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mattyb May 2, 2012 04:34 AM
Black Ops 2
So, here comes the latest from Treyarch that Dakar and Fatty won't be getting.

Reveal Trailer - Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - YouTube!
 
The Final Dakar May 2, 2012 08:42 AM
More liek Homefront II, amirite?
 
Leonard May 2, 2012 11:21 AM
I'll have to wait till I get home to take a look at the trailer. I'm assuming there are vehicles now, since Dakar is commenting that it's looks like Homefront 2.

I likely won't be getting it. I'll likely be on Halo 4.

Ok. I just checked out the description on Wiki and I see the storyline is involves China and the US in a cold war. It seems to involve alot of robots and unmanned vehicles.
 
mattyb Sep 8, 2012 12:22 PM
Nuketown is in Blops 2.

What a surprise.
 
mattyb Nov 6, 2012 03:59 AM
One week to go. I can just feel the antipathy.
 
Leonard Nov 6, 2012 04:17 AM
Yeah, I saw the trailer on TV. Looks impressive.

But I got too much to play at the moment. I'm playing Assassin's Creed III (SP & MP), I'll be picking up HALO 4 today, and i've been finishing off Crackdown 2 achievements (even bought the DLC).
 
Jawbone54 Nov 13, 2012 07:47 AM
9.3 from IGN.

I don't care about the antipathy...I preordered and will be shooting some folks tonight. I just didn't want to stand in the cold with 300 neckbeards at 1 AM.
 
sek929 Nov 13, 2012 09:06 AM
I'll pick this game up eventually, for Zombies, but otherwise......meh
 
The Final Dakar Nov 13, 2012 09:16 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 4201568)
I'll pick this game up eventually, for Zombies, but otherwise......meh
http://leoff-member.com/wp-content/u...04/stabbed.jpg
 
mattyb Nov 13, 2012 12:35 PM
Yeah, don't spend your money on it. Its just Blops 1 with new maps and a new menu layout. Feels the same, shoots the same. Disappoints the same.
 
sek929 Nov 13, 2012 12:47 PM
Hey now, you knew I was big into the zombie mode, hell I still pop Black Ops in once and a while to slaughter some undead. Eventually means once I've already played AC3, Dishonored, etc and/or if I get some video game related gift cards for Xmas. Don't expect me to pick it up anytime soon.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 14, 2012 08:38 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 4201634)
Hey now, you knew I was big into the zombie mode, hell I still pop Black Ops in once and a while to slaughter some undead. Eventually means once I've already played AC3, Dishonored, etc and/or if I get some video game related gift cards for Xmas.  Don't expect me to pick it up anytime soon.
I'm being melodramatic. I blame cheezy. My only legit worry is you'll probably try the multi out of curiosity, so I have to hope it sucks.
 
mattyb Nov 14, 2012 11:50 AM
I had put the disk back in the case, with receipts ready to trade it in. I even got to the shop at lunch time. It stayed in my bag.

After 2 games tonight, I now know that I made a mistake.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 14, 2012 11:52 AM
This is why you deserve a cat.
 
Jawbone54 Nov 14, 2012 06:09 PM
Bah...I like it. The new points-based killstreaks are a huge improvement.

The 10-point class balancing system adds another layer of strategy to the load outs, kill confirmed has been tweaked to encourage breakneck-paced action for the twitchy types out there, the maps are really good (although still a bit overly complex, as has been the case for three CoD games in a row now), and the weapons, items, etc. feel new because of the futuristic setting.

Also, the sound of the guns has been highly improved.
 
mattyb Nov 14, 2012 09:32 PM
The sound could not have been worse than the 1st blops.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 15, 2012 05:18 AM
So... you can take 3000 perks now? And I thought that killstreak in MW3 was broken...
 
Stogieman Nov 15, 2012 07:23 AM
I was expecting my friends list to be filled with people playing blops 2. Over the past 2 nights, I've had no more than 2 or 3 people playing the game. Most of my friends are still on Halo 4 or Borderlands 2.
 
Leonard Nov 15, 2012 08:12 AM
Everybody is tired of COD. They want something different.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 15, 2012 08:14 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Leonard (Post 4202049)
Everybody is tired of COD. They want something different.
I don't think Halo counts in that regard.

Related: What little I saw of Medal of Honor looked awful
 
Leonard Nov 15, 2012 09:45 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4202050)
I don't think Halo counts in that regard.
You haven't seen Halo 4... trust me, it's different enough to count...

I don't think people would be playing Halo 4 unless it set itself apart from the previous Halos, which I think it's done.

But in one way, your right, it isn't new, they just haven't oversaturated the gaming community, like they have with COD (ie too many COD titles in such a short time frame.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 15, 2012 09:48 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Leonard (Post 4202079)
they just haven't oversaturated the gaming community
The key right there.
 
mattyb Nov 15, 2012 11:43 AM
I couldn't get more than 35€ (I paid 60€) for the game as a trade in. So I didn't. Even if I bought other new games (even pre-orders).

I have a feeling that Blops2 will fail, for various reasons.

Tempted to try zombies and hope that I don't feel as ripped off as I do.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 15, 2012 11:49 AM
It's not going to fail.
 
mattyb Nov 15, 2012 11:54 AM
Lets wait and see.

If in 3 or 4 months there are more people playing Blops2 then other games on Maj Nelson's lists (btw Dakar thats your responsibility), I'll post a picture of myself in a mankini.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 15, 2012 11:55 AM
Lose-lose situation.

To me, failure would be to undersell compared to the first Black Ops.
 
mattyb Nov 15, 2012 12:11 PM
It was apparently the biggest selling media thingy in history. Can it repeat that? I wouldn't think so.

Dunno what your friends list is like, but those MW2/3 and Blops whores are not all playing/buying Blops2. About 60% from what I see.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 16, 2012 05:31 AM
All my COD friends are playing it. The rest is on Halo 4.
 
Jawbone54 Nov 16, 2012 06:28 AM
Leonard is right in saying Halo 4 is huge evolution in terms of gameplay. The only disappointment I have with it is that it's still 3-4 years behind Blops2 in load out customization and rewards. There's no real satisfaction in leveling up because you cannot tell the different in the endless number of helmets and armor upgrades when you're shooting a guy in Halo 4 -- everything is just a blur of red and blue. The gameplay makes up for it in the end, but I don't know if its longevity will match that of Blops 2.

Lastly, I know every review is saying this, but the guns (and gun audio) are the real stars of Halo 4.
 
mattyb Nov 16, 2012 10:52 AM
Double XP this weekend.
 
The Final Dakar Nov 16, 2012 10:54 AM
Yeah, I saw they were going to have double xp on the first weekend a while back. They just really are caving to give players anything they want.
 
mattyb Dec 1, 2012 04:04 AM
So those that loved it at first have calmed down a bit. Some even say that they hate it. I can either have wonderful games or horrible games. Maps are very good, but like Blops1 and MW3 difficult to hold a position since limited choke points. Network stuff is as screwed up as previous CoDs. I can have 4 green bars and feel the lag. I can have 3 yellow bars and have a great game.

The way that the load-out works is very good, you basically have 10 spaces/slots and you organise your attachments, nades, perks etc to fill up the 10 slots. For example, I have 3 things on my rifle, no secondary and no nades, but 4 perks. The ability to have 2, 2nd level perks and over-equip your assault rifle takes up 2 of the slots.

The more powerful sniper rifles give one shot kills in the chest with a silencer. Finally. Hacking equipment is fun, especially when its a bouncing betty and the previous owner is close enough to it to set it off. Air support doesn't seem to be the rapage that it was. So far there doesn't seem to be an over-powered setup. Of course it is early days.

Overall, very balanced.
 
mattyb Dec 10, 2012 12:46 AM
Some servers that allow you to play online were down over the weekend. I know at least 20 people in the UK who were impacted.

Probation warnings for quitting games early - even when you don't. Some guy got over 14 years probation.

Latest patch on the Xbox seems to have led to even more network issues.

Ended up playing Forza last night.
 
mattyb Dec 18, 2012 12:18 AM
For those that care, I've gone 100% hard core. No more standard games, not even accepting invites from my clan for std stuff. Since I live (sort of) in the countryside I don't get a good network connection. But even if the wife uses the TV (which shares the bandwidth) and I play hc tdm there are no issues. If wifey isn't watching TV and I try to play std tdm, the network is terrible. This reminds me of later MW and MW2 issues.

Its quite clear that Treyarch STILL don't know how to do network code. You can be in a game with everyone having 4 green bars and you see people skating across the maps. Then there'll be a host migration. Then another one. And then everyone has 1 red bar. This is usually in the gametypes with the most players like std tdm or domination.

The grind of weapon attachments is gone. When you prestige you keep your weapon level, which is good. I haven't prestiged a weapon yet though - this is different to prestiging the player. And each prestige lets you keep a weapon as well as a class slot. You can also keep the tokens from the previous level but I haven't tried this yet.
 
The Final Dakar Dec 18, 2012 04:10 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by mattyb (Post 4207457)
For those that care, I've gone 100% hard core.
Well that certainly can't be misconstrued.

Quote, Originally Posted by mattyb (Post 4207457)
Its quite clear that Treyarch STILL don't know how to do network code.
Shit like that doesn't get fixed on these biyearly cycles.
 
Jawbone54 Dec 18, 2012 08:09 AM
Honestly, I've had very few problems with lag. It crops up every now and then, but setting the search filter for "best" has given my group about a 95% chance of getting into a good match.

I just moved, and was without Internet for about 8 or 9 days, so I'm going to be a bit rusty, but I'm looking forward to getting back on. You would know that I moved on a Double XP weekend.
 
boy8cookie Dec 28, 2012 12:07 PM
My buddy bought me this games for Xmas, I haven't turned on my xbox in months (don't even know if it works). Assuming I can, I'll try it out soon but I probably won't buy a new xbox just to play this.
 
sek929 Feb 6, 2013 02:13 PM
So you'll see Fatty playing Blops2 over the next few days, I'm borrowing it from a buddy to check out the zombie mode, I'll probably play some multi too.

Dakar, commence freakout.
 
The Final Dakar Feb 6, 2013 02:15 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 4215917)
Dakar, commence freakout.
At this point I'm just bitter you're not up for any ACIII Wolfpack or BF3.
 
mattyb Feb 6, 2013 02:30 PM
Zombies in Blops is fookin ace. You should party up, its a blast.
 
boy8cookie Feb 6, 2013 02:48 PM
I'll be on this week for some zombies, if I can peel away from PoE... got a new 55" TV :)
 
Jawbone54 Feb 6, 2013 03:04 PM
I'm on all the time. Strange that once you guys have lost interest, I'm knocking on the door to my 6th prestige (only impressive when you consider I've already surpassed my total prestiges for MW2, BO, and MW3 combined.
 
The Final Dakar Feb 6, 2013 03:05 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Jawbone54 (Post 4215959)
I'm on all the time.
Yes, I've been noting that since before xmas. WHAT THE HELL MAN?!
 
Jawbone54 Feb 6, 2013 03:08 PM
My brother moved to Aurora, CO, and it's our #1 way of staying in touch.

Also, my brother-in-law is hilarious to play alongside. He's nearing Master Prestige.
 
The Final Dakar Feb 6, 2013 03:14 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Jawbone54 (Post 4215962)
My brother moved to Aurora, CO, and it's our #1 way of staying in touch.

Also, my brother-in-law is hilarious to play alongside. He's nearing Master Prestige.
You are pure evil.
 
Jawbone54 Feb 6, 2013 03:27 PM
Oh...

And I acquired the diamond camo for the SMG class (gold in every SMG).

Honestly, it's probably because I haven't had an Uncharted to steal my attention.
 
sek929 Feb 6, 2013 03:52 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4215919)
At this point I'm just bitter you're not up for any ACIII Wolfpack or BF3.
To be perfectly honest AC3 hasn't really gotten its claws into me enough and I'm still very clumsy with the controls. I guess I just thirst for something 'new' and at this point CoD is actually that hilariously enough. Besides Halo 3's epic NN meetups I don't think I've ever had as much fun as when we ran as a crew during the MW2 days. I long for that level of collaboration when we play Bf3, but we just don't have the numbers.
 
The Final Dakar Feb 6, 2013 03:56 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 4215977)
Besides Halo 3's epic NN meetups I don't think I've ever had as much fun as when we ran as a crew during the MW2 days. I long for that level of collaboration when we play Bf3, but we just don't have the numbers.
Yeah, I miss a good group in BF3 too. I'm hard up for what to play for my next game as well.
 
Stogieman Feb 7, 2013 11:25 AM
It's not too late to pick up Halo 4. :P
 
The Final Dakar Feb 7, 2013 11:26 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Stogieman (Post 4216128)
It's not too late to pick up Halo 4. :P
I'm more open to that than Black Ops.
 
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