Average User Score: 4.7Nov 17, 2012Gotta admit, this game took me by surprise. I had previously written off the CoD franchise in favor of Battlefield for it's vehicles & manyGotta admit, this game took me by surprise. I had previously written off the CoD franchise in favor of Battlefield for it's vehicles & many different & new modes of game play & variety. Black Ops II is so different from the other CoD's that its gotten me hooked again. The campaign is no better or worse than Warfighter's & as a matter of fact, I think I enjoyed Warfighter more. But the Multiplayer in Black Ops II has so much more to offer its worth every penny you'll pay. My only gripes are the limited selection of weapons & for Chrissakes, beefup the gunfire sound effects. I shouldn't be able to hear someone in the game trying to explain something to me when I'm discharging my weapon. Battlefield's sound is far superior. The revamped score streak as opposed to kill streak makes the game a bit more fun for those of us that aren't dead-eye sights & aimers....
You should buy this game. Nice job Treyarch!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Oct 27, 2012Bummed. I feel like the kid that keeps touching the hot stove after he burned his hand the first time. From now on, good luck selling anythingBummed. I feel like the kid that keeps touching the hot stove after he burned his hand the first time. From now on, good luck selling anything w/ the words "Medal Of Honor" on it, it has now become synonymous w/ mediocrity. The game wasn't even "rushed". 2 years?!? 2 years to make this game w/ a well known, often used & very agile engine. & this is what they came up with.... Trading....
The multiplayer is buggy, sometimes on respawn, you fall through the map which adds a death to your count. Damage is inconsistent @ best. Seems to take me damn near a mag to kill a guy, even when I get the drop on him, while the other guy hits me about 3 times & I'm dead. Other times I hit a guy 2-3 times & he falls dead.. go figure.
Single player was fun enough, kind of a lotta re do though. Too much time spent on details like the differences of how a GROM operative reloads a weapon vs. how a SEAL might & not enough on the polish of the experience as a whole....… Expand
Average User Score: 3.1Jan 16, 2012Let's start w/ the single player campaign. This was great addition to the series! Anyone who's been actually following the story from theLet's start w/ the single player campaign. This was great addition to the series! Anyone who's been actually following the story from the first Modern Warfare game will agree that it was, @ the very least, interesting the way Infinity Ward tied it all together. Well @ least I loved it, more so than the second one anyway. Not much to say about the gameplay, only difference is the addition of "dual sights" allowing the player the use of a more close-range sight like a holographic sight & a longer range option like an ACOG for enemies that are further out on the battlefield. While the game looks pretty good & is very fluid, what in the he'll happened to the sound!?!? It's completely unrealistic & "muted" I hateto be one of "those guys" but Battlefield got it right. I remember the first fire fight because I had my sound turned up to hear the voices & then all of a sudden the **** hit the fan & the gunfire was loud & the bass thumped hard! I'd unload my magazine after I killed te enemy in front of me just to hear/feel the gunfire & enjoy tue experience the only way it can be enjoyed, in a virtual environment. In MW3, you can always hear voices extra loud over really muted gunfire.. Ok enough about that. Multiplayer. It's got it's strengths & weaknesses which basically boil down to your preference in franchises. If you LOVE COD chances are your mind will be closed to what Battlefield has to offer that's fun & engaging. Not to say that MW3 isn't fun in it's own right. Between the perks, fast level-ups & modes of gameplay it's pretty fun. Kill confirmed is an excellent example of this, that is my favorite mode of play, but there are numerous others. Sorry can't speak to what COD Elite has to offer, but from what I've been hearing about it, I think it's kind of funny that people are so upset by EA's decision to make people who buy the game (Battlefield 3) pay $15 to play online. @ least everyone's on the same playing field once they buy in & don't have to contend w/ goofballs who are willing to shell out another $50/yr for maps & added perks/advantages.
Sorry for the less than objective review, but hey this is a public forum & I'm not a professional writer..… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jan 16, 2012First of all, I'm not a huge Fanboys of Batman or comic books in general but I still genuinely enjoyed this game! The combat is fluid & fun toFirst of all, I'm not a huge Fanboys of Batman or comic books in general but I still genuinely enjoyed this game! The combat is fluid & fun to watch, once you figure out how to execute properly, that is. The learning curve is gradual & not too punishing, but when the baddies start carrying weapons, you have to be ready to incorporate a lot of your gadgets into your combos, which takes a lot of practice & adds a whole new layer of difficulty to the game. The addition of other playable characters like Catwoman, Nightwing & Robin are nice play extenders & add more value for Fanboys, but I only played the Catwoman add-on as it came w/ the purchase of the game because honestly, I would rather spend my money on additional content for other games I play more. While I did enjoy this game, it's not w/o it's faults. The environments are nicely rendered & the fact that most of your time is spent outside, the whole game takes place in the span of one night, would've been cool to see this environment in the daylight, but I guess that kind of defeats the purpose of a Batman game. Also it seems that an awful lot has been recycled from Arkham Asylum. The only differences that stood out for me were the ability to soar from one en of the city to the other, & the available gadgets have expanded.
All in all the game is a lot of fun, the evironment is big & beautiful & the side missions add a lot of gameplay to the otherwise relatively fast-moving main plot, the ending to which is absolutely amazing, I might add. But there was a lot of what seemed like recycled gameplay & characters which kind of left me a little disappointed in the end I kind of felt like I was playing Arkham Asylum all over again but this time more outside...… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jan 7, 2012I bought this game because Amazon had a promotion going & truthfully I wasn't expecting much, what with all the nay-sayers hating on the game,I bought this game because Amazon had a promotion going & truthfully I wasn't expecting much, what with all the nay-sayers hating on the game, but this one has turned out to be of the best shooters I've ever purchased! The maps are huge & the different modes of gameplay offer something drastically different & new from Modern Warfare. If you are having a hard time w/ team deathmatch, take a breakfrom that & fire up a round of conquest (those are the full-blown war maps where you can fly jets & helicopters or drive humvees troop transports or tanks all of which "level-up" as you score kills with them). Team Deathmatch strips the experience of the vehicles & tightens up th environment a bit in order to keep the action from going into a lull the maps still seem a bit larger than those found in Modern Warfare which is nice as that provides one more options for mounting an offense because it's almost impossible for a team to cover every flank. There is room for improvement however. Between matches you aren't allowed to customize your loadout, only view that round's statistics, awards & other entertaining but ultimately unimportant information. Also the spawn points in team deathwatch are still a bit punishing even w/ all the recent updates that have been released since the game has come to market. Learning the aircraft & their controls takes practice, be ready to get shot down a lot by the other "Aces" in the match. A bit of advice is to ride w/ someone who has more experience so you can rack up xp. In a round I leveled up my attack chopper 4 times because the pilot was experienced.
If you're looking for something new & different from MW3 this is a breath of fresh air.
Oh yeah, & the campaign's pretty good too...… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Nov 20, 2011A friend of mine turned me onto this series when I first picked up my playstation about a year ago. I've been In love ever since! This game isA friend of mine turned me onto this series when I first picked up my playstation about a year ago. I've been In love ever since! This game is all about story progression & character development. A lot of time has been spent ensuring the consumer gets wrapped up in "what happens next". Yet, the developer didn't alienate those who enjoy collecting, puzzle solving, or shooting.
The story, character development & voice acting are all top-notch & really make the game what it is, an experience. It seems that all of the members of the original cast made the effort to return for this sequel which really speaks to the regard for which the actors & the developer hold for the franchise & really helps to provide a sense of continuity. I found the shooting as frustrating as the past two iterations, assigning the same button for dodging/rolling as grabbing/throwing an assailant was a poor choice of control scheme & sometimes the camera would move @ the wrong time which in turn would cause Drake to move in the wrong direction or "miss the mark" which prove frustrating from time to time, but this was not a common occurance.
The puzzles were moderately challenging & provided the needed breaks from the action/shooting sequences.
Multiplayer is fun & the leveling progression a la modern warfare gives the player something to shoot for & provides a lot of replay value.
I loved the game, I thought it looked as good or better than most top-tier games for the playstation & the score, beautifully mastered & orchestrated.
A must have, as well as the first two iterations!… Expand