Save Your Money Unless You're 1 Of Those Die Hards
posted by JRob69 (DINUBA, CA) Nov 19, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
This game really wasn't wort the time. I finished the campaign with a perfect ending and I was somewhat satisfied with it. I liked the who open ended endings and twists with certain decisions you make. Then the other stuff! Multiplayer was craptacular and frustrating. There is a lot of lag! No joke, I'm thinking it has to do with the amount of people who got online at the same time since this was a highly anticipated game. Still, I didn't enjoy anything about the multiplayer. Like any CoD game it's just the same stuff all over again; new guns, new attachments, new killstreaks that's all. Zombies, it's is zombies so what do you expect. Just people who shoot zombies till that wave counter hits infinity maybe. Who knows what happens when you reach a seriously high number on that wave counter but I could be doing better things that just waste time and energy. The sounds in this game is horrific. A stealth chopper sounds like John Goodman after eating some spicy guacamole sauce. Lower killstreaks are pretty overpowered and makes a game unenjoyable if you keep running into those try hard groups and they spam the heck out of those UAV and lightning strikes. UAV is a cinch to get in this game but you can't unlock ghost until you're level 55 and it takes nearly a lifetime to level up unless you love spending a total of 48 hours playing this game trying to unlock it. No joke, there are people who already have days banked on to this game. So do yourself a favor, skip this game. Get Assassins Creed 3 or something else with substance.
Put this on my GameQ out of spite and as a joke, and guess what shows up at my house a few days later?
All mad aside, the game isn't all that bad. Story wise. I thought that for a FPS the story was REALLY good. This time around, the writers really stepped things up and made the campaign really enjoyable!
Campaign had a lot of new innovations that mostly helped out. For example, I actually felt compelled to replay the story after I was finished, as there are actual choices you can make that will change the ending of the game. Now that alone impressed me.
Another of the additions to campaign include being able to change your loadout before a mission. If you only wanted to use two guns the entire game, you could. I thought it was absolutely hilarious to run around with a tiger camo RPG.
One of the additions that really hurt campaign, however, was the addition of the Strike Force missions. The idea is simple, give the player a few units to control from either an overhead view, or taking control of them. Sounds cool, but the execution was horrible. Without you controlling them, the units were absolutely useless, and with enemies spawning EVERYWHERE every few seconds, there really wasn't much you could do. Overall very frustrating and not in the least bit enjoyable.
Multiplayer... just no. Core is now hardcore, where you die in 2 shots no matter what gun there is. I found myself wondering what hardcore is like. Do you die if someone looks in your general direction? STAY AWAY FROM MULTIPLAYER.
Ive never really been a fan of COD zombies, so I only played a little of the games new zombies. Same old, same old. If you like that, then go for it.
Overall, they did some really nice things with the game. BO2 really surprised me with their single player innovation and amazing writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat, with one of the best villains to date. But over and over again, I found myself saying "Thank God I didn't buy this game." Another year