Is Black Ops 2 Better On Wii U?

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 better on the Nintendo Wii U? Find out here.

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YoungPlex2213d ago

Yes it is! It isn't locked at 60 and dips a little in the campaign when a lot is going on, but multiplayer is 60fps! The best part is that the MP mode achieves 60fps with two screens displaying completely different perceptives on each, while playing online at the same time. If that isn't impressive and the selling point for the Wii U then I don't know what is...

guitarded772213d ago

The maker of the video brings up the reason I do not play BlOps 2 on Wii U... the online community is not there. I play modes outside of Team Deathmatch, and there just isn't a big enough online community (install base) on the Wii U. Most Wii U owners I know, are multiplatform gamers, and choose to play elsewhere because the install base isn't big enough. Unless someone is just playing for the campaign, or can afford multiple copies of the game, I say go elsewhere for CoD. My Wii U is for Nintendo exclusives, or if a multiplatform single player game has bonus content/features.

MizTv2213d ago

What is on the controler screen?
How does it work?

corrus2213d ago

Split screens is not online got it i don't think Wii U have good online or if even have online cos i haven't seen yet online Wii U game

YoungPlex2213d ago (Edited 2213d ago )

@Miz TV: When you play single player campaign, the GamePad doesn't really do much but show you what objectives need to be met, sort of like an after thought which is a shame. But when it comes to MP, your able to do a few neat things with the GamePad. If your playing online by yourself, you have your a scoreboard right on the GamePad which is cool but not really needed; the cool features are when your using the Pro controller or Wii Remote/Nun-chuck, and have the GamePad set under your TV. This option turns the GamePad into a live map of the entire field, which gives you a tremendous advantage when looking for an enemy. I found out that this is the best option when playing because the in-game map is tiny on the TV and only shows a small portion of whats really being displayed. The GamePad also works as a second screen for a friend that wants to play with you instead of having to use split-screen. This is awesome because it allows you to play online with your friends on Nintendo Network and a live friend right next to you, at the same time.

@guitarded77: I never intended to buy this after trying the last two COD games. The last game I purchased was MW2 but have played them all since. The only reason I picked this one up is because I found it cheap and used. Had I known it was going to be this good I would've purchased it new. I also haven't had any problems finding games to play online. The community is getting bigger by the day, last I checked it was nearly at 3k people online. That doesn't mean that only 3k people own it it just means that 3k people are online at that time. It's a new console so either you roll with the punches or don't it's totally up to that person. I will say that the Wii U version is really cool because of the MP feature that allows you to have separate screens. I find myself having friends over more often wanting to play online with me on the Wii U, which is strange because my friends never wanted to do this with my 360 or PS3 and one of my friends actually went and bought a Wii U because of this feature. So yea, it's a good thing!

(Edit)@corrus: "Split screens is not online got it i don't think Wii U have good online or if even have online cos i haven't seen yet online Wii U game "

I don't know about split-screen but you are able to play online with a friend right next to you while they use the GamePad and you use the TV! The online is just as fast and good as the other two stop fooling yourself! I have yet to experience anything but fast connections because I have a great cable connection. If your experiencing anything but fast connections it might be due to your ISP not the Wii U itself.

guitarded772213d ago

@ Plex

I don't judge man... you want it, you should have it. I was just adding my 2 cents on why most, including myself, will get it elsewhere. The community could be 10,000 online playing, but if that community doesn't include my friends (none of which have bought Wii U yet), then I'm gonna pass on the Wii U version. I actually considered buying a second copy of BlOps 2 for Wii U, but really couldn't justify spending the money on a copy of a game I already have. If it's awesome on Wii U, then that's great news... it may well be better on Wii U, but the majority of gamers will buy it where the community is best for them. Not trying to burst your bubble or downplay the Wii U version. Peace.

darthv722213d ago

this game is going to be "best" on whatever platform of choice the individual prefers. There are pros and cons to each. with that said, this game is not reinventing the wheel between each console iteration.

Where we will see things take shape are with dedicated games that really cant be played any other way. This game is keeping pace with the others because that was the intention of the developer.

@youngplex...that sounds like a really good use of the gamepad as a secondary screen for the map overlay. I also like that idea of it being a dedicated 2nd player screen as well for online matches.

Both ideas could have been done to the PS3 version (using vita as a 2nd screen) and 360 (with smartglass as a 2nd screen) but neither of which have it right out of the box like wii-u does.

wishingW3L2213d ago (Edited 2213d ago )

It doesn't matter what the Nintendo fanboys want to believe, a fact is a fact and Blops 2 on Wii U is not 60 frames:

herbs2213d ago

Darth claiming the second screen could work on Smart Glass and Vita is just completely moronic, if it would have worked why didn't it happen? There would be lag issues with the Vita which would instantly ruin the experience especially online and how the hell do you think it would control using Smart Glass? Please think before posting next time.

darthv722213d ago (Edited 2213d ago )

i understand. I should not have said "both" ideas in my original statement.

I realized my error after it was too late to correct. Yeah I am not saying it would be the same as the wii-u in that the 2nd screen for a 2nd "player". But a 2nd screen for something like the map as youngplex had described.

Sorry if i wasnt as clear about my statement.

With that part cleared up...the idea of a 2nd screen isnt as "moronic" as it sounds. It is something that could possibly be released as a patch later on.

By then, it probably wouldnt matter anyway except to those who have that particular version (360/ps3) and the additional device (vita/tablet).

metroid322213d ago

Agree sold my 360 because it looked far worse on MP textures shadows lighting the lot plus its on 2 screens at once and isnt even using the gpgpu ? wow best version by far.

BaconBits2213d ago

The frame rate definitely drops when playing mp with one on the pad and one on the tv. Not really bad but it is noticeable compared to just playing MP with one person on the Wii U. I have not got the hang of control using the gamepad and the pro controller still feels a bit different than I am used to on the xbox but I do really like the option of playing off tv. You can set up the game pad on the table/lap as a screen and control using the pro controller. Obviously I would rather play on my 70" but it does in a pinch when the wife wants to watch TV.

herbs2213d ago

Sorry Darth I was a little harsh, shouldn't have called you moronic. I'm just sick of people always stating Vita and Smart Glass can give players the same experience. Integration > Accessory

MasterCornholio2212d ago (Edited 2212d ago )


I dont play Call of Duty but i agree with you that the franchise best selling point is its multiplayer. And while the Wii U version might be technically better than the other versions if the multiplayer community isnt there what is the point in buying it.

I do think that for future titles the install base for Call of Duty on the Wii U will be bigger so its only a matter of time before the community is there. Unless of course Wii U owners refuse to play anything other than Nintendo games (which happened to the Wii)


If you care so much about the gameplay why do you defend the Wii U specs so much? I thought that Nintendo fanboys put gameplay over graphics but in your case you do the opposite. If the Wii U version is worse just accept it. Its not like the game on the Wii U is unplayable so be happy with what you have. If you want graphics just stick to PC.

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IAmLee2213d ago

and that makes it bad?

Just because it doesn't run as smoothly doesn't effect the overall quality...

princejb1342213d ago

i played it on my nephews wii u and it was pretty much the same game
just the gamepad was a bit uncomfortable for me since it was so huge but still cool since i could see the gameplay and the small lcd

ProjectVulcan2212d ago (Edited 2212d ago )

Pretty stunned people don't know or won't accept that the Wii U version is technically inferior to the 360 version. It has been well documented and is a fact that Wii U runs the game quite a bit slower than 360, its average framerate is lower. It has no tearing but it doesn't get near 60FPS, on average it is below 50. Also digital foundry backs this up, with even more emphasis showing how the Wii U versions suffers considerably at the very worst sections. "The Wii U version matches the look of the Xbox 360 game and thus gives it an edge visually over the PlayStation 3 release, but unfortunately it comes up well short in terms of performance - an aspect that is all-important to the playability of a COD title."

Not only that the Wii U online community is tiny compared to 360 and PS3 which is hugely more developed.

Wii U version isn't the best, its fairly weak technically compared to the 360 version on its 7 year old hardware and whether you agree with paying or not Xbox Live is still better than Nintendo's online service no question...

1upgamer992212d ago

I own the PS3 version and rented the Wii U version, and sorry dude. It looks better on Wii U. Also the gamepad makes the game just that much better.

FanboyPunisher2209d ago

May as well get it on PC; WII u = waste of money for dead end console.

Steam HTCP = death to consoles.

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PopRocks3592213d ago

From a technical standpoint no. I've yet to see for myself, but the game runs best on the 360 from what I hear. I own the Wii U version and it runs almost as well as the 360 versions as the previous iterations I've tried out. The only problem is the framerate dips in one or two parts of the campaign and there's some lag when playing online (though my connection isn't the best, so I attest it more to my router than the Wii U).

Even if it's not the definitive version, it's still a perfectly viable option for Wii U owners as long as they can ignore the rare framerate dips. It's honestly no worse than what PS3 owners get.

metroid322213d ago

WiiU Runs better by a country mile m8 why lie.

bobshi2213d ago

Isn't a lie. The facts show otherwise.

The Wii U version is very good for first effort on the console, but does not match PS3 and 360 for performance.

But don't forget they probably didn't put much effort into it.

Split-screen (GamePad & TV play) has to drop key features in order to maintain a decent level of performance.

So, there is clearly no 'country mile' between them.

Benjaminkno2213d ago

I call bullsh*t!!
The only aspect that makes the other versions any better in any way is the community.
Quite frankly, I'm not paying for an Xbox live account to play an inferior game on a console I can play against a friend without split screen. BOOM!

ISNeko2212d ago

My PS3 freezes one out every two game sessions of Black Ops 2. My Wii U hasn't frozen yet on any game.

1upgamer992212d ago

It looks better and plays better on Wii U than PS3, (I own the PS3 version but rented Wii U just to check it out.) But that is not what this is about. I was going to suggest you get a wireless booster for your house. Just link it to your WiFi and plug it in the wall, it will make your wireless double your signal through your house.

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mamotte2213d ago

New controller in wich you can play with another person in different screens, and access to your inventory, kill streaks and map faster than every other version: Overruled.

Now that we ignored the selling factor, we can be honest: If you have enough money, you can have the best version, and play in three screens with 120+ FPS, using a mouse and a keyboard.

Unless suddenly technical standpoint in PC is overruled too. In that case, you can only say "the version I bought for the console I own is the best".

Problem solved. Unless you're in N4g. Oh, wait. Damn.

Sgt_Slaughter2213d ago

Oh look, another smug PC gamer...

Benjaminkno2213d ago

Yeah, we get it, PC is better with graphics... to imply that pressing a button is better than pulling a trigger to fire a gun is frankly not quite the gameplay we're looking for anyway. Too bad you can't have a buddy come over and play with you. This simply "overrules" your penchant for your version.


SIANSLOW2212d ago

wow, so theres absolutely no draw backs to pc gaming, why arent we all doing it?

mamotte2212d ago

I was just pointing out that everyone just ignored the fact of the new controller, and focused just in graphics. So, yeah, why arent wa all doing it?

I even said that the best version is the one you buy. But of course. N4G. Too lazy to read it all ;)

1upgamer992212d ago

I don't like playing PC games for hours on end. Much rather play on Console.

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