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An awesome game.Singleplayer campaign is very fun and interesting,but
it's not a COD style and that's probably why so many people don't like
In my opinion every Call Of Duty had a good story,especially first MW and it was always a good thing,of course.But this time they overdid it.In FPS,story should be there just so that the game doesn't get boring,but here you spend 50% of the time watching scripted events without actually participating.There are two whole missions where you don't even draw a weapon of any kind.
Don't get me wrong,like I said,the whole campaign is great,but it just doesn't feel like COD.Story has MUCH bigger role than in any of previous games and there are a lot more scripted events.
Multiplayer is well-balanced,one of the best so far,but there are lot of technical issues which will hopefully be corrected by future patches.
And finally,it's one hell of a game that took COD franchise in totally new direction.Good or bad,it's up to you to decide.
P.S. Forgive me if I made grammar mistakes,my English isn't exactly perfect.
Singleplayer - 9
The Singleplayer of Black Ops is awesome. Treyarch did another great job with the Singleplayer campaign. Voice actors, characters, levels, are all brilliant. The story of the Singleplayer had a fairly good length and good detail for the player to understand what's going on there. Graphics are also perfect, and with the addition of 3D graphics, one could think that he is on the battlefield himself. The things that I didn't like in the game, mostly are the disorienting environments, and the need of the player to be rapid in certain objectives, as some new players may get frustrated at this. Another bad element of the game is the "auto-pilot", in which the game basically prompts you to do something, and even if you don't actually do it, it still does it by itself, leaving you think that you did it yourself.
Multiplayer - 9
The Multiplayer component has a lot of things too, like the other Call of Duty games. Treyarch has taken a lot of measures to prevent a lot of things. Perks that were called "too tough" by other players were taken out, under-barrels have been restricted to be used along with another attachments, "easy" quick-scoping has been completely eliminated, as Sleight Of Hand Pro doesn't affect snipers. The addition of currency was very good, as now people can't start equipping everything they see on their way without some hard work. Wager Matches added a gambling element of the game, as it has a cost to get inside one, it has 4 game modes and only the top 3 players get paid. Gun customization is superior, every detail, from attachments to appearance and color can be customized. Combat Training, which uses a separate leveling system, features bots versus you, but it still needs an online connection to operate.
Zombies - 8,5
Zombies are good once again, also there are again a lot of clues to discover about the back-story. Zombies return creepier and all-new, with the 4 characters from World At War returning, and new levels, with one of them having new characters. An amazing easter egg is also a new way to see the zombies, but of course, I won't spoil it. The PC version lobby finding is a bit of a trouble, and also there are a lot of people doing infinite ammo cheats, glitches, etc. Also, there is a bit of lag, but it's good overall. It's disappointing to see co-op campaign not being here, as it was very fun to play campaign with your friends.
Final Rating: 8,8
One of the most anticipated games, but it has it's flaws. It's very good overall. Multiplayer introduced enhanced gun customization, and single-player and zombies were fairly good. Recommended for Call of Duty fans.
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Honestly, it's a lot of fun. Being a real nit-picker for military
accuracy, there are tons of things that really erk'ed me. The boys at
Treyarch did a lousy job with historical accuracy when it comes to
weapons. I won't even get into it there were so damn many, it almost
stopped me from playing the game. But I Soldiered on... Fortunately the
story is very well done and the game play itself was intense. The
decision to include zombies warmed my heart as zombie-hunting is now
becoming a favorite American past-time. Good surprises were provided by
a number of unexpected Hollywood performances. Sam Worthington does the
main player justice. Ice Cube does well in Military roles. Gary Oldman
can't go wrong. Ed Harris delivers with a vengeance and ironically I
couldn't help but make the connection how you and Hudson AKA Ed Harris
assault the underwater rig paying a homage to James Cameron's "The
Abyss". After watching the lousy director's cut that turned an awesome
movie into a horrible hippie-loving alien hugging fest, I was delighted
to destroy the underwater set up with Ed Harris providing commentary.
It's like your creating a better ending for the movie. Now that I've
told you how I really feel about that movie, back to Black Ops. The
Vietnam levels were very well done and fighting Soviets never gets old.
The fact that flashbacks advance the story line gives us an excuse to
jump multiple timelines all the way back to the end of WWII. I think
the game designers are on to something. It's best to utilize ALL your
timelines. When Call of Duty Modern Warfare III comes out, I hope they
continue this and pay visits through all the series timelines. Notes
for the gamers: -Seriously know your history, especially weapons.
Optics, gadgets and what-have-yous only proliferated in the 1990's. You
were lucky to have a scope and definitely no 'rail' systems. -Zombies:
Don't stop putting zombies. In fact, put more zombie levels and please
give us a mall to run around in. We have faith that you can deliver us
a better "Dead Rising" Call of Duty Style. -Actor cameos: Nice treat.
Good laughs. Keep em going. -A pre-mission load out would be nice.
Gamers have weapon's preferences and should be able to pick up weapons
and add on accessories and paint schemes to the default weapon you
start each level with. A little 'intel' prior to the mission will allow
gamers to choose their load outs prior to the mission. The exception is
for a 'escape and evade' scenario where you have to liberate your own
weapons. Also, each country has 'standard' weapons. A Russian
Infantryman will not be using anything but an AK-series weapon.
Definitely NOT a Tavor like in MW2. US Troops will only use M16-series
weapons. The Famas is used by the French. Yep that's it. Anyone else
carrying something outside their country of origin is Private security
Overall great gaming experience. Just please, Treyarch, learn from the mistakes but keep doing what works. 8/10 Stars.
Treyarch in my opinion shouldn't be put underneath Ininity Ward. I love
MW, but Treyarch just keeps on brining brilliance to it's games. This
is game makes it their time now. Their time to show everybody that
their games aren't just some appetizers to MW. First lets talk about
the singleplayer. The controls are the same, but if it ain't broke
don't fix it. The story is without a doubt well written. It takes place
during the Cold War and Vietnam times. It is a story covered in
mystery. You want answers just as much as the characters do. The story
takes place in an interrogation room. Your character is being ordered
to decode a group of numbers, and find out what they mean. From there
it's a trip down memory lane as you go into flashbacks that tell out
what led you to this predicament. It's a great story, but what I liked
most about the story was the character Reznov. Reznov is a character
from World at War that you meet in a prison from there he is pretty
much your best friend. You feel for his character, and when the twist
about the character was made at the end I was simply shocked. As for
the rest of the characters I think they did a great job. Also voice
acting is great. Although Gary Oldman as Reznov is my favorite. Now
lets talk about presentation. The graphics, sound editing, and music
are all simply top notch stuff. One thing I loved about World at War
was the violence. The violence in this game shows how MW2 are a little
squeamish. Sure they killed an airport of civilians, but did you blow
their limbs off in that game. No you did not. The sound editing is just
great showing off a lot of talent. The music is also superb. Now that I
am done with the singleplayer lets talk zombies. There are three modes.
(Kino Der Toten, Five, and Dead Ops Arcade) Kino Der Toten is a fun
experience with the same familiar gameplay as Nazi Zombies in World at
War that we all know and love. My favorite "Five" takes place in the
pentagon where you play as either JFK, Nixon, Castro, or McNamara. It
is extremely fun, and it is also hilarious. Hearing JFK saying quotes
from his speeches after killing a zombie is priceless. Then there is
Dead Ops Arcade. It is an overhead shooter that involves living as long
as possible, and getting a lot of points. It is flat out fun, and it
feels like something that could be sold on X-box Arcade. For Treyarch
though it is just part of the game. Now we get to the real reason why
this game sells. The Multiplayer is a ton of fun. It has the same
matches from MW2, but a few changes have been made. Leveling up doesn't
get you a weapon anymore. You unlock it, but you still have to pay for
it with CoD points. This makes leveling up just a status. What really
gets you your guns is how good you are. Also a lot of complaints from
MW2 have been fixed. No more nukes, quickscoping, and scavenging
claymores. Now the campers are forced to fight like actual gamers.
These additions in my opinion are welcomed. Also just recently they
listened to some complaints about the Black Ops Next, Prev., and Random
map choices. Now you can only go to a previous map once. This makes
things much less dull and more of a full experience. Also there is
Combat Training and Wager Matches. Combat Training involves you
fighting against computer player with your friends gamertags. They move
slow and act stupid, but it is an excellent way to train. Wager Matches
are matches where you gamble with your CoD cash. If your running low,
but have the confidence that you can do good you should check it out.
Also if you are a guy who feels invincible, and you like to beat down
noobs while taking their cash then I also recommend. Is the game
perfect? No. A problem that has annoyed me throughout my online
experience is when game lobbies are closed. I'm OK if it happens every
once in a while, but there are times when I get three closed lobbies in
a row. I think that the people running the servers should get their act
together, and stop this from happening as often. Overall I highly
recommend this game, but really do I need to. Everyone has bought the
Also if you would like to add me as a friend my gamertag is lbidude97.
COD Black Ops was and is fun.
The perks are better, the guns are better, and just about everything else is better.
The one major letdown was the graphic quality.
The graphics were horrible compared to MW2.
The zombies mode is OK, along with the multi-player, which could have more content.
If you are looking for a good multi-player and graphics, I highly recommend Halo Reach.
I enjoyed it much more than this game.
I have just finished playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops on my XBOX 360 and I am simply blown away. With two or three other games this is one of the greats. The Graphics are also simply amazing. Let's start off on the campaign, Great story, Great action and since it's a Call Of Duty game that Treyarch made there's going to be two things: Swearing and Gory Violence. Treyarch's run of Call Of Duty games (Call of Duty World at War, Call of Duty Black Ops and Call of Duty Black Ops 2) all have those things in. There are some shock moments in Black Ops like an ill-fated game of Russian Roulette, an eye gouging, lots of slit throats, a scene showing Nova 6 destroying Russian soldiers, a violent Battle of Kne San, a grenade stuck onto a Viet Cong Soldier and last but not least the guns. There are loads of guns to chose from in Black Ops. Like M16's and Ak-47's and there are even ways to spice up the multi-player after the not so good Modern Warfare 2's Multiplayer, with chopper gunners and gunships. Overall this is the best Call of Duty to date (just beating Call of Duty 4) and has redeemed Call of Duty after the not so good Modern Warfare 2, the God-Awful Modern Warfare 3 and the OK Black Ops 2,this is the golden boy. So if you want entertainment from a gory first person shooter that is fun to play and overall brilliance flowing from it get Call of Duty Black Ops.
I was really pleased with this game in most ways. I have a problem or
two with it, but the overall game warrants at least a 9. I liked most
of the story-line, however, how it turned out was a little
disappointing. The new combat training in the online mode is amazing,
and gives you an opportunity to get good before making a fool of
yourself when you go hardcore with your buds. I have to say i was
disappointed also in the graphics. They are really good, except when
compared with Modern Warfare 2. Zombies is fun, but the lack of plot
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FIRST PART OF THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE DAY IT CAME OUT ON November 9TH 2010....
2nd PART OF THIS REVIEW IS ON 12-27-2010 WHEN IT SEEMS MOST OF THE BUGS HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT OF THE GAME.
if you have not bought this game yet, DON'T....this game is too laggy, and buggy right now. you could have a high end gaming computer and still have problems with this game. another bad thing is the graphics. compared to modern warfare and modern warfare 2, they blow black ops out of the water....and not just in graphics. they also blow that game up and out in sound, game play, and excitement to play the game. in my opinion this may be one of the worst call of duty's ever put out...to compare to, i have played and own, call of duty, call of duty: united offensive, call of duty 2, call of duty 4: modern warfare, call of duty: world at war, call of duty: modern warfare 2, and now this one (call of duty: black ops), all on the computer. i will continue watching this game to see if patches and/or updates come out to fix all of the bugs in it. here is a better break down of the game: 1 = very bad, 2 = bad, 3 = OK, 4 = good and 5 = very good:
game play = 1 sound = 2 to 4 (depending on which part of the game your playing) graphics = 1 to 2 enjoyment = 1 quality of game = 2 price of the game = 2
overall, you should wait to buy this game until the price comes down big time and the bugs get worked out. but this is my opinion, so its up to you if you want it or not.
*****UPDATED ON Monday 12-27-2010:*****
the game seems to be fixed now and it's not lagging anymore for now. so now I'm going to write an updated review on this game.
here is a better break down of the game: 1 = very bad, 2 = bad, 3 = OK, 4 = good and 5 = very good:
game play = 3 to 4 (some = 5) sound = 4 to 5 (depending on which part of the game your playing) graphics = 3 to 4 (some = 5) enjoyment = 3 to 4 (it would be more fun with less video to watch) quality of game = 4 price of the game = 2 to 4 (depends who you order it from)
as stated above the other call of duty's are still better than this one, but now that they seem to have the bugs worked out, it definitely increases it's review to be better. personally i would wait for the price to go down more, but it's finally good to buy it now. before i said no, because of all the problems, but with them almost all worked out now, it's a fairly good game now......still not as good as call of duty: modern warfare: 2 though.
finally i got hold my hands on CALL OF DUTY: Black ops.
have been a fan of COD series from a long time.
COD: Black Ops is a fully action packed game with good graphics, good characters and new weapons. But if i compare COD: modern warfare 2 with this then i would chose COD: MF2.
The cons of this game is: there is way to much talking as compared to action. That makes it little boring and we can't even skip it. So that eats away a lot of time. Mason is trapped in a chair by some people trying to reveal some number by using his memory.
Pros: Good Graphics.
Can be played once.
I love the campaign mode, there a few areas where you don't feel you're
doing anything apart from going along a conveyor belt and pressing X
when your told to, but thats only now and again. However i wanted to
review the online aspect.
I've been having a blast online on the xbox and personally i don't think the game play is as good as it was on MW2.
The customisation features are great, also like the wager matches and the numerous types of online games there are.
Where i find the game falls down are - The guns have such a massive distinction from each other - The Ak74u is far to good imo. You can shoot someone with the Enfield be hitting them, and if that person has the AK74u they start shooting back and still kill you with body shots from mid range. Obviously a difference between weapons is required but there's taking it too far some guns are just useless and unfortunately they're the ones you start with.
The maps are too small there's people everywhere you can spawn and be shot straight away, sometimes you cant even move without being shot, most games you end up with 20 plus kills, and for me a whole lot more deaths lol.
A lot of the maps seem to be centred around an area which has nothing in it, you go into that area and get shot from every single direction, i don't see the point.
I felt with MW2 if you played tactically, sneaking around, camping when necessary and playing as "dare i say it" it was real, you could do really well it was more of a tactical game. Where as i feel with this game tactics are out of the window, its the more fire power and a lot of the times how lucky you are as to how well you do, its more of an arcade shooter.
If they had taken MW2 added the new customisable features and game types it would have been a far far superior game.
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