Ok, so we have heard both sides of the coin when it comes to COD Black Ops. The general consensus seems to be that the critics hail this game as a very well executed game, but the gamers on the other hand seem to be a little disappointed, mainly picking up on graphical and gameplay issues.
Players View – I guess there is no place to draw the line here. Players are so used to the magnificence of Modern Warfare 2 that they think that the overall gameplay and graphics of Black Ops lets it down somewhat. This along with certain multiplayer issues (PS3 and Xbox 360) has probably plagued the release of Black Ops, but this does not mean you still won’t play it.
Professionals & Critics View – The game has received high praise from a large majority of people ‘higher-up’ in the gaming industry, and this is mostly down to the incredible story line that comes with Black Ops. The memorable characters and Cold War storyline, plus a Zombie onslaught has brought something different to a FPS, something that really has not been done before.
Personally, I don’t think we can blame Infinity Ward or Treyarch for the problems that have become apparent. Activision took the choice to employ to separate companies for different outings of the game. Giving them alternating years in which they would release a Call of Duty game. As said by the Wall Street Journal, they think it is a lot like Disney releasing Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3 with different creators for each film. Read the full article here.
If you try and come from all perspectives, the critics, the gamers and Activision, what advice would you give for next years instalment?
Source: Wall Street Journal