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  • wrapdump - May 3, 2012 5:02 a.m.

    It was obvious from the title that this was a Houghton article.
  • ObliqueZombie - May 2, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Dave, why are you so good at analyzing things? Also, here's my two cents: 1) I feel the maps (and possibly campaign) will feel same-y, because I've personally never had any attachments to Call of Duty maps, save for a few of CoD4's. The map packs have always been nicer, since it changes things up (for a hefty $15, of course.) 2) The "mechs" are most likely going to be awesome, because from what I've read, it'll have to be taken down with certain hit points and potential teamwork. Unless, of course, you take the long way by lobbing grenades at it, which will most likely work. Or, like you, it'll be PR hype. 3) Horse are... going to be just like any set pieces. But with HORSES! Let's face it, if it's not a set piece, it's a linear acceleration down a path where we have to avoid the odd rock/rubble to avoid restarting it. 4) The Strike Force mode (segment?) sounds stellar, and I can't imagine them fucking that up--much. I, too, fear the decisions made across the campaign will be minor and make only the slightest dent in the story. However, if they're gonna go around and claim it'll be worth a replay of the story to see the different endings or outcomes, they're gonna have to do SOMETHING. They have a name and reputation to live up to. 5) Zombies are zombies. It'll go well no matter what.
  • forestfire55 - May 2, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    Call of Duty: Guns of the Patriots
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - May 2, 2012 4:32 p.m.

    You know the feeling, where you squeeze out a really satisfying shit from your anus? Yeah, that's probably what BlOps 2 will be like. Takes effort, the developers enjoy creating it, a sense of accomplishment when it's completed. And then you remember that it's brown, smells awful and was born through your arse.
  • ObliqueZombie - May 2, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    Or it could be that neon-blue poop from drinking to much Mountain Dew Voltage. That would be cool.
  • rxb - May 2, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    I gotta say Hooter's opinion pieces are a must read for me. Whats wrong with a bit of opinion, especially a case is made for both sides. In most cases people have a mixture of optimism and pessimism don't they?
  • D0CCON - May 2, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    I'm certainly expecting the pessimistic side to come true, but if the optimistic side prevails, it may be enough to get me playing COD again. At least there are some aspects that look new. There can always be hope, but the minimum amount of changes that can happen in an annualized series keeps me pessimistic.
  • ThePrivateer - May 2, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    Enough with these goddamn sensationalist articles, Dave. It's seriously getting old. I can't think of a decent article you've written for quite a long time, and certainly not one that's something other than purely your opinion passed off as fact. Gamesradar has been in a decline, and I blame it on you.
  • Thedigitalg - May 3, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    The golden era of GR has passed. I think the final straw on the proverbial camels-back was FP laying off Grimm, Carol and Cheryll. I don't think solely blaming these articles is fair, although I too am sick to the back fucking teeth of them, especially after the shitfest that was Daves ME3 ending article.
  • aberkromby - May 2, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    The pessimistic side of things seem more likely at the moment...
  • CitizenWolfie - May 2, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Wait, mecha tanks? I'm out. If I want to facepalm at tanks with legs I'll just reinstall MGS4.
  • Rub3z - May 2, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    I think the most exciting addition to the game (from what I saw in the trailer) is... OMG PONIES!!!!11!!!
  • ThatGamerDude - May 2, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    Sadly they are not the ponies I was thinking of...
  • ParagonT - May 2, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    If you take the optimistic side of things after not learning anything over the past years, then your chances of disappointment are most likely going to be higher. If you take the pessimistic side of things, your only cheating yourself from a game that may be good, but your chances of your hopes being lost is lower. I'd say take the path less traveled, take the trailer and game-play montage with a grain of salt, and not hype yourself up to the point of being blinded from a smart consumer choice, wait until there is a clear game-play video, and do not listen to websites information on it until you've seen the video's yourself. There is nothing worse than making a decision ahead of time that your basing off of hyped information and ignorance. If you must make a opinion about it, take what you do know and form one, not based off of information that is not specific and clear of its meaning or you will most likely make a stupid one.
  • P0ck3tC1am - May 2, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    Meh story might be different BUT it's not the story that people are gunna play more, it's the multiplayer that is what I'm getting tired of, I just wish these guys would go back to the good ole CoD4 multiplayer, where it took some skill to do stuff.
  • BottleBank - May 2, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    @veryweirdguy - Agreed, as soon as i saw the title of the article i knew who'd written it. The trailer looks ok i guess, but they need to inject this franchise with something genuinely refreshing to get me to buy it.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - May 2, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    This is surprising, I'd already decided on black ops 2 being another slice of that stale pie from the moment I heard it had been announced, but now im at least intrigued enough to give the trailer a go, even if from the evidence of the last eight(?) call of duty games im leaning towards the pessimistic interpretations.
  • J-Fid - May 2, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    I'm sure B. Buttercup will buy this for the horses.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - May 2, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Are you kidding? This game shows humans once again taking superiority over horses and (likely) getting them shot a bunch. Buttercup's probably gonna burn the game.
  • asspills - May 2, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    Take a break!! I've been sick of COD since Black Ops and I haven't yet gotten a fucking year to myself since!! If I want an online military shooter, -Battlefield. If I want an arena shooter like COD, -which I don't, -My copy of Halo Reach is still holding up fine, even after all these years (See guys!! Games last!). I also have Medal of Honor and Monday Night Combat, and -SIX- shitting call of duty games! SIX!! Not even counting my rented copy of MW3 either. And fuckers still buy this shit up every year.

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