Thursday, November 25, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops




Hey guys, I figure I'd review Black Ops. I had a chance to get my hands on it for the first time (I've been really busy, I know I'm weeks behind).

Firstly, let me give a little background history on my experience;

I've played shooters since well... Duckhunt. Doom, Goldeneye, CS, HL1&2... Just to name a few oldies. Most recently I've played MW1+2 heavily, invested quite a bit of time into the L4D series... and the more recent episodes of HL2.

Where does Black Ops compare to these?

Well, it doesn't change a whole lot, it doesn't push the envelope, and it hasn't created or changed the formula.

What has it done? It's taken tons of elements from Modern Warfare 2 and really polished them. If you're looking for a brand new game here that doesn't feel like MW2, you're looking in the wrong place. This all feels very familiar, but it's the kind of familiar like eating my favorite birthday cake once a year feels like. Yeah, I've tasted this all before, but it's a good taste. Although I really do have to say, I didn't think it's possible to trump MW2 single players cheesy-ness, but Black Ops has definitely taken the cake at over-doing things. A Michael Bay movie on steroids is the best way to describe it.

But you didn't buy the game to play the single player- you bought it for the multiplayer. Which I  have to say is just as fun as ever. You remember all those really annoying overpowered abilities? They're either gone, counterable, or just nerfed. It seems like they've listened and swung their balancing hammers.

Other than that, not much else is new, you really just need to go play the game for yourself!

15 comments:

Tomas Fer said...

I'm want to play the game, but, so much negative comments.

Right now I'm playing GoldenEye on wii. I really love the Online.

Prof said...

Haha shooters since duckhunt! thats great stuff.

Ill have to try Blck Ops sometime

KillerKun said...

Niiiiice :D
I will buy it as soon as it lowers it's price :D

Vapor said...

Nothing will ever top Goldeneye IMO.

Come At Me Bro said...

Sweet game!

Beaker said...

I've been looking into Black Ops, however I don't own a current gen system that plays this. I have the Wii, which is good, but I should have gotten a Playstation or Xbox.

Thanks for the review, the way you described everything is great, with the birthday cake analogy.

Tweeks Coffee said...

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Jaceta said...

I have tons of friends that are wanting me to play Black Ops and for some reason I can't bring myself to buy it. Maybe its because they want me to get a 360 and play with them on that gaming platform.

Imensha said...

I'm not much into FPS's and certainly not into multiplayer.
I'm a bit like Yahtzee (Zero Punctuation), I prefer single player and games shouldn't rely on multiplayer to make them fun to play.

Great post nonetheless :)

befashionistic.blogspot.com/ said...

why are they called black tho?

arnyke said...

I reely like your post!
I follow you dayle!nice work Bro!

MarkoManager said...

Everyday - interesting post, great job man...

Evan said...

great review. I thought about buying Black Ops but then remembered I play games on a ps1

Mr.Lantel said...

Kinda a short review man =/ Still good reading

MikeyB said...

unbelievable game...Wage War is fuckin addictive as hell

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