First impressions...

Call of Duty Black Ops II Wii-U

First impressions...

Well guys, I picked up a copy of BLOPS II for the XBOX today (saw beast online too.  We didn't get to play any matches together, but he told me "dude...I soooo suck".  I know that feeling too lol).  Alot of the maps will remind you of blops i in terms of look and feel.  There are industrial type of maps that remind me of launch.   But there are some really fun maps too.  The one on the ship is alot of fun.  The express map which is set at a high speed rail station in LA has a surprise for all you guys when you are playing MP... I will let you find out for yourself, bit I LMAO when I found it. 

Hit detection seems a little "off", and I can't put my finger on it.  They may need to fine tune some things there.   Probably just lag comp.

Some things aren't working correctly (theatre mode, etc...).  It doesn't want to render the video.  I'm not sure we are getting this feature on the wii u or not because it uses your elite account to upload video's to utube.  No biggie in my opinion.  The game does freeze my xbox every so often when navigating the menu's.  Just some bugs they need to fix I guess.

The create a class system is really nice.  I've given up my secondary and flash grenades to get more perks like flak jacket and lightweight in perk 1.   I've been run-n-gun (I'm only level 10 right now).  The mp 7 is cool, but I haven't found an assault rifle I like yet.  Snipers seem whoafully underpowered.  Its been taken me two hits to get a kill with a bolt action.  

Too early to tell but at least on the xbox, it is FAST PACED (been just playing TDM for now).  There are alot of pathways in the maps and I regularly get lost and have NO idea where I am.  Good news is when I get the wii u, I will know the maps by then. 

If there is anything you would like me to check out on the xbox version that you want to know about for the wii u, ask away.  Happy to help.   

Can't wait for next week to play with a wiimote/nunchuck again. 

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Re: First impressions...

in reply to SysEng123

Man, I apologize for the grammar and spelling above...can't edit it and I'm fat fingering everything right now...

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I bet the surprise had something to do with the train track

The crashes and freezes are to be expected. The servers are probably overloaded right now. That's one perk of having the Nintendo CoD community smaller than the others

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Oh yes canuck...it did...and I LMAO off when it happened...Everyone in the lobby did...

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Re: First impressions...

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Anything that you didn't expect?

Another thing, anything OP?

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Not really infinitlag.  The navigation menu's are somewhat confusing for looking at your stats etc...but I'm sure that's because it's just new to me.  

One of the most notable things on the maps is the multiple paths (tunnels, etc...).   If you loved launch, you will love alot of the maps in this game.  Although, there are alot of maps that are centered around homes or a resort.   But they are pretty small.  I also think since I don't know where the spawns are yet, it's hard to find where the fighting will end up or is going on.  

I haven't had any good scorestreaks yet...but it really gives you points for everything.  Like when I had a uav up, I got 10 points everytime a team mate gets a kill.   A teammate got that microwave emitter thing...I didn't see it really slow down guys....  The quad roter drone is easy to take take down.

Since I don't know the maps yet, I kept getting shot in the back.   Panic knifing is still there (I thought they were getting rid of that).   Grenades seem more powerful than MW3. 

I haven't seen anything OP yet.   Like I said, the snipers seem under powered but I've not got the good sniper guns unlocked yet.  Alot of people are complaining about the sniper weapons being OP over on the xbox forums.  I haven't seen it yet.  

I haven't found an assault rifle I like at all.  I'm going to try some shotguns today.  I've tried the MTR, T25, and one other (can't remember the name).   Just seemed to have NO range to them.  Almost like using an SMG.   The MP7 will be the SMG of choice (I can tell already.  there will be alot of complaining).  I tried the burst fire weapon (can't remember the name) and it did really well at range....did really good on that map

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Re: First impressions...

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If you watched the IGN video last week i'm sure you would have heard david vonderheer? say that the game will be supported like no other COD and tweaks will be made to gun balance through out! It looks like the team will be working overtime on patching certain things to make the community happy! hell they may even pull the chimps from the back office who are working on wii u, pc and ps3!!! to help out.

I presume the maps are smaller then the likes of blops as you used to have issues where you could run round the whole map and not see a single person!! it brings the game play to you and is faster paced!

I guess the weapons will improve with adding attachments as you open them up and any possible patching! I have been dissapointed with the lack of youtube videos but their is a good 10 minute one from Ali-A some tenage guy who has a large following and to be fair does a good job!

there was loads of action and he ended up going 62-4 on domination!! I like the look of the maps from what I have seen and most do not have the clutter of maps such as downturn mw3 and crisis!!

keep us updated frank!

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Re: First impressions...

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SysEng123 wrote:

Since I don't know the maps yet, I kept getting shot in the back.   Panic knifing is still there (I thought they were getting rid of that).   Grenades seem more powerful than MW3. 

Worst paragraph. Those are all the things which if never wanted in the game. WHHHHHY?!?

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Re: First impressions...

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I was just gona post 1 of these, lol

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Re: First impressions...

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Ive only managed to play 7 games as I downloading all day, and my hand started to hurt due to not being used to the xbox controller

First off, I kinda sucked in all the games bar 1 game I tried kill confirmed ground war and kinda did ok. My kdr over the 7 games was an embarrassing 0.41, but thats just down to me being new to the analogs in the main, its hard to lock on and im finding hip firing is the way to go - the number of times I aimed down sight and the gun blocked the guy im aiming it was frustating, as was the fact that reload button and change class button are VERY close, so id often go to reload and get the create a class menu All schoolboy erros im sure ill overcome given time!

Regarding the game, given my limited time, I dont want to hate too much so here goes. Its all very complicated compared to previous cods, but im sure we`ll all get the hang of the new structure soon enough. Its harder for us wii guys to adapt as we arent used to emblem editors/theatre mode etc, and i`ll take my time to get into that side of things.

From the guns ive seen and used, you basically NEED to use SMGs, unless your either camping with a red dot,or are very good and very quick with your fingers. The maps ive played so far, are all MW3 style, compact,smallish, tight corners, and people constantly spawning behind you, lots of close 1v1 battles BUT theres always someone just behind you so you need to keep moving. All my deaths that werent my fault were either some one waiting round corners with red dots ads`ing, where you didnt stand a chance, OR some one running behind you and spaying you with SMGs. When I say werent my fault, I mean coz I died a stupid amount of times where I got a guy in my sights,should have taken the kill, and I died coz of my analog imcompetence. Getting killstreaks is VERY hard, especially the higher end ones. Theres a huge amount of UAVs floating around, almost constant infact.

There`s currently 150`000 playing online btw

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