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GF Rating
7.8

5890 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Call of Duty: Much of the Same

posted by Trev16 (LIVERMORE, CA) Apr 24, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

This Call of Duty is more of the same from the now fatigued franchise. Having played CoD since the beginning it's a different perspective, and the game is wearing dull. Call of Duty was a great franchise, and when Call of Duty 4 came out it was game changing. With Modern Warfare 2, it started to slide downhill. Black Ops came out, and seemed to give a good jolt to the series, and I was hoping that treyarch would bring back CoD to what it once was but that time has passed. Call of Duty Black Ops II is a simple rehashing of a formula that has remained, for the most part, unchanged. Small additions here and there, but nothing major. The game was advertised to be somewhat "futuristic" but when you hop on it just feels like another Modern Warfare game, only slightly better. Don't get me wrong, the game is fun for a while, but it's lifetime is not long lasting if you have played any recent Call of Duty.

Some of the pros:
-Multiplayer is good for those who enjoy the CoD experience, treyarch and Modern Warfare fans both have aspects to enjoy.
-Zombies has a new perspective on it, somewhat. DLC is well done for those who play it. Probably one of the better Zombies from treyarch.
-CoD fans will most likely enjoy.

Cons:
-Same old CoD feel, no unique map designs on multiplayer maps.
-For all of you Black Ops fans, this doesn't really feel like a treyarch game or black ops. It feels like another Modern Warfare game, lacking that treyarch signature.
-Single player is very lackluster, same old rehashed Call of Duty experience.
-Killstreaks are nothing new, mainly just have "futuristic" remakes of the same things we've seen.

Overall I was hoping for another jolt to the franchise but is seems they are fine with putting out the same formula year after year, with limited innovations. Hopefully, someone can come along and change that. If you are new to the CoD franchise, or enjoy the games, I would obviously recommend. If you've been bogged down by CoD, stay clear.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

same cra ppy multiplayer

posted by dragonknight (BUFFALO, NY) Apr 22, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

every year a cr ap of duty comes out. and its so arcadish in multiplayer. spray pray it should be called or ultimate quickscope. the zombie maps are fun. campaign is decent. but for replay value its garbage on multiplayer still no vehicle access bonus unlockable guns 1 for expansion packs. servers if main pulls plug lose all game data. C.o.D. hasn't taken anything battlefield realism is fun running around be dumb isn't fun. very small maps, same aim bots programs, bad military advisor, these games need an overhaul.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

alway loved the game

posted by SgttTrey904 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Apr 22, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

i pre order it want to nigth time event day it come out but 3 mouth owning my ex friend take it broke it =( now i got 360 i lost my map nuke town =( but good new i love it going buy this game from gamefly

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