Popped MW3 in a couple times over the last few days for a change of scenary, and have had a great time. Seems, much like MW2, most of the scrubs that ran all the annoying sh*t have gone on to BO2. Game felt a little laggy, not really in hit detection, but I seemed to move in molassas, equipment usage had a delay from the time I hit the button.
But overall, had FUN playing ground war. BO2 is fun at times, but when the connection Gods are against me like the last several days, I hate it with a passion.
Looking back I think this game has a more lasting 'it' factor than BO1 and BO2. I'm already somewhat bored with BO2. While MW3 has some awful, awful design decisions, I still think it's fun when you are lucky enough to avoid the Support streaks and Death streaks.
I have gone back to MW3 too! Have given Blops2 a good chance but the lag and server issues on multiplayer and zombies is just too much, it's unplayable. Haven't touched BLOPS2 for about two months since I went back to MW3. There are loads of reasons to still play MW3. You can go for MOABS which keeps things interesting (something which BLOPS2 doesn't offer) or just enjoy playing for fun in a party with your friends (something which BLOPs2 doesn't offer due to it constantly kicking party members, and the game itself not being any fun) MW3 ftw!
Yeah, I've gone 100% back to MW3. I tried BO2 one more time last night and ... same crap.
Frankly, I'm tired of hits and misses with these guys. Well, as far as Treyarch goes, I'm not buying another game by them - period. End of conversation. And if anyone gives me a copy? I'm going to shove it up their a**. WaW was a fun game - when it worked. BO2 is an okay game ... if you're into playing AI bots offline. Radical changes that suck to the perks, to the kill streaks (or rather, score streaks) -- too many things to list that I just don't like about the game. The things they did change that are good or okay just do not make up for the things they changed up in a bad way. Yeah, I know. Each game is its own game.
But BO2 doesn't feel like a Call of Duty game - even if it were "working right." It is 100% run and gun and that is what Vonn said he wanted. Well, dude. Enjoy it.
Last but not least, even if I could live with all that crap?
I can't because the game just flat out lags too much. Region doesn't matter, the bars in the lobby dont matter - Black Ops II just flat out lags too much.
I am so disappointed after not getting my money's worth out of WaW, MW2, and now BO2 that I won't even pre-order the next IW game. I'll rent it after release before I waste another $60 to $120 with Activision again. That's terrible. You guys release six games in six years and only three of them are worth a flip.
But I do like the marketing campaign. That's cool. What's even better regarding the commercials?
I don't have to pay for those!