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Treyarch Does It Again

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Nov 11, 2010

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19 out of 35 gamers (54%) found this review helpful

And when you thought the franchise couldn't get any better.... It's finally time to move on from Modern Warfare 2, thank GOD!! In my opinion, the online multiplayer for Black Ops rivals the depth from MW2 and also blends in a lot of ideas from Halo Reach, which was also nice to see. PLUS NAZl ZOMBIES IS BACK!

Instead of just experience points (XP) to level up, you earn COD dollars. You can bet your money on matches to earn more money. You also purchase 'contracts' to earn more money per round, and must complete a goal to earn your money back and some. You may need headshots, use a certain gun, etc. It's very impressive.

Most people will get this game for the online MP, and you won't be let down by this game. Just look at the 2+ million people playing online. The maps are much smaller, more condensed, and are not setup for snipers AT ALL. Unlike previous games, or Battlefield type games, there will be any issue with a bunch of camping sniping quick scoping little brats. There are multiple entrances into every building, which makes camping very difficult.

You'll see similar features to online play as well, such as adding perks to your class. Identical perks are still here to make you run faster, shoot through walls, seek out explosives, etc. They are also slotted much more strategically to get rid of the runner stabbers and one kill bullets. There's all types of attachments like red dot sights, noob tubes, thermal, scopes, shotgun, and added cool gadgets like the RC remote control bomb and the spy tripod camera.

NAZl ZOMBIES IS ALSO BACK!! More time wasted melting through hordes or relentless nazj zombies. And I can't wait. It's very fun, but much harder than before. All I know is there is a ton of stuff to explore.

All in all, you have a spectacular single player campaign, the always fun nazj zombies, and classic COD online gameplay. However I will say they'll need new map packs very soon.

Milt Drucker- gamertag

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Goodbye Infinity Ward.

posted by HippieKid (EAST DUBLIN, GA) Nov 10, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

36 out of 68 gamers (53%) found this review helpful

I mean that literally.. We all know MW2 was a complete and utterly failure. In more ways than one. You couldn't even enjoy a game without glitches or modders popping up. So far, there haven't been any glitches for Black ops.. But i'm pretty sure there will be some soon.. But Treyarch has dedicated there existance to stopping modders and hackers.. Thankfully we can all rest a little easier.

Now, for the best part. The game delivers quite the astounding experience. With both campaign and multiplayer. At first, I thought this game was a knock off of MW2, but as I played it a little longer, and on a high definition tv, I knew I was wrong. This game is WAYYYYYYYY 100000000 TIMES much better than MW2. It gives you something to look forward to after each match or mission. I'm only level 21 as of now.. But i expect to be 50 in the next few weeks. I love the way they have set up the currency. It gives the players many choices of what options they wish to take. I'm very impressed with treyarch and hope to see them make other FPS games in the future. Call of duty has officially evolved to the next level.

Last but not least, we have ZOMBIES!!! This was the mode that blew me away. They have definately over done it, in a good way. The first level you start out on is huge in comparison to the old maps of World at War. You have a more efficient and excellent choice of weapons. The pack-a-punch is also back, along with the perks needed to kill some zombies. You also have a new foe. A zombie that crawls on the ground and ceilings and when you shoot it, it blows up into a cloud full of toxic gas. Those little buggers are annoying as the witch in the wizard of oz. Anyways, The zombies rise again and are better than there predecessor in every way, shape and form. You could easily kill hours of time playing this mode.

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The worst in the series

posted by bigschu77 (PLAINVIEW, TX) Nov 12, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

28 out of 53 gamers (53%) found this review helpful

First of all I would like to say that I have been a fan of CoD since CoD 2 came out for the 360 so I am not just saying this stuff because I am biased towards another game.

Campaign: The campaign for CoD: BO is probably the worst campaign in the CoD series. I usually enjoy playing the campaign on veteran difficulty for the challenge and the achievements, but three levels into this one I had about enough. The graphics are sub par at best, the game play is fast and I often found myself dying in ways that couldn't be explained, and the AI is just stupid. In every level you are accompanied by an AI team that does nothing but take up the good cover spots and often was the cause of my death. On top of all of this the story is terrible.

Multiplayer: The main reason why I got this game was because of the multiplayer and I am severely disappointed. It takes forever to get into a game if you have a party bigger than 2 because the servers are unable to support everyone that is playing the game. The new currency system is a pain in the butt, you have to get to a certain level to unlock a new weapon and you can only use it if you have the money to buy it. The maps are garbage, every map has the same layout and none of them are big enough to want to use a sniper. The spawn points are terrible, a majority of the time the enemy spawns right behind you.

The only thing that I enjoyed in this game was zombies, it is fun and will keep you entertained for a few hours especially if you have a few friends to play with.

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