• BladedFalcon - November 29, 2012 4:04 p.m.

    Man... you guys are just asking for a flame war here. Anyway, the takeaway that I get from this article, is that Black Ops 2 isn't really that much different or new than the other CoD games as most of the reviews for the game initially stated... Which in turns makes me doubt of the credibility of said reviews, because it frankly does feel like every year they go out of their way to try and justify a new CoD.
  • ObliqueZombie - November 29, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    It innovated greatly in the multiplayer department, and while the campaign as just as enjoyable as the last entries, it still wasn't very interesting--not to mention the awful half-assed RTS segments that were Strike Force missions. Treyarch also finally made zombies vastly more fun with the "easy" mode, allowing for a slower increase to the amount and speed of zombies while still retaining the "2-swiped you're out" downing system. Especially not playing last year's (in my opinion) awful rehash that was Modern Warfare 3, the game in and of itself feels different. Less arcade-y with a bit more weight to your actions--still no where near Halo or Gears of War, of course, but those are two different beasts. So yeah, you could argue that it's the same. Hell, on the surface, it is. But really playing it shows you how much love they put into the series. Even the multiplayer, while seemingly frustrating on the outside (SMGs with 50-bullet clips, yay), it's as balanced as ever: everything has a counter, and every gun class works in its own way under different circumstances. Take note, however, I consider myself a larger Halo fan. I was simply blown away by Halo 4's everything, while Black Ops II's multiplayer has had me hooked for weeks now as well as its fun-but-quickly-tiring zombies mode. It's whatever your tastes in video games at the moment that will ultimately judge how you feel about them both.
  • BladedFalcon - November 29, 2012 9:11 p.m.

    Well, maybe so, but your points concern mostly multiplayer modes, which, I dunno if you have noticed, but i really don't care about multiplayer :P And also, I'm not ragging on the actual quality of the game, but what I mean is, that I suspect the game is really not nearly as "Different" and "new" as the reviews of the game at first made it sound like. It of course might still be a great game, but for those of us who are simply fatigued of the series, or the genre in general, feels like it's ultimately safe to skip it.
  • ObliqueZombie - November 30, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Yeah, I've noticed. ;) And definitely, don't ever go to Call of Duty if you want a satisfying singleplayer that lasts a good amount of time. Sure, you can now "create classes" before each mission, but the 6 - 7 hours of hand-holding isn't worth the money. The only great thing I can say about it is it's more subtle. It's not so set-piece heavy as Modern Warfare 3 was.
  • BladedFalcon - December 1, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    It's not the length of the SP what bothers me, I am completely fine with a 5-6 hour single player game as long as the campaign is varied, interesting and fun. ZoE 2 and Vanquish are stellar examples of this. My problem with the CoD SP campaigns is that I don't really find them all that different from one another, and it got really old really fast after I played trough CoD2. And then I played the first Black Ops mainly because a lot of people raved that it had the "Best" story and SP campaign so far... and it really wasn't. That's why I haven't fallen for it again since. I don't doubt they are enjoyable if you don't mind more of the same, but I am just fatigued of the formula.
  • ThatGamerDude - November 29, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    I like both games. Each has their own aspects that shine greater than others such as Halo 4's story and Black Ops II's multiplayer. However, in the long run, I may spend more time on Halo 4 than Black Ops II.
  • winner2 - November 29, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    Let the bitching commence!
  • KnowYourPokemon - November 29, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    *Cheers* Here here!

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