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Submitted by X-Factor 686d ago | opinion piece

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? (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Dlacy13g  +   686d ago
Not sure its redefining the FPS...but I do like BLOPS 2 so far.
hennessey86  +   686d ago
Why why why
Do an artical like this, it's just asking or trouble. Could hasn't redefined anything since 4
charted  +   685d ago
*COD

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-vegeta  +   686d ago
Well I've had my laugh of the day thank you X-Factor xD.
X-Factor  +   685d ago
Your most welcome, haha!
venom06  +   685d 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...
SUCKxITxEZ  +   685d 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-Factor  +   685d 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 Vici  +   685d 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.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   685d ago
Maybe you all are referring to the console versions of BLOPS2 being such a great experience but the PC version is a complete mess. There's so much lag compesation and/or lag that it ruins the MP experience. On your screen, you'll get shots off but in the kill cam it shows you don't even get a shot off. Coming around a corner you'll never even see your enemy but in the kill cam you'll see that he saw you with plenty of reaction time. Half your bullets won't register and the hit boxes are a complete joke. They say there are dedicated servers but it feels worse than P2P.

It's pretty obvious Activision couldn't give a shit about the PC community with the way they've handled the past several iterations of the game. It's pretty sad they feel that way, too, considering the PC was the birthplace for COD.
X-Factor  +   685d ago
Well, I will use my last bubble to agree with you.

I don't think they care much about the PC community, or as you put it, they don't give a shit.

I know that's where I got my CoD start. On my trusty PC. Today, I don't think I could afford a rig that could run this game at full blast.

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