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Is Black Ops 2 America's Metal Gear Solid?

1UP- While the gameplay styles feel worlds apart, the latest Call of Duty has plenty in common with Kojima Productions notorious stealth action series.

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GamingPerson2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

NO. Nothing legendary about cod accept it's Justin Bieber like popularity and sales.
Kojima rules the old and the new school gamers. He is an O .G.

Snookies122026d ago

MGS is one of the greatest things gaming has ever created. CoD is like a little bread crumb, where MGS is a bakery. They can never, and WILL never be comparable because the difference is just too extreme to even joke about that.

GamingPerson2026d ago

Cod is like a cow farmer. And we are the cows.

FanboyPunisher2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

COD is like the 1.99 fastfood menu, where MGS is like a 150 dollar plate dinner.

COD is shit when you actually play it, Hype is what sells it, and that everyone else buys it so you might aswell. The game isnt good and to be honest is a poor FPS, massive lag online (1-1.5second host delay). Consoles this gen are all P2P gaming, a massive fail so devs dont need to invest in servers. BUT BF3 gives you the option, so I give props to DICE for doing that for their hardcore community.

COD is for SHEEP, or new gen gamers (Children).
Hardcore gamers have been getting fucked over since the dawn of this gen of gaming.

All these HD remakes, lmao we cant outdo the old so we recharge 59.99 for the old. Gaming is at an all time low imo, its completely casual across the board these days, Socom, GRAW all of them turned into casual POS games.

Fuck this gen, i'm so disappointed in my PS3/360.
PS2 was the golden-age.

GraveLord2026d ago

You're right. You can't compare Call of Duty to Metal Gears. Call of Duty is much more fun and addicting. It's a better GAME.

Metal Gear has a better story so its more like a MOVIE.

TheXonySbox2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

COD is good if you have downs, and can keep doing the same boring shit. Deal with the lag, campers and other BS and their shitty map design with mw3, lol!

If you think its good game design, I can tell you werent around during the PS2 era, KID! GTFO

Solid_Snake372026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

Excuse me but what the f**k did i just read? Mediocre story, limited gameplay, outdated engine and over priced DLC are now comparable to Metal Gear Solid? If he at least compared it to CoD 4 that would somehow be acceptable. However, comparing it to Black Ops 2 based on a typical CoD trailer, you must be out of your mind.

@GraveLord

Please, you are in every CoD article defending it, like its the best thing out there. Just stop. CoD f***ing sucks, the story sucks, the characters are just general stereotype military jar heads; stop being Activision's little brain dead sheep.

cpayne932026d ago

@Gravelord are you kidding? I mean, are you serious or what? The MGS games may be heavy on cutscenes, but they are in no way slacking on gameplay. The gameplay in mgs is far deeper and richer than anything you will find in cod. The metal gear solid games are brilliant in gameplay as well as story, heck Peace Walker has huge amounts of gameplay, gameplay which is far more addicting than anything cod has to offer.

Well whatever. You're entitled to your opinion, but I'm entitled to be shocked by it. ;)

ilikestuff2025d ago

metal gear and cod both have people shooting at each other, if thats all you need to america's metal gear then yep, its america's metal gear.... side note why can't metal gear be everyones? lets all share it cause its amazing

Darrius Cole2025d ago (Edited 2025d ago )

@ilikestuff

You don't have to shoot, or should I say 'kill,' anybody to play Metal Gear Solid, other than non-human boss battles that is. You can finish a Metal Gear Solid game with zero body count if you have the skill and desire. That's ZERO, 0.00, none, zip, zilch, nada.

That is one of the things that makes Metal Gear Solid, so...solid. You can stack kills like Rambo or you can be a ghost, with no one ever even seeing you during the whole game.

Just talking about it brings back memories of MGS4. Man, that game was GREAT.

darthv722025d ago

splinter cell held that regard?

Andreas-Sword2025d ago

CoD: Black Ops 2 will be a great game for NOOBS !

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Nimblest-Assassin2026d ago

My response after reading this article
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I appreciate Treyarch trying to breathe some new life into COD, but I doubt they will ever reach the standards of MGS

deep_fried_bum_cake2026d ago

That was my response to just the title, I'm not even going to bother reading the article. What idiot thinks up this stuff?

j-blaze2026d ago

i know right, this article is just asking for trouble!

Solid_Snake372026d ago

When Treyarch spends 4 years developing a CoD, puts the amount of attention to little details like Mr. Kojima does and come up with a mind blowing story and memorable characters, that will be the day i respect Treyarch.

gintoki7772026d ago

No Gaming person COD is not like cow, COD is like the fish Cod

mugoldeneagle032026d ago

Comparing MGS to CoD or the fact that 1UP is actually the site that wrote this article.

So sad to see....RIP old (and good) 1UP - early 2000's edition

subjectnumber46532026d ago

I think so, some of you people are damn ignorant. Cod isnt popular just because its cod, just look at modern warfare 3 and all the hate its getting from the community! I think that black ops 2 will be just a good if not better then most metal gear games

BlackPrince 422025d ago

MGS games are the opposite of COD.

Each one introduces brand new concepts that wholly alter the gameplay dynamic. And every one of them is more complex than any COD game.

Outside_ofthe_Box2026d ago

Agreed...

Metal Gear Solid is a masterpiece... CoD is not. It's as simple as that.

1up is actually comparing the similarity of settings of both games, but still... Metal Gear Solid is a MASTERPIECE. Therefore saying that Black Ops is America's MGS is equivalent to saying that BO is America's masterpiece which isn't true at all.

mobhit2025d ago (Edited 2025d ago )

Comparing COD to Metal Gear is ridiculous. At least Kojima has style. He doesn't recycle the same crap over and over again.

LUCKYXS7LEVEN2025d ago

this is just an insult to the whole gaming community

pain777pas2025d ago

This question is what is wrong with gaming today. Kojima would put the New world order speech in a game while Activision will try to reinforce the Patriots system.

Maddens Raiders2025d ago

I thought I've seen the stupidest articles ever on N4G....this comes along. Comedy Gold there 1UP, Comedy Gold.

Kurylo3d2025d ago

hahahha this article is a joke for even comparing metal gear to cod... sorry... i refuse to even read it.

Omnislash2025d ago

Very well said sir. I could not have said it better myself.

mynameisEvil2025d ago

While I've never been able to get into the MGS series or the Metal Gear franchise as a whole, I respect the quality of each of the games wholeheartedly and, as I do with Kingdoms of Amalur, another game I couldn't get into, I will defend MGS' name.

Call of Duty is literally the gaming equivalent of a prostitute. A dirty, $0.50 whore that everyone knows about and most people bang.

Do NOT compare MGS to this STD-infested whore that looks like Susan Boyle (before she fixed herself up).

@GraveLord
I swear, you come into every friggin' CoD article as far as the eye can see and rant about how fantastically fantastical it is. The game is buggy, mediocre trash for all of the casual rats, raccoon, etc. of the world to feast upon.

So, continue to nomnomnom on the leftovers of former quality if you like. Personally, I'm going to go have a delicious course of Legend of Grimrock.

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NastyLeftHook02026d ago

i just puked a little in my mouth.

Never...ever compare the great metal gear to call of duty...EVER.

supremacy2025d ago

War has changed...... it's no longer about innovative gameplay, masterfully executed stealth mechanics, or a badass storyline....... it's a cash cow, set to repeat the same battles by proxy soldiers over and over again..... at the price of 60 dollars.......war has changed....

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MrGunny942026d ago

Comparing MGS with COD... are you out of your mind?