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Black Ops First Strike Map Pack Review: Nothing Groundbreaking

A day before the new Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike was released Alan Ng offered us a preview of the gameplay, as well as some video footage. So now gamers have spent their first day with the new DLC, we thought we would see what they thought so far. Looking at one review from Attack of the Fanboy, it looks as though it is “nothing truly groundbreaking.”

We already know that the latest DLC contains five new maps, so choosing the best one will be down to personal preference. Before they even get to the review it seemed important for them to mention that this new content is exclusive to Xbox 360 owners only, the likes of the PS3 will have to wait another month.

If you are a hardcore gamer, then First Strike map pack has been developed with you in mind. However, the one update that will be of most interest has to be the new Zombie gametype. I do fear that Zombies takes away something from the main part of the game — but that’s just one man’s opinion.

Having said that Attack of the Fanboy believes that the new zombie mode is the best part of the new DLC, so would you agree with that?

We Got This Covered has also spent some time with COD Black Ops First Strike, and has taken a closer look at each new map. They have scored the new expansion pack a 9 out of 10, but just like to point out that $15 is a little too expensive, what do you think?

Written by Peter Chubb

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billythekid
billythekid

Man i just spent 7 hours downloading that DLC and im pissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did i waste 15 dollars for just a zombie map but the firast match i ever played on the DLC (stadium) lagged so bad i just quit then i started a new game and the other side had the horrible lag issues this game needs a fucking lobotomy!!!!!!!!

vertman
vertman

forget all that stuff and spend 10 quid on battlefield bad company 2…far better than blops anyday.

ZombiesFTW56
ZombiesFTW56

Well a reason people pay $50 a year for xbox live is because unlike the PS3 the xbox actually pays for its servers so all the laggy bullshit or the host bullshit doesnt happen and that is yet another reason why people on xbox gets their shit first because all that money you give them is spent on contracts to allow xbox players the oppurtunity to get the maps first as a thanks for paying for good quality entertainment

AnthoMicrosoft
AnthoMicrosoft

Well a reason people pay $50 a year for xbox live is because unlike the PS3 the xbox actually pays for its servers so all the laggy bullshit or the host bullshit doesnt happen and that is yet another reason why people on xbox gets their shit first because all that money you give them is spent on contracts to allow xbox players the oppurtunity to get the maps first as a thanks for paying for so many years.

pie
pie

i agree with all of you, i mean, i bought the freakin game, why do i have to pay 15$ more for new maps? Comparing the prices of these 360 games with their computer copies, they're outrageously expensive. My friend bought BFBC2 for 20$ (it was 7$ during christmas though) and i look at the same game at Target and it's still for 60$ for 360. If I'm paying for these dumb prices, they should at least be kind enough to give me some maps for free. Combined with paying 60$ for the game, paying about 50$ a year for… Read more »

themanwithplans
themanwithplans

I say give complete freedom to the player how he/she wants to play. If you want to sprint and knife, so be it. If one wants to qickscope, so be it. If you want bling/warlord why should we stop You? Everyone has different styles of play so why would you ban anything to favor Another? Find your style of play, perfect it, rock it. But don't complainwhen others do the same.

Bob12
Bob12

The servers are bad and campers are retarded but the game is still beast and the map pack only improves on it.

Battousai 80
Battousai 80

@ Overrated.

You must be one or all of the following while playing MW2.
1) Marathon, Lightweight, Commando garbage
2) One Man Army, Danger Close, Noobtube garbage
3) Sleight of hand, Stopping Power, Quickscope garbage
4) Tactical Insertion, Nuke Booster garbage

I am glad that Black Ops does not cater to garbage listed above.
Also, I'm glad that the maps are not rehashes of previous maps.

I'm not saying that Black Ops is perfect, but at least Treyarch listens to the community and patches issues in a decent time. Thank goodness they fixed the second chance kills.

Overrated
Overrated

Black ops is truly garbage compared with mw2. They sold us a waw platform with new maps. What a joke. I put in mw2 the other night just bc I had enough of black ops. It felt like I just got a new game. If you haven’t played mw2 since Bo arrived pop it back in and I promise you will know what your missing. Have you notice even casual gamers seem to do well at Bo, this is bc it feeds on spawn waves and camping. So now the most inexperience Gamer cam amass 15 kills. Mw2 they wouldn’t… Read more »

marhorn
marhorn

Reach destroys black ops anyday! Bungie put care and love into their product, the coding is second to none!

The Kinected Gamer
The Kinected Gamer

It has sucked me back into multiplayer so I can't complain lol

mike
mike

are you a retard lol you complain in this massive paragraph about how black ops is shit yet your still 10th prestige

rob
rob

black ops is not a patch on mw2 i wont be getting the dlz i had black ops within a week of it coming out played it for a month to give it "a fair crack of the whip" but to be honest it has not been in my ps3 for 2 months at least. dissapointed dont even cover it £40 for a months gaming lol i was expecting soo much more from black ops how could treyarch mess it up so badly. when is another dlz for mw2 coming out come on infinity ward step up to the challenge… Read more »

Marc
Marc

Mike im with you dude if its that bad why put probably 150-200 hours into getting tenth prestige!!????

MIKE
MIKE

dude you're dumb you spend all that time going on about how the game sucks yet you're a TENTH PRESTIGE

steve
steve

Who cares about Black Ops PS3 DLC – KZ3 is out in Feb and I know where I'll be spending my money. I hope the one month exclusive deal cost M$ a bunch of cash. They can have it.

Paul
Paul

@Tim

Not sure what's going on with your internet connection mate, I've been playing Black Ops without any lag for a good while now (after they 'fixed' all that PS3 nonsense) and never have any problems hosting.

It's a decent game but $15 (~£10) is just a bit too much for a few new maps.

Tim
Tim

The whole game is less than ground breaking lol ,it should have been named flop ops !!!! We wouldn't have wasted our money . we drooled over the name BLACK OPS!!!!!!! lol .I play ps3 so I'm generally screwed ,not to mention I have great internet so I am generally screwed just by turning on multilplay . it seems when you are the host you are rarely able to get kills lol ,unless you force all your kills ,which you can do ,usually 20 bullits in the head and body do it for me lol ,I have to steal someones… Read more »

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