Black Ops Zone is asking: "Is Black Ops what you expected?"; in order to find other opinions, beside the expressed by the BOZ editor which is not so happy of the new Call of Duty title.
Oh yes, it was.
I was mostly disappointed. I didn't do much with the online though, I just lost interest.
Ya, I know what you mean. I just played my little brother's BO game while I am visiting for the weekend and, I have to say, the multiplayer is pretty fun for about 4-5 hours but then it just gets super boring. Especially when you unlock the famas since that is like the best weapon in the game and there is no need to try to get anything else.
i was hoping for it to feel fluid.. but sadly it feels sluggish and most of the times my shots don't register.. how can i enjoy something that was suppose to surpass mw2.. it not only fell short of mw2 but cod4 still king.. excellent maps and fast pace.. i don't understand how they think that adding boxes everywhere and dozens of windows would help the gameplay.. they may have taken away the killstreat lead to more killstreaks trying to stop camping but those maps are made for campers.. so overall i don't think this game is gonna last me more than a month
It feels like its not as responsive and quick as modern warfare 2 was online. I do feel like this game itself is a good title, but they're trying to do too much in Online rather than keep it more simple. The story in single player left alot to be deisired and I thought the plot twists were very predictable. That being said, I still enjoy the game. So yeah, i'd call it a mediocre title also.
i really didnt like world at war mp. other then zombies. they really did well on this one i like it
WaW was Treyarchs best game, this one I'm starting to warm up to, but it feels like the series has taken a step back as opposed to making any kind of improvement.
I hate MW2, loved COD4, and thought WaW was mediocre. I friggin love this game. I don't camp at all and average anywhere from 10-30 kills per game. I just run and gun with my AK74u and go to town. Say what you guys will, but Treyarch stepped it up quite a bit this time around. I still don't like Zombies too much, but I am warming up to it. My favorite zombie map is "five." Playing as Nixon is fun as hell. My favorite one liner is when he says: "Damn zombies taxing me like a Democrat!" Priceless.
It isn't quite a war shooter though. Yeah there's the war and shooting and everything but you're really playing as someone with deep psychological problems and it is clearly visible throughout the singleplayer. It isn't the standard bad guy vs good guy stuff that war shooters are. They took that and gave you something you didn't expect. God knows I didn't expect it to be as psychedelic as it was. And it was a few hours longer than any other CoD. Multiplayer's multiplayer. Only this time the focus is on shooting and not ridiculously overpowered killstreaks. But I can only play multiplayer so long without my friend (hasn't got it yet). Just not into multiplayer alone. And zombies is fun though it begs to be played with friends. Overall it's a very solid game. Doesn't top CoD4 as the best of the series but everyone's giving it waaaay too much flak for no good reason. Also Gary Oldman was the best character in the game. edit: And people speaking of glitches: that's what you get for buying it day one. Glitches will get fixed soon. It's not like the core gameplay is broken. Glitches get reported and will get fixed. It hasn't even been a week yet.
Well said, the game is getting too much flak and those who haven't played it feel that they can judge it by the overblown controversy of the glitches, lag, etc. that are common in a day one launch. The MP is a solid experience, there are a ton of features, the split-screen is so fun. Nearly all my PS3 friends are playing it. I liked the story, it was no different than what any other shooter does in terms of gameplay but the backstory was a real nice change of pace. The graphics are in need of a upgrade for Treyarch's engine though. I bought it for the MP and am enjoying it thoroughly along with 4-5 million other folks. Team Tactical is still some of the best fun I have online.
I love it, I dunno where it's getting the hatred from. It is better than 4 I think, although in some maps(Nuketown especially) the spawning is so F***ed up. Anyway, I hated Cod MW2 and only thought WAW was ok. Campaign: Wasn't great gameplay wise, it was too linear or something, you where constantly on a straight path or something, I can't really explain properly but MW2 was better in this aspect, the story was better than recent Cod's though. Multi: Once again finally balanced, although I hate RC's if you have your wits about you they're not bad to destroy/ I felt MW2 was all about getting your killstreaks and once you did you recieved countless free kills. This isn't the case in BO, it's more about killing with your weapon and that's what your normally focussed on. Zombies: Loved the forshadowing from the campaign. I seriously thought at some points in the campaign I would be fighting Zombies. It's fun again and my top round is only 14(the Fuu**) Content: Only matched by Halo and GT5 on consoles. Graphics---It's like trey didn't bother with them, MW2 had some brillant graphics someimes, I thought " Jesus IW can do that? Wow" Graphics in this are meh thought, except the 1945 snow level, that was great for some reason. Glitches etc-haven't run into any. Have 360 version, I heard trey messed up with this one on Dif platforms, it's a shame really.
is that it is sometimes hard to get into a match. You get into a party with your friends, then get kicked when it goes to join a match. Other than that I am pleasantly surprised by this game.
The graphics in the single player aren't bad at all. But the multiplayer took a hit most likely due to the recording of every match like Halo. It's a give or take there. I think the graphics look good enough. Not horrible and not groundbreaking. To each their own I guess.
Tha's what I think too, but MW2 truely had some WTF moments, I thought some parts where actually almost up there with other Graphics hoaring games this gen, Remember when it's raining and you shoot two soldier of a tank? That was very nice looking and surprising again, I thought the graphics were excellant for a Cod game, BO didn't leave me like that once though. Still BO>>>>>MW2, I still really don't like MW2
I was expecting WAW , type stuff, which i didnt enjoy, But this Game is Effin Great Soooo Far, im actually going to trust treyarch next time they release one, i waited for reviews and missed out on $20 amazon preorder credit' to make sure it didnt bomb
While I like my COD, I agree that Black Ops multiplayer is a let down. Yes it has things to unlock and whatever, but I find it that it's all too boring for some reason. It's not "addictive" as MW2 or MW. It's like the game has no character. :\ Things like the menus get to me too - quite bland and not intuitive at all. They're very disorientating. And like someone said - WTF is up with the odd "lag" online. I'm talking about your bullets not registering when they should when you shoot someone? In the end I'll probably keep playing until I really get bored of it and then probably go back to MW2. I told myself I'd never buy a COD made by Treyarch after the very disappointing COD3 (no, not WaW) and I should've listened to myself.
This is my first COD and i didnt expect to be this bad, may or may not be generic but at least for my taste it is mediocre.
I have Modern Warfare, World at War , Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops, and Black Ops is the only COD I hate with a passion, hot-baby-making passion. How does Treyarch, creators of World at War & successors of Modern Warfare 2, make the worst COD I've ever played?
Worse than COD3? STFU!
I've never played COD3, lol. Do I still need to STFU?
@akissfromdady Totally agree, played a heap of cod 4, waw and mw2 and loved them, but I really really dislike this horrible game.
I did not expect the online to be sooooo balanced, its like a dream come true.
the guns feel great, lots of variety, balanced. zombies
COD Hit Marks is ok IMO. Nothing special about it. Feels like a bootleg mw2 dlc. I just think they try to balance it way too much and let's not get into them hit marks. Graphics took a step backwards.
I mean I get some people like different things than I do but I get the feeling this is gonna turn into two different camps. 1) The black ops camp who enjoys balanced (as balanced as a COD game can get) where the guns are the focus of the killing and the killstreaks are truly the rewards 2) MW2 camp where they just want as much happening as possible and that the killstreaks are the focus of the killing instead of the guns At times I feel like I want MW2 again just because there's more killstreaking going on and I have a better chance of getting to the higher ones (so not even close....I can get care packages regularly but that's about as high as I get) Where I started getting Then I remember how ragey I got when I played that game and how much less ragey I'm getting playing black ops and I'm glad I sold MW2 not that one is better or worse but they just play differently (way more different than I figured they would)
I am extremely disappointed. When I heard "Black Cops", I expected an appearance by Martin Lawrence. Then, I brought it home and... : /
u mean this?
At first I was really engrossed in the single player story. I started to think, "Hey this is actually pretty cool," but then it had to blatently copy fight club to completely botch the ending.
spoiler alert dude.
Yes & No.. The Story Sucked. (Way too confusing) The Multiplayer & Zombies is Awesome.
The MP is more balanced than MW2 but its still pretty much a joke. Lag, aim assist, halo jumping, drop shooting, noob tubing, stupid knifing abilities, minimap....ya know the mainstays in the CoD franchise. I'm really aggravated that I can't play HC mode straight out of the box. I feel as if I'm being ripped off. HC mode is the only thing that saves CoD, IMO.
Am happy to say Treyarch really made a fantastic game I love a lot. Cheers guys, the new Call of Duty kings in my eyes.
I own every Call Of Duty game and I have to say this honestly, I absolutely LOVED Modern Warfare 2 but I hate Black Ops so much that the game doesn't even matter to me anymore. I played it 4 hours straight last night before the Barcelona game, and I have to say, I had to put with a lot of glitches and lag. The glitches mainly being in the lobby. The lag on the other hand, is just unbearable and it makes the game unplayable but since I'm not the one to complain, I just have to go with it regardless.
give em time....they've said they're working on everything you said as far as lag, glitches, etc. Things aren't fixed in a couple days....it takes some time
So, jdktech, you're telling me, Treyarch is right for releasing an unfinished game? Btw, I'm out of bubbles.
Nope I'm telling you that every game has issues at launch...there are varying levels but in all honesty this launch has been one of the better ones as far as there being no problems technically (in my experience) FPS games are evolving beasts....they aren't at their best right away but take some time to figure out what's working, what's not and so forth. I mean I guess I understand being a bit disappointed about the glitches (don't affect gameplay and will be fixed) but you played for four hours so the game itself isn't bad and your complaining about common problems to every FPS at launch that will be fixed.
Oh, and sometimes when I'm 1 feet away from a camper who doesn't notice I'm behind him, I simply knife him but somehow,......it doesn't hit him. I tried the second time and it didn't happen so he (the camper) turns around and knifes me, how is that possible? I know I don't have knifing problems because in MW2, I was fine. Treyarch needs to fix that.
oh, and that problems is because you can't knife from 80 yards away like you could in MW2.....knifing was too easy Sounds like you ought to just go back to MW2 and sell your BO....obviously it's set in stone and they won't fix any of the hit detection problems either so might as well get your money's worth while you can
I have and always liked the multiplayer element (its why we buy them right) of both COD4 and MW2. I got hooked on COD4 and again on MW2 - Black ops doesnt feel as engaging at the moment - poss because it something new. I remember feeling like this when i first played MW2 but it takes time to get used to plus you have to get the weapons and killstreaks you prefer and learn the maps fully before you can fully engage the game. It takes time. stick at it youll soon have that feeling again. http://bodyquickmuscle.com
Notice everyone saying "no" or hating are all PS3 fanboys? hmmmm..... Anyway just finished the SP game and it wasn't bad but not great, MP is a blast though.
Maybe that's because "balanced" doesn't mean the same thing for PS3 fans. They get Killzone 2 and MAG, two of the most balanced games out there.
dont mean to be a hater but nobody plays kz2 its balanced in the way that all the players get crappy controls
"Notice everyone saying "no" or hating are all PS3 fanboys?" no, I dont notice it. What PS3 fanboyzz are you talking about? @crjack Actually your statement is inaccurate. Kz2 doesnt have BO numbers of people playing online by any means, but there is a very hardcore community playing it. Forget Kz2 tho, KZ3 wonderful beta is going on right now, providing the necesary feedback, stressing servers, bug fixing, that will help to make KZ3 an amazing game online. ------- I dont own BO. WAS tempted to buy it, but horrible graphics always put me off on buying a full priced game. BO seems rushed. Game could have benefited from an extensive beta. Everywhere people are complaining about lag and lower framerate. MW2 fans are hating it.
and hated the multiplayer...
That's unusual for a COD game...I haven't finished the SP but it's definitely more engaging story wise than other COD campaigns so I'll see how it finishes up
Love the added multiplayer offline with bots and allowing you to play it with friends makes it a lot better.....whenthey fix the invite/joining problems that shitcans the online portion for me and my buddies this one will be much better than mod warfare 2
And it was.But it seems many other other things that shouldnt be there were also expected...
It's definitely better than I expected.The Single player campaign is the best in the series,aside from COD4.The story really gets exceptional as you go along.Then you have the awesome multiplayer with excellent maps and rewarding for dedicated players.Plus you have the Zombie mode and the free Dead Ops arcade game,which in itself would be worth at least $10 on XBL or PSN.Then you have the entire game of Zork...
The game is pretty fun except for the retarded knife kills where your bullets to their chest are ignored and they knife you. Also, who is go into that situation with just 1 grenade??
it a great game and one of the best i played this year... yes it plays like every cod game out there but that doesn't mean its a bad thing i mean a couple years ago you all loved it...what happened ? kotick got into the picture...thats what happened face it...you hate cod cuz you hate kotick and that's the only real reason you have... cod is a great series with over the top action and good multiplayer...and theres nothing like it... yes maybe will just get bored with it but not until at east another 2 to 3 years.... so stop the hating you fucking trolls and enjoy a great game....
nerf the famas. NOW.
nerf all spray weapons...
The sound drives me pretty nuts. It's bad compared to previous COD games. Everything sounds the same, every explosion, every grenade, every claymore, etc. Guns don't have any real "oomph". Etc etc. Just play MW2 and Black Ops right after and you'll see what I mean. Horrible spawn points are...horrible. No need to explain this one. Most levels look either cartoonish or just bland and boring. Graphics are a slight downgrade from MW2 as far as multiplayer detail and animations go. However, the game is still pretty fun, just a bit disappointing for what I was expecting.
This is the first COD game I have actually bought (I've played them all.) I have to say it lives up to the hype. The multiplayer is fast and addictive. This is the first game I have ever bought specifically just for the multiplayer. It lives up to the hype.
Fix it Treyarch, im tired of clicking wager match and it keeps putting me in someone elses CT, Theater or PM.
I dont know about the rest of you but im sick of hearing about the game. Every other article on N4G lately has been about this game.
I expected a better frame rate for the PS3 version.
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