Black Ops 2: Redefining The FPS Genre

Another November, another Call of Duty, this time Black Ops 2. I know that there are some guys out there who like to piss on the fans’ yearly Call of Duty parade, but for us this a great time each year. And I, hand on heart, believe that this year’s edition of Black Ops is not only the best game in the Call of Duty series to date, but it is also one of the very best first person shooters of this console generation. Does it redefine the first person shooter, as a gentleman from Sweden told me over Xbox Live last night?

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Dlacy13g1422d ago

Not sure its redefining the FPS...but I do like BLOPS 2 so far.

hennessey861422d ago

Do an artical like this, it's just asking or trouble. Could hasn't redefined anything since 4

charted1422d ago


When you say 'redefine' what exactly are you referring to? The only thing I think you can refer to is the graphics? Cuz story wise COD has the best singleplayer in FPS. You might also say multiplayer? Well without comparing to other games, COD's online is different to its own merits just like any other game.

Majin-vegeta1422d ago

Well I've had my laugh of the day thank you X-Factor xD.

X-Factor1422d ago

Your most welcome, haha!

venom061422d ago

HA!! what a stupid article.... poor soul.. obviously he hasn't played BF3 for any considerable amount of time... that game spits in the face of CoD in every way except frames per second...

SUCKxITxEZ1422d ago

well considering fps are also the initials for frames per second... just kidding, but I've put over 400 hrs in bf3 and have reached second prestige in black ops 2. I personally enjoy blops 2 more, but bf3 has its moments. I should also mention i'm playing the ps3 versions of both.

X-Factor1422d ago

Black Ops 2 in my opinion has put the FPS Genre in the limelight like no other shooter has since the first Halo.

I have played BF3. I actually prefer it, but no game since the original Halo has made such an impact in the industry such as this latest CoD game.

You can't re-invent FPS. By definition it's standardized. First Person Shooter (Until they go Minority Report Style later in the future), but you can, and CoD HAS, taken the Genre to a new Commercial level.

Most will not agree. But there you have it. I'd like to hear from some folks that own the game. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that everyone that has commented so far does not own the game.

Veni Vidi Vici1422d ago

If they want to take the genre to a new level, try going back to the way ALL FPS's use to be with REAL dedicated servers without lag compensation. It's absolutely pathetic that they get rid of the best way to play the game where there's hardly any lag ever and everyone is on a level playing field. The shit they use now has SET BACK the FPS genre to the days when people attempted to play FPS's over dial-up.

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