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Black Ops 2's Maps Are So Good That It's Not Fair For Other Shooters

Black Ops 2 has a lot going for it, but one thing that may be easily overlooked by casual players is just how brilliant the map design is.

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Chuk51320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

COD maps aren't even maps, they're just kill boxes. Even when I loved COD, I always felt that they felt like stages. The lack of traversal strategies and strategic landmarks in COD make the maps dull.

princejb1341320d ago

but thats the reason people enjoy it including myself
i rather have a small map where i jump straight into the action
the few big maps that have ever been added in the call of duty franchise annoyed the shit out of me cause i had to walk for so far until i found a enemy

Soldierone1320d ago

Same here. its one issue I have with Battlefield, make a mistake and go the wrong way you will be walking forever before getting owned by a sniper. Or clear an area, then the trouble starts on the other side of the map.

swat_teem1320d ago

well in battlefield it was simple to know where you had to go and get right into the action for example if its rush you go toward the gold crates (M COMS) while in conquest you go take a base while i do say in conquest the game can be a bit quiet on the bigger maps but i play on ps3 with 24 players.

Getowned1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

Damn, I'm the opposite. I like working for my kills and using tactics, not just jumping into the action. Walking for a while in a map like the ones in BF games never bothered me because when you found an enemy it was just so intense fighting for your life while making it deeper into enemy territory, and than theres nothing like sneaking up on a nest of snipers that where giving you trouble and taking their tags. I love it when I come up to situations were I'm sneaking to the objective and I'm siting in a bush and while a enemy squad walks by and I need to deside if I should kill them and possibly die/and alert enemy of my location OR let them live and make it to my destination and plant to objective,and find a corner to tuck behind and guard the bomb, but still its risky because those people you let live could also be your down fall. It's more of the adventure to me I guess, the journey vs getting 30 kills just by jumping into the action and playing at random like in cod. Not that theres anything wrong with running and gunning I just prefer strategy and a bit of an adventure my self.

bakasora1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

"black ops sold so much that it's not fair for other genre games." Here fixed.

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ZBlacktt1320d ago

I can blow things up in BF. Can you do that in COD? So my maps are forever always changing due to the battle at hand.

Soldierone1320d ago

You can only blow up so much....unless its BF BC 2 which was awesome completely leveling out a map to screw the camping snipers from their vantage points haha

Norrison1320d ago

Well, the PC version got as much or even more destruction than BFBC2 and BFBC2 had a lot of buildings that weren't destructable, and BFBC2's hit detection was LAME.

Soldierone1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

I played it on PC too, it still has the same buildings. You can just blow more off the wall...and the "extra" things they put in. The "core" of the game is still not entirely destructible.

In BFBC2 you could literally flatten most of the maps. You can't do that on Bf3. NOTE I haven't played the latest DLC yet, so dunno about that.

EmperorDalek1320d ago

So? Battlefield 3's maps sucked, with or without destructible environments. Which were weaker than Bad Company 2's BTW.

Skate-AK1320d ago

Have you played Armored Kill?

LoneCastaway1320d ago

why do some people never get it? it makes sense in battlefield to be able to destroy the environment, but it makes absolutely no sense in a call of duty game.
he's talking about layout, lines of sight, flanking routes, centre of actions points etc here. essentially what makes a good map.
it's great that you can do that in bf, but for cod it's better like that. and it's not just cod, basically in most online shooters.

ZBlacktt1320d ago

Because in BF, a person with C4 can ruin a campers day. There's something more real about a game that plays real life in it.

Feralkitsune1320d ago

Why do you guys think either Battlefield or CoD are realistic. they aren't not in the least bit.

ddurand11319d ago

of course theyre not realitic. but on that realism spectrum the twogames are light years apart

FanboyPunisher1319d ago

BF3 destruction is like Bad Company 2; its OK.
Better then keeping the same engine for COD which cant do anything modern.

FunkMacNasty1319d ago

really, you think so?? You could bring down whole entire villages, toppling structures to the ground in Bad Company 2.. In Battlefield 3, the best you can do is blow holes in walls.. much more destruction in BC2 than BF3 i think..

FanboyPunisher1318d ago

Literally the same as BC2 champ, go blow up buildings in both, literally identical in how its done; just a little more detail in the collapse.

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Blastoise1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

Worst thing about MW3 was the maps. You can have the best graphics, the most modes & the most balanced guns but none of it means anything if the maps suck. Glad to hear that Black ops 2 has improved on this

So much of a games community relies on the maps

seanpitt231320d ago

The amount of times i get shot in the back with these tiny maps annoys me a lot

Getowned1320d ago

I haven't got Blops2, are the maps really that small ? like NukeTown small ? ... I liked NukeTown but it got annoying after a while, I like larger maps like Hanoi (which I know some people hated but to me it was great on objective modes like CTF, domination, Demo ... IMO)

Not sure if I want another COD yet, kinda bored with it.

seanpitt231320d ago

Most of them are small like nuke town some are even small than that

AAACE51320d ago

I like the maps. There are multiple pathe to travel. Different areas touse tactics. Each level has its own feel but still remind yo ofpast cod maps with a different feel. Well done game in my book.

Getowned1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

Smaller than nuke town!! holy crap no thanks, thats just to small for me, I need large maps so I can strategicly hunt my prey. I don't want to be just handed a kill, wheres the fun in that.

I don't know what to think lol I hate small maps..damn it I wish I could rent the game first or play a MP demo.

Soldierone1320d ago

"smaller than nuketown" Person obviously hasn't even touched the game....

A majority of the maps are like giant circles with multiple ways to get to each point. There is also stuff moving and things going on in a majority of them. One of them has a train that goes flying through the middle of the map once in a while.

They are very similar to COD4 and MW2, which is why they are good.

FunkMacNasty1319d ago

No they are NOT all as small as nuketown!! People who are telling you that are just trolling and CLEARLY havent played Blops 2 yet.

So far, Blops 2 has really earned back some of my respect and fondness for the CoD series.. the map design being one of several reasons. The maps are much better than MW3 maps, with more open areas, and a better ratio of distance to close quarters engagements, more passageways to objectives, and easy-to-see camping spots (which sucks for campers). Also, the spawn system seems a bit more thought out.

Spenok1319d ago

Not a single map is smaller than nuketown. Though some are small maps in general. They have a good number of maps at varying sizes with levels of buildings to keep in mind. They are well designed and fun to play in general. I skipped MW3 after playing it at a friends house. This one is a HUGH improvement.

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Psycho_Mantis1320d ago

They are....good you say...?
Compare them to the maps in COD4 and tell me otherwise.

GhettoBlasStarr1320d ago

BLOPS 2 is the best COD IMHO. The maps are great, I can't wait for more map packs. The Guns Feel and Sound great. The reason I feel these maps are better is because you can climb on alot more things...ALOT MORE.

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