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11 Nov 2012
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So some of you may have held off from getting Black Ops 2 and will have waitied to check the reviews first.  But let's face it, this is Call of Duty and CoD is a very popular game so the majority of you will have it any way!

 

Let's hear what you all think of the game so far.  You might want to split your critique into 3 sections

 

Campaign

Zombies

Multiplayer

 

Give us your thoughts!

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Slightly confused by unlock tokens. Do I have to chose what to unlock wisely, or can I unlock everything regardless?

 

Menu will take some getting used to. Keeps getting odd freezes online to, like 3-5 second freeze then the game continues, pretty annoying.

 

 

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Cringles88 wrote:

Slightly confused by unlock tokens. Do I have to chose what to unlock wisely, or can I unlock everything regardless?

 

Menu will take some getting used to. Keeps getting odd freezes online to, like 3-5 second freeze then the game continues, pretty annoying.

 

 


You get a token for every level, then when you prestige apparently you can choose different options, one being that you keep your previous levels on your guns once you unlock them again, so maybe the tokens too?

 

Or you can reset (re-spec) so I wouldn't worry too much!! (Refunded tokens)

 

Or just prestige as normal!?!

 

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Fairly enjoying it after a few hours. I had the texture pack installed from the start, but after a while the freezing stopped happening as much.

 

The constant UAV thing is highly annoying. Won't be so bad as long as the counter UAV is unlocked early enough. Had some great games tonight. Even hard core team death match I'm enjoying.

 

Are all the maps available on TDM? I kept seeing the same maps show up, then when I played HC mode, I seen all new maps. Hope they eventually have all maps rotate on TDM at least. 

 

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Nuketown is where it should be, out of the main maps and on it's own.

Now I don't have to worry about jumping into a game and it being Nuketown, unless I want it to be.
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I agree with you about nuke town, but it's pretty pants that I may not see a map because its on a game type I mdisney enjoy. 

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The only mode in Nuketown is Moshpit
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Yeah, the menu system is poor compared to MW3, I haven't been unlocking everything just stuff that I might think will be interesting.

 

There should be no problem having enough coins though.

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Personally I think the "Scorestreaks" not killstreaks are good, different and not over powered like they were in the other games. The menu system is not as good but the Pick10 systems is by far better than previous.

I don't find leveling up as exciting but I like discovering the new stuff and unlocking what I want, it means I have to read and understand each thing, so its better.

Not had freezes yet, lets see tonight when I get home.
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I love the scorestreaks. You actually have to earn them this time round. 

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The game is light years better than MW3.

 

I was a big fan of COD4, WaW didn't tickle my fancy due to the WW2 setting again, MW2 was decent, I expected nothing from Black Ops and really enjoyed it, MW3 was turgid, brown and boring I think I barely played more than 40 hours the entire year I had it and most of that was in the last month to get used to the controls again.

 

Black Ops 2 actually tries to change things up a bit, the campaign seems a lot better so far, the new UI is great, the wealth of options in multiplayer is fantastic, the maps seem varied and balanced and I enjoy that nuketown is on a seperate play list. I have been disconnected a few times and my k/d ratio is pretty pants compared to what it used to be but the game is fun and it feels like its worth the money, with MW3 I felt like all I had bought was a big DLC pack.

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Turns out I didn't need to pre-order in the end as someone got me it as a surprise! Woo!

Well, what can I say? Loving it so far! Had a bad patch for about 20 mins where host kept migrating and game was ending early, other than that it's all been ace!

Domination is fantastic, the 'B' on all maps I've played has been contested fantastically. Not too sure on domination having rounds and time limits though.

Cargo is my favourite map so far purely because I got a 21/0 on it, just a shame I had guardian as my highest scorestreak... Not tried a lot of the new scorestreak but guardian is good (particularly for domination). The RC-xd's explosive power seems to have been toned down too which is welcome!

For you guys having freezing problems, have you tried installing the textures to HDD (right at the bottom of options in multiplayer) - I did this before I played so don't know how it effects it but had no freezing issues on my old phat 80gb PS3 here.
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Well said slick, my thoughts exactly.
Just need this freezing and crashing to be sorted and I can see this eating up as much of my life as cod4 did back so manny moons ago. :)
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Black ops 1 was a nightmare from day one ,crashing for 6 weeks and destroying consoles !!

 

BLOPS 2 

 

Pro's 

 

Nice Graphics and sound effects.

 

Negatives

 


Poor levelling up system, Infinity Ward really make levelling up exiting, you hardly notice it with Black ops.

 

Poor Killstreaks .... really, really poor .... no fun.

 

Maps are very similar, none are special.

 

Game freezes , it's happened about 4 times in 8hrs, my PS3 has to save it self.

 

 

 

My initial feelings were really positive, now, I feel disappointed .

 

I'll be playing as much MW3 as I will Black ops 2 

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The biggest problem with Black Ops 2 is 

 

NO

 

TEAM 

 

DEFENDER 

 

I loved that game mode :smileyindifferent::smileysurprised::smileysad:

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URBAN_MANC wrote:

The biggest problem with Black Ops 2 is 

 

NO

 

TEAM 

 

DEFENDER 

 

I loved that game mode :smileyindifferent::smileysurprised::smileysad:


 

 

And no Sabotage either.  I usually like to play a varient of that in private matches.

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Fancy missing out 2 of the best game modes ...

 

TREYARCH

 

PUT 

THEM 

BACK

 

Whats worse, the grinch that stole christmas or Treyarch :smileyfrustrated::smileymad:

 

 

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Can't say too much about online play (apart from its borked!)

 

But....

 

(So far...) Campaign is pretty good (apart from that "Downloading Game Settings" loop i get stuck on whenever i pause the game....am i the only one?) Think i should have played Blops1 campaign again to refresh me old memory, think it would have helped with the Blops2 story! 

 

Zombies : Was never any good at this in WaW or Blops1 but enjoyed it anyway. Blops2 Zombies is even better (But i'm still worst than useless at it!)

 

Multiplayer : Will tell you when its working properly. :smileyindifferent: BUT when playing the offline / local play / bots thing it's great! 

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Not part of the PS3 crowd :( but got it on PC and I think it's a great game. The textures look nice and crisp and apart from that, it's probably one of the first COD games I've really enjoyed in ages.

I think the scorestreak idea is brilliant; not encountered any match where about 10 helicopters are flying around the map.
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I not played black ops 1, do i need to to enjoy the campaign in this ? cheers
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I not played black ops 1, do i need to to enjoy the campaign in this ? cheers

Not at all.

Neither campaign will make any sense so you may as well play this one first, standing on your head.

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Yaster wrote:

So some of you may have held off from getting Black Ops 2 and will have waitied to check the reviews first.  But let's face it, this is Call of Duty and CoD is a very popular game so the majority of you will have it any way!

 

Let's hear what you all think of the game so far.  You might want to split your critique into 3 sections

 

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Multiplayer

 

Give us your thoughts!


 

Campaign

Same old story with COD campaign just lots of shooting, killing, dieing etc I dont really like the strike mission things though

 

Zombies

Well as much as i have played it i enjoyed it like the rest of the previous zombies. The introduction of the new modes on it have also made it more interesting

 

Multiplayer

Same story here, buggy when its been released, lag, freezing, campers. However the gameplay when running smooth is enjoyable and feels like COD again unlike the mess of MW3

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