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Im happy with this game as a COD fan.,
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This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown 2025 Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Fist off it was hard to decide should i give this 3 or 4 stars... Very very hard, so in the end i want with 4, for the one point been after all the problems getting it installed i did have fun in the first few hours of game play.. but really the install was a lot of unwanted stress..
If you dont want to read all of this, my most important point would be that:
1. On my PC the CDs where hard to install, for ages the pc would not read CDs had to take them out put them back in to drive over 3 times, this happened on both CDs and has never happened with anything else before...Lots of stress :(
2. the game seems a lot faster (in its game play) then before, BO1 felt just slow at times in aiming and moving around, this is alot faster and the smaller maps increase this feeling of speed as well as everyone is closer together (on the maps ive played so far, cant say this is for all of them yet)
First of my PC fits the requirements, it is around 3 years old, so its not a top of the line pc by any means, though.
Game came fast from Amazon, so all well there.
In side box is the code for the game + free extra map! As is known, game is around 12 GB in size, It took my PC 45 approx Mins to install on steam. There was a small problem where my DVD drive did not want to read CD however after about 5 mins it just started (dont know why the delay was as of yet) This delay also kicked in on Disk 2.. was very annoying as game kept asking for Disk 2 and even though i was in PC nothing happened had to take CD out 3 times before it started to read it.. really dont know why this is my PC has never ever done this before.... So im thinking its BO2 CD and not my PC.. in the end though after some much on wanted stress it worked.
I know there have been reports of bad CD 2 with wrong game one it but cant comment on this as was not the case for me.
Game Play: Im going to update this post as it goes, but based on the lack of comments, i though i would get this up fast, should there be parents out there thinking of this as a Xmas present or something!
Multi-player: Ive started with the Multi-player level so far ive found no problems and have not hit a hacked server yet (with in the first hour of COD MW3 this had happened to me!) Game play on my PC is running fine, i would see an improvement from BO1 and some points taken from MW3, game is more fast paced (very fast shooting)then before, the maps ive been on so far, seem smaller then MW3 etc but there is still open areas for the snipers out there! Stuff like calling in air support etc has been improved on now, as it dose not slow you down so much AKA all adding to the fast shooting etc.
Domination, is very good in this game, you now play 1/2 with on one side and then swap to the other side of the map, keeps it a lot more even than before!
Im sorry to keep this short but am only playing this from today, so i will add to this over next week or so.
Zombies: WOW this is fun, really good fun, ive only just started on this part, so im going to wait till update it over next few days.
So far, it is ok, there is a lot of video parts that i dont care for too much, but one part i do love about it is that, before each mission you can pick the weapons you want on that mission! very cool idea as you dont get such with a gun you hate and need to swap from the get go!
Update on this, Yes there is well too many video cut scenes in this part of the game, really i played a mission for around 10 mins and had also over 10 mins of a video crap to watch of people talking... really dont like this, really slows the game down when it comes to single player...
I like this game but ive liked all the COD games, though as i type this BO1 was not one of there best, this has been improved, And so im happy with it, and will be playing less of MW3, This said, I am saying Less MW3 still has something over this game, that i have not put my finger on yet! but when i do know you will too!
Overall, this is a fine game and should your child not have it, it would make a good Xmas gift im sure. for everyone else, well its up to you if your a cod fan or not, if iwas you id give it a try!
Graphics - this is something i did not pick up on at first, but personally i think MW3 had better graphics, dont get me wrong, there is a lot of content in the graphics however and this is a BIG but and is hard to explain, but the graphics are less "real" all the textures seem wrong, like there is a train in one part and it looks so fake something i am use to seeing in games like 6 years ago, its a big step back from MW3, now btw dont get me wrong MW3 had its downfall in graphics as well but personally i think BO2 has dropped the ball on some small things here.