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2.0 out of 5 stars The haters were right, November 16, 2012
This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I've been a COD fan since the original game came out. When COD 4: Modern Warfare came out, I was proud to call myself a Call of Duty fan with such an amazing release from Activision. Unfortunately, every release of Call of Duty since then has been met with the same response from much of the gaming community: "It's the same game!" I never really accepted those arguments, and was just like "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." When MW3 came out, I started to see the truth in the critics' statements. It really was practically the same game as MW2. So I didn't buy it. But, after hearing everything about Black Ops 2, I figured that Treyarch might finally break the COD stigma. I really believed it would happen. So, I happily put in my preorder for Black ops 2. I picked it up on release day, and excitedly started playing through the campaign. Although the campaign did seem to echo the stale overly-linear storyline of the previous releases, it actually was pretty fun. I especially liked the new strategy-based missions. Unfortunately, the innovation stopped there. I tried out multiplayer and was completely disappointed. Little had changed since Black Ops. I'm not an XBOX Live guy, so this didn't bug me too much. I figured that the Zombies mode would make up for it. It's really what I was most looking forward to. I got some buddies over and we tried out the new Zombies mode. It is not at all what I was expecting and hoping for. The new Tranzit mode is confusing and too difficult IMO. The maps suck. The graphics are glitchy. And the gameplay itself is the same as the original Zombies mode. No new perks, rehashed guns, same old Zombies. Not that it's bad, I just wanted something more... fresh.

I've decided that as soon as I'm done with the campaign, I will be selling my copy of Black Ops 2. No Elite for me. No DLC. No season pass. In fact, this may be the last COD game I buy. I realized something. The haters were right. Since the first Modern Warfare, the Call of Duty series has been the most over-hyped, underwhelming video game franchise in the world. I didn't want to believe it, but Activision officially lost me as a fan with this release. And unfortunately, I'm guessing a lot of other gamers will follow suit. Maybe I'll use the money I get from selling it to get me a copy of Battlefield 3.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 12:09:20 PM PST
For those that are interested in this I am looking for support in petitioning the developers to get the NUKETOWN 2025 play list back as it was promised by Treyarch and Activision.

Check out my Reddit if you support this at all.

Black ops 2 black out!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 8:37:41 PM PST
They added a mosh pit game mode that has Nuketown 2025 in it. It isn't Nuketown 24/7 but it is Nuketown. They never promised Nuketown 24/7. They only said that you would get "The Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map with your pre-order." At least they added it to the mosh pit game mode

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:19:58 PM PST
exactly!!! MW3 was my last call of duty it been the same game with slight changes here and there but not really enough of a change to say that new COD is is worth the money and i would go back to playing Call Of Duty 4:Modern warfare if it wasn't so many hackers playing the game now and MW3 was the reason i even brought Battlefield 3 which i have to say is WAY better the Call Of Duty when it comes to spawning in multiplayer but there will always be a spot in my heart for Call Of Duty but that doesn't mean that i'm gonna go running back after they finally make some REAL changes to the game because i have had my heart broken too many times by Call Of Duty and Activision

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 9:21:38 AM PST
S. Nelson says:
Borrow Battlefield 3 before you commit to buying it. I found it to be disappointing compared to previous editions.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 3:41:17 AM PST
kris o says:
how much would you be selling your copying for??
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