I managed to get a few hours gaming in last night, played Zombies and Multiplayer, I will play the campaign at some point when PSN is down.....
Looks wise I think its much better than Black Ops, but still not as good as the MW series, I still don't like the "cartoonish" graphics and the colours just arent crisp enough, i kept finding myself shooting at shadows thinking they were people.
Sound what an improvement on MW3 i can actually hear people again, and my investment in a decent headset seem worth while again, my only complaint about the sound woud be the granades, it just sounds like someone popping a bag. (But this really is a tiny complaint)
Lag while playing between about 3pm UK and about 10-11pm i had lag but old school elastic band lag, and the odd jump rather than MW3 where i am a second behind someone else. But after 11pm it all went to pot the lag was back and it was worse than MW3, my KD went from around 2 down to 1.3. I am hoping this is just because the whole world was on at that point, the map was lit up all over.
Game modes, as a Hardcore player this is my biggest complaint - only 4 modes in Hardcore, 3 of which i can play with my clan. I even jumped into a few core games because i was already bored with those game modes.
CFT is only good when you know the maps so its not a great mode to start off on, S&D just bores me. TDM especially in Hardcore is full of campers, MHO Hardcore modes should be objective based i.e. Dom, HQ etc even Kill Confirmed gives it a different aspect.
I tried to jump into a couple of league matches but noticed it was all core so jumped out.
I did play some ground war which was pretty frantic on some smalller maps but was actually really good fun, would love that mode in HC.
Spawns are as always a joke, these i asume will be fixed but they need to be fixed quickly, twice i spawn next to a guardian and died, while playing Dom i spawn ontop of someone capturing C and then had the same happen to me as i was capturing. TDM the spawn flip way to easily I tried to rush a few times only to find by the time i had run the length of the map spawns had already flipped and they were behind me.
Gun look's good i haven't played with too many so far but from what i have seen all look pretty cool, only thing i have seen which looks over powered in any pistols in HC (not one particular gun) 1 shot kills and you can get them up in a fraction of the time of an SMG or Assult rifle
Server issues, I had a few hard resets maybe 3 in 4 hrs play and got kicked from the server maybe 4 times which isn't great even for first day, but by the sounds of it, that was better than alot of people.
Overall I think Blackops has the potential to be one of the best CODs ever but a few things need to be sorted really quickly