Game of the Year.
I feel sorry for you Jeff for having to play this game.
At least it was a well written review!
Sorry Sony, development costs of 500 bucks are not sufficient if you want quality Vita games.
One less reasons to buy a Vita. What a fantastic console thus far.
Worse then Modern Combat 3 for smart phones.
"You'd think that the people in charge of the Call of Duty franchise would be more protective of it than this." Activision is usually much more careful about the quality when it comes to their IP.
@Jeff Did you guys ever figure out a good way to do video capture for the Vita? And if so, any plans to quick look this? Not that I'm into torturing anyone, but I'd like to see it.
Vita GOTY right here.
Damn. I thought it would've been cool to have the Black Ops multiplayer on a portable device. Seems like a total letdown though.
I feel sad for people that buy this thinking they are getting some Call of Duty.. damn.
YEAH, man the Vita really is proving me wrong. I totally should have bought one.
Damn. The Vita really needed this to be a good game.
haha this review surprised me.
"The console experience on a handheld". Sony's words, not mine.
I dont think I've ever seen Jeff's 1 star review image, so awesome!
Gotta love that TNT cigar
A new challenger for worst game of the year appears.
The Vita deserves better and unfortunately people will judge the console from this due to it being possibly the most popular bundle during the holidays. Congrats Nihilistic you have continued to take good franchises and make some of the worst games with them.
I'm so sorry you had the experience this Jeff.
EDIT: Even looking at the comments people judging the Vita as a platform from this game. Sony and Activistion should have put a bullet in it, the game has done more harm than good.
Holy shit the way Jeff was talking smack about this I thought it was gonna get a 3 star or at worst a 2. I didn't think it would end up being 1 star shitty.
To be fair, even in the console versions of Call of Duty I normally spawn within 30 ft of someone and they are either looking at my back or I'm lookign at them. :p
A rare Dynamite Gerstmann appears!
As soon as I saw the name Nihilistic Software, I knew this game would be a disaster. There's a reason they're refocusing the company on mobile games. I can't remember a title in the last decade with their name on it that wasn't bad. When Sony refused to show anything about it beyond a title graphic at E3, I knew this would be a mess.
Thank you for providing this valuable public service Jeff. :)
I didn't think it could tank that bad.... Good review btw.
Weird, some guys over at the PS Vita Hub are saying the multiplayer's actually pretty good, minus some technical issues. They all agree that the campaign is crap though.
I thought Alex was the person around here allowed to give 1 star ratings.
Knew this was going to the bad the moment I heard Nihilistic were making it. Resistance: Burning Skies was bad but this sounds flat out broken
Sounds pretty good!
And that's when Jeff decided to buy Alex a Vita.
Activision cashing that Sony cheque.
Oh wow, this is probably the first time I've seen Jeff's 1-star image.
Oh wow ...I expected mindless mediocrity but THIS bad?
I doubt anyone is surprised by this review at all. Shame that Sony seem to have been hedging their bets on this game as the Vita saviour. If they're serious about making shooters the staple for the platform, they need better games than this to justify it. Otherwise, they should do well to look at the (admittedly few) ways the PSP was successful and try to work on that. On a related note, really hope Persona 4 Golden outsells Declassified.
Let me remind you that one of the the primary bundles for the Vita this holiday ships with this game. Meaning most people buying a Vita will either buy it with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation...or Declassified.
The Vita is absolutely fucked.
Could that fact that the Vita is doing so poorly be a big reason why this game is so bad? It's almost like that game is nothing more than shovelware.
This game is available to me for free in the Vita bundle which when you buy that bundle at FutureShop you get a free copy of Uncharted for your Vita. Despite that fact, I still don't want this game
Fuuuuuck, that's quite surprising.
And So Call of Duty has sunk it's first low....since the PSP one.
Did you guys get the AssLib bundle in the Frozen North? That would be a much better purchase.
It's a shame that some people will inevitably see it this way. There are a good amount of games on Vita that are actually fun, but, Giant Bomb (among numerous other sites) haven't reviewed them (LittleBigPlanet, Dokuro, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!!, Unit 13, Retro City Rampage), so, awareness is even lower than it already is thanks to Sony's poor marketing.
Wow, this and AC:L were Sony's big Vita games for this year and they both really disappointed it seems.
I bet Activision signed a contract to release a Call of Duty Vita game on november 13 and that makes Sony and Activision look like a bunch of idiots.
@Kingloo: I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Sony person who signed the deal with activision is probably going to get fired or is already gone.
"but many of the other maneuvers--grenade tossing and melee attacks, specifically--have been moved to the touch screen."
Why do Vita developers keep doing this? The console is set up perfectly for first person shooters as it is. Putting in unnecessary touch/motion controls adds nothing. Stop it.
Nihilistic Software doing their best to twist that knife that's currently in the Vita's side. For shame, as it really is a great piece of hardware.
The sad thing is that a bunch of casual people will (could?) buy this and then write off the Vita entirely based on a single bad game. The nail in the coffin was placed when Sony and Activision handed this to Nihilistic in the first place...
HAHAHAH, I Love Jeff's animation for a 1 star review.