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Submitted by GreenRanger 661d ago | opinion piece

PS Vita’s COD Future After Black Ops Woes

product-reviews.net: The dust has now firmly settled on Black Ops: Declassified, a PS Vita port of the original console classic and a game that arrived alongside console versions of Black Ops 2. Today, we still see new reviews pouring out for the game but unfortunately, they do little to change the overall feeling among gamers and critics, that this is one Call of Duty game that perhaps should have never come out in the first place. (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita)

DJjazzyGeth  +   661d ago
It's like Sony just wants to say "FPS's on Vita? We got that." without actually trying to promote quality from 3rd parties. Really a shame considering how cool some of these "console quality" offerings could have been. I'm sure with time developers will find more fitting games to make for the system. Oh well, back to P4 Golden I go... (god, it is so good...)
Kur0  +   661d ago
Nihilistic should be banned from making Vita games. They should get Bluepoint Games to do a direct port of the next CoD with cross-play.
nikrel  +   661d ago
Nihilistic has closed it's doors, company is now called something else, all ios games or something.
bothebo  +   661d ago
Nihilistic destroyed two games on the Vita, both were FPS.
brian1985FM  +   661d ago
Such a let down. Sony is already struggling then this abortion of a game came out. So much for that.
SoundGamer  +   661d ago
Did you mean "abomination of a game"?

._.
BuryYourHead707  +   661d ago
No he meant abortion. ._.
NukaCola  +   661d ago
Abomination is a travesty that is living, like COD on consoles...

Abortion is sadly dead on arrival, like COD on Vita.

I agree nihilistic should be banned. Thank God, Guerrilla Games is doing Killzone Mercs themselves.. Like a boss.
psp2roundup  +   661d ago
Hopefully the engine is now there for someone else to go and do a proper development job, hopefully with a unique story or background rather than pretending to be CoD. Both Uncharted and Assassin's Creed are proof you can do a big game on the Vita, but would any developer risk the investment?
tr00p3r  +   661d ago
Rockstar can :o
Baylex  +   661d ago
No Doubt that R* could do it!! If you can have a NFS Most Wanted and a Gravity Rush with those open worlds then you can have a GTA too!!
GTA on a portable.. it would change the portable gaming forever!! bey bey DS ;) eheh
SoundGamer  +   661d ago
GTA worked well on the PSP, it can work even better on the Vita, for sure.
ronin4life  +   661d ago
GTA was on portables... both the psp and ds.
Guess which one people liked more?
Baylex  +   661d ago
Yes yes I know that has been on PSP before.. but it was not the same thing.. Now you have a powerfull console in your hands with two analogues, capable of doing almost, almost, everything that the ps3 can!
It's the trigger to push the vita sales sky high!
tr00p3r  +   661d ago
Timesplitters would be a fantastic option for the PS Vita..
knifefight  +   661d ago
From the blurb: "...the overall feeling among gamers and critics, that this is one Call of Duty game that perhaps should have never come out in the first place. "

Nono, it definitely SHOULD have come out, it just should have come out via a different developer who had more time to finish the product, as opposed to the unfinished super-rush job that Declassified ended up becoming.
MasterCornholio  +   661d ago
Sony Bend should have made it unless they are busy with something else (hopefully).
GreenRanger  +   661d ago
They should make the Zombie modes into a stand-alone game on the Vita.
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DirtyLary  +   661d ago
If only they could pull off a crossplay with a graphically dumbed down Vita version BO2. The sales of the Vita and game would be through the roof.
profgerbik  +   661d ago
Zzzz so sick of this CoD crap like it's the only damn game the Vita had to look forward to.. CoD blows on consoles just the same and I never expected it to be anything more than it is on the Vita, which it isn't.

Not even an excuse simply because I don't play either but this CoD crap is old.

Nihilistic quit, is that not enough for you all? Can we stop fucking talking about this game like it's the only bad game to ever be made in history? The developers will never touch your precious mindless FPS again, you can sleep well now..

Even if Nihilistic made it perfect it still would not have saved or even made that big of a difference for the Vita. The Vita isn't selling for many reasons and a single game is not going to change that.

Technology has changed and it really doesn't work like that anymore.
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Tidybrutes  +   661d ago
They should have released it two weeks or a month before Black Ops 2, then COD fans could have got their COD fix to tide them over until the release of Black Ops 2.

I cant imagine many people choosing Declassified over the PS3 or 360 version of Black Ops 2.

Shame as if it were a good game it could have gained some attention to the Vita.
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medziarz  +   661d ago
this boils down to the question of why people choose a handheld over a home console - but some people do as Vita's growing sales indicate
snaggdadon  +   661d ago
bf3 psvita please!!!
one2thr  +   661d ago
I'd definitely lose a whole chunk of my life, on the go... It can happen though, the frostbite 2 engine in its full glory on the vita would be phenomenal
eliteslaya13  +   661d ago
The Vita is certainly capable of many things, but something like that on a handheld is asking for much.
medziarz  +   661d ago
Only the sales are an objective base for a business decision, if they are good and if the actual gamers' reception of the game is good (which it is, only the self-contained detached world of journos hates it) then there's no reason why another CoD game wouldn't come to the system, perhaps this time a year instead of 6 months of dev time would do it justice
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JoeReno  +   661d ago
I think if the game would have been priced at standard Vita game price, with the 5$ download discount on the PSN this game would have recieved a bit less hate.
hkgamer  +   661d ago
From what I hear, this game is average, not good/not bad.
it gives portable gamers what they want and its missions are bite sized enough that gamers can actually play it on the go.

I have heard it is a short game though. So thats the bad point, but cod is generally a multiplayer game anyway.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   661d ago
Does nobody like this game? I actually have it and I love it.
JayD-1K  +   661d ago
Online MP is fun!
TheGrimOfDeath  +   660d ago
I know right? It's so fun to unlock stuff! Doing the challenges! And raging at the fact that someone is camping! XD

_____

I also love the Hostiles mode, very replay-able. Fun with friends also. If I die I just give it to my friend. :D
JayD-1K  +   659d ago
Hostile should have been a 4 player co-op IMHO.
Do you use any kind of grips? I use some and it makes it a hell of a lot easier to player!
eliteslaya13  +   661d ago
They better begin production on the next COD on Vita soon, Declassified didn't have nearly enough time in the cooker. Now they know exactly what not to do, so I'd imagine the next tittle being significantly better.
cmpunk53  +   661d ago
If activision is too afraid to invest on vita, they should really try porting first than develop another low quality cod title. COD 4 with zombies plus multiplayer plus more is much better than an exclusive like declassified.

This is why I admire and favor AC3liberation. Not many devs like ubisoft are serious about supporting vita and they gave us an assassin's creed exclusive albeit with issues and glitches but still a very good game.
porkChop  +   661d ago
Just give the next CoD on Vita to Sony Bend, or one of the 5 studios working on CoD currently. Whatever you do, don't give it to a half-ass studio like Nihilistic. And please, for the love of god, give it a longer dev cycle. 5 months is pathetic.

Or just give us a graphically enhanced port of CoD4, that game would be perfect on the go. That game had very balanced and fun multiplayer, and wasn't as convoluted as newer CoD's. The campaign was also fantastic.
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Lethalsuperhuman  +   661d ago
Im scared to get call of duty declassified. they almost lured me into buying it for $50. Hope killzone is good. it looks like it has good graphics.

Bring bf3, gta, nba 2k14, far cry, max payne, another call of duty (a port this time) to the ps vita. Add some apps to that list (like a video editor), and make youtube and facebook more like phone versions.

Also I like the home screen of ps vita, but make it more accessible to the point if ur playing online and dont want to leave ur game, and u just press the home button and a screen will pop up jus like the ps3
Lethalsuperhuman  +   661d ago
also at least 8 vs 8
strigoi814  +   661d ago
it was introduced and produced by Nhilistic and they back out when the game was about to release and leave the rest to activision who are only money making company who really didnt even bother to fix it..so what do you expect?? we know shooters have a good potential on vita..yet no developers have the talent to lay it out properly onthe vita..i still believe that Guerilla Games will do their best to make the best shooter on the vita ever!! Quote me on that

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