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Call of Duty Black Ops Pilloried in User Reviews‎

For all the launch fanfare, it sounds like Call of Duty Black Ops may be suffering from Fallout New Vegas syndrome. Scan the PC version's official forums on Steam and instead of euphoric posts about the game's ballistic brilliance, you're confronted with waves of opprobrium that range from shots at the graphics and story mode to complaints about unjustifiably poky performance and crippling multiplayer lag.

"I bought into the hype from the high score on metacritic.com and got suckered into buying the game," opines one Steam user. "I really want to like it...however from the get go on a good computer...the graphics looks like it was something from 5 years ago. The charater [sic] animation and movement is laughable compare to BFBC2 [Battlefield Bad Company 2] that came out early this year."

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Azeris2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

One of the worst high profile releases of the last ten years. Modern warfare 1 and 2 completely own this game on absolutely every level not to mention much older titles like Gears of war 1 and the original Rainbow Six Vegas. I have played better PS2 games online and off. I bought it on Xbox 360 on the 9th and am selling it tomorrow.

newflesh2624d ago

I think now when IW is dead, CoD is dead too. And I really hope greedy bastards Activision will lose all their money.

PshycoNinja2624d ago

I thought MW2 was a big steaming pile of $h!t. Black Ops is so much better then the previous games.

ZombieNinjaPanda2624d ago

>Implying that Call of Duty wasn't dead until IW got their grubby mitts on console versions.

MAR-TYR-DOM2624d ago

Ok with all do respect, i played the 360 version and that is ok, its the ps3 and PC versions that are utter crap. I dont really care much, gran turismo 5 will be out in a few days and ill forget all about this game. It did have a good single player with really good storyline so props up for that.

badz1492624d ago

old engine, no beta, nobody should have expect the game to be spectacular! most reviews are clearly bought up by Kotick and now that the game is released, it became clear that the game is trash! hope you guys who backed up the game and keep making excuses for it hoping for it to be the next best thing are happy now! MoH trashed this POS!

mdefalco252624d ago

I just sold my game tonight after two nights with it for the PS3. Framerate issues, weak graphics and sound is just terrible. What the hell were they thinking?

puertowd2623d ago

you got it forr ps3 that is pure crap if you get it for the xbox 360 you opinion will be different dont get me wrong i own a ps3 but i preffer quality in graphics and online stability that xbox live provides that is the reeason you pay anually ps3 in other way really needs to improve it could be that the company make better for xbox than the other consoles cause ms xbox 360 sells more always.

puertowd2623d ago

you got it for ps3 that is pure crap if you get it for the xbox 360 you opinion will be different dont get me wrong i own a ps3 but i preffer quality in graphics and online stability that xbox live provides that is the reeason you pay anually ps3 in other way really needs to improve it could be that the company make better for xbox than the other consoles cause ms xbox 360 sells more always.

puertowd2623d ago

you got it for ps3 that is pure crap if you get it for the xbox 360 you opinion will be different dont get me wrong i own a ps3 but i preffer quality in graphics and online stability that xbox live provides that is the reeason you pay anually ps3 in other way really needs to improve it could be that the company make better for xbox than the other consoles cause ms xbox 360 sells more always.

AKissFromDaddy2624d ago

Wager matches and Nazi Zombie(Though it feels all the same) are fun to play.

Nevertheless Black Ops is trash in comparison to MW2.

toaster2624d ago

MW2 was trash as well. lol You need to raise your standards.

ZombieNinjaPanda2624d ago

@Toaster

LMAO. This is what we as gamers have come to. Interesting ain't it?

Gamer_Z2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

If MW2 is trash than Black Ops is a steaming pile of shit because MW2 is a way better, now I'm not saying its the best because COD4 is the best but its better than BO. BO doesn’t even feel like call of duty game anymore.

MW2 is not trash i truly believe it was the people playing it the glitchers/hackers that made it annoying

Trizard2624d ago

Wager matches, mainly gungames, was a huge ripoff of a CounterStrike mod that is exactly the same. EXACTLY. WTF Treyarch

Ducky2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

Especially considering that PC gamers have been playing GunGame on CoD4 since... well, a long time ago.

Atleast it's giving the game-mode some exposure. I'd like to see more games have that as a mode, it is fun. =)

toaster2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

Gungame predates Call of Duty 4. I have been playing gungame since 2003, back on 1.6.

@ ZombieNinja

lol Too true bro, so many gamers expect great things from Call of Duty. What's happening right now is exactly the same thing that happened last year. Everyone on N4G were praising and uber pumped for MW2 and then they turned around and hated the game when it released. This year it's the same story, and next year expect the same thing. Some people will never learn.

I grew up in the age of gaming where there were no patches, a game was a make-or-break deal where there were no way to patch a broken game. The devs were actually competent and made working games *the first time*. Now devs are rushing half assed projects and going "derp oh well we'll just patch it".

saint_john_paul_ii2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

its funny, despite all the balance the multiplayer has, which is great and all, the Graphics just look like crap compared to MW2, i mean, WTF? what kind of downgrade is this? the PS3 version suffered the most though with a resolution thats about 500p, thats pretty much Standard definition upscaled to HD. and it has frame skipping!!! WTF?

People have to start calling these devs out and tell them that they're sick and tired of the crap. but its not going to happen. Gamers like getting there Asses raped by activision it seems.

Da One2624d ago

He showed my his new triple monitor set up, and Showed me a comparison of Black Ops vs. Medal of Honor.....MoH graphics destroyed Black Ops. CoD engine is starting to show it's age, time to build a new one that's all.

KimoNoir2624d ago

lol yea hella people talk shit about MOH when they never even played the game, especially single players graphics omg amazing. except for that gay 2nd level where you're in the truck getting blasted.

ReservoirDog3162624d ago

Haha, yeah MoH really looked good in the nighttime levels. That first day level didn't look right.

Either way, I liked MoH and Black Ops is fun. My friend owns neither at the moment so I'll probably stop playing both soon.

Ducky2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

MoH runs at 30fps on the consoles.
BlackOps runs at 60fps on consoles.

Considering that its the same engine being churned to different platforms, MoH would look better.

As far as PC gamers are concerned, it's better that a game runs at 30fps on consoles, cause the only difference to the PC gamer is it'll look better. (performance generally not an issue)
I suppose the same goes for most console gamers too, it's all about visuals to them rather than 60fps performance.

KimoNoir2624d ago

It really depends because, if you're a PC gamer, you can tell whether or not a game is designed to revolve around a certain frame rate and I believe it's probably the pace of the game and more importantly, the animation that allows a pass in 30 FPS unlike a Call of Duty game where the games pace and animation is completely unplayable and makes you throw up if you're getting anything lower than 56fps.

The best example of a game that is designed to be played in 30FPS and not 60 is The Force Unleashed 2, I used a file to unlock the framerate limiter which fluctuated from 20's to 60's and if it wasn't exactly 30 or 60, it would go into slow motion, so I just dropped the frame rate limiter to 30.

plb2624d ago

I have the ps3 version and find it very buggy. Constant lag, dropped frames, and my whole system locked once.

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