Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

Call of Duty Black Ops II Playstation 3

Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

I am only a couple prestiges into the game and I already feel like I need to just move on from the COD series.  Am I the only one who feels this way or am I just one in a growing army of disgruntled COD fans?

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Kahnsfury

BO2 lost it's allure, it's such a frustrating experience. Disgruntled is probably the best word to describe a lot of people that bought this game, and almost all PS3 users.

BO2 just seems catered to noobs. Not needing to ADS, huge magazines, an aresenal of tactial/lethal grenades, target finders, head glitch spots everywhere, dark corners/enemies blending into the background.....etc.

They listened to a small group of players that they mistakenly thought represented the majority of players. They wanted to make it competitive but it ended up being an inconsistent game with either all camping target finding head glitchers or mad rushers who hip spray and trade kills all game.

The biggest thing by far that they totally missed is the connection, it took them 2 months to even admit there was a problem. Its gonna be 3 months after launch pretty soon and the game still plays pretty bad a lot of the time and it just ends up frustrating the crap out of everyone.

Then they added skill based matchmaking putting you in lobbies that are full of try hards which takes the casual fun out of the game. People care way too much about their K/D so the other team bails if you get a high streak and the new players that join after have 3 bars and end up being unkillable.

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Jaggajatt187

I completely agree with matchmaking problems as well. Alot of times I end up on a team with no prestiges or 1 prestige vs a team of 5 prestige and up. I don't rage quit over connection but it's so frustrating to think I'm a bad COD player in a game where I go 1-15 and then get a good connection and go 25-10.

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Jaggajatt187

I thought I was the only one that saw players get lost in the dark...  I don't why i'm always the guy in the red pants while the enemies are all in black and are really hard to see in the dark

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Kahnsfury

Went back and played WaW last week. Actually was quite fun, and didn't see any hacks. So yes BO2 has lost something for me to try the old titles.

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Kahnsfury

This question is subjective to each player, and lately I've been seeing a ton of people play! I feel nor good or bad, but I play for what the game is.

"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level
of our training"
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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Kahnsfury

I can't say this game is fun, even when I do well. For instance today I got the Lodestar for the first time. Normally I never equip streaks higher than the Sentry Gun but today I was doing so well I decided to give them a shot. I was averaging a Lodestar every game and often times I got 2.

It was fun at first but then it got repetitive. I played Slums something like 6x in a row because I got booted out of a few lobbies after players raged. That didn't last long though, because as soon as I partied up with my friend the lobbies went to Hell. I've been having an issue where I get super laggy. Like solid 1 bar connections the whole game when I party up. The person I've been joining lately is my friend who lives down my street. Never, since the launch, have I ever had this problem. But the last few weeks have been awful

So in short, when I do well people rage quit and my fun is short lived, I play the same map constantly, and when I join up with friends the game lags hard.

That's my Black Ops II experience in a nut shell

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Ghamorra

i have always had problems playing with my neighbour, didn't matter what cod

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to mrtmb55

Haven't played for almost a week. My wife got me 2k13 for Xmas. My first Basket Ball Game in a long time... Truthfully I haven't missed a thing...

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Re: Has Black OpsII lost it's allure?

in reply to Kahnsfury

It's lost all allure for me for sure. I haven't touched it since the end of double xp weekend. It's just not fun for me anymore. It feels like a chore more than an actual game now. I remember when I was going for headshot challenges in MW2 I still had tons of fun because the game itself was really fun, not just unlocking the camos. But now I feel like I'm just going from one tedious challenge to the other. Even when I just focus on the game and not worry about challenges I'm bored as fuck. The maps are just too small so all sense of stradegy and holding down a chokepoint is just gone. It's just run from one side of the map to the other so the spawns flip and then do it again. Even when I do put up 60 kill games, it's not as satisfying as it was in the past. I popped in MW2 and have been playing that inbetween the Assassin's creed series and been having much more fun. Even after over 20 days played on that game, I'm STILL having fun. I hate to admit it, but I think the COD series is over for me. The things that made it fun just aren't there anymore. The geniuses behind what I loved (COD4 and MW2) are gone, and since 3arc only copies what IW does, they're going to continue to copy what the new IW does, and I hate that as well. It was fun while it lasted, but COD is over for me I think. I think the biggest reason why I hate the new CODs (and love the old ones) is the rambo effect and how it's been stripped out of the new games. When I was playing MW2 yesterday I had a moment where I killed some one, turned around and killed 2 other people without having to reload, and my mind felt blown. I completely forgot what it was liketo be able to kill 3 people rapidly. The newer CODs, especially BLOPS 2, have weakened the guns so much that it's pretty much impossible to win a gun fight against 2 or more enemies. I know I'll get some hate for this, but I really hate how they're trying to make it more team based. I don't mean more focus on the objective, I mean trying to encourage teamwork. If I wanted to play a team based game, I'd hop on battlefield. I loved COD because of how I could be a one man wrecking ball. That's why those 60 kill games in MW2 were so satisfying because when I looked at the scoreboard and saw those kills, I knew I got those because I new what I was doing. In BLOPS2 when I see I got 60 kills I know it was because my team was able to get the better spawn. You can no longer carry the team by yourself, and while some people may like that, I don't.

tldr: They got rid of being able to be a one man wrecking crew and now the game is boring.

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