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Submitted by PhiMattic 879d ago | opinion piece

Why Black Ops 2 Is The Best Shooter Out Right Now

Since the first release of the Black Ops title it has had more success with longevity and player satisfaction. So Paul Ireson, wanted to figure out what factors other than the zombies that are driving this title to be more popular with himself and other players. While Black Ops 2 not enjoying the highest sales figures of the Call Of Duty franchise, over time Black Ops 2 always seems to pull out a shinier more polished better looking and playing game. Paul Ireson, explains this by speaking from his personal experience as well as what many other sources have to say on the subject . (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Tag Invalid, Wii U, Xbox 360)

e-p-ayeaH  +   879d ago
CoD needs a new engine and less arcadey gameplay mechanics if it wants to keep the spotlight.

Black Ops 2 is a good multiplayer game but there´s many inconsistencies in it.
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CaulkSlap  +   879d ago
Apparently not because people still buy the damned game annually. It will get a facelift next-gen but I hope the teats on this cow go dry soon
HammadTheBeast  +   879d ago
The bad thing about it now is how far Activision is pushing the "MAKE EVERYTHING FAST AND EXPLODEY BECAUSE KIDS LIKE IT" mentality, which is killing the whole franchise. For me, CoD died after MW2.
RickHiggity  +   878d ago
Why does it have to give up the arcadey feel? It bay need some more innovation, but that arcadey feel is what makes CoD what it is.
e-p-ayeaH  +   878d ago
less arcadey doesn't mean taking it away just fixing the obvious problems like quickscoping and other BS like that.
Snookies12  +   879d ago
I prefer Battlefield much more, even though I don't care for EA, and I hate their DLC practices...
vickers500  +   879d ago
At least Battlefield has some really good DLC though. Most of their other game dlc sucks I'll agree with you there.
andrewer  +   879d ago
And premium feature is simply awesome.
animegamingnerd  +   879d ago
i didn't get premium until recently and oh boy the map packs are awesome
T2  +   879d ago
Spot on. Theres just so much more to do in bf , though buying map packs should be boycotted even though I did it .... Hard to call bf a pure shooter tho its almost a war simulator...
momthemeatloaf  +   879d ago
The game is horrible. It lags, the sound sucks, the maps suck the game modes are tired etc..
Jek_Porkins  +   879d ago
I used to HATE BO2, but after the latest patch I've found it much more enjoyable. Is it the best shooter out right now? No! I still spend more of my time on Halo 4, but it is finally starting to be playable...a mere 4 months after its launch.
BlackTar187  +   879d ago
Even though i'm not a COD fan at all i play on PS3 and what problems were you having to make it unplayable?
Jek_Porkins  +   879d ago
The hit detection was just awful, the lag and host issues seemed to get worse and worse. Most of the guns did little to no damage, and they messed up the points it took to get killstreaks.
T2  +   879d ago
Yup jek.p is right, you watched the killcams and youd see your character just run around a corner without firing and get shot .... Meanwhile you had emptied a whole clip
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crysis multiplayer more enjoyable for me.
Neixus  +   879d ago
if you like a cod clone, i bet you would like call of duty better
Summons75  +   879d ago
yes because lag, bugs, copy and paste of a 5 year old game, and absolutely no changes or anything to challenge = the best

get out of hear and learn some basic game design
sdozzo  +   879d ago
I love the tight controls but would like some bigger maps. Otherwise, they seem to keep the innovation going.
Reverent  +   879d ago
I honestly don't see how people think CoD has "tight controls". I hate them. I mean, for example, why does the "crouch/prone" button have to be circle (or the Xbox equivilant)? You have to completely take your thumb of the analog to reach it; it's just really uncomfortable. As for how the game controls physically, it's far too arcade-like and 2-dimensional.

My opinion though.
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   879d ago
Tactical... switch to Tactical. I don't even own a console anymore and I know that :p.
sdozzo  +   878d ago
I was literally meaning the response, etc. The layout of the buttons is fine (I also think Battlefield has fine button layout). I just like how responsive CoD handles.
imXify  +   879d ago
The connection in BO2 is just atrocious. Stopped playing after two months, it's so ridiculous !

Even with all the bullsh*t MW1, MW2 and MW3 had. The connection is stable and I never had problems, even at the time where my internet was poor and always had one bar.
Asuka  +   879d ago
im sorry but BF3 says hi. EndGame looks amazing
GamerElite  +   879d ago
Cool story bro
MagnumPI  +   879d ago
The comparison is accurate there isn't any real competitive multiplayer action anywhere near this level your kidding yourself if you think otherwise
Shuyin  +   879d ago
BF3 still reigns king. Easily, lol.
KillrateOmega  +   879d ago
I stopped playing BO2 after 2 months to be honest. I just don't care for it. Too inconsistent and something about it just screws me up. However, I'm looking forward to MW4, if only because I was a consistent powerhouse on that game while never staying in one area for very long.

Anyways, the CoD series as a whole reigns king only because of its smooth frame rate and casual player-friendliness. Easy to learn and quick matches.
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BX81  +   879d ago
Hmm
I tried to play this morning and the lag just ruins it. Tried 3 games all majority yellow bars and lots of lag. I likes me some zombies though.
ironfist92  +   879d ago
I dont think OP has played many shooters...
MrVodka69  +   879d ago
MrVodka69
Its not the best shooter out. Its a very good shooter but bf3 is the best. its the best arcade shooter. Bf3 is the best overall. theres mor to do on bf3 more guns vehicles to drive, buildings to blow up if the enemy is hiding. reviving team mates giving ammo sound effects r better its just a complete shooter. cod is fun dont get me wrong ive bought my copies of black ops and warfares there easy to pick up and play but over all bf3 is the complete shooter.
InTheLab  +   879d ago
The lag in this game is far worst than any CoD to date.

There's also the issue of stats randomly resetting and persistent data corruption.

Pistols or overpowered
The Peacemaker is overpowered
The starter shotgun is fine but the hit box is broken
Still with the quick/drag scoping? Still?
Prestige awards not triggering
Mastery call signs not unlocking...

The list goes on. You'd have to get rid of BF3, KZ3, and Halo 4 for Black Ops 2 to be the best.
R1CAN617  +   879d ago
Add dedicated servers, fix the spawns, add true weapon balance & remove things like Quick scoping and drop shotting and we just might have a true winner here.
Cerberus29  +   879d ago
This article makes my brain hurt...
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kabar626  +   879d ago
Real Gamer Newz, are you high?
This is hands down the worst cod yet, short campain,and the worst online multiplayer of ANY game I have played in a while. Unless you like, lag, game freezing, console lockup and constant host migrations.
I'm not the only one unhappy with this game. Check out Metacritic....user score average is 4.4 out of 1452 ppl.
LMAO at Treyarch and Activision. You suck!
http://www.metacritic.com/g...
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spike  +   879d ago
Black Ops 2 is the best hands down.
animegamingnerd  +   879d ago
i only play cod with friends at this point
Triggytrolls  +   879d ago
No, just no.
ndl1531  +   879d ago
black poops 2 the best shooter out? f#cking rediculous haha what a joke they are joking right ? same crap every year sorry just NO

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