Black ops is a good addition to the franchise however it's nowhere near the best game out
7 May 2013
Excerpt: Black Ops is the seventh game in the call of duty franchise. The main thing to note is that this game was developed by Treyarch, the same guys who brought us world at war. Fans of the CoD franchise will be familiar with the game mechanics on black ops as they haven't changed. You assume the role of a foot soldier who can use a number of firearms; throw grenades and other explosives. Pretty much the same as most FPS.
Excerpt: "I am loving this new Call of duty. What's keeping this game alive is the multiplayer. The multiplayer is new with its "pick 10" system which revolutionises the new create-a-class system. Play without weapons and go running with knife only with lots of perks? or perhaps use 3 attachments for your gun and run with no grenades and tacticals. Create your class for your own playstyles. Diving is back but I found it rather not useful in many situations. ...
Pros: Fun, hours of gameplay
Cons: Might get boring if you're not good . Start comlaining .
Excerpt: "Call of Duty black ops WOW! what a game, everything i want from a FPS, the graphics, the gameplay,action, explosions and to not get frustrated and getting stuck on every level, Anyone could play this game( that why us gamers have hardcore mode) and feel they could conquer the world, i would recommend this game to anyone its what FPS should be, one thing though which disapointed me, i paid £40 for this game when it came out and it is the most buggy ...
Pros: great characters,gameplay,graphics and action 10 out of 10 game
Cons: not cheat new and very buggy game(there is a few updates fixes now)
Excerpt: You may already have got an idea how much I dislike Call of Duty Black Ops simply from the headline. Make no mistake, it sold quite substantially and broke previous records set by Modern Warfare 2, but that doesn't necesarrily make it a good game. In fact the situation was so dire, that till date I have yet to play the offline story mode simply because I pick up these games to play with my friends. I wish I could do that however as multiplayer is just farcical.
Conclusion: ....but let down by the way it runs on many peep's computers. I had to upgrade my cpu to a quadcore to get this to run smoothly. Other than that, I think the game is good, being a 44yr old male that only plays the campaign mode this review is only for that. I don't play the multiplayer so cannot comment. Provided your pc meets the title's minimum spec it should play decently. Just enjoy .
Conclusion: Modern Warfare 2 is better than this game in virtually every way. Better engine, better gameplay, better graphics, better online play, better maps... This game just feels far too 'noob friendly'. I'm all for attracting new players to the franchise, but not at the expense of quality gameplay and balance.
Conclusion: I'm an avid fan of all the Call of Duty range, but without doubt it feels as though they've rushed to put this together. Graphics, engine and storyline are all of a lower level than Modern Warfare 2 that was released a year ago. Thanks to Steam, it also informed me I'd played and completed the main single player campaign within 4.5 hours.
Conclusion: Call of Duty has delivered again. They have produced another polished hollywood style, action shooter, and still lead the field. As a game its fun, graphics are top notch, weapons and sound great and the story is your typical modern tale of terrorists etc. The only negatives are very minor, and stand out only as you always expect the best from this franchise.
Conclusion: What's new, only one things, bugs and instability. It really is that bad, Steam doesn't help either. They have done nothing to sort out balance issues, the maps are insanely complicated making it a game where most just sit still and don't move around. COD4 was the pinnicle, this is the nadir. To top it off, multiplayer cheating is off the charts. As for the single player, hah it's laughable.
Conclusion: I have been playing FPS on the PC since they began, followed MoH and CoD franchises through every game and expansion there was. With Black Ops I was really getting to the end of my patience with the CoD franchise. Upping the prices and charging for map packs which historically were free, really nagged me, its like a kick in the teeth to the dedicated followers.