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Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

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Leitchy 10th November 2010, 12:57 Quote
Can't play it properly due to the video lag going on. 5/10 from me until a patch comes out!
Baz 10th November 2010, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Leitchy
Can't play it properly due to the video lag going on. 5/10 from me until a patch comes out!

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1573066&page=2

Workarounds a-plenty
r3loaded 10th November 2010, 13:01 Quote
So you slate the game so much, then hand it an 8/10? WTF?! 6/10 would be my rating based on that review, at most.
Fingers66 10th November 2010, 13:01 Quote
<snip>...as the script stumbles along with all the charisma of a nude, drunken grandfather...<snip>

Really? Did you have to use that? I have just had lunch...:D
Leitchy 10th November 2010, 13:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
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Originally Posted by Leitchy
Can't play it properly due to the video lag going on. 5/10 from me until a patch comes out!

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1573066&page=2

Workarounds a-plenty

And 'quote a plenty' to the number of posts that say the workarounds do not work!
logan'srun 10th November 2010, 13:03 Quote
Zombie mode?

Uh gee, 4 players to fight of hordes of Zombies. . . .does that sound familiar?
CardJoe 10th November 2010, 13:04 Quote
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So you slate the game so much, then hand it an 8/10? WTF?! 6/10 would be my rating based on that review, at most.

There are plenty of flaws, but I feel the review makes it clear they are mostly found in the singleplayer campaign and that the multiplayer and co-op compensate for them. Also, bear in mind that just because something is crude doesn't mean it isn't effective.
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Zombie mode?

Uh gee, 4 players to fight of hordes of Zombies. . . .does that sound familiar?

Zombie mode was also in World at War, which actually predates L4D's release by a week or so. Valve were obviously known to be working on it before then, but it's not like even Valve came up with the idea of fighting zombies. Besides, gameplay is fundamentally diffierent - L4D is about moving through different areas, COD Zombies is about just holding a small area and unlocking level ups.
Autti 10th November 2010, 13:12 Quote
Joe, why don't you post separate scores for single player and multi?
smc8788 10th November 2010, 13:15 Quote
Zombies is OK, but whenever I'm playing it all I can think about is how much better L4D is. Treyarch also don't do single player campaigns nearly as well as Infinity Ward. I'm about half way through on veteran and it's very frustrating that they still feel the need to use sections with infinitely respawning enemies after IW largely did away with them in the last game.
BRAWL 10th November 2010, 13:15 Quote
Because thats crap.

Good review mate, the games very good imo =]
Adnoctum 10th November 2010, 13:21 Quote
Is it any wonder that I don't much like straight FPSs any more, given they cost a bomb and the single-player missions are only a few hours of gameplay?
Social LAN games with friends are fun, but I prefer an immersive narrative and environment.

I'll go back and play Borderlands again as a different character. I should also give the Stalker games another play. And I never got around to finishing The Witcher. Plus Metro 2033 is looking quite cheap now.
Krikkit 10th November 2010, 13:26 Quote
The biggest element of CoD is the multiplayer these days. Sad, but true.
wuyanxu 10th November 2010, 13:28 Quote
zombie mode is fun, but difficult, and i think requires everyone to be within arm's reach for it to work. because voice communication simply isn't enough (from WaW experience, Bops seems to be text only so far). i was playing WaW zombie mode with housemates when that first came out, and that was brilliant.

multiplayer was not great, as highlighted with the review, i have been confused by the map design far too many times. and consequently, my score suffers (well, that's my excuse for getting killed by smc8788 many times)

Nuke town is still my favorite, because it's simple, can actually know where i'd end up if i go down a path.
Skiddywinks 10th November 2010, 13:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
The biggest element of CoD is the multiplayer these days. Sad, but true.

I agree with you on both the sad and the true, except I would say it isn't restricted to CoD. Halo is another serious culprit, and I haven't played much of the Battlefield games recently (Bad Company and later), but my brother is only ever playing multiplayer and never says a word about the singleplayer. MoH was no better, except the multiplayer there was poor as well.

It's like this generation just don't care about a well crafted, engrossing single player.
Spreadie 10th November 2010, 13:32 Quote
Thanks for the timely review, Joe.

I can now avoid this game, and not wonder if I'm missing anything.

This isn't aimed solely at CODBLOPS (brilliant name!), but I find relying on multiplayer to bolster a game's score is pure sh!te.

I've finally grown weary of whiny little 13 year old gits, playing out their own insult competition in the servers, so I stick mainly to the single player games these days and, as such, five hours of poorly scripted gameplay is insulting (especially considering how much they were hoping to charge for it).

I'll forget about this one, as I did with COD5, and pick it up in the bargain bins in a year or so.
mrbens 10th November 2010, 13:33 Quote
Installed it this morning, might be able to tear myself off New Vegas tonight to have a play through the single player campaign.

BTW the bottom section of page 1 of the review is blocked reading this at work saying:

Web content unauthorized...
Filter Name: WebFilter-1
Filter Item: porn
CardJoe 10th November 2010, 13:40 Quote
[QUOTE=Skiddywinks]
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Originally Posted by Krikkit

It's like this generation just don't care about a well crafted, engrossing single player.

BioShock proves otherwise.
Adnoctum 10th November 2010, 13:41 Quote
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Filter Item: porn

Probably the drunken, naked grandfather causing the problems, as he always does.
Leitchy 10th November 2010, 13:41 Quote
Your boss will be having a word with you then regarding viewing porn at work!
CardJoe 10th November 2010, 13:42 Quote
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Filter Item: porn

Probably the drunken, naked grandfather causing the problems, as he always does.

I imagine it's the use of the phrase 'gun-porn' that sets it off. I do not apologise.
Autti 10th November 2010, 13:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe

BioShock proves otherwise.
Not really a good example when you considering SS2
Adnoctum 10th November 2010, 13:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
I imagine it's the use of the phrase 'gun-porn' that sets it off. I do not apologise.

I was reading a review for the new Saw 3D movie where it was described as "torture porn". How true.
I know someone who gets excited by that kind of gratuitous horror, and I have to wonder if there is a sexual element to his excitement.
mpr 10th November 2010, 13:56 Quote
so glad you guys didn't give it 90-100% like so many others.

The ingredients in this recipie smell wonderfully to me as a PC gamer, but the end result comes off a bit like a not so fresh burger from a van. I'm enjoying it, but the MP is so laggy at times and the graphics are meh compared to even CoD4:MW. I am glad that they tried so hard to make peace with us PC players, and for the most part I feel that they've made the right choices... even if it's not properly implimented yet.
Unknownsock 10th November 2010, 14:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
The biggest element of CoD is the multiplayer these days. Sad, but true.

Hmm i loved the SP of MW and MW2..Treyarch have always failed on this front imo though.

Although still undecided whether to get this..
Redbeaver 10th November 2010, 14:12 Quote
wheres my BF3?
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