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Submitted by psvitamanfan 1185d ago | review

TGC Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

Call of Duty on the go has been a longing wish for most players of the hit franchise. While there are portable iterations, Call of Duty: Roads to Victory, the DS titles and a couple of iOS and Android zombie games, none have provided the thrills that fans have come to expect. (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita) 4/10

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Snookies12  +   1185d ago
Man, another bad review...
psvitamanfan  +   1185d ago
Shame because it looked like it mite have been decent. Suppose we have to wait till killzone...
Snookies12  +   1185d ago
Yeah, I can't say personally whether it's any good or not, but I may give it a try at some point to see for myself. Even with "bad" games, there will be people who find they love them. I know I have many times on games that were poorly received.
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ronin4life  +   1185d ago
I think that depends on why they were "bad". A game hampered by awful design choices or bugs and glitches is more a matter of a poorly made product, while some games can have unconventional designs that are not compatible with some people that result in "low" scores.

I'm not making a comment on this game in question in this reply. Just some thought on game quality discrepancy in reviews and opinions.
belac09  +   1185d ago
SilentNegotiator  +   1185d ago
Two no-name sites give it a bad score before the game is released anywhere in the world.

Grain of salt.

Not that I'm expecting Declassified to be amazing. And lots of sites will attack it for simply being a portable, cheaper version of the game like so many Vita titles have been.
psvitamanfan  +   1185d ago
actually the game came out the same day as Black Ops 2, plus the street date got broken
Awesome_Gamer  +   1185d ago
Waiting for Killzone:Merc, it's the only first person shooter series i ever cared about anyway, CoD is trash.
NewMonday  +   1184d ago
The user opinions mostly like the game, and the recent
videos look nice , and I just have a urge to get it despite not being a CoD fan.
Raccoon  +   1185d ago
Best FPS on a handheld....
aquamala  +   1184d ago
That's not saying much
bigbearsack  +   1185d ago
I just watched a video on some multi and it looked cool
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1184d ago
To be fair I've never even heard of this site and I knew they were going to compare it to the console version which is dumb because I want to know what it's like on the Vita not on a console.
Anyway I'm still interested in this and hopefully we see some better scores, If not then I'll still rent it to see for myself.
seanjohn004  +   1185d ago
Screw these reviews. Coming from someone who spent the 50 bucks and has my WII U arriving in a few days, COD Declassified is the best handheld CoD ever hands down. If you enjoyed Black ops Multiplayer and want it anywhere at anytime, you should pick this game up.
SaffronCurse  +   1185d ago
Right on!

I was surprised how good the mp was,considering these were the same guys who produced Burning skies (which was awful).
Gamer1982  +   1184d ago
Its practically the same as other COD games so if this one is really a 4.5 then the other games are too I say.
Muffins1223  +   1182d ago
Not really?All i said that both the 360 and the ps3 where holding it back.How am i a fanboy?For saying they where equal lol? wtf

Also blocking someone is the pussy way of saying "i lost the argument"

belac09  +   1185d ago
i think it looks great, all these hipster reviewers on N4G are comparing it to console versions, without even playing it yet i can tell its the best COD handheld by far.
admiralvic  +   1185d ago
While true, does it really mean anything if the other titles are for the DS, iOS / Android or PSP? 2 Thumbsticks + Online multiplayer = pretty easy best.
Kingthrash360  +   1185d ago
Are u blaming the vita for being a better handheld? Are the people who reviewed the game right for giving this game a worse review than some of the other handheld versions if cod when this is clearly the best handheld version? Are they saying resistance is better? Please answer this post haste.
admiralvic  +   1185d ago
You can compare random sites, but unless the same person says it... your point is moot. All I am saying is that it's not hard to be the best version when it's the closest to the console experience.
CanadianTurtle  +   1185d ago
What do you expect from a junk developer like Nhilistic.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1185d ago
Did you even bother to play the game or are you just talking crap as always.
I did play the game and it s COD on the go and nothing comes close on any handheld.
So go and play with your 3ds and stop trolling about every single vita games.
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swansong  +   1185d ago
The game is much better than RBS, and I would personally give it a 7.5. Playing it all day, best FPS on any handheld system.
objdadon  +   1185d ago
This shit is getting very repetitive! The vita game hate is insane! I had my fears when I saw the first trailer but since I've had it in the palm of my hand I now know that these reviews are just hate! This game is fun as Hell if u like cod! Trust me! Make your own determination!
Chapulin  +   1185d ago
The game is great it is COD in your hands. Gonna have a great time with this game.
r21  +   1185d ago
Odd, as I've been checking around on youtube and most of them have been positive impressions. Basically they all seem to say its CoD on the go and that the multiplayer, despite being smaller, is pretty good. I might buy it after PSASBR.
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imXify  +   1185d ago
Like Call of Duty on DS was any better -.-
The multiplayer is just BEAST ! gratz devs :P
spok22  +   1185d ago
too bad for them then huh? Enjoying this one so far.
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dkgshiz  +   1185d ago
Speaking from someone who owns its. Its actually quite good. First portable FPS that doesn't stink.
cpayne93  +   1185d ago
Just looking at videos online, the multiplayer looks like cod in portable form, not too bad in other words. Seems like the only real problem would be content.
SaffronCurse  +   1185d ago
Hopefully they'll release some dlc.
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BigStef71  +   1185d ago
Garbage review. Everybody who has the game says its good so I do not understand why these reviews are being so critical when its probably the best FPS on a handheld
sehnsucht  +   1184d ago
Agree. My wife and I both bought copies along side Black Ops 2. We went straight to Declassified and have hardly put it down.
BigStef71  +   1184d ago
Thats great to hear!!! Im probaly gonna get the bundle for $200 on black friday or i might get the AC one but regardless I will get both games the same day I get the vita
NewMonday  +   1184d ago
A gamer wife
Tiger you hit the jackpot
masa2009  +   1185d ago
Wow, no coop in the wave-based mode?
Didn't expect that, even in hastily developed game.
izumo_lee  +   1185d ago
'The single player campaign plays out through ten missions, no longer than ten minutes each' 'Shortest campaign in the history of games'

Ummm isn't that the point of a portable COD game? To quickly play a few missions on your break or on the bus ride to work..etc.

Isn't the point of owning a portable handheld gaming device is to play when you are not at home or in quick spurts? I swear do these reviewers really know what the Vita & 3DS are for?

If the graphics on this is a '5' according to these guys so what about those iOS games or DS game you mentioned at the beginning of your review.

Say what you will about Nhlistic & their track record. From i understand this game is greatly improved Resistance BS. You even mentioned in your review this game 'plays like COD'...isn't that all that matters?
cpayne93  +   1185d ago
Well if you are going to pay 50 bucks for a game, you expect a good bit of content, much more than an ios game. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like its that much bigger than N.O.V.A or Modern Combat. The hostiles mode may or may not help in this area, but it sounds really repetitive.

This should not have been a 50 dollar release, it doesn't seem worth the price at all, too little content.

Edit: The problem isn't the mission length itself, it's that there are only ten of them. Look at Peace Walker, thats a good example of how a portable game should be. Small missions, but lots of them with lots of variety. Cod doesn't have to be that big of course, but it should definitely be bigger than it is.
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izumo_lee  +   1185d ago
Yeah i get the drawbacks the game has i am not denying that. I do believe the $50 price tag is more on the brand name rather than for the game itself. More so that is probably Activisions decision to price it that.

I usually thought most COD players play the game for the multiplayer rather than the single player campaign. There are not a lot or not enough criticism about the length of the console versions.

Should Declassified be longer, yeah of course but considering this is a first gen COD Vita game made by a less than stellar developer i guess it should get a pass. I wanna see a top notch developer take another stab at a COD game to see what it can really be.
Godchild1020  +   1185d ago
For 50 dollars you get 2 games. A vita only Call Of Duty and a PSP/Vita Call Of Duty. You review the game base off the game not the price.
admiralvic  +   1185d ago
@ Godchild1020

If a better game can do more for less, how does that NOT affect the score? People use reviews to see if the game is worth the money, so why shouldn't one of the 2 most expensive US titles get that held against it?
cpayne93  +   1185d ago
Well I don't think it deserves a 4 just by looking at it, but it could have been better. The multiplayer does look cod quality. That isn't really what I like, but other people do.
Kingthrash360  +   1185d ago
They had to pay like us! I love it! It's a true must buy. If u play fps and own a vita, take it from people who are just gamers, not someone who gets paid to play games. Most of these reviewers are preoccupied with consoles versions to give a rats ass about a handheld right now. Plus they had to buy it, like us normies. So take it from me its great. Best ever handheld fps, easily.
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s8anicslayer  +   1185d ago
I think people expect too much from portable devices
enkeixpress  +   1185d ago
lol well, watch some of this 30 minutes of gameplay here & tell me what you think?

It looks like Call of Duty on the Vita to me, hah. :) (nice try troll)
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DivineAssault  +   1185d ago
lmao bye bye Nihilstic.. U wont be missed at all.. Go to mobil phone development n stay there.. Thank god i dont like shooters & didnt want this game but this really sucks for the ppl who were looking forward to this.. Sony needs to banish this dev team for all time.. No 2nd or 3rd party development from em ever again
DrDeath  +   1185d ago
Nihilistic did a perfectly fine job with this title and they should be praise for their efforts. It's truly CoD on the go. What else u want? I have had zero issues so far. Anyone who hasn't played it should not even comment
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BozoLoco  +   1185d ago
These "reviews" seem to have made judgement based on previews and user reviews on YouTube. They offer hardly any depth to what's known about the game.
dubt72  +   1185d ago
Denial can be an ugly thing...
Bowzabub  +   1185d ago
It's all good. Word of mouth & bird in hand spreads a lot faster than reviews. I'm willing to bet that 99% of us here on this site could review games better than these hacks (and let me make it perfectly clear that I do not mean this particular reviewer alone; Obviously). These people don't love video games. I am of the firm belief that a reviewer should take in the environment of games and tell us if the ground or building looks like a N64 game, not do a speed-run through it just to brag. I'm telling you fellow gamers ( of all consoles & handhelds), these people do not love this industry. I believe that most game journalists are either failed developers or have absolutely no clue where it would even begin. And they are gnashing their teeth! If you look close you will see it.
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psvitamanfan  +   1185d ago
i visit this site everyday and ive even exchanged a few email with the guy who does the review. This is a site run by people who love gaming like we do, why else would they put all that effort in? I doubt they are getting very many hits but they still update every day and bother replying to my email (begging to write for them lol)
firefly69  +   1185d ago
Yep the delusional Sony defence force fans must go and get it!Sony is expecting that ...go run!
Rockdown  +   1185d ago
Death for the vita by a thousand cuts. Apart from Persona 4, what does it have left?
GTAallday  +   1185d ago
A 4? Id expect this from IGN. Not sure youre cut out to be a game critic. A 4 is harsh. Did those Nintendo guys put you up to this?
unicronic  +   1185d ago
It is not a good start to the reviews, doesn't mean much as these early reviews are from places building their rep but the big boys will be weighing in soon.
rasecmask  +   1185d ago
I was playing a lot, and I have to say...this reviews doesn't make justice to the game at all! I play COD on PCs as in consoles, and this game felt just right! Of course it have bugs for a rushed title, but overall it's a great title! I Hope it gets more support! Congrats devs!
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1185d ago
These reviews are garbage.
I hate COD & have never owned any COD/MW game for my console. The only reason i bought this is by default bc there isnt any fps on vita right now.

BUT i will say that this game exceeded my expectations. I went into this with low expectations, and while i didnt think BS was that bad of a game, this game is alot better than BS was.

I wasnt a fan of the price ($50), BUT i will say this game isnt as bad as these reviews are saying. Id personally give it a 7.5 or 8/10.

For a handheld, this is a great fps... until killzone comes out!
himdeel  +   1184d ago
I agree the $50 price tag is a bit steep but if you're willing to take that plunge it's worth it.
Plagasx  +   1184d ago
This is just further proof that FPS games simply can't be done right on Handhelds..
MasterCornholio  +   1184d ago
On handhelds without 2 analog sticks.

Which isn´t the problem with the Vita.
tiffac008  +   1184d ago
No, it can be done but this is proof that shortening the development time of a game (which happened here) can put a damper into things.

I think even a mid-tier developer like Nihilistic can do good with more development time, especially when it comes to AAA titles but not even the best developer can do good with a shortened development time frame.
momthemeatloaf  +   1184d ago
Vita needs a Socom. Oh wait, Sony closed the Socom studio. Insult to injury.
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