gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I have to say I was really excited to get this but after 10 hours of gameplay, I've came to the conclusion that this game is just simply bad. Yeah, I don't really like it. It's not so much that it sucks, but it's so different in the gameplay and the way the classes are set up that it really feels like it should be a standalone game, and not part of the Call of Duty franchise.I dont know how to describe it, but the overall feel of the games is "clunky".
Treyarch took a huge step back on the class building options. We now have FIVE weapons from each category, with entire categories (machine pistols?) missing.Almost all guns are completely underpowered.The riot shield (which has always sucked, to be fair) doesn't become available until halfway through the game. No more weapon perks, instead there are dozens of near-useless new attachments to replace them. The perks got screwed up as usual, and the addition of the "wildcards" was beyond useless. Above all, the system where you can only have ten "things" attached to each class is completely ridiculous.
And for the campaign, I didn't even play it. Im sorry but I highly doubt anyone plays COD for the campaign anymore.
Honestly, the only thing I found as an improvement were slight betterment in graphics and the overall improvement in zombies.
Overall it just seems the game is poorly constructed and not at all in any way innovative.I wouldn't recommend buying this game at all, unless you really wanting to play zombies.
posted by jm0ney (SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Dec 1, 2012
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
now i remember why i didnt play the last call of duty u die way to easy its like a 1 shot killl everytime.. at least in battlefield you take a couple licks before you die.. i brought this back to get far cry 3 lol
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.