Top 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops Opinions

Call of Duty: Black Ops has been out for a little over two months now and I haven’t given my opinion on the game. I’d like to end that. I’ve found my home in Hardcore Free-For-All and the game-play opinions are based around that game-mode. Free-For-All in Black Ops is just really fun since you don’t have  worry about team mates — whatever moves, shoot it. The game-mode really improves your reflexes since hip-firing is common too. I like the fact that I can run around and shoot and not sit behind a box for half the game. (Don’t get me started on campers in Hardcore Free-For-All).

Anyway, without further ado, my take on Call of Duty: Black Ops

1. Snipers are extinct.

Everyone, and I mean everyone, seems to run around with a submachine gun or an assault rift. Snipers are left in the dark. I’m not sure wether it’s because assault rifles with an ACOG scope can do a better job in Black Ops, or the maps are just to small — whatever the reason, they are just not used. I’m not a big sniper fan anyway, so this actually makes me smile. I can run around and not worry to much about what’s across the map. However I have a friend who loves sniper rifles and I can see why the gun can be a good choice.

2. Playercard, what?

The Playercard in Black Ops is similar to the “spray” in Counter-Strike and Half-Life where it gives the players a way to be unique online. Treyarch, the developer behind Black Ops, gives the players 12 layers of a variety of shapes and images to rotate, scale and move around to create whatever they want to represent them — not some pornographic image of some sort that some found “funny” in CS. Unfortunately you don’t have much of way to show them off. My brother created mine and I don’t really like it, but I have no real reason to change it — I don’t see it when I’m playing. The Playercard lacks publicity of the creative creations that I have seen.

3. Going “Pro” is hard to do!

I enjoyed how Modern Warfare 2 allowed me gain the “Pro” version of my perks by just playing with it equipped. I guess Treyarch wants to challenge it’s players to do every game-mode because each perk is liked to a different one. I, personally, don’t like Search & Destroy, or anything with an team objective because it relies on a team that I have never played with before. It just seems like a grind if I’ve forced to play something I don’t want to in order to have a fair playing ground as someone else. Luckily I haven’t had to much trouble playing without the “Pro” versions of many perks.

4. Just in time — to end.

It’s very annoying to enter a game that has about a minute left in it. Games are 10 minutes long and to enter when I have no chance to even get going is no fun; let alone winning the match. All it really does it add a “loss” to my stats, which I get anyway if I just leave the game. In that case, I suppose it is no harm and no foul.

5. More simple maps

Nuketown and Firing Range are popular maps because they’re so simple to understand. Within the first few minutes of playing these maps you can gain a sense of direction and where other players may be. There aren’t many places to camp for long period of time which is great and keeps everyone moving around the map. We need more maps like that. I’ve heard about a DLC for Black Ops coming soon, so maybe we will see some better maps.

In general, I love playing Call of Duty: Black Ops. In Modern Warfare 2, I couldn’t see a 1:1 kill/death ratio but in Black Ops I am normally over that mark. Call it luck or that Black Ops is “easier”, whatever, it’s always fun when you win. 🙂

Let me know what you think of Treyarch’s newest FPS.


About Jeff Duff
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2 Responses to Top 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops Opinions

  1. epidemicz says:

    Speaking from a PC perspective, I think they did a much better job with the console version. I got Black Ops at release and I probably haven’t played it since a week or two after. Playing MW2 still as I write this. I won’t be buying another Treyarch COD. Just doesn’t feel the same.

    • Jeff Duff says:

      I haven’t played MW2 or Black Ops on the PC so I can’t say to much about the differences between the console version. It does feel different between the two games on my Xbox 360 but that’s just because they’re different developers. Going back to MW2 seems to be more “real” though.

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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