There are three different things to take into account when rating this game, zombies, campaign, and multiplayer. Zombies is fun as always, especially with a full group of friends. I actually prefer grief to tranzit, as it is hilarious to screw people over and actually gets pretty intense. The campaign... ehh. The ridiculous gameplay bothers me. In the first mission two armies just ran at each other with AK's, like they were fighting in the Revolutionary War! Enemies are stupid and never try to use tactics and the futuristic gimmicks are only fun once. Also a step back in graphics, which i didn't realize was possible in 2012. I was really excited for multiplayer, but so far it's been a huge disappointment. The maps, frankly, are the worst maps for a COD title ever. Terrible spawning and crazy amounts of spots for campers and headglitchers to hide. Lag comp is bad, and I often die before the enemy shoots me on my screen. Gun balance is okay, but the guns aren't too interesting. The different camos and callsigns to unlock add to the game, but can't ultimately overcome to combination of bad maps, uninteresting guns, and of course the COD fanbase, which is the worst. Bar none.
posted by IamtheStig (PORT RICHEY, FL) Nov 17, 2012
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I play CoD for the campaign. This story is fragmented, boring and just lame. I was hoping that it would be great considering David S. Goyer (he wrote The Dark Knight) wrote the story for it. The story is on par with any of the Stallone/Arnold bad "B" action movie plots. Very Disappointing. Multiplayer is just as frantic and controller wrenching as any of the other CoDs. It is still inhabited by 12 year olds and foul mouthed post puberty jerks. I thought Zombies would be the saving grace for the title, I was wrong. Tranzit is an awesome concept, but ultimately FAIL.... Maybe they can work the kinks out for Blops 3.
Graphics are still good, although not as good as previous titles. Controls are the same, but this one was rushed. Lots of bugs, see through walls and floors. No freezes or getting stuck on anything.
Story Mode: eh, its a lot better than i would have expected, overall good story line with multiple outcomes depending on what decisions you make throughout the game.
Multiplayer: I can hardly play this without smashing my controllers in rage. I cant locate a single enemy, while i'm getting shot by some guy camping or in the back of the map with a Target finder or Barrett hardly even trying. Truly rage-inducing. At close range i get demolished by shotguns. I also hate the new class system.
Zombies: I also hate zombies, it seems like the whole feel changed, now there is too much on the map to worry about (fire, aliens(tranzit only)), plus burning zombies(and watch out, they explode). What happened to good old maps like kino, with the teleporter for easy escape, pack a punch and perks in every map, and no environmental factors besides zombies to kill you. Maybe you will like the new zombies, but as an old WaW and BO player, i didn't.