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Submitted by knifefight 646d ago | review

Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified Review | PlayStation LifeStyle

Hindman of PSLS says: "The problem isn’t that it fails to replicate a console experience—that’s not the expectation of a portable—the problem is that it fails to even provide a good portable experience. The hallway-style shooting gallery provides entertainment that dwindles after a day or two. It’s fun in the same way a phone game is fun, and that’s quite frankly not enough to be on this system for this price."

And goes on to say:
"This is getting a 1 because it is a crime against gaming. It is a subtle message from Activision that it, as a company, believes that you, the game-buying public, are a bunch of extremely stupid people. This game has the first pieces necessary to become a good, well-made experience, but it was obviously rushed to the market to make that sweet, sweet Christmas money." (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita) 1/10

Akuma-  +   646d ago
lol, i would have thought a website as "playstationlifestyle& ;amp ;quo t; would have an objectionable opinion on this game. i would love to know which 2 or few fps they think is better than this on a handheld gaming device.

i have this game and i love it. ive recommended it to a a few people who all bought it and love it and we're puzzled by the reviews. its not as good as the console versions but its good. vita devs are damned if they make a game with full on console options where areas are large and might take a bit to play a level and theyre also damned if they make pick-up and play games with bite size experiences.

to each his own, ill respect all opinions just like id like mine to be respected. it just seems like when some reviewers put ideas in peoples mind, other reviewers and gamers might begin to see things that arent there or theyll exaggerate little things. on the other hand i can say that im ignoring faults and giving out excuses but i have these games and my views are backed by majority of the user reviews and people ive recommended it to. i think the best shooters on vita in order of quality are uncharted GA, resistance , cod declassified, then unit 13
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Sev  +   646d ago
Even Resistance: Burning Skies is better than this, and it's from the same shitty developer. This only had a 5 month dev cycle. It's a disaster.

I'm glad you're enjoying it. But still, critically, reviewers can't give it a good score when it's a mess.
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knifefight  +   646d ago
@carinberg804
Wait, do you work for Activision?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   646d ago
If there's one good thing to take away from this then it's that this is Nihilistic's last game on the PS3 or Vita.
Hopefully.
They did a good job at letting gamers down as well as Sony down with crucial IPs for the Vita.
Glad to see the back of them to be honest.
dafegamer  +   646d ago
agreed
knifefight  +   646d ago
Buddy of mine and I went back and played a few rounds of Medal of Honor Heroes for PSP after this >_>

I saw another member accurately point out that everyone's defense of it boils down to "well it has fun multiplayer though," and if that's all that you're in it for, and if that's worth $50, cool, but when examining the consumer product for what it is, here? That is indeed some BS that Activision pulled on its fans.

Like you say, "to each his own."
USMC_POLICE  +   646d ago
Medal of honor heroes was amazing! They need make one of them on vita. Even the maps were awsome. Best handheld fps to date even compared to vita fps games.
CalvinKlein  +   646d ago
I actually have a vita and you miss the point. Its not a good game regardless of platform, its not broken but its is garbage that is 40$ overpriced. You cant expect them to give a crappy half assed game a good review just because its the only COD on the VITA. bad game trancends what platform it is on when the title doesnt even come close to living up to its potential.

I know people on this site complain that COD on consoles should get a worse review and this should get better, but I think it is pretty bad. This game has almost no content and its best part is the multiplayer and that is just a tiny fraction of the COD multiplayer taht you can get for 10$ more on consoles. 6 maps and 5 game modes? Yeah that will get stale fast.

I would always rather have a campaign than this side mission crap. Unit 13 side missions were ok but would have been better as a campaign with actual variation in the levels.

Even if you hate COD try compare the content you get for 60$ with BO2 vs the content you get for 50$ with this game. Not that I expect it to be as good as consoles, but it has way less than half the content of black ops 2 and is only 10$ less.

Fact is it may not be "broken" like all you are crying but to me a broken game would get a 0, not a 1 or 2. A 1 or 2 would be a game that is a total rip off and the developers and publishers are greedy bastards that are releasing a un-finished game. They dont give the shit about theri brand I guess, only money. And for that this game deserves all the ones it gets.

I dont care if the game works. Ridge racer vita works too. It doesnt change tha fact that it is a unfinished tech demo that they are selling for maximum price.

IMO its soooooo much worse that they are charging 50$ instead of 40$. To me that just reeks of arrogance and total lack of respect for the customers on part of activision and sony. To try and charge more for an unfinished game makes me angry.
CaptainPunch  +   646d ago
The developers must be embarrassed at this point. I can't imagine developing a game and having everyone hate it.
dbjj12088  +   646d ago
I'm sure they knew the quality as it came time to ship. That's why they changed their name.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   646d ago
It wasn't Nihilstic's fault, it was Activision's for the short deadline. Money grabbing Acti-fucking-vision.
metroid32  +   646d ago
I'll stick to off TV Play on WiiU BO2 as i never leave the house with a handheld anyway but getting a 3DS which ever version is out when MH4 hits and ive seen Smash Bros 3DS.
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dafegamer  +   646d ago
wow
dbjj12088  +   646d ago
Nihilistic needs to be shut down. I'm sorry if they got this terrible project and had to rush it, but this is beyond excuse.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   646d ago
It wasn't Nihilstic's fault, it was Activision's for the short deadline.
abzdine  +   646d ago
i think they should have saved the money to buy the licence and use it for asking Ready at Dawn to make something more enjoyable than a souless FPS
jokia005  +   646d ago
finally 1/10
momthemeatloaf  +   646d ago
Lol vita is a disaster. I feel bad for Sony.
mushroomwig  +   646d ago
What does Sony have to do with anything here? The blame goes to the developers of the title.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   646d ago
The publishers not the developers, Activision only gave Nihilistic 5 months to develop the game. Who's fault is it now?
doctorstrange  +   646d ago
Vita is great. This game is not. End.
rezzah  +   645d ago
Stop trolling.
nugnugs  +   646d ago
No, you trolling berk! The GAME is a disaster. So are the ex team that made it. And Activision for that matter for making them rush the game.
The Vita's great. If people don't want to buy one or it doesn't sell well and dies an early death then so be it, but it's a great piece of kit with some great games.

Also you say you feel sorry for Sony, yet you apparently 'Laughed out loud' at this being a disaster for them?
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BLAKHOODe  +   646d ago
A 1??? But it's Call Of Duty.. the mentioning of Call Of Duty alone in it's title warrants at least an automatic rating of 5. The reviewer is clearly clueless on how this works.

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