Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

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Omega 666

I think some people are being to hard on this game. Sure, perhaps the game play was a little linear and predictable at times ( especially if you play them all back to back everyday because you have no life!)But I still enjoyed the Hell out of this game! The Weapons were great as well as the Physics of the game,However the graphics left a little to be desired in some places,but that could be because i'm used to playing Crysis style games where I have the setting maxed out on my quadcore i7 with a 1 gigabyte Radeon video card Also. Anyways It's still a great game as far as everything else goes! Thanks max PC!

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_Jono_

I knew the drama that broke up a few developers was going to have an effect on the game but I didn't think it was going to be this bad. The graphics are horrible. It's like I'm playing medal of honor from Xbox's initial release bad. I mean the game doesn't feel like anything from the franchise of Modern Warfares. The pacing is slower. I think everyone really enjoyed Modern Warfare because it felt like moving around in Counter Strike. Quick and reactive. THe only thing I give this game props for was my initial complaint with the Modern Warfare series. No guest, online multiplayer. I always hated how halo, one of the first games for XBOX had this with XBOX live, but every game after forced you're buddy to go home or bring is console over if we wanted to play online together. So I got to give them props for that. Just wished it happened a game earlier, cause this one just sucks. Way to go Infinity Ward for shooting yourselves in the foot on this one. You are the New Line Cinema of gaming.

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m1k3_flrs

I bought the game, played the single player for about an hour, in that hour I was back to the damn chair around 4 times, I reached level 27 on multiplayer and never played a full game since i kept getting interruptions or host migrations. Treyarch stated that the old world at war zombie maps had been retouched with better graphics, what do you know the graphics are the same if not worst. 

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JonPhillips

I beat Black Ops in 9 hours in whatever the medium-level mode is called -- and I suck at gaming, so, yeah, I found total gameplay time to be lacking. I also found the ending to exceedingly be abrubt, and thought, "Wait, that's it? It's over?" Also, the jumping around in time and space bugged me, and I found most of the dialouge (and voice acting) in the interrogation scenes to be hokey. In total, I liked everything about Modern Warfare 2 much, much more. In MW2, the battle scenes on modern American soil -- fighting the Russians at the strip mall and in Washington DC -- were eerie, disturbing, and mentally (and even emotionally) touching. Very powerful stuff.

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logicmaster2003

I bet the upcoming HomeFront will be overpower all these war games ! :)  check out the trailer !

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BeEazy10

Cod4 is stll the best out of series... the other just suck... i honestly only play blak ops for zombies

 

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Dunimas

16 hours? really? I had the thing beat in 6. How on earth did it take you that long?

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logicmaster2003

16 hours including breaks..

plus.. i don't have unlimited health (cheat) and wall hack like you do.

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logicmaster2003

so Black Ops is on the same boat as Bad Company2 after all ?

Thanks for the review on BlackOps; I won't be getting it or wait for it :)   I'll probably wait for BF3 instead.

My take on BadCompany2 :

1) single player - nice but short; took just 16 hours to complete

2) multiplayer - hated it - same 15 maps in rotation can get boring after just 4 days of playing. And I'm used to the total freedom of Battlefield2 where you can fly more than 6 helicopters + warplanes at the same time, plus all those numerous mods and map supports.

 

 

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jth

I can't say I'm a fan of the game. Honestly, I'm not a fan of any CoD past the first two. I know there are tons of people out there who love the direction the series has taken and that's great for them, but try as I might, I cannot help but compare all the "modern" CoD games to the original. CoD was the game that converted me to being almost a 100% PC gamer so it holds a special place in my heart. As overdone as it is, I really miss CoD doing the WW2 theme. I've at least tried all the CoD games since and abandoned them all just as quickly. I don't want radio-controlled explosives and achievements and leveling up. I want my old Kar 98 and Dawnville and I want to drive the fascists out of the motherland. Oh, well. RIP CoD. /memories.

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Lytesson

hell yeah, I still play cod1 on a regular basis. Definitely the best game of the series, I wish it wasn't as dead as it is now. Hell i still play pugs and an ocasional scrim

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AndyYankee17

I fully agree. CoD:UO still makes an excellent LAN game

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Modred189

My biggest issue with the game is the INCREDIBLY short single player. I finished it in around 5 hours. For a $60 game, that's embarrassing. 

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Marsel

No mention of the bad graphics?

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Modred189

The graphics are not bad, per se, just a little dated. You don't really notice it much in  multiplayer, but tehre are some ground textures that are just awful. Also, I have had an issue with textures not popping in (as with all UE games).

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