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Good game, definitely worth picking up for 20 bucks or less.
on April 20, 2014
I'll rate the game based off my Normal difficulty play-though.
Graphics: Great (what I've come to expect with the powerful new hardware)
Offline campaign: Surprisingly long compared to what I've heard about Black ops declassified. The offline campaign (for me, an average/hardcore gamer- not just an fps fanatic) ran around 8 hours.
Online multi-player: Addictive.
Without spoiling too much, I'd like to add that there are a few neat features they added to the game such as power ups and weapon upgrades that can help you complete certain missions, they did a good job mixing up the gameplay in some areas of this game.
Things I didn't like.
Controls: The controls can feel a bit stiff in the heat of certain combat situations. It's a FPS (First person shooter) game which means it can get control-intensive at times, and it's not always easy for me to move my fingers around the smaller button layout on the vita, but that's more of a personal issue, I don't know that everyone will have the same problem, but for me the controls felt a bit clunky at times. Which brings me to the gimmicky controls-
Gimmicks: Ok.. So, if you're a core gamer (You like traditional videogames such as racing games, FPS's, action/adventure games that DON'T have motion controls etc.) You'll know what I'm talking about. There are needless touch screen commands that you are required to master in order to perform many basic things in this game. Such as melee attacks. A core function in any decent fps, but in this new game, instead of just hitting a single button to melee, they also add random quick time events which require you to swipe your finger across the screen at whichever direction is indicated. For me, it just felt like they went out of their way to add touch screen functionality when it really wasn't needed. It felt tacked on and in most cases, made the gameplay feel sloppy. Touch is also required for basic things, like reloading however, these are less annoying. Sadly, turning the swipe controls off are not an option. So because of this, I have no choice but to subtract a star.
Last but not least, The gameplay: As I said before, it's an FPS, so the gameplay gets a bit repetitive at certain points, especially towards the end of the game. Seemingly endless waves of enemies simply mob you at times, leaving you wandering, how on earth are you to survive a scenario like this? Grinding repetitive gameplay is something that plagues just about any shooting/action game nowadays but it's still annoying to me.
Overall, it's a good game. If you have a ps vita already, and if you like fps games at all, this is a no brainer, especially for under 20 bucks. Hopefully this info steers you in the right direction. I wanted to put a few more details out there, something other than "The game rocks. The graphics are great" or "This game sucks or, it's ok" lol, happy gaming.