chupa-Chupa  +   991d ago
I checked out a preview a few weeks back for the game and while it does indeed show you enemies and friendlies on the tablet, it's not the easiest thing to do...let alone competitive. So, sure it's a nice feature, but only if you had someone else telling you while you played with a traditional pro controller.
lfclee  +   990d ago
Doesn't make alot of sense if it was cross platform yes but otherwise no.
deafdani  +   990d ago
Wait, I thought it was confirmed that the Gamepad had clickable analog sticks some time ago. I find it weird that the Pro Controller would have a function that the Gamepad lacks. Oh well, I guess the actions on the clickable sticks would be remapped somewhere else on the Gamepad, so I'll take that as just a matter of getting used to the feel of the new controller.

Is Black Ops 2 also playable with Wii Remote + Nunchuck combo? If so, then I think you would have some advantages and disadvantages, depending on the control method you use, so in the end it all sort of evens out. With the Gamepad's screen, you would be able to see the whole action of friends and enemies on the entire map, giving you a tactical advantage. But with Wii Remote and Nunchuck, you could (arguably) point and shoot in a much faster and natural way than with the Gamepad.

I honestly find it kind of exciting, giving the game a whole new spin, gameplay wise, making you consider which control option will be better suited to your specific play style. This strategic thinking can actually spice up the experience if done right, IMO.
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