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BLOPS - what do you think

1 - I've made a terrible mistake
1 (5%)
2 - Sell it don't open it
4 (19%)
3 - Meh its alright
1 (5%)
4 - An interesting distraction
8 (38%)
5 - Tis Awesome
7 (33%)
 
Total votes: 21
 
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Blackops - Community review.

Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:11 am

Ive got it coming in the post, do i open it or do i sell it for a tidy profit?

I want your thoughts halowheelmen community.

vote in the poll, pass on on some thoughts etc.

reviews have been good, but I care more about what you guys think.
 
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:19 am

I enjoyed it... The campaign the best of the series IMO. The multiplayer infuriates me like none other though.
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:12 pm

I think it really depends on whether you like COD or not. For people that didn't like MW2 because of the actual physics and style of play, then you won't like Black Ops either. If you enjoyed MW2, but disliked it because of all of the glitches and cheap stuff in the game, then Black Ops is like over 9,000 times better.
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:39 pm

Get it. Zombies is a lot of fun, The campaign is epic and now that the patch is out multiplayer is a blast.
 
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:56 pm

I'm hearing lots of good things about it ever since the patch came out so if you enjoyed MW2 then you will love this.
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:51 am

Im currently waiting to get it for my xbox but it is a blast playing it. If you like fast paced FPS, this should defiently be on your list.
 
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:44 am

Wh4t am i gonna do without my precious one man army?!
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:31 am

H3WM What Name wrote:
Wh4t am i gonna do without my precious one man army?!


I had the same problem with having no Javelin
Now i action dive at people with akimbo pistols, seems to do the trick :P
 
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:59 am

Well I got it for Xmas from the lovely GFs Mum .......after a debacle with Tesco Entertainment...nubs

I haven't finished the campaign, but when i do will review that.

Multiplayer
It gets good after level 30 ......you'll have learnt the maps and worked out your style, unlocked a weapon that suits you and turned off the multiplayer music ::lol:: its pointless and distracting.
Initially play feels sluggish almost heavy compared to MW2 and weapons are more homogenised with few standing out in a particular area, leading to less specialisms


Maps
maps are small none, sniping on a grand scale is non existent, although my personal favourite sniping spot is on nuke town, tiny map!

Action Dive
pointless but fun

ak74u
overpowered piece of nubcake nonsense
this gun has high damage, high accuracy, little to no recoil and similar range to an assault rifle it needs balancing.

perks
initially feel ineffectual, but with pro versions carve your play style


Quirks
as always games are all very similar, but its the little things that impress me the attention to detail, one of the reasons i love halo is its a rich series full of little quirks and thoughtful touches.
camo, facepaint, reticles, emblems - all these are awesome, we play games for fun and personalised fun is even better, i've got a little wheelmen logo on my gun, and every time i rank up it gets a little more complicated, i've stopped buying weapons and perks with my cod points now i buy new layers to get creative with.
if i die which happens less frequently of recent, ill drop my gun and some enraged prepubescent "gangster" will pick it up and see on the side is a wheelmen logo with HWM scratched !!! ::thumbs::

party call out notifier - if your in a party it notifies when you talk in game with a different symbol instead of no notifier, little bit of programming means i can be in party chat and not miss out on as much.


Killstreaks
arent as over powered at low levels, their kills dont count towards getting your next one and are more varied and fun.


dogs are scary napalm is dangerious and the big ones are over powered, but if youve let somebody get that may kills in a row, its probably best to end the game quicker ::lol::

The RC!!!!!! man this car is awesome like a mini warthog that explodes, and i've recently discovered left trigger is hand break!! try it you will be reluctant to remove it for the sheer fun it is to drive around.


Down sides
unless dedicated servers start to happen its gonna be a bit laggy at times and host is still gonna prevail, but this cod deals with it best.
i do miss the specialisms, but im sure with higher ranks new stuff will be available.
I do miss scavenger claymores, my pp2000 and the M21, but games move on and i look forward to the g11 and its low scope! and im getting good with the CZwhaterver pistol
view, hiding in this game is trickier the view is quite wide angle and unless your already hidden ducking out of the sight-line of an enemy is pretty much pointless as they will be able to see you round the wall, its hard to explain but it works like a wide angle lense.


hope this helps people.

COD and Halo are the two big hitters in first person shooters and this one is really growing on me.
 
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:37 am

This game confuses me....

I either play great or really bad, the hosting of the game has more migrations than Reach - not sure if the two competed for some host black screen medal or something.....

anyway - i find it addictive yet really really frustrating, the Death cam always gives me some crappy story - different to the one i remember before dying, regardless of the connection.

Players tend to come round the corners already firing "just in case".... and the amount of people that use a spray and pray style of shooting really bugs me, yet i keep playing.

Its an interesting distraction for me, but its one that will probably cost me a controller or two...
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:16 pm

I've played some games on my account and friends and it's really nothing new and in my opinion a step back in terms of graphics which somehow has caused framerate issues. The game doesn't feel nearly as fluid or as crisp compared with halo due to the sluggish nature of movement, weapon switching, players blending into their environments and heatwaves which I find very irritating.

I'll not even mention the spawns ::FAIL::

Pretty much just another generic shooter but I'm really looking forward to homefront that promises vehicular warfare of awesome.
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Re: Blackops - Community review.

Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:27 pm

Im undecided still atm. Like Zero said you either play well or terribly. I quite liked MW2 as the different classes were in fact different and were more specialised ie if you set a class up it had strengths and weaknesses and there were always other classes that could counter your strengths whereas i dont see much difference between the classes in this new game. Its just tends to be who sees the other first and presses fire for me.
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