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Bots bots bots, thank goodness for bots.,
This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown 2025 Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)I enjoyed Call of Duty several years ago, I think it was the first Modern Warfare title. But then it got really stale, looked dated every year (each year seeming worse and worse and more in need of a fresh coat of paint). Each year I have given the game a try, just in case, and each year so far I have been terribly disappointed - until now.
I simply couldn't believe what i was seeing, and hearing, and playing when I put the disc in last night. The game looked so good and so beautifully smooth at such a consistently high frame rate. And then I tried the multiplayer, same feeling - this is so cool, so much fun, so much... better.
Then, for me, the killer moment - you can play all of the multiplayer game types offline (or online with a friend) against bots. Bots that are actually intelligent and darned challenging. I do really enjoy playing online but I am not terribly good and often just get really frustrated as players with skill trample me over and over. And then there's the ever present issue of bad behaviour and horrible communications you get online in games like this. I can cope but would rather not have to. So being able to play matches with and against bots with a friend or two is IDEAL.
Am thoroughly smitten with this game, and very surprised that it turned out this way. But very pleased too.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2012 21:59:24 GMT
Ed Jones says:
You are aware you can get the bots mode on the original Black Ops as well, coincidentally my favourite game of the series, only because of the storyline :L
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 11:57:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 11:59:18 GMT
P. Maurice says:
Question is, how much of an improvement is it next to Blops 1 to justify the update as i'm rubbish in competition too. A noob lobby would be a right laugh!
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 14:56:10 GMT
Truth be told says:
For me it feels an awful lot different, like the graphics were improved just enough to not look so old anymore, the 60fps framerate is silky silky smooth, the guns feel super meaty, the maps are somehow much more entertaining, some game modes feel right against bots (hardpoint especially). The bots seem a lot more intelligent too. Put it this way - I was immediately disappointed with Black Ops 1 and traded it really quickly, but was grinning from ear to ear with this one, even after having experienced such amazing titles this year like Borderlands, Assassin's Creed 3 etc. And you're right, the noob lobby is hilarious, especially when the noob group get carried away after a victory against 5 recruit bots and decide to try out 9 veteran bots - spawn dead spawn dead spawn dead.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 17:55:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 23:34:49 GMT
P. Maurice says:
lol. Thanks for the info. I might finally knock Blops 1 combat training on the head for your suggested. If the bots seem a lot more intelligent, this should be in the xbox 360's favor compared to increased bots normally on pc. The better the bot kill ratio against fewer bots, the more laughs :)
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 20:43:15 GMT
Truth be told says:
I reckon it is definitely worth it : )
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2012 13:24:02 GMT
King Tut says:
you will find that you will be a lot more competitive and hold your own more on BO2 multiplayer than on its predecessors
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