IGN: "Millions have bought Call of Duty: Black Ops and we're guessing almost all of them got stuck at one specific part in the single-player campaign."
Let's say the 3rd time I died, saw my ally AI kick it down so I did also, only common sense wilk help u advance
after a while of cutting down viet kong u can go ahead of woods (out of the mg bunker) and he'll say "your right, no time for these slopes, lets go" soo the barrels are not even needed to progress. BUT MY biggest glitch is kinda funny (minor SPOILER) when u take the role of "the ice cube" cia operative, its like a half plane direction, half on the ground mission... the dog comes outs, so i snapped his head i guess right at the same time it would have killed me, and when i stood up that messed the game all up, i had no gun to kill the ONE guy that's near the shed before u repel down. so i just ran way past him hoping the ai would kill him so we could advance, nothing, then i went to the rail where we're now supposed to repel, and sure enough, "bogey down" and even then i couldn't pick up his weapon, i think this is the first time the explosive tipped arrow is introduced... and no i couldn't melee, grenade NOTHING...
... I have to admit the barrel thing was kind of stupid .. on veteran I didn't even notice until I died like 50 times that I had to kick it over and do a spark light move on it ... anyways whatever, I beat the game ... I to found my own glitch/bug/whatever you call it ... when you play Vokuta, just before Reznov tells you to use the harpoon, I had went back to the very beginning of this part and the entire game just started to run to a crawl. I know some of you are asking why I went back - well I was looking for intel items. This is just more proof that this game was rushed.
One of many bugs. I ran into quite a few.
users can deny it all they want - the game has bugs, and more so that the standard that most games do. So much that it is down right obvious.
Black Ops is full of annoying inconsistencies like the barrels; Kick the barrels, shoot the little dot on the helicopter (b/c shooting it anywhere else would be silly...btw, so much for time supposedly being a factor according to character), you can't destroy the car driving straight towards you (even though you could noobtube all of the other cars), etc.....
me too, took a few tries until i saw the AI do it too.
Took me about 10 tries on Hardcore, I was pissed haha, I never found out about the Napalm barrels though. Grenade laucher, sprint to first checkpoint, after that it's not hard.
that part of the game fucking irritated me! it took me ages to figure it out!
and a downgrade to Regular difficulty. I really thought it was just some sick joke on Treyarch's part to have an ENDLESS respawning wave of Vietcong's coming at you. Always position back in the same places! Always replacing their dead battle-buddy in the same position a mere 7 seconds after you had killed him. I...was...F'n...Pissed! Up to that point, I was totally engaged in the SP campaign, and even after that point I still was, but the play testers at Treyarch must be masochistic, must be mere A-holes, and/or just didn't bother to point out that fault.
it literally took me about 60 tries on veteran until i realised what to do.... mainly because i never saw him kick a barrel since i was face down in the mud from getting torn to sh!t by the NVA. then it took me about 5 tries considering you're invincible kicking the thing and hopelessly vulnerable once you've fininshed the animation. i wont lie, it got to me and i felt abit stupid afterwards, but hey is call of duty, its made to fustrate you.
Annoyed me for like 30 minutes. I never did kick the barrels. I cleared the area without doing that.
They tell you to kick the barrels over. It's part of the sound track. Don't tell me IGN has no surround sound.
Yea, i saw my teammate kick one down, so after some fighting. I went up to it and found out that your supposed to use the barrel to light part of the trenches on fire (dont worry. No spoiler there)
Oh, is that how you were supposed to do it? I must be the only one that didn't figure that out. I thought my way down the hill along the left side, killing all vietcong and pushed my way through without using the barrels. Pretty hard even on normal, but it worked after a couple of tries. Haha.
After my first death. I was using it for cover the first time till I realized it had the kick option by that time it was too late and I died. next try was the kicks.
Fucking ages. Your lucky ace my ai partner decided not to do anything for about an hour of trying. Then out of know where he comes down and kicks one over. Don't see why a bullet wouldn't do anything
My first playthrough was on vet so I wasn't comfortable to move around. Anyway I was confused as fuck, i shot them for ages, then I looked on gamefaqs and a guy said 'you need to press X on the barrels'. Problem was I only saw one barrel by this point, and that was the one he kicked down. So I was trying to go down to that, and press X on it... *sigh*, after like 20 deaths attempting that I watched a video... understood and did it first try... I was stupid, I guess... o_o but it wasn't very clear either...
Yeah, I was doing it on veteran too, and I spent about an hour on it before I finally looked it up...so frustrating.
I never kicked the barrels. I just ran into the trenches and the mission ended.
Yup. That's what I did. ... and made it past the level. Had no clue there even were any barrels.
I didn't realize that I had to kick the barrels. I just ran through kamikaze style until I got to the next checkpoint. This was the only point in the game where I got really frustrated after dying several times!
Yah I hear you can do that. Not really an option on veteran though.
I agree it wasn't very obvious at first as I sat there for 25 minutes or so shooting wave after wave of men. :) But then I died and it said something about barrels and then I went up to them figuring I would have to plant explosives on them after shooting them didn't work. When I got up to them it prompted me to kick them.
Toke me 'round 10 minutes to work out what to do.. I figured it out after I heard an ally shout out something about barrels. :D
took forever,i stayed on the machine gun for a long time,I got bored -.-
I never even kicked them over, I just kept running forward, though i was only playing on the 2nd difficulty level for my first playthrough. I just knew that running forward would stop the endless spawning. But now that I know about kicking the barrels Ill do that on Vet.
After I died 4 times, killed probably a couple of hundred respawning enemies and turning the difficulty down because I didn't know what to do. Got stuck there for about an hour but still completed it in 6.
yea this crap just happens to me a momment ago, this is my first COD and im not impressed at all. also the multiplayer I hate it, everytime I got killed because toys, air planes, and massive attaks.
You've got to be kidding me. If you are getting killed by helicopters in Black ops now. Why don't you try Modern Warfare 2, and you'll see what frustration truely is. I think I can count on 2 hand the amount of deaths I've had from helicopters in BO. game is much more balanced by leaps and bounds.
Just beat this level on veteran. Very Fu(Kin tough! I had to turn on the subtitles to see what the guy was saying about barrels. My first playthrough was on normal and I just ran through the trenches.
Lol i didnt die, but I still had no clue what to do until 5 minutes after i got to the barrels xD
Even made it all the way down but stood no chance lol
Try kicking them down on Vet setting. Took me like 20 minutes to do it. Bastards just keep coming and coming. Treyarch likes making hard games.
IDK about that but they DO like respawning enemies more than any other dev I can think of still doing it to this extent today! Like the preternaturally aware German sniper in WaW campaign(with his helmet on a fekkin stick-you know the bugger)who you have to shoot TWICE in the head at any diff above easy to get a kill and do so practically by smell cos if you pop your head up for half a shots length he nails you-Treyarch make their games hard via cheapness like that and constant respawning enemies. Also in WaW(haven't played enough of BO campaign to talk with any security) you had, in the Japanese levels loads of respawn stop triggers you could either reach just by legging it OR by inching forwards for hours killing a billion of the same blokes. Add to that the Banzai tactics and the snipers(at one point at the same time) and the chances were that you'd die not through lack of skill or ability but purely because whatever shot you only appeared after you'd been killed. Sure, this was more easy to get wound up by as unavoidable on vet but still-I think they're cheaper than most developers when looking for ways to make their games a bit more testing and it's a bit lazy for my liking. This hard to see barrel kicking thing just looks like typical bad signposting from Treyarch, sadly, who often seem to think that more of everything, sod the quality, is the key to a good game and I'm not of the "kitchen sink" mentality. To me it's the same reason that Treyarch could never have, left to their own devices, ever made a console FPS revolution like IW did with COD4. The series, to me, is just a watered down version of the vision West and Zampella had back then and gets more diluted with each annual release and it's only thanks to the original strength of that IW blueprint that these undertested and shockingly dedicated server free games remain as popular as they do today. I'm not knocking COD and wouldn't dream of saying any game was "for noobs" or whatever as a good set of skills will serve you well whatever game you play imo but the more I think about it(and I no longer support Acti by buying games for myself)the more I feel the GH/COD formula rape is short changing gamers who deserve better for making the company so much cash. the market leading shooter in 20120 is P2P and they think it's worth MORE than other games when it's not moved forwards in FOUR years? Truth be told I fear we'd all be playing a better game if we just all decided to go back to COD4 as I've done when wanting a COD session lately-it's still the best and purest of the modern COD's and messing around in BO at a mates this week it just seemed like they were starting to really reach for ways to justify that annual release in a game mostly bought for MP and without any ACTUAL improvement to the mechanics or performance(like proper servers)it's only the core game keeping it afloat. When the marketing gets twice the cash development does, however, public betas seem a long dead thing and Acti squeeze their devs to cut every possible corner what chance does the series have of another leap forwards like COD4 was? Sure, knock me for being "trendy" and knocking COD but it's not that at all-it's just that the series is getting a little but less satisfying every year since it's COD4 high water mark and the depressing thing is seeing ever decreasing quality circles with ever increasing Acti profits with little effort.
I kicked the barrel two days after i bought it than sold it because it was a peace of shit game.
I beat that level without going to the barrel. ~_~ On my second playthrough on veteran, I was like "OMGBBQ WHAT THE BAWLZ", and so I looked at a veteran playthrough online and I'm like, -facepalm- Beating it on veteran was so satisfying btw. :P
Yeah that part is some bad game design.
It took a while to figure out. I died a couple of times, took out a bunch of Vietcong, wave after wave after wave, they just didn't stop coming. I even shot the barrels thinking they would just blow up because he said they were full of napalm so I thought....hmm....napalm goes boom when shot....napalm is hot and burns the Vietcong. So I shot and nothing. It wasn't until I saw AI do it that the lightbulb lit.
Commander Shepard is not stupid, as I knew even when I first played the game on Normal.
This passes the "strict" filter setting on N4G as a news story? Pathetic.
It took me forever. I finally got it when I remembered a gameplay trailer or something for a while ago.
This part in veteran mode was annoying especially if you didn't know what to do >_<!
Wow, I played through the game first on hardened and I never knew you had to kick the barrels down I actually fought my way down that stupid hill to that marker at the bottom of the hill in which Woods just tells you to go right. That's really annoying that I never saw Woods kick the barrel down, such a waste of time!!
Took me a while on hardened. Never saw the AI do it, so I found out after trying to shoot the damn things and noticing they wouldn't explode.
I actually didn't even use them because I assumed you just had to push forward (similar to the end section of Killzone 2). It was only after I finished the level that my friend had told me what to do. I made it to the bottom, in a small barricade but they just kept flooding in. I was almost dead a few times, but I managed to hold off the assault, wondering why Woods and my team wouldn't run down to help. I just got supremely annoyed at that point and made a break for the checkpoint. I almost got killed but I triggered the next cutscene and the rest was history. :)
I got stuck on this for absolutely ages, I was lying in the trench beside woods and the bald guy and neither of them were even shooting anyone, and literally the second I stood up i would just get shot to fuck ( on veteran btw ) completely poor game design agreeing with the guy above it wasn't even that difficult it was just the cheap tactics treyarch use to make it difficult like this example. bleh, still haven't even done it I just gave up and went on mp, might go and do it after this.
This is why i always play the game on regular first. To embrace the story and get the know how on what to do in certain ways.
Thank you very much i am on veteran at this point. I was trying to pass this point like 30 times with no success the soldiers are infinite WTF??? Anyway because of the madness that is on veteran i failed to observe the barrels. I am going back now.
took me about 45 minutes i ait ashamed to admit it i was playing on veteran and i was trying to kill the people and get to the objective marker which was not on the barrels!
I think after maybe the 3rd time I died,I noticed Wood kick down the barrels...so I approached the barrels and the icon to kick them popped up.Still,I was pretty pissed at the lack of directions and this should have been tested before release.
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