Black Ops 2 faces some competition this year, with Halo 4 possibly being the toughest. If you're deciding on which to get, check out this article.
NEITHER! I am sick of FPS games!
In this generation of consoles, I am not suprised by that answer lol
well if i had a 360 i would go with HALO 4
Think ill rent Halo for the Single Player, never really cared for the halo when it came to multiplayer. BO2, I will wait and catch it on a deal and then get it, if I got the money. I tend to like Treyarch more than Infinity Ward when it comes to COD.
No. Just. No.
Millions of Halo fans will buy Halo 4 day one and one week later Millions will buy Black Ops 2. Both will dominate Xbox Live as number one and two most played through the first quarter of 2013. Halo and Call of Duty are easily the two most popular franchises for hardcore 360 fans, they are not actually competing as both will see massive massive success. I feel bad for the rest of the software releasing the rest of November and December though. September and October will be the months you will see most of the Fall/Holiday games try to make their mark. This is where Bioshock: Infinite, Assassin's Creed, and Medal of Honor will all release. Micrsoft will release Fable: Journey and Forza Horizon during this time as well. What will be interesting is if GTA 5 releases or will they wait till April 2013 where they can literally dominate the entire install base of the 360 and PS3 untouched by any other competition. This will be my early prediction. Evil
i will buy both... no probs for me
Honestly, I was a little skeptical about the future of Halo after Bungie moved on, but after reading the cover story of the new Game Informer, I'm very optimistic. And even though graphics are just the icing on the cake of what makes a great game, this Halo will look stunning (let's face it, graphics was never Bungie's strong suit). I'll be getting Halo before any COD game.
X360: Halo 4 PS3: any other game that's not COD, thanks :D
So why did you come into this topic then? Anyways Halo 4 for me but I might get Black OPs 2 as well since I haven't bought a COD game since the first modern warfare and black ops 2 looks different from all the other ones so it kind of got me interested again.
Well I'd get Halo for sure. Not to say that I wouldn't get Black Ops2. I will probably get it too.The Call of Duty games have always been great and best played on Xbox as many head to heads have shown over and over.
Heck yes. I only wanted Borderlands 2 and that's only because it will actually rock.
I'll probably get Halo 4 first, then get Blops 2 in six months or so, if Halo has a co-op campaign it'll pay to get in early as people tend to stop playing it after a few months.I like the levels of game customisation in Halo more than i like the character customisation in COD and Firefight is more fun than zombies.
If Halo 4 takes as many cues from COD as Reach, I won't bother with either one. I'm not interested in Call of Duty #100 or Call of Halo #2. Give me more first person games like the original Deus Ex, Riddick, etc. Less linear gung-ho crap, more tactical, varied games.
NEITHER! Because Halo and Black Ops are re-hashes everytime a new one comes out. Halo was overrated since the 1st one, and hasnt added much to it since. And dont get me started about COD.
Both during black friday for $30. Yay.
Neither! Don't care for halo and im never buying anymore recycled crap COD
There are still some good FPS out there. Like I'll be getting BioShock Infinite and Borderlands 2 this year. Won't be touching generic, repetitive, big franchise games like Blops 2 or Halo 4.
borderlands 2 bioshock dishonored
The Darkness 2
I honestly loved the mess out of the Darkness 2.
Both??? I do not know why we have to decided between one or the other. There is always a lul in the summer anyway so my advice save money over the summer the blow out (if you want to spend it on games) in the rush before Christmas
Somehow I can't but help question an article like this when it's on a Black Ops 2 dedicated website :D
Niether DUST 514 it is :D.
and more this
Can't wait, playerbase is gonna be HUGE. Gamers like free games
God, yes. DUST 514 is going to be beyond amazing.
Black Ops 2.
Lol why am i not surprised
Halo 4 first and foremost. I am intrigued by Black Ops II because I enjoyed Black Ops more than Modern Warfare 3. I'm not ruling it out at this point, but ... ... almost all my FPS 2012 hype belongs to the Master Chief and a couple of marines trapped on a Xenomorph infested ship/station.
Agreed and well said
Halo 4 definitely. I'll get Blops 2 also though. The gameplay changes they made to the campaign sound pretty cool.
HALO 4, I've never played a Halo game but it has a great story from what I've read and the gameplay(judging by Reach and H3) looks a million times better than COD. I'm sick and tired of COD and I hope the launch of Halo 4 over shadows that abomination and I hope in some way it bites into COD:BO2's sales.
If your going tl get halo 4 ide look at getting halo cea halo 2 3 odst and reach so you can get into the story. As for me Halo 4 will be the game that gets me back into fps games again as i cant stop plying forza 4 and gt5 at the mo but Halo 4 is the game i want most in 2012.
You should definitely play through the original games. Since Halo 1 has had a re-release the graphics won't turn you off, and halo 2 had a pretty ok campaign. If you want to understand the story you should definitely play those.
I'm tired of call of duty, at least halo 4 will be something fresh to the series.
rumor is the multiplayer on halo 4 is suppose to be another wanna be cod multiplayer game..hope not cause i may get halo 4
Halo 4 then after a few weeks or so Black Ops 2.
Why would I get either of them? They're both casual FPS games with heavy auto-aim. There are better games to spend my money on this year than a couple of generic shooters.
I'd like to see you play a pro halo player. Of any console fps halo takes the most skill. 1 good player can wipe an entire team of average players. An I'm getting tired of you calling everyhing casual. Every game u seem to like is as casual a they come. And EVERY console game has auto aim so that is an invalid argument. And do explain what makes it oh so casual. U can't just run into a room guns blazing. You have to know what weapon the other guy uses and if he knows how to use it.
Couldn't agree anymore with you. I'd like him to name one shooter on any console that doesn't have auto aim. Oh wait, he can't! On topic. I for sure will be getting Halo 4 before Black Ops 2. But I am getting both. I've always liked black Ops over mw2-3.
"Of any console fps halo takes the most skill." So it's equal to if not below the PC FPS which takes the least skill in terms of difficulty? Anyone claiming a console is a viable platform for competitive fps games is deluded, with or without Aim Assist. Until consoles allow for purely mouse-like I/O as opposed to the constant rate of view adjusment from console joysticks a player's skill cannot be determined because they're hindered by their controls. @Dark Hollow- He probably would, because he's not playing a skill based game.
@arngarim he said "if any CONSOLE" no need to bring the usual elitism behavior of some pc gamers. "a player's skill cannot be determined because they're hindered by their controls." on consoles all players (besides some turbo users but it mainly useless) uses the same controlling method! so its an equal grounds, if he beat you then you just suck. simple as that. "Anyone claiming a console is a viable platform for competitive fps games is deluded, with or without Aim Assist." why not? just because some fps take more skill on pc doesnt mean that console ones are cake walk. again, try playing with a mlg pro halo player and lets see how he totally annihilate you.
@Regent and Arnagrim To me it sounds like you guys have been raped one too many times in halo. Guarantee you that an mlg player at halo could beat you both plus 2 of your friends all at the same time. Even if you both played halo moderately for like 2 years he would take you both on at the same time no problem. I would love to watch you two play eachother in halo on mlg settings, it would take 20 BR shots from either of you to even get the other guys shields down. Now i'm not saying a controller is better than a mouse/keyboard, its just different. Like a mouse/keyboard the more you use a controller the better you will get at it.
i unfortunately concur! halo takes skill, and a few times recently, mlg players have been games handing out spankings! to be good at halo, you have got to play and play... then play a whole lot more
Halo isn't like Call of Duty. My reason: it doesn't have as quick of kill times. You really can tell a game is starting to require less skill, (or "becoming more casual") when the kill times are becoming storter. In Halo, 1v1 encounters are almost always won by the more skilled player cause of the longer battle durations. (due to having shields) Thus making a very skilled player, in Halo, being able to go on winning 1v1, after 1v1, and so on.
What games would you ACTUALLY play? All you ever have to say is something about this game and/or that game sucking. That's pretty annoying, and it got old real quick. If I had a 360, and only had these two games to choose from, it'd be Halo. I'm definitely more likely to try a Treyarch-developed CoD than not, but until I hear from someone I trust that it's worth it, I'll be keeping my distance. Outside of this, I'd be picking a controller up for Dust514 first.
yep....assassin's creed 3, farcry 3, bioshock infinite, borderlands 2...just to name a few
If black ops !! has nothing "fresh" planned, no new directions and offering the same overall feeling i have been having for the past few years with their games then Halo 4.. why? because halo 4 is a bit more diverse, creative in regards to content and design, although one could argue that this series may have gotten stale just as the cod formula well my thoughts are simple, cod has killed the franchise for me and this means that i will pass up on black ops II as i did mw3 but if there are facts to support that there will be a new spin, direction, design or something which will break that mode then i would be happy to try it out.. halo does not worry me as much in regards to copy /paste, yes there havent been any game breaking developments as of late but there also hasnt been anything which made me feel that i have been "ripped off" or a lack of development process for the sake of cutting corners etc, i always feel halo devs give it a hundred percent but i always have faith that my beloved cod can be just that again, a series i once adored.. been hoping since waw/mw
Halo 4. To be completely honest, I'm kinda hoping I get really turned off by Treyarchs new-zombies that I'll have no reason to buy Black Ops 2 at all. Zombies is really the only thing that has me interested.
Hmmm A game which has been the same for five years running or a game where the developers have worked there arses off to make sure their game is top quality. What to choose, what to choose
HALO 4 first then Black Ops 2 nuff said....
That's funny. That's exactly what I did with Halo:Reach (09/10) and Black Ops (11/10) Althought Halo took me all the way till Janurary 01/11 before I got Black Ops.
I dont get why people buy games on release day when they are playing another game... By the time you actually get to playing the other game you could have bought it for like half price!
As far as FPS goes i'm very much looking forward to Halo 4 and MOH, COD just doesn't interest me anymore its been the same biz since MW2.
I want Halo 2 PC servers back.
I think they're still on I played some Halo 2 online last week?
I'll buy neither. I may rent both to try them out (like I've done with Halo since ODST), but I won't buy them. Especially since tons of other, more important, games are coming out in the September - December months.
The answer is, of course, neither. If you're bored with generic FPS games, you should just buy Bioshock Infinite instead and live happily ever after.
Until you've finished the campaign a few times. I have no doubt Bioshock Infinite will have one of the, if not THE Best FPS Campaign of 2012, however, unless a game is an RPG, Multiplayer is becoming essential for a games longevity. I'll be purchasing Bioshock Infinite for another of Ken Levines master-piece campaigns, Halo 4 for it's campaign and brilliant multiplayer and Far Cry 3 for campaign and to check out it's multiplayer... But the point is, whilst it won't replace the Gears of War franchise as my primary multiplayer game, I know which I'll be playing next year, and that's Halo 4...
Whichever one you want? Both? Neither? Who cares. Why can't you buy both? If someone wants to buy a game, they'll buy the game. I can't forsee a scenario where someone is going to have a gun to there head only able to buy one or the other EVER in their life.
resistance for ps vita
duh Halo 4 waht stupid question is that for GOD SAKEEEEEE?
lol exactly, this is flamebait anyway. Halo 4 is in a different league, people that buy the same cod will buy black ops 2 either way, so let them give their money away.
If i had to choose, Halo 4. What i'm gonna get is Black Ops 2 cause i don't own a 360 sadly but hopefully i'll get one before Halo is out so i can get it.
Tribes Ascend, Blacklight Retribution, Planetside 2, and my backup BF3. XD
Free pc fps ftw :D Tribes is amazing and planetside 2 looks pretty cool
Free my ass! The F2P model relies heavily on hidden costs and it gives advantage to those who have more money to shell out over those who were NOT interested in spending money on the game in the first place.