So no text adventure or dual stick shooter?

#1 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

Haven't heard anyone mention anything but would like to make sure.

Kinda disappointing that one of the coolest parts of black ops is missing

#2 Posted by believer258 (11063 posts) -

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

#3 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

#4 Posted by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

#5 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

No. A JRPG would of been better. You can't deny that.

#6 Edited by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

No. A JRPG would of been better. You can't deny that.

I'm not, I'm just saying that keeping Zork and that top-down shooter in there would have been kind of lame, and they probably didn't have time for something else. A JRPG would have been great. Spikey-haired Mason teams up with his misfit friends and saves the world from Satan masquerading as God? Yep, let's do this, and throw some Oscar Mike's and Ooorah's in there for good measure.

#7 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

10 minute long AC-130 summoning cutscene.

#8 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1869 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

No. A JRPG would of been better. You can't deny that.

I'm not, I'm just saying that keeping Zork and that top-down shooter in there would have been kind of lame, and they probably didn't have time for something else. A JRPG would have been great. Spikey-haired Mason teams up with his misfit friends and saves the world from Satan masquerading as God? Yep, let's do this, and throw some Oscar Mike's and Ooorah's in there for good measure.

@Pie said:

10 minute long AC-130 summoning cutscene.

That in COD: BLOPS III would be pretty intense, but how would they fit that in context of anything? At least Zork and that shooter being in a ancient computer terminal wasn't too farfetched, but I can't imagine where they'd make a JRPG at least somewhat conceivable.

#9 Posted by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

No. A JRPG would of been better. You can't deny that.

I'm not, I'm just saying that keeping Zork and that top-down shooter in there would have been kind of lame, and they probably didn't have time for something else. A JRPG would have been great. Spikey-haired Mason teams up with his misfit friends and saves the world from Satan masquerading as God? Yep, let's do this, and throw some Oscar Mike's and Ooorah's in there for good measure.

@Pie said:

10 minute long AC-130 summoning cutscene.

That in COD: BLOPS III would be pretty intense, but how would they fit that in context of anything? At least Zork and that shooter being in a ancient computer terminal wasn't too farfetched, but I can't imagine where they'd make a JRPG at least somewhat conceivable.

How do they make zombies anywhere near "somewhat" conceivable?

#10 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@EquitasInvictus said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

@Pie said:

@believer258 said:

It's cool once. It's pandering twice.

I didn't mean that it's disappointing that those two things in particular were missing but more that any of that stuff is missing. Also pandering wut this is call of duty.

"Pandering" might have been the wrong word. Regardless, I don't think that it would have been cool or interesting a second time and maybe they were more concerned with getting the main parts of Call of Duty done well first and didn't have time to put a text adventure or a roguelike or a top down zombie shooter or a JRPG or whatever into it.

No. A JRPG would of been better. You can't deny that.

I'm not, I'm just saying that keeping Zork and that top-down shooter in there would have been kind of lame, and they probably didn't have time for something else. A JRPG would have been great. Spikey-haired Mason teams up with his misfit friends and saves the world from Satan masquerading as God? Yep, let's do this, and throw some Oscar Mike's and Ooorah's in there for good measure.

@Pie said:

10 minute long AC-130 summoning cutscene.

That in COD: BLOPS III would be pretty intense, but how would they fit that in context of anything? At least Zork and that shooter being in a ancient computer terminal wasn't too farfetched, but I can't imagine where they'd make a JRPG at least somewhat conceivable.

How do they make zombies anywhere near "somewhat" conceivable?

The story in blops is set in a different universe to zombies world. Get your blops facts right.

#11 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1869 posts) -

@believer258: Good point; I guess they did manage to pull that off without needing to back it up with any sort of context.

I still can't imagine how they'd handle trying to sneak a JRPG in a Black Ops, though!

#12 Edited by Pie (6937 posts) -

Woods learned how to program games during his time imprisoned(?) and the JRPG is his messed up interpretation of how he and his pals saved the world from the numbers.

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6899 posts) -

Turning Spec Ops into a Isometric-Tactics-Game like Xcom or FF Tactics would have been better.

#14 Posted by ep_driver (426 posts) -

IGN posted a video of an easter egg. I couldn't get this to work. I tried it in a local match with only myself in the match. I missed a head or two a few times because there are so many damn mannequins to keep track of, then got over it and stopped trying. Pretty sure I did it correctly once or twice and didn't work, but who knows. Let me know if it works for any of you.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/11/16/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-easter-egg-retro-games-on-nuketown

#15 Posted by Pie (6937 posts) -

@ep_driver said:

IGN posted a video of an easter egg. I couldn't get this to work. I tried it in a local match with only myself in the match. I missed a head or two a few times because there are so many damn mannequins to keep track of, then got over it and stopped trying. Pretty sure I did it correctly once or twice and didn't work, but who knows. Let me know if it works for any of you.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/11/16/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-easter-egg-retro-games-on-nuketown

Huh that is pretty awesome, thanks for pointing it out.

See@believer258 ! That's cool you party pooper!

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