End of an Era: Black Ops II

Call of Duty Black Ops II Playstation 3

End of an Era: Black Ops II

COD,

This is it, the end of normal time for BO2.

Many loved sentencing this game to hell, blaming there own problems with how the game is. I personally enjoyed this game much more than I did MW3 though both suffered from connectivity issues, something that Ghost should help solve.

While I ponder how good the game was and engage in introspection over it, let us remember that the game serves as a platform for future games (as all others do as well).

This game had in its favor:

  1. Creative classes (pick ten system) which granted us freedom to play with what deemed best
  2. Slow and fast paced gaming styles (more obvious in this game)
  3. Solid assault rifle classes
  4. Good balance in countering equipment, perks, and attachments.
  5. Introduction of behavior based banning, (probation and in game reporting)

It had flaws as everything in life does:

  1. Connection issues when partying with friends
  2. Quitters were more prevalent than ever.
  3. Quickscoping
  4. Though I enjoyed the re-skinned maps, they added far to many for my liking.

Although these words are exclusively mine and my experience went from good days to bad days I am satisfied with what this game produced.

I am not a game developer but I recognize that the responsibility they have is to cause us to change what we think of each COD game (even though they are all FPS) each is different than the next. Many confuse how they played one title should equate to how the next title should play as well, and that is a big error.

So a final CHEERS to BO2 and a thanks to its producers.

See you all in Ghost.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Izjar11

It was a great ride with all of the ups and downs that you'd expect.  Even after a solid year of playing, I'm still having fun and still have challenges that I haven't completed.  That's one of the things that I like about all of the last several CoD titles.  They always seem to have more challenges to them than you'll ever finish or at least they do for me.  So you never truly run out of things to do.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to phxs72

phxs72 wrote:



It was a great ride with all of the ups and downs that you'd expect.  Even after a solid year of playing, I'm still having fun and still have challenges that I haven't completed.  That's one of the things that I like about all of the last several CoD titles.  They always seem to have more challenges to them than you'll ever finish or at least they do for me.  So you never truly run out of things to do.


Yea, im still playing it as well. And im still fighting for the win, so that tells me others are feeling the same. Played one game this AM, other team were slow, methodical players and it seriously forced me to go after them because the one thing is if you do nothing (running solo) your team is almost guaranteed to lose by getting killed multiple times.

I've been trying to complete the Prestige gamer tags, specifically the one which requires killing 150 players while getting them tagged with your sensor grenade, not easy!

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Izjar11

You're not kidding that one isn't easy.  You would think that it would be but time and time again I found that I'd throw one and it wouldn't tag a soul.  I've read that you need to throw them high to get better results but I still didn't have much luck with them.  It is a pretty cool looking title though.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Izjar11

Good post, every game has its ups and downs, i cant work some people out, why play a game they dislike and come on the forum to constantly slag it off, just do yourself a favor stop playing and trade it in that's all i did with MW3. Don't get me wrong i have have plenty of things go wrong, hard freezes, that funny helicopter noise, my stats got set back a few times then corrupted ect. But all in all i did enjoy playing the game like you said there was some good ideas that went into the game. I do not play it as much now but that's partly because my PS3 committed suicide and i could not be arsed to get the stuff back what i had achieved + dlc on one of my kids ps3. But in saying that it made me try playing zombies which i have quite got into and i still have a go on multiplayer and still enjoy it. I only play on a sat & sun morning but i do look forward to it even though sh*t still happens. Once again good post and yea cheers to black ops 2 and its producers.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to L J One

I never understood the upset gamers as well, if the game is "unplayable" then why bother even playing it? The game was not perfect, nor should it be perfect because that is impossible. Cheers, good luck gaming.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Izjar11

The only thing that got me through this title was the community aspect. I think that's really the only thing that kept most people playing. Black Ops II was too radical in the sense that it defined itself as a very one dimensional game and after seeing all the changes that IW is making with their new title I'd say that a lot was learned. Millions play CoD and to think that you can design a game to fit only one style of player is not the smartest of ideas.

I took more time away from this title than any other. Even my freshman year of college (the days of MW2) I probably played more consistently then despite not having a gaming console in my dorm than I did with Black Ops II where I had everyday access to the console.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Ghamorra

Yea, we all have those moments with a game that we either do not want to play and or force ourselves to play. I have slowed down playing the game, but overall I enjoyed this game more than the previous. I hope that happens again in Ghost.

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to Ghamorra

i can say this game was pretty bad, i for one had terrible connection issues, and i didnt agree with a few nerfs, i didnt like the matchmaking and the community is getting worse..

i did love the player movement, and the pace of the game was faster than any other cod ive played. that made it some what enjoyable.

for the people who say why play it if you hated it... its because the people who say that think in a radical way that as soon as the game comes on, poop is flying through the players monitor.. this is not the case, there are enjoyable moments to the game.. its after you play and everything you went through, was it fun, or irritating? this can vary.. but on average was it a good or bad game for you..and that's what you base the game on

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Re: End of an Era: Black Ops II

in reply to weapon_111

weapon_11 wrote:



but on average was it a good or bad game for you..and that's what you base the game on


Yes, this is true. This game and all video games are based on experience, did you simply have fun playing it. If you can't say yes then the game is not for you, if you say yes then good. We all can't enjoy every video game at the same level. Thanks for posting.

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