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Submitted by jjdoyle 1126d ago | opinion piece

Wii U CoD

"I’ve been playing a lot of Call of Duty recently, which isn’t strange. What’s strange is that I’ve been playing it on the Wii U. It used to be that if a multiplatform game came out, there was no question what system I was going to buy it for. The Xbox 360 was the obvious choice for a number of reasons but the biggest one was Xbox Live. For a single player game I still wanted to be connected to my friends list and for a multiplayer game, well that’s where all my friends are.", writes PennyArcade. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Wii U)

Gr81  +   1126d ago
Heard many positives from Wii U's first CoD game.
millzy102  +   1126d ago
its because its awesome, i delayed buying it for my ps3 so i could get it on wii u (mainly to test fast paced online gaming on a nintendo system) and im extremely happy with my choice of platform, split screen is no more, me and my bro both have a screen each (one on gamepad, one on tv) with no noticable lag or frame rate drops when both players are online, when my mrs watches her shitty programs i play it on the gamepad, then when she finished watching whatever shit it is I boot up my ps3 and play farcry 3. i can game all the time without being ignorant, havn't used my vita in weeks because of this feature, the only reason i play my 3ds a little bit is because im halfway through master quest 3d, ive been meaning to compleate master quest for ages but i cant take my wii u to work so my 3ds comes with me.
Neonridr  +   1126d ago
The only downside to the Wii U version was the lack of Stereoscopic 3D support. I realize that is kind of a stupid feature, but I loved playing Black Ops 1 on the 360 in 3D, so I was hoping for the same here. For some reason Treyarch decided to not include the feature on the Wii U version which is beyond me since Ubisoft included the 3D feature for AC3 on all platforms including the Wii U. Laziness I guess on the parts of Treyarch.

Other than that, the game plays fine and I am having a blast with it on my Wii U.
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1upgamer99  +   1126d ago
I for one wish I had not bought COD for my PS3 as I rented it for Wii U and Wii U is hands down better. Not because it looks prettier, But multi-player same room both on line. The gamepad even alone makes this game way cool. There is nothing wrong with my PS3 version, but the Wii U gives you more ways to play, alone or with friends.
sway_z  +   1126d ago
Looks awesome...!!

I think this is one of the Wii U's main strengths and Nintendo need to shout a lot louder about features not (Currently) available on any other system.

I'm more than happy with Sony franchises and have always gone with the PlayStation brand for the games...but features like this interest me.

I'll see what happens during 2013 (Hopefully E3 PS4 announcement) to decide whether Wii U will be the other 'next gen' console that will join my inevitable PS4 purchase.....providing Sony don't announce anything too radical Eg. anti-used games security etc

Roll on summertime!!
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LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1126d ago
The game plays fine on the Wii. My only issue is the controller setup. I am so accustomed to the ps3 controller and its setup that I hit the wrong button all the time to aim/shoot and to switch weapons. The game plays fine, have yet to encounter any lag or problems that I have elsewhere. I wish that full button mapping customization would become standard in games. There's a bunch of pre sets but none change the aim/shoot button choice
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specsmatter  +   1126d ago
The second screen on the controller is def. a nice thing especially for not having to do split screen on games like COD, but i own two 55 inch 3d samsung tv's so for me i still wouldnt use the wii controller screen to play mp with someone else because my tv would still look bigger and better on a split big screen than using the small screen. My question to you wii owners can you still play split screen on the big screen? or do you have to use the small screen. Im assuming they give you the option right?
Gemmol  +   1126d ago
you can still play split screen, but the Wii U controller do not look that bad from the TV, in some weird way it actually look good, but if you prefer to do split screen go ahead.....I will tell you a trick tho, if you do plan to get pro controllers get for you and the other person and use the gamepad as the map, so while you playing on the TV in split will have the full map on the gamepad, so you know where ever one is at.
millzy102  +   1126d ago
i do that on my own when gamepad is charging and cant be bothered to take the cable out of docking station and put in the pad, on a side note ive only charged my pro pad twice, once on day launch day and the other last week, it last absoluty ages.
1upgamer99  +   1126d ago
That is a cool tip, I never thought of that. Damn, now I am going to just go and trade my PS3 version in. When I rented the Wii U version I only had it for two days. I did not have enough time to try everything. I like the Wii U version better anyway because of the gamepad.
MsmackyM  +   1126d ago
You have the option for split screen, but having two separate screens regardless of size limits the amount of information you have to process and adds to the immersion.
Hanuman  +   1126d ago
Playing with friends online and on the couch is just awesome. I know the battery power sucks but the wii-U controller is a great advancement in how you play your games.
1upgamer99  +   1126d ago
Battery does suck, but I have a plug right next to my big chair that I play games in, so I leave my gamepad plugged in allot. So no real issue for me.
DEEBO  +   1126d ago
The gamepad is a game changer,u see the pc mock-up of the gamepad at CES.i hope this is the new standard of controller's.
imXify  +   1126d ago
Wiimote controls are pretty bad compared to previous Wii COD games. It was one of my main reason to get the game and the console and yet it's broken and glitchy -_-
bigbearsack  +   1126d ago
I'm sick as a dog today laying in bed playing black ops.
jlafount  +   1126d ago
I like the new CoD on the Wii U. I play almost entirely on the gamepad without a TV
RFornillos4  +   1126d ago
notice that articles like this one (which gives a "plus" for the Wii U), barely get any attention here in N4G?
a_adji  +   1126d ago
I am not sure why Nintendo gets such a bashing but hey. Activision done a great job and the wii version is my platform of choice for this game. I am finally addicted to a COD game that's not MW.
Munnkyman  +   1125d ago
I love playing this online. Also My friends and family and I play the 4 player local splitscreen with bots. the bots on harden or vertran or quite good and they actually feel like your playing online. When I play this way I feel like I am playing perfect dark with bots on so much fun

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