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Call of Duty Black Ops: A Disappointment?

We have been reporting on all kinds of Call of Duty Black Ops related news over the past few days, but we are definitely surprised to see just how many of you have expressed your disappointment with the game.

While some people love Treyarch’s new game, it seems the majority do not, and this could be due to a single issue in the game, or a whole collection of problems that we have also been telling you about.

Why has this game in particular been met with such fierce criticism? Perhaps it is due to the fact that Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners simply expected too much after the excellent Modern Warfare 2 – and lets face it, it was an excellent game looking back.

You can’t put this down to teething problems with Black Ops either, you guys are seriously mad about the game, and there is always a reason for this. I personally loved Black Ops, and while I probably haven’t played multiplayer as much as you guys, it seems as one problem has turned into a crisis situation, with cries of ‘Treyarch killed the franchise’ and ‘I want my money back!’

If you consider yourself to be disappointed with the game, which was the factor that led you to that decision? Was it the graphics, connection problems, lag, ‘unrealistic’ sounds, or a combination of everything? I really hope that Treyarch are listening to some of the criticism that they are receiving for the game, and come out and give their side of the story.

Did we all expect too much from the game after MW2? Give us your say on the matter.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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pow1
pow1

bad respawns, respawning with no ammo in the middle of an enemy area, the enemy get one shot kills on you and your wepon seems to need about 20 bullets to kill a single enemy, thats unrealistic and all in SP mode. not much choice of where to move and manouver, instead your just being limited in all directions. loved the story line and could have made that interactive to compensate for getting killed by one shot unrealistic kills so much. or just leave the space on the disk as a 3D movie.

Joe
Joe

I refuse to play black ops multiplayer anymore. 1) the graphics are outdated, but this isn’t such a huge issue with me. 2) campers 3) most of the guns are useless. 3arc destroyed weapon variety by making half of the guns pea shooters while the other half are exact clones of eachother. 4) I have never experienced this kind of lag in call of duty. Ever. Not even when I use to play MW1 on the Wii. And I have Blops for 360 now. Connection issues and lag make this game unplayable and his game is almost totally based on… Read more »

DJ

Hilarious that people say MW2 is the worst CoD to date… That’s because MW2 (and MW) allow a skillful player (which possesses some mental capacity), to be BETTER at other individuals playing the game. Black Ops levels the playing field. This enables retards, like MedZz3ro, to run around with a SMG and get lucky enough to kill you. Aside from the terrible multiplayer, less than mediocre graphics, sound issues, bad servers, lack of modern weaponry, underpowered sidearms, people spawning behind you, catoon-like characters, undefined/block-like weapons, retarded perks and killstreaks, killstreak kills not counting toward one’s overall killstreak, and unrealistic round… Read more »

logan
logan

i think one of the reasons people bought this game was just for the zombies.
and has anyone noticed how they took like half of the guns from mw2 and just changed them a little bit?

Mikkel
Mikkel

I gotta say, this game beat MW2 in almost all areas if you ask me. Seeing as how the MP doesn't really work for me (bought it on PC for MP, played through SP on PS3 and traded it) I can't really talk about that. But, in my opinion, this game had the coolest, most interesting, most gripping and most awesome SP of ANY Call of Duty. The plotline, the voice acting (God I love the intensity in the level… Revelations I think it's called, when you can really feel the pain in his voice) and the gritty, brutal nature… Read more »

BDakota95
BDakota95

I am trading this game in to get something else. "Why?" you ask? Because I REALLY want to play this game ALL THE TIME. Yet every time I play it, I want to throw it in the trash. This would be a great game if not for the waves of glitches, lag, server probs, system crashes, AND.. the sound is just TERRIBLE. A guy shooting his gun five feet to your side literally sounds like he is miles away in scale. Just awful. I want my money back for sure. The graphics do look very dated IE:(WAW) MW2 is way… Read more »

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The only problem I have with COD Black ops is the matchmaking system, or rather the aparent lack of one. It takes new players and puts them with very expierianced players. I think Trearch should fix that.

MATT
MATT

Black ops was a huge dissapointment compared to modern warfare 2 everything they changed made the game worse

gary
gary

And you wonder why people copy games .I’m sorry but people who reviewed this game must have been paid by activistion never fall for it again that for shore

TeeGee
TeeGee

Another thing i wanted to say is that… these days people go to read reviews to justify their decision to buy a game or to justify their spent money for a product (even if it sucks… and review sites like IGN ,GT ,Gamespot enable them.

It's sick …

TeeGee
TeeGee

riiiight…it's MW2's fault this game sucks (sarcasm). I think this game is too shallow and has nothing to do with black operations (throwing grenades in pubblic ,driving like crazy through blockades while shooting … not black op-ish). I rather play Allied Assault (excellent mods) or Operation Flashpoint CWC 1985 since it involves tactics and when you get hit you're down. Why do people love simple games like BO or MW2 ? Is it fun so much ? For me it isn't , which doesn't mean i'm right on this. Everyone has their reasons for liking/disliking a game. Cheers.I hope you… Read more »

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

NO!!
MW2 was the dissapointment.Worst CoD to date.
Treyarch have ironed out almost all the issues MW2 created and has ironed out older ones like connection and cheats: Locale online search option and a reporting system.

Duke9192
Duke9192

In my opinion, the content of the game is great. The problem i have, and am very disappointed, is the sound. The guns sound like they all have silencers attached, or like a severely degraded mp3. Overall game play mechanics are cheesy, and graphics too. I've been playing moh( which has good graphics and excellent sound), and when i first played black ops, i couldn't believe how pathetic the graphics and sound are in it.

Ben Cunningham
Ben Cunningham

Sound is a hug issue in BO. Sounds like you're opening a bottle of champange when a grenade goes off. Also I have had the experience that there are more campers in this game then in MW2 even. Because your killstreaks don't add up people are more apt to sit in one spot to try and get their kills. Other thing they really dropped the ball on is the maps. While some are large there are so many little corners for people to camp in it makes me sick. Look at the good maps from all previous COD's and alot… Read more »

Biss
Biss

Didnt like black ops. Feels slow, sluggish and like a completely different game. Given that the makers of this release is different to MW2 thats no surprise. What is a surprise is that they took out some of the best attributes to this game; tat knifing is too slow, sniping sucks, secondary weapons is an absolute waste of time and maps are no way near as dynamic as MW2. I still cant believe the secondary weapons, the pistol is next to useless and who wants to run around with a noob launcher? I will say that the money and game… Read more »

Sid
Sid

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best in the series.

mw2 fan
mw2 fan

This game(BO) is just an offence brought to the players.It's a step back from MW2 or more…..a big regression. Not talking about aim bot,glitches or perks wich I've never used(well except for perks),but the overall quality of BO is so much lower than MW2 in every single aspect, I wish it wasn;t this way 'cause I was waiting for the game release like the other players. Take the choppers for example :small,laggy moves and bad sound. Weapons look like they've just been photographed in a toy store not to mention that almost all sound the same. Treyarch should've worked harder… Read more »

mw2 fan
mw2 fan

bottom line BO it is a DISAPPOINTMENT,lame sound,poor weaponry,poor graphics.
Too bad Activision didn't work with Infiniti ward anymore ,Treyarch sucks.
Activision u just lost a lots a fans unless u bring Infiniti ward back.
Personally miss Scar-h, tar21 and acr .
See u guys back on MW2.

jose palacios
jose palacios

me and my girlfriend and sister have been all waiting for this game but when it finally came out big disappointed with the multi player first of all u cannot change settings and other players cant have there own profile big disappointed because my sis and girl said that mw2 was better hope this changes or this is going to suck….

Pat
Pat

I believe the connection problems are the biggest issues. It seems almost impossible to get a group of people into a match, and the lag is terrible. I don't know about you guys, but I have major issues just shooting people from all the lag. I'll lay out an entire clip into some enemy, and then he'll just turn around and shoot my face off with no effort. If this lag could get fixed, then the game would be great. As far as I can tell, until these problems can get fixed, Infinity Ward should stick with the series

kevin
kevin

Alright. Here's my thoughts: I can excuse overloaded servers while Treyarch figures things out; I can excuse little nuances that need to be addressed with patches; I can excuse stylistic choices where Treyarch chose to change the game in this way or that–this is even appropriate (after all they are the developer). However, I cannot excuse Treyarch releasing a game with these graphics and sound that are so clearly sub-par. Obviously, graphics and sound cannot be patched. Did no one at Treyarch ever say "Guys, this graphics look abysmall compared to what most people are used to today. We really… Read more »

rafa
rafa

I am kind of old, I have been playing this games since the first medal of honor, and it was great, I love call of duty world at war, but this new game, well, the graphics are horrible, the guns sound terrible, and so on. I wish they would fix the sounds at least, it is so fake. MW2 is a great game for people that love first person shooters, graphics and sound are much better than black ops, if you say they are not, please buy mw2 and play it:) Look at how many people are disappointed with the… Read more »

lee anderson
lee anderson

i have tried black ops for over a week i have ranked up to level 18 ,25 30 and for the third time i get a onscreen message saying online stats been reset and i was back at rank 1 with nothing again game is crazy every round of ammo and 2 rpgs to take out one gamer its realy bad sporn killed 17 times from chopper gunner that stayed in the air for nearly full game come on its shocking to be sporn killed and not do a thing about it spawn campers and spawning in same place as… Read more »

angelscimitar
angelscimitar

After reading all of the posts here its clear some people are not happy. The ones who sound most unhappy are clearly the ones who got caught up in the hype and teaser campaign that went on for months, and to be honest I myself may have got a little too excited about Black Ops!! Activision have deals with both Infinityward and Treyarch, both developers release games under the call of duty franchise on a bi-yearly basis. We know Infinityward is a better developer, but the teaser campaign, the adverts, the youtube videos, magazine articles pumped everyone up making this… Read more »

Realist
Realist

Ok, I have to ask. Have any of you EVER actually shot a real M16 in your life?? A real M16/M4 does not sound like the freakin hand cannon on MW2. Now while the guns do sound beastly in MW2, they are TOO beastly sounding. I actually own an M16 (AR 15) as well as an AK47 and they do not sound like cannons being fired. They ACTUALLY do just kind of give a 'pop'. So as far as the sound of the guns go, I think that while they might not be as 'beastly' sounding, they actually are much… Read more »

schpaksie
schpaksie

I have an i7-860, 4GB DDR3-2000, a GTX460 for graphics and 9600GT for physX, and although I could play the game for a little while, I would get random freezes and crashes. One or two I can deal with, but it just happened too often. They still haven't fixed it. I can play Crysis practically maxxed and I can't play Black Ops which can't even equal CoD4 graphically? Talk about crap coders.

Chugg Winthorpe
Chugg Winthorpe

A majority of people don't like the game? Tell that to the million players that are constantly online. And that's just on the PS3…

It's a great game, albeit too similar to MW2, but, damn, it doesn't deserve the hate its received.

guest
guest

very very disapointed with black ops ,first is the sound in multiplayer every bit of sound from shooting to genade explosion feels like am playing a cartoon type of game,totally unrealistic and dull.MW2 sounded very realistic in all angles..graphics as well not in par with MW2.bring back infinity ward……

The nasty naan
The nasty naan

Hi guys and girls here is my review from an average player on cod and slit of you have compared this to mw2 this game is different yes it feels much like an updated version of waw , but the multiplayer game is now a much fairer playing field , how many times on mw2 where u fed up of quick scopers !! Knifing from 20ft away !! And serious campers !! This game has none of that , I agree that the sounds are awful … Graphics I think are fine nuketown is a terrible map so unrealistic but… Read more »

aal
aal

gawd i have the wii version it is balanced but too much lag on the servers and graphics are bullshit. ima stick to modern warfare for now.

LoNotNice
LoNotNice

here's the deal. a LARGE majority of consumers purchased COD Black Ops for the sole purpose of the zombie mode that COD Modern Warfare 2 SHOULD have had. it's 2010, soon to be 2011, and we're fighting NAZI zombies? we're fighting in locations that we could care less about with weapons that the current military world sees as relics. I was expecting to fight zombies with a holographic sight with an m4 carbine and things like the A12 automatic shotgun. I also expected to fight zombies in the streets of new york or washington blowing up a toyota prius or… Read more »

Mike
Mike

I know everyone is frustrated with MW2. but COME ON. you're going to tell me that the sounds and graphics and even the flow of Black Ops EVEN COME CLOSE to those of IW and MW2?!?!?! This is a case of, if i believe in something hard enough it'll come true. Regardless of it's claim of balance and increased customization, it is still far from the package that MW2 was. The Issue is not whether you suck less at Black Ops, or not. The fact is that video games are supposed to get better, not worse and that doesn't mean… Read more »

muhammed
muhammed

has anyone been having this problem with repetitive crashing while playing singleplayer. and getting errors in the multi player? ANY SOLUTIONS ?!?!
PLZ REPLY

Mike
Mike

I know everyone is frustrated with MW2. but COME ON. you're going to tell me that the sounds and graphics and even the flow of Black Ops EVEN COME CLOSE to those of IW and MW2?!?!?! This is a case of, if i believe in something hard enough it'll come true. Regardless of it's claim of balance and increased customization, it is still far from the package that MW2 was. The Issue is not whether you suck less at Black Ops, or not. The fact is that video games are supposed to get better, not worse and that doesn't mean… Read more »

Mike
Mike

COD 4 was the best game ever… MW2 was only good for first time players and sucked for us hardcore gamers… Instead of adding all this bullshit every year why not just stick to the basics… Black ops is better then MW2 but that’s not saying much becuz the spawning is terrible, graphics and sounds also… COD 4 was all about skill and if I had better gun skills than someone they would b dead can’t say the same for the last two games… Had over a 2.0. K/D in every game but have to work alot harder becuz half… Read more »

phil
phil

great game! but some stuff need to be fixed: -you should not be able to see an enemy spawn. -sound issues: footstep that you can hear, helicopter sound louder please (no need for ninja actually) – some new maps featuring open space. -nuketown limited to 3 vs 3 (personnaly) same issue as rust in mw2… -party issues: sometime not seeing friend in blue on map -cannot leave a lobby and stay in party -make every mode available in hardcore like hq, domination, etc.. or at least make a random hardcore mode like in mw2( only thing i really want from… Read more »

GrE3n CrAy0n
GrE3n CrAy0n

Personally I think the game is great. It does have some minor spawn issues. The gameplay is also smooth. I think ppl are mad cause they get linkin logged on by ppl like me. I think it’s should be game of the year without a doubt~ GrE3n CrAy0n. Rating: 9/0

jmh08
jmh08

i personally love call of duty black ops, for me is way better than modern warfare 2(and i love it also), the multiplayer is way better with all this new gameplays, the sounds are way better more realistic, and you feel the diference while your shooting at black ops and moder warfare 2, and i think is better the way of shooting in black ops.

the only problem i see, for at least for ps3, is the lag, but im sure treyach gona do something about it.

Wallacejbj
Wallacejbj

I wasn't exactly hyped about black ops when it was due to be released, I only picked it up to basically play a new game, I got hyped over mw2 and was quite satisfied. However I traded in star wars force unleashed 2 to get black ops for £5. SWFU2 was dissapointing even though a completely different game was more satisfying that black ops. 1st impressions of black ops was graphics were not hugely that poorer than mw2 but were not as good as ppl are already saying, the gameplay for some reason has taken a dip in my opinion.… Read more »

Muramasa
Muramasa

Black Ops was a big disappointment to me for its many issues so i do feel its been a waste of cash and ill stick to MW2 for now.

Ralph
Ralph

This game should be renamed to black Flops!!!!!!!!!!! Sucks,lag,Shitty graphics,Toy guns hit markers mean nothing….What a waste of $60……….Never again Treyarch,Never……

alex
alex

if you guys want realism, go join the friggin' army

DJJADE
DJJADE

There are many issues I have with this game. First off I own it on PS3 so I dont know if others are experiencing the same problems. LAG is horrible on line. The party system is broke. every game we go into and ends we are kicked out to not be in our party anymore and have to rejoin. Again in the parties someone is always kicked when we search for a game and we have to back out and get them and try again. There is an option to leave with party but doesnt work at all. The graphics… Read more »

psn private69
psn private69

its a compleat lag fest on the multiplayer side of the game, and it has very bad frame rate issues on the ps3 sometime it is compleatly unplayable with constent freezes, can't join your friend games due to this game is no longer available please restart your console as your friends play list is newer lool omg what is all this crap !!!!

Mike
Mike

Gameplay is all that matters, and the gameplay in black ops sucks hard core. Ps m16 looks like a toy gun

Black0p
Black0p

i actually prefer moh. never thought id say that

InSAN3FranK
InSAN3FranK

Im all fine with the gameplay and graphics, my major problem is I suffering from the "stuttering" and the major low fps near "28" many times I got, + random lag, my spec are: win7-32 bit Nvidia 8800 gtx lastest driver 260.99 4gig ram intel core2duo E8400 its more than the actual requirement mentionned by Treyarch. .the cpu usage on my Dual core go pike the 100 % every 5 to 10 sec causing freeze when I try to shoot people in multiplayer, its totally unplayable, it seem than people having a quad core suffering less but if they check… Read more »

Steve
Steve

This could be a good thing now Treyarch have dropped the ball and IW has been retired. Other companies have always been freighted of entering FPS because of COD. This is a great opportunity for something new. There are a lot of FPS fans not as loyal to COD anymore. Please someone new step up.

Hello
Hello

I don't think it's the game I'm disappointed with, I'm sure it would probably be great, if I could only play it with decent performance (without FPS lag spikes all over the place). Right now there is no point in playing it. Note that MW2 runs flawlessly maxed out on my computer.

Jayson
Jayson

I definitely hate the re-spawning it sucks especially when you get dropped into a cross fire or you get put in then get killed right away.Let alone the way it takes a clip to kill a person,or you hit them but they end up killing you. I do like the currency it adds to the game but the attachments don't all work with the Bling Perk(Warlord). I know there are a lot of cool things as well like the gameplay,graphics and background. I noticed when I was online there was major lag and or lost host errors and getting kicked… Read more »

Riuan19192
Riuan19192

Part 2 Second the visuals- for me this realy killed it we are living in a generation in wich all these new console games are ever rising the standards for game visuals so releasing something less the great is un acceptable. as i played this game i felt like i was playing and old ps2 classic visualy. and just to make sure i even popped in the original CoD for ps2 and noticed that black ops was only a little better visualy then the ps2 greatest hit CoD. Im a ps3 owner and the matter of the fact that every… Read more »

Riuna19192
Riuna19192

im actually very disappointed with this game… i own both the new medal of honor and black ops both having flaws. I would say that as of now i prefer medal of honor just because when i shoot throw explosives, or just run the sounds make me feel like im part of the action like its all real… ofcourse were moh whent wrong was not adding all the diverse custimisations into online play like black ops has… As of black ops i was haily disappointed… i was expecting not mw2 but a game that brought new aspects into the fps… Read more »

tony
tony

The one thing I was dissapointed about black ops from the get go is the letter print AND ITS SIZE. It doesnt look organized and doesnt look attractive to the player. I would have to say treyarch missed alot of key things to putting this game together. It looks like decent graghics but the gameplay feels so off. I still think its an ok game just wish they would of not only took what ppl liked about mw2 and try and make it better. I want to hear ppl as they get killed. I want to here ppls foot steps… Read more »

Josh;)
Josh;)

To put it simply, Modern Warfare 2 < Black Ops. MW2 COMPARISON – The only thing in Modern Warfare 2 was modders, (10th anyone) hackers, noobtubers, MLC, and UMP noobs. In Black Ops everything is much more balanced and you only get 2 noob tubes EVEN WITH scavenger. I'm happy there's no Stopping Power, keeps the game even more balanced as well. Sure, with every COD game so far, there's lag for the first few days, but you should be expecting that. Things will gradually get better as the days go on. ZOMBIES – Zombies is fantastic in Black Ops.… Read more »

ahmed al-atar
ahmed al-atar

dude ,, think smarter ,, if you buy a game in this year 2010 you should and must expect a game of high grphics and high sound qualety ,, and every thing i just sed dousnt fit the black ops new game ,, i have the game rigth now here in my room and something inside me keept calling burn that stupid 1960 qualety game .. i remember me playing a game when i was 12 years old ,, its like a copy of the new black ops game.. i vote for great disapoint ment … thx and goodbye

rafael
rafael

Well, I have been reading through this forum and I have made up my mind, I will buy black ops, apparently all MW2 fans are angry that they can't get 50 kill streaks because camping is harder, that is one of the main reasons I am getting this game. Another reason would be because the story is good apparently as is the returning nazi zombies. I am sure this will be a great game now that they got rid of those noob campers.
Btw don't flame me if you do not have an support to back up your claims.

John
John

Got stuck in a dark room and could not get out……soooooo frustrating. ps3 for sale now.

Blacksh1t
Blacksh1t

HUGE DISAPPOINTMENt! I don't care about graphics but the story and gameplay SUCKS. There was JFK assassination mission, WTF???? They could've easily made one but they lack the balls!! Infinity Ward did "no russian" they could have done a "jfk". God i'm disappointed! If the story was any good sure..but it's over the top bullsh#t.

They didn't include ONE SINGLE CHARACTER of MODERN WARFARE! Dragonbitch could've easility been ZAKHAEV or the second in charge…but noooo REZNOV.

God i hate TREYARCH, This game sucks. They lack balls…there was nothing interesting about this, time to go play no russian.

TheCougar
TheCougar

OK I didnt even buy MW2 because the morons took out dedicated server support for PC…I bought BBC2 instead and thought it was an AWESOME, beautiful game that I hated the first week because I was used to WaW, week 2 LOVED it….so I am expecting a beautiful game here…what did we get? It looks like counterstrike on steriods, what a waste, this is 2010 the graphics SHOULD BE OUTSTANDING…to say that all games have lag may be true technically, but I can play all my other games and find plenty of no lag servers…this one…haven't yet…sound sucks, someone gonna… Read more »

Bob
Bob

MW2 was a piece of crap. Too noob and camp friendly. I really think Treyarch did a great job of balancing all the weapons and map layouts. It is true that the spawn locations can be a bit obnoxious at times, but a patch will come to the rescue. The reason why so many people don't like Black Ops is probably because it's not as easy to just camp in a corner the whole game. Just saying 🙂

psn shakyjake
psn shakyjake

To all those comparing this to mw2 need to remember that this was made by treyarch and not infinity award. This should be therefore be compaed to world at war and when you do this quickly realise that black ops is a massive improvement! I think the upgrade system is interesting and will force people to think about tactics rather than Gimps running around with knives (which they need to sort tbh). My only gripe (and I hope its temporary due to new game syndrome) is the lag which has been pretty awful. Other than that these graphics are just… Read more »

gkid
gkid

Graphics sucked .. I’m dissapointed with treyarch .. I want infinity ward back .. I want my money back

evan
evan

wheres the love for the PC users?

game is totally unplayable for the vast majority of PC users due to the bad console port causing optimisation problems (not utilising CPU/GPU correctly), no word from activision yet and no patch in sight.

Guest
Guest

I tend to agree. The Treyarch games are kind of silly looking. I think the story is on par with MW2, but the graphics look cartoon-y and the sounds are not as good, which really hurts the online mutliplayer.
I have not played a Treyarch title since COD3, and I have to say it feels strangely similar to that game. Unfortunately since Actvision disbanded Inifinty Ward, this looks like what we have to look forward to. Too bad, I skipped buying Halo Reach for this.

Nibbles335
Nibbles335

Why are so people complaining about the game, the only ones that a whuinning are the MW2 fan boys that don't know when to accept a great game.

x__ME__x
x__ME__x

Listen up guys. look at yourselfs . whining and complaing. its a fps. There is nothing new about a fps. I SIT HERE and read these post and wonder what were you all were expecting?? Every 4 or 5 years something comes out that changes the gaming world.but as of right now there is nothing new about fps. from halo, kz2, mw2, mw, socom (3rd person), mag, anything. The people who hate black ops hate because its change. The people who love it they love it for a fresh new experiance. i play black ops for 6 hours last night… Read more »

antiplayer
antiplayer

If this game is anything like COD4, it will be amazing. That game was perfect in my opinion. No annoying perks. You, your gun, and the other players. No distractions. When people get annoyed that certain aspects utilized in MW2 are no longer there, give it a month, then realize it may just happen to be, in fact, a good thing.

kenny
kenny

I am deeply disappointed with this Game , installed and waited 22 hours for , it to be ready to play Clicked play and the Screen ran for 8 seconds then froze , It’s a Joke.

Ryan N
Ryan N

I think this statement is probably true of everyone "I think everyone was hoping that black-ops would be modern warfare 2, but with loads of extra bits. and to be honest, thats what i was after." and I was disappointed. The games dont have the intensity and speed and overall shit your pants feeling that MW2 games have. It all seems a bit tame/ safe almost. The sound is one of the big things that has been a huge minus point for me, I have a pretty reasonable sound system and everything sounds like its about 5 miles away, In… Read more »

drivebye1047
drivebye1047

Part 2 of previous May have found one glitch. What was "bling" in MW2 is now Warlord and allows 2 attachments to your primary weapon (not two under barrell) I paid for the "perk" then I paid for a flamethrower then I paid for a red dot and it won't attch both. Then I paid for a infared scope and still won't attach one scope and one under barrell ….. WTF? Bottom line … it's O.K. but a miss in my opinion and believe this or not I'm a retired age old Vietnam Vet that has no life so level… Read more »

DriveBye1047
DriveBye1047

Graphics …. Part of the overlooked realism in MW2 is the effect of nature in the enviroment. Almost all maps have wind and smoke effect that act as detractors and make the experience seem ultra real. Maps are far larger and more complex ( maybe too much) in Black Ops and the color saturation far more vibrant than in the pastel color of MW2. At first that is enjoyable but in maps like Nuke Town it is over the top. interface is a bit confusing. Trying to buy attachments, monitoring your bank etc. is not user friendly, especially on the… Read more »

treyarch fail
treyarch fail

anyone that thinks the graphics are good must not have an HDTV!! It is like comparing rabbit ear reception to a dvd. Not only is the resolution bad but the coloring is so unrealistic. Nuketown looks like the Sims go to COD.

theman
theman

Infinity Ward > Activision/Treyarch I think I'm done buying the weaker cycle (Activision games) for this franchise. MW2 blows this game away, especially for multiplayer.

tim
tim

MW2's online mode destroys this game in every way imaginable. MW2 is a Ferrari and this is a Escort. The weapons seem generic and there doesn't appear to be as much variety with the classes etc. The killstreaks are generic and pretty dull. The monetary system is an improvement but I just don't care enough b/c the gameplay sucks. If you like it great for you, but no way I'm sticking with this. Very Disappointed

Adam Hackney
Adam Hackney

I think everyone was hoping that black-ops would be modern warfare 2, but with loads of extra bits. and to be honest, thats what i was after. But it has problems. and i’ll list the ones that bother me most. General: considering they made a new engine for it, graphics weren’t amazing. Zombies felt tacked on (only 2 maps?) Single Player: Over gory Told through flashbacks (time frame kept changing, made it confusing) Guns don’t feel like guns (they’re deadly weapons that can kill in an instant, not after you’ve emptied half a clip on 1 guy) No respect (yeah… Read more »

Oliver Roberts
Oliver Roberts

how can you say black ops is a disappointment. mw2 was a good gaem not brilliant but became terrible after many problems. piemaster1337 have already pointed the main reasons so im not goin to write them again. with others of you complaining i have had lag once and my connection isnt that good either you need to sort out your connection not blame it on the game. the graphics are very good, the sounds are realistic and im gald they have brought in online splitscreen. local splitscreen was boring and was easy to cheat. now when i bring freinds over… Read more »

Jajx
Jajx

The funny thing is that you can read here about MOH being a b class FPS and see how cod fans write that graphics sucks, i have both and must say that black ops was a weiste of money, graphic and sound is just not nearly as good as other fps out there

Icannothelpit
Icannothelpit

The graphics are great – the sound is ground the microphone tones are great and the information you can gain about opponents is also carries many advantages – the lag problem is one that cannot be resolved through technology yet, but that is the price for lack of investment on national broadband infrastructure – I particularly like the report a player option for when hackers become cheats and take away the enjoyment of a true gaming experience – This is a replacement for world of war and MW2 fans maybe disappointed but the weapons make up for it on this… Read more »

Chris Kuhlmann
Chris Kuhlmann

I agree, the graphics look just like World At War, unfortunately that was years ago and needs to be updated. What worked then doesn't work now. Nothing in the game looks real. MW2 everything looked and sounded real. The sounds, OMG it sounds like I am skipping around with a broken leg in the game or playing hop-a-long. The grenades sound like firecrackers, and you cant really hear anyone coming, like in MW2. Oh and those gun graphics… so what you cant even see them on the guns…wtf. The only thing that I really enjoy with this game its the… Read more »

grimmz
grimmz

After buying all next gen Cod's with map packs for all 3, im a little tired of playing it and paying for it. So i'm renting Cod BO to see if i like it but its low availability on gamefly. I'm already expecting it not to be as good as Mw2.

N.Nel
N.Nel

This guy is a tool, MW2 is an excellent game? I can't stop laughing at that. That game had Average graphics
Good(far from excellent) Gameplay
Good sound
Average Story

Black Ops is okay, It's better than Mw2 but not as good as the first MW.

Dude
Dude

It seems like you're trying to extract this opinion from us b/c it's what you really think about the game.

irishsnow79
irishsnow79

personally i didn't think much of modern warfare 2, and with the overpriced dlc for what amount to a couple of new maps and a couple of mw1 maps rehashed, and the lack of a decent sideshow like nazi zombies. As regards the online multiplayer in blac ops…if it's bugged personally i don't care. i'm not buying it for that. there's too many idiots who shoot their mouth off over the headsets, and with the amount of glitching and boosting it turns what should be a fun online experience into a borefest. There's too many triple A titles coming out… Read more »

Piemaster1337
Piemaster1337

I know what people don't like about Black Ops. And these reasons are EXTREMELY stupid 1. No Stopping power. Some people think that getting 5-8 hitmarkers with an SMG 'too weak', but if they can't kill people, close range, with an smg, then they should stick with assault rifles 2. No Quick-Scoping. When I was playing, yesterday, I heard many, MANY people complain that there was no quick-scoping. Even though it was announced, weeks ago, that it was GIMP'd. But my very first game using my own WA2k, i got 5 kills at the first 30sec of the game. 4… Read more »

Buck Ryerson
Buck Ryerson

The multi player, once some issues like lag and connection issues are worked out, will be much better than MW2. Even with connection issues, everyone I play with enjoyed it much more than MW2 already. There are always issues when game first comes out. Give them a bit to work out the kinks!

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