Whatever You Do, Don't Buy 'Black Ops 2' For The Playstation 3

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "Activision sent me a copy of Black Ops 2 for the Playstation 3 so naturally that's the version I have been playing the most.

Which is unfortunate because out of the 30 matches I have played online, my Playstation 3 has frozen 8 times. In other words, Black Ops 2 for the Playstation 3 has frozen 27 percent of the time I am playing."

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aviator1892138d ago

I'm not a fan of cod anymore, but it's a shame the developers or whoever tests these games for the final push and polish still can't manage to iron these sort of things out..

decrypt2138d ago

Whatever You Do, Don't Buy 'Multiplats' For The Playstation 3


Anyone looking for a good multiplat experience should consider the PC or Xbox 360 versions.

MariaHelFutura2138d ago

That comment is soooooo 2006.

iChii2138d ago

Excuse me? Batman Arkham Asylum/City? Assassin's Creed? Mortal Kombat 9? Dead Space 1/2? Battlefield 3? Bro.. just cause The Elder Scrolls and Call of Duty franchise are done poorly on PS3 doesn't mean other multiplats are. Ps. GTA V's lead platform is PS3.

ALLWRONG2138d ago

"That comment is soooooo 2006."


SuperLupe2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

The reason the PS3 is lead platform for GTA V is to ensure that it equals the 360 version. Not because the PS3 is more capable for multiplats. Especially when it comes to open world games (ram limitations)

If I'm not mistaken EA leads all multiplats on PS3 to ensure both versions are the same quality. The other way around and theirs a chance the PS3 gets an inferior version.

I guess devs mindset is if we can do it on the PS3 it will be a piece of cake on the 360. The opposite isnt true of course and we've seen it all along the gen.

aceitman2138d ago

Gta 5 has no lead platform both being done at same time.

Hydrolex2138d ago

Every game from professional and top notch developers have been superior on PS3. I don't consider activision anything.

With that being said... keep dreamin decrypt !

GTA V will bring xbox 360 vs PS3 articles back, and PS3 is gonna murder 360

Norrison2138d ago

Just get multiplats on PC and excluisives on PS3, that's what I do and the difference between PS3 and Xbox360 Multiplats isn't like BO2, it's almost minimal.

reynod2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

No point buying multiplats for any console. No BC later on.

PC the ultimate gaming machine.

Besides console gaming is just to expensive and limiting.

Blackdeath_6632137d ago

we get an hour of extra content for AC3 we also got exclusive content from RedDeadRedemption and battlefield amongst other games. apart from timed exclusives as far as i am aware there is no advantage to playing on xbox unless your are playing games from incompetent developer i.e bethesda and activision who don't seem to have even a fraction of common sense in them to test their own games.

geddesmond2137d ago

But isn't it funny that most of the big multiplats that do have problems on the PS3 are usually games done by publishers who have exclusive DLC deals with MS.

All the CODs have had PS3 problems. Skyrim, PS3 issues, Fallout, PS3 issues.

You should change your comment to "Whatever you do, don't buy Multiplat games that have exclusive deals with MS for the PS3.

tgcorke2137d ago

There are loads of multiplats that work far better on PS3 than 360, just as there are loads (mostly shooters) that are superior on 360. To suggest anything else is insular fanboyism and doesn't resonate with reality.

gta28002137d ago

It's a conspiracy. Microsoft is now paying devs to release bug ridden games on the PS3 lol.

InfectedDK2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

Not true. I've had minimal errors with Black Ops 2 on PS3 although it's not acceptable until fixed. Also they have made a statement about this in game that they are working on it. These sort of things happens all the time with big games especially on PC.

SolidStoner2137d ago

I just have to say that history repeats itself, and it starts to feel that Microsoft is giving money so PS3 version is not working properly... you know why I think so...

because they fix it every time after a month... and everytime they release it its buggy, glitchy and dont work...

2nd reason could be that developers are really really stupid... but I doubt that, you cant be so stupid every year... I think its the 1st reason...

XB1_PS42137d ago

I can't read half of these comments because they're so biased and negative. It IS harder to develop for Ps3, therefore the chance that there will be bugs upon launch is more likely than 360. I don't think Activision would purposely hurt their sales, because we all know they are about their money. There will be a few patches, and everything will be hunky dory.

Blops2 is the best since 4. If you've ever liked a cod, you should try this one out. Just don't play party games on small maps, the spawns might upset you. lol

SJPFTL2137d ago

How is BF3 better on PS3? It has input lag, and the only way to minimize it is to turn off Anti-Aliasing... making the game look worst. Something which is absent from the PC and XBOX versions.

Gamer19822137d ago

You shouldn't buy any console game thats on PC for console. I played through Arkham City on my PC in 1080P and it blows the 360 and PS3 away. Not to mention PC versions cheaper, has mod support, more control options, more support and faster patching etc..

AAACE52137d ago

[email protected] cant even figure out that 27/30 equals 90%... wow!

cyberninja2137d ago

trollolol, try harder next time.

asmith23062137d ago

Bought it, tried it, traded it. Same ol COD and it looks so outdated now. On PS3 at least. COD is not a game to buy a console for. It was, until Gears 2 stopped that dead in its tracks.

andibandit2137d ago


Me3, skyrim, bo2 all disagree with you

pixelsword2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )


"The reason the PS3 is lead platform for GTA V is to ensure that it equals the 360 version."

...didn't rockstar cut out a lot of the game to fit it on one disc for the 360?

"Especially when it comes to open world games (ram limitations)"

1. a few stages on Lair are 32 by 32 relative miles and each level loads in less than six seconds with no loading in between. The only downside to it graphically that it could not always keep 60fps on the older chipsets (60Gb, etc.) when the action got really intense, but most of the time it did to the point that the times that could not did not matter. I honestly don't know if the issues are still there on the newer PS3 chipsets, but I have to say It probably is until I can confirm that it is not; this isn't "innocent until proven guilty" because it's already been proven that it could not always hold 60fps; so the burden of proof is on the slim.

At any rate, there's not a game that's out yet on consoles that has both the size and the technical prowess Lair had, and I'm talking on both console, not just the 360. The only non-PS3 game that I know that had over 32 miles was Superman Returns (80 square miles), but the graphics were not the best and it still had a lot of issues with a joke of a frame rate. I don't count Test Drive and Fuel and GT5, motorstorm and other racing games because car games push the boundaries in a different way; else I would wonder why God of war's backgrounds did not look as realistic as GT5, for example.

I'm not absolving Lair because Lair had a few things that popped-in, but the upside is that the whole game used a progressive mesh to where no matter how close you got to something, the graphics looked better, not worse.

So I don't think open world is the issue; it's

1. Sony not providing enough Technical assistance. (If people are complaining about it being tough, it's Sony's job to fix that or else take the punches when someone complains and writes an article about it... which is probably why the stock is getting lower in it's appearance of value.

2. People not knowing how to program. (honestly, How can I let people off of the hook when a game like Heavenly Sword comes out so early in the console's life cycle and games that come out later not only runs worse, but looks worse, too?)

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Thatguy-3102138d ago

While mine did suffer for server issues at first after I updated my system a few days ago I'm able to play matches pretty well with no interruptions. Articles like these make it seem that ALL ps3's are going through the same thing which aren't. Most of my friends are online too and have been for the past few days

GraveLord2138d ago

Whoever wrote this is exaggerating. I've played this game since launch and it's only frozen once. Server issues were almost gone now too. I've easily sunk 10+ hours into this game.

There is no game-breaking bugs here. Buy the game. Ignore this XBox fanboy.

AvidGamerrrr2137d ago

Just google it if you think it's an exaggeration. My entire system works flawlessly outside of Black Ops 2. Author isn't wrong on this one, even the article claims that it's not happening universally.

MRMagoo1232137d ago

Im getting migrating host often but my ps3 has yet to freeze up once.

NBT912137d ago

Didn't freeze once for me either. It did be a bit dumb and say it was waiting for more players when the lobby was full though. From what I did get to play of it, the game sucked.
Going back to the store new week to go toward ps all stars.

Welshy2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

You can't polish a turd, but you can roll in glitter and hope no one notices that it's still a turd.

Pretty much sums up my feelings for this platform biased, lazy, money milking franchise.

The sooner COD dies a slow painful death and frees up space in peoples wallets and time in the holiday season, the sooner proper, creative, more deserving games will start earning more money and bring fun back to this gen.

Everything at this stage of the generation is now merging into one massive grey, generic, shoot-em-up genre. If you removed the skin and dialogue from Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Gears 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Could anyone honestly tell me the difference on a gameplay perspective?

I would say "roll on next gen", but so many bad habits have been set within the industry both on a business and creativity front, i can't imagine it will be a whole lot better -_-

ambientFLIER2137d ago

Mythbusters proved that you can, in fact, polish a turd.

portal_22137d ago

Polishing a turd maybe possible, yet just like Cod franchise, you're left with shit all over your fingers.

indubitably2137d ago

They only care to get the game fully working on the 360, it has direct competition in Halo 4. People wouldn't hesitate to take a faulty game back when other options are present. They know the name alone will carry sales on the PS3 with no real competition this year. If they pulled this last year, BF3 may have had more of an edge on the PS3

FamilyGuy2137d ago

It's is a piece of shit on PS3 tbh. I'm closer to 10 matches though and had 3 freezes. The second night TDM wasn't working at all, server continuously researched for better matches till i just tried a different game mode that Would connect.

It's annoying but until it starts killing PS3s (which it actually might) I wouldn't say to not buy the PS3 version.

Another trippy thing it does is sound really bad when it's loading the disc. It spins and stops really hard and it's really noticeable. Both me an my brother were online (he's in another state) talking about it earlier. Like it's putting the PS3 through a lot more stress than other games. Physical stress, like it could kill my disc drive or shorten it's lifespan.

Point being it freaks me out and I wouldn't be surprised to read a Black ops 2 killed my PS3 article some time soon.

Wagz222137d ago

It almost sounds like a dreamcast…almost, dreamcast is still worse but its definitely comparable. But that was just like the first black ops as well. I'm not sure why it does that though.

dfire12122137d ago

I noticed the same thing, it does sound like its working in overdrive

FamilyGuy2136d ago

I meant to say 100 matches, not 10 lol

Kornholic2137d ago

I've got no issue with freezing. My main concern is the blurry textures on PS3.

Octo12137d ago

Did you install the texture patch that is under options?

Kornholic2137d ago

Is there such a possibility? I'll check that out!

xAlmostPro2137d ago

Wow.. i can't lie it seems like this guy is angry.

I've been playing Blops 2 since 3 days before the launch(got it early). I have had two full console frezes, once in the MP menu and second switching to the zombies.

Other than that, i've actually found this to be the most stable COD so far, a lot less server issues(it had a game disconnect issue that lasted a few hours before treyarch dealt with it swiftly).

The only other thing i've had which was udring nuketown 2025 last night and since the player count online has doubled, is stuttering in game but only on that map.

So it's a couple of issues but nowhere near what black ops launched like on PS3. So there is plenty reason to buy it on PS3, if you're a fan go for it.

RBLAZE19882137d ago

Guys black ops 2 I am an avid COD criticiser and have been playing since launch. I have only had 1 freeze and only lagging in match issues that are standard COD fare. I can confidently say thatis one of the best looking COD games, maybe even one of the echelon of console graphics. The campaign is the best since CODMW and MP is in between MW & MW2. I am on PS3 and don't have many of these issues so that sucks for these ppl but maybe they have bad connection speeds or their ps3 is on its way out but i think black ops 2 is one of the best COD games and you have to be patient w/ the MP. There is a way to beat smg whores.

MalianteNCX2137d ago

WTF, I Have the PS3 version and it hasn't crashed my old 40gb PS3, yeah there are some conections issues but only in the lobby for me, this xbots reviewers are only talking crap about the PS3.

solidt122137d ago

Strange. I have not had one single problem with Black Ops 2 on the PS3.

GuyThatPlaysGames2137d ago

I have it on the PS3 and the only issue I have had was with the lobby not starting. Since then the game plays perfect. Always an article on here to bash the PS3.

FanboyPunisher2137d ago

Games that come out yearly have little to no added value; majority is reused assets and code.

Why pay full price for reused stuff?

SKIP ANNUALS, just like COD.

Why do you think the best games never come out yearly? Good games require time, while annuals require paying off reviewers.

MGS, Uncharted, etc etc never would be so good if they came out yearly.

SKIP TRASH. Dont listen to reviews listen to reality.
They reuse assets and code, nearly everything for annual releases; why keep this terrible cycle going?

bayport2137d ago

My Ps3 has been fine. And aside from the first day I haven't had trouble getting into matches...

The first Black Ops though was definitely a mess on the PS3.

Sorry to be a downer on anyone's parade.

farhad2k82137d ago

Played a whole 24 hours of this with a couple of friends, didn't get any problems at all, not even these strange PS3 'freezes' everyone's been talking about. I have the super slim, maybe that's why?

Either way, I haven't played a single CoD since MW2, and I'm really enjoying BOPS2.

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RivetCityGhoul2138d ago

whoever buys CoD games for the ps3 in general is a retard. they should know by now that its gonna be bugged, after oh i don't all the CoD games since Mw2 have been bugged.

Pillsbury12138d ago

They should go play fallout ;)

garos822138d ago

fallout is a hell of a lot more fun than cod.

these type of articles amuse me.anybody who complains about a COD game with bugs on day 1, is a moron. You should all know by now that these COD games are always a pilling steam of the same shit you played last november.
yeah they will fix it up somewhere along the road with a patch here or there,but its still the same turd as the year before.

Eyeco2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

Fallout 3 was nowhere near as bad as people made it out to be, i put over 100 hours into the PS3 version and it only ever froze on me once, there were a few glitches and bugs but i experienced more of them on my xbox playthrough.

The Orange Box is another game that got completely overblown, i thought it would be damn well near unplayable, but it worked fine again 60 hours put into that game more if i count team fortress and it only froze on me like twice, if you look past the frequent loading screens that were like 5-8 seconds, it really wasn't that bad.

I think it's N4G tradition to have at least one article that blows the so called "inferior port" way out of proportion

Gaming_Guru2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

When I see comments like yours to me it screams xbox fanatic, I've been playing many multiplatform games on my PlayStation 3 with no problems. To notice anything people have to see it side-by-side and zoomed in, that in itself should show you something. Game Trailers even screwed up their comparison once using the PlayStation 3's version to boost the XBOX 360's version.

In the end, no matter what platform you buy the game on, people will enjoy it, otherwise it would not sell on that specific platform. I go by what I know, and not what I see in video comparison is stating. Hell Gears of War 2 had major bugs in it, but was never mentioned in reviews.

RivetCityGhoul2137d ago

well when you see comments like mine you speculate wrong i own all my games on PS3 with the exception of bethesda games and activision games. they make poossibly some of worst ports on the ps3. which is why i smartened up and bought a 360 so didn't have to deal with crap like this, needless to say it was worth it. i enjoy both my PS3 & 360 equally.

Gaming_Guru2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

I'll be more straight to the point, using tokens to prove that you are not a condescending XBOX 360 fanatic will not prove anything. What determines that is your actions and in this case what you chose to say. There is nothing wrong being a fanatic, it's when the person becomes egotistical is the real problem.

Saying that PlayStation 3 owners are retards for buying Black Ops 2 is absurd and stating that they should know it's going to be bugged before it's release is called a hindsight bias. In reality no one knows until its release, and not any time sooner. The comment also states all XBOX 360 games are never bugged, hence the bias. Bugs in a game allow certain parts of the game unplayable depending on where the bug is, the whole game unplayable, there are no bugs as far as I know. Is there a missing pixel that I can't see with a naked eye, who cares.

Lastly if there are differences it's like I said, to only know it would have to be side-by-side with zoom-ins. So a naked eye would not pick up even half of the stuff mentioned, virtually making no difference to the player.

solidt122137d ago

I have not had any problems with the PS3 version and I am on Vacation and all i been doing is playing online.

ape0072138d ago

i don't know why so many ps3 versions get bad stuff i mean it's not treyarch's fault obviously, they have been developing games for sony since the ps1 like spiderman, ps3 has problems, u need extra work to make it equal to xbox 360(if xbox was the lead) and companies simply won't do that

PirateThom2138d ago

So, it's acceptable to release a broken product on a platform and charge the same price?

Activision aren't exactly hurting for money either, they could easily put the money and resources in. Call of Duty is a lazy franchies anyway though.

ape0072138d ago

"Activision aren't exactly hurting for money either, they could easily put the money and resources in"

agree 100%

garos822138d ago

of course its treyarchs fault
resources could have easily gone to one or 2 extra programmers/coders or whatever is needed to make the game run smoothly. its not as if they have re-written the game engine or gone to any "extreme" lengths to even get it working.

if your trully a gamer, go out there and buy any other game other than cod.go support a developer more deserving you can pick up your beloved cod later when the price drops anyways

chcolatesnw2138d ago

how would any of you know how much personnel was assigned for each console? it seems like eveyone believes there was x amount for xbox and x amount for ps3. how do you know that the ps3 didnt have x+y to begin with. and believe me, i know how frustrating it is to create software for hardware when you're being limited by hardware. sure, they could hire pro's that are used to the ps3 architecture, and they probably should. but to come in here and say you know how stuff was done and that it should have been done a different way makes you look like a child. and im not defending cod, i know ill get negatives anyway. im switch between halo, cod and bf3 often, and very much like the ps3 when it comes to uncharted and upcoming beyond.

garos822138d ago

Cry me a river.can't believe people still defend cod.I don't have to know how many mediocre programmers they have hired.all I see is a poor product and sheep like you trying to justify it.blaming the hardware for such a poor product is rather childish from mention uncharted and you still believe that cod is the best a team with resources like treyarchs can produce.

ape0072137d ago

U have to understand that you are entitled to your opinion, CoD is one of my fav games ever, I bet if it was a ps3 exclusive you would be 100 percent with CoD

Jazz41082137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

The problem is the cell and its split memory compacted with a slow reading drive. Thats it. Enjoy what you think is best and quit fighting.

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fabod862137d ago

So why aren't EA, Ubisoft, Rocksteady and other devs having the same issues? After 6 years the only ones that are releasing bad multiplats on PS3 are Activision and Bethesda, how could it not be their fault? Come on, let's be realists. ;)

NastyLeftHook02138d ago

i am not buying this recycled pos.

Majin-vegeta2138d ago

I hate to say it but it serves you guys right for continuing to support this lazy company SMH.Until you guys open your eyes and stop supporting them this will continue.

*Back to BF3*

Blastoise2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

lol Yeah because Battlefield 3 runs flawlessy right?

There are still fences I can't jump over, reload animations sometimes don't happen & I occasionally die for absolutely no reason what so ever with the screen telling me I killed myself. "Bad Luck". Wtf?

I like Battlefield 3, but there is STILL a lot of things that need to be fixed.

jadenkorri2137d ago

def alot of issues for bf3, personally most i could live with, but the new premium members getting access to weapons which are super powerful leaving those without premium screwed over and not making the game fun anymore. Don't even get me started with no dedicated servers, meaning all servers run by whiny little 2 years olds who can't stand you killing them multiple times then kick you.