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Not sure whether the $180 is worth it...,
This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Care Package] - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
**THIS IS NOT A REVIEW OF THE GAME, BUT RATHER OF THE CARE PACKAGE AND THE CONTENTS.**
I will review the game itself later.
While the game could be better, the Care Package really does look really nice.
So, what do you get with this?
-Care Package box
-MQ-27 Dragonfire (Quadrotor) RC with Controller (obviously), batteries, manuals, stand, and "repair stickers"
-Soundtrack (Digital Copy)
-PS3 Dynamic Theme (Turbine from Multiplayer)
-PS3 Dynamic Theme (Zombies' TranZit)
-Nuketown 2025 playercard background
-Nuketown Zombies playercard background
-2 exclusive "Challenge Coins" used to unlock "exclusive content"
The Care Package box itself is really big, and contains 2 big boxes and one cardboard display showcasing the Coins and Steelbook. The box is made of a thick plastic, which makes it pretty durable. I use mine to store my Call of Duty collectibles.
The Quadrotor is made of styrofoam, which makes it really light, and possibly very weak in terms of strength. You can fly it up, down, left, or right, but you cannot turn it in mid-air. Meaning, you cannot rotate it 90 degrees while in flight. You can charge it from the controller or use the small USB cable that comes with it to charge it using your computer. It may take about 30 minutes, depending on the battery level. Yes, batteries are supplied this time, unlike in Black Ops 1's Prestige Edition. For some reason, I was only given 3 batteries, when the controller needs 6. The Quadrotor has a decent battery life as well.
Nuketown Zombies takes place in the 1960's Nuketown, and it also takes place during Moon's Easter Egg, which explains the nuke explosion. (You'll frequently hear radio transmissions from Richtofen as rounds progress) It's a really small map, and it's fairly easy. You can only play Survival, and you can play as the CIA or the CDC. It's really fun with 4 players, but it's also fun on Solo too, once you get used to how the map works. One interesting note about this map is that the M27 (AR) and the LSAT (LMG) can be earned from the Mystery Box, whereas you cannot get these weapons in Green Run. Why these guns are exclusive to this map I do not know. Also, buy the Black Ops 2 Season Pass and you'll get NTZombies once it's released to the public.
Nuketown 2025 is basically Nuketown from Black Ops, just re-designed with new buildings and environment. The map still contains campers (hell ,what map DOESN'T?). If you want to play this map, you'll have to go to Chaos Moshpit or select it in Private Match. Treyarch will have NT2025 24/7 playlists during "special events".
The soundtrack is a digital copy, which means it's a download. It is not a download from iTunes, but rather from the Call of Duty website. It contains 49 songs, is composed mainly by Jack Wall. Other artists include Trent Reznor, Brian Tuey, and even Mozart. I haven't really listened to most of the soundtrack, so I can't really say whether it's good or not.
The themes are pretty cool, one showcases Turbine, and the other showcases TranZit from Zombies. Since the themes are dynamic, theme is well, animated. The turbines spin, the Zombie Bus has flashing lights, ashes fall from the sky, etc.
The weapon camo is really a Digital-style camo, with random orange patches on it. Looks good on most weapons, and is instantly unlocked. If you want to equip it, go to "Personalize Weapon", and go to the "DLC" tab and you'll find it.
The Playercards are used for Multiplayer, and are instantly unlocked. One is a background of Nuketown 2025 and the other features Nuketown Zombies. The Zombies' playercard however is really just a picture of a bunch of Zombies packed next to each other. But, each look nice and are in the DLC tab (when selecting a playercard)
The Challenge Coins are actually coins (a friend of mine told me how one of his friends thought they weren't actual coins or something), with Black Ops 2 icons/pictures on them, such as the Dragonfire, Skull, etc. Now, only one of the coins contains a code, and that code has to be redeemed online, NOT on PSN. (You can also tell because there are more than 12 characters, and PSN codes are 12.) One of the papers in the Steelbook case tells you what website you have to redeem it on. The code contains the Camo , Playercards, and Soundtrack. You will need an ELITE account to redeem it though. Once you create an account/sign in, you'll be asked to enter the code and the content will be given to you.
The Steelbook contains the game (obviously) and features two different covers. One side (the front) is an alternate artwork to the Standard Edition cover, and the other side (the back) contains a Zombie-themed background featuring Misty (female) holding a shotgun and a skull. Inside the Steelbook, you will find vouchers for the Nuketown Zombies, Nuktown 2025, Themes, and Challenge Coin redemption instructions.
I'm not entirely sure whether $180 is reasonable price or not, but that's your judgement. If you want the Quadrotor and/or Box as collectibles, then sure, go ahead and buy it. If you don't want to spend the extra $100+, then get a Standard or Hardened Edition.