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Posted by PatPandaHat

Ollie North being in this hasn't become less fucking creepy.

Posted by Anupsis

Games not out yet, what the fuck. Could not stop laughing.

Posted by algertman

@PatPandaHat said:

Ollie North being in this hasn't become less fucking creepy.

I think it's funny as hell. I keep hoping you play as Sean Hannity at one point.

Posted by MachoFantastico

I rather enjoyed Black Ops, but this looks dull as hell!

To be fair, showing off multiplayer first isn't the best way to win me over :D

Posted by AlisterCat

You know what font we should put in every single game? Agency FB.

Posted by Tennmuerti

Man I almost forgot how non existent weapon recoil, is in CoD.

Posted by fox01313

To be fair, before launch there might be some places (especially with a CoD game) break the street date but found out that before the game launches many of the high ranking people playing (if the game is online) could be the people doing quality assurance testing. Since this is online, betting more on some people getting it early from the street date release.

Posted by PlayPaul

Kinda cool that they tried to do something more with the single player, but still wonder who cares about the single player that much. They could have gone balls out and tried something really different and have kept the multiplayer the same and none of the hardcore COD players would have cared (I'm assuming here). The threshold for getting into the multiplayer seems so high with people already lvl 55 on the day of the release.

Posted by avantegardener

Could somebody please tell me about the numbers.

Posted by Brandino

Single Player looks really interesting but not enough to shell out $65.

Hopefully amazon will have this for $30-40 during their week long black friday sale.

Posted by DaKammando

Sick ass knife party

Edited by sear

Are they still making these? And people buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

Also, I have to call Giant Bomb out on this. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the same thing all over again, but with new gun models and textures. Gameplay is nearly identical and improvements are minimal at best. If it wasn't for the UI, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this game and any other in the series.

Any other franchise you would have torn a new asshole by now for doing the same thing, but Call of Duty is sacred ground. Why? Do you want to avoid pissing off the fans? Do you rely on Activision's support and don't want to bad mouth them? Why do you seemingly refuse to criticize Activision over the fact that this style of gameplay got stale about 5 years ago?

How about the constant subscription and DLC crap? Do you really think paying for the game twice over for a handful of multiplayer maps is good value? Heck, you're even playing the exact same maps as from the previous game, and that's a selling point?

Posted by Ceno

@sear said:

Are they still making these? And people fucking buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same fucking thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

HIGH FIVE

Posted by zombie2011

Last COD i played was BLOPs and i really didn't get into it as much as i did MW2, and seeing Nuketown first thing in the QL just reminded me of just how much i don't care for COD any more. I think next years will be cool hopefully it will be on a new system so they will be forced to change things up a bit.

Posted by hollitz

I've enjoyed every Call of Duty game I've played, but as someone who doesn't play multiplayer, I find it impossible to get the least bit excited about a COD release. I'll rent it when there's nothing else to play and have a good weekend with it.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

I love it when Jeff makes guitar noises.

Posted by simkas

@sear said:

Are they still making these? And people buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

Also, I have to call Giant Bomb out on this. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the same thing all over again, but with new gun models and textures. Gameplay is nearly identical and improvements are minimal at best. If it wasn't for the UI, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this game and any other in the series.

Any other franchise you would have torn a new asshole by now for doing the same thing, but Call of Duty is sacred ground. Why? Do you want to avoid pissing off the fans? Do you rely on Activision's support and don't want to bad mouth them? Why do you seemingly refuse to criticize Activision over the fact that this style of gameplay got stale about 5 years ago?

How about the constant subscription and DLC crap? Do you really think paying for the game twice over for a handful of multiplayer maps is good value? Heck, you're even playing the exact same maps as from the previous game, and that's a selling point?

You're forgetting the fact that there are millions of people who still love this kind of gameplay and Black Ops 2 seems like a perfectly decent game if you do like that kind of gameplay.

Edited by sear

@simkas said:

You're forgetting the fact that there are millions of people who still love this kind of gameplay and Black Ops 2 seems like a perfectly decent game if you do like that kind of gameplay.

So review scores are contingent on how popular a game is? Good to know. I'm glad the Giant Bomb community and crew are so sharply critical as to incorporate logical fallacies into review policy.

Posted by zymbo

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11....oh this is black ops 2? I don't see a difference.

Edited by CptBedlam

@sear said:

@simkas said:

You're forgetting the fact that there are millions of people who still love this kind of gameplay and Black Ops 2 seems like a perfectly decent game if you do like that kind of gameplay.

So review scores are contingent on how popular a game is? Good to know. I'm glad the Giant Bomb community and crew are so sharply critical as to incorporate logical fallacies into review policy.

Dude, what's wrong with you? Review scores are not determined by how sick you are of certain types of games. Even if they change up little each year, these are obviously well made games. Sorry to break it to you but you're not the center of the gaming universe.

Posted by Coafi

Back in black, it's good to be black.

Posted by Nev

Shooting people shooting people.

Posted by JayCee

CODcasting might be the worst name ever.

Posted by paulunga

Pssh, Metal Gear Solid 2 had better watermelon modelling than that.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

Similarly crazy, Jonas Savimbi was a real man.

Posted by ShakeItBaby

Wow that new perk system sounds like a tv gameshow.

Now Lamoniqa, you can either use your final pick 10, take the new grip, and go home... OR you can use a WILDCARD slot!

Posted by laserbolts

Those spawns in the multiplayer are very worrying. Also zombies seems to still be a shitty game mode. Especially when spec ops could be in there instead.

Posted by paulunga

@sear: So I see you played every single one of those games, otherwise you couldn't have made such statements. So which one is it, are you part of the problem or just a regular ol' piece of shit whining about a game you haven't even played?

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

They replaced Ed Harris with fuckin Batman. Damn you Batman!

Posted by WiqidBritt

finally, I can experience the kind of secret wars that made the rest of the world hate America, and have come around to bite us in the ass.

Posted by nick_verissimo

Was almost ready to break down and buy this off of steam this morning, but after seeing this it's reminded me that I'm still sort of not interested in picking this series back up.

Posted by Phatmac

@sear said:

Are they still making these? And people buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

Also, I have to call Giant Bomb out on this. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the same thing all over again, but with new gun models and textures. Gameplay is nearly identical and improvements are minimal at best. If it wasn't for the UI, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this game and any other in the series.

Any other franchise you would have torn a new asshole by now for doing the same thing, but Call of Duty is sacred ground. Why? Do you want to avoid pissing off the fans? Do you rely on Activision's support and don't want to bad mouth them? Why do you seemingly refuse to criticize Activision over the fact that this style of gameplay got stale about 5 years ago?

How about the constant subscription and DLC crap? Do you really think paying for the game twice over for a handful of multiplayer maps is good value? Heck, you're even playing the exact same maps as from the previous game, and that's a selling point?

Honestly, go fuck yourself buddy.

Posted by Phatmac

I'll be picking this up cause it looks rad and I loved BLOPS. If you can't stand that then you should probably be worrying about other shit that actually matters.

Posted by ShockD
@I_Stay_Puft: Are you positive or joking? A Hudson without Harris is not Hudson.
Edited by I_Stay_Puft

@ShockD said:

@I_Stay_Puft: Are you positive or joking? A Hudson without Harris is not Hudson.

Nah I'm all for Ed Harris. Just thought it was funny that David S. Goyer who co-wrote the screenplay for Batman Begins and the story for Black Ops 2 hires on Batman.

Posted by chilibean_3

Is Vin Diesel the announcer? Also, I like some of the loadout changes and it is nice that they are trying new things with the single player. Still pretty sure I'm done with the series for a bit though.

Posted by murisan

Man, everyone is being so brave saying that these games are all the same. SO BRAVE.

Posted by kishinfoulux

I'll never understand the appeal of this multiplayer. You die in like 2 seconds, come back. die in 2 seconds, etc.

Mind you that's what I assume the average casual player would be like.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

@murisan said:

Man, everyone is being so brave saying that these games are all the same. SO BRAVE.

Love me some Brave!

Posted by DragonNinja789

Micheal Keaton in a Video game just seems weird?

Posted by dingazwok

@sear said:

Are they still making these? And people buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

Also, I have to call Giant Bomb out on this. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the same thing all over again, but with new gun models and textures. Gameplay is nearly identical and improvements are minimal at best. If it wasn't for the UI, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this game and any other in the series.

Any other franchise you would have torn a new asshole by now for doing the same thing, but Call of Duty is sacred ground. Why? Do you want to avoid pissing off the fans? Do you rely on Activision's support and don't want to bad mouth them? Why do you seemingly refuse to criticize Activision over the fact that this style of gameplay got stale about 5 years ago?

How about the constant subscription and DLC crap? Do you really think paying for the game twice over for a handful of multiplayer maps is good value? Heck, you're even playing the exact same maps as from the previous game, and that's a selling point?

nice burn friend =) you must have pretty great taste in stuff. :) can you tell me which animes and comic books youre reading atm? i hope you have a good day sir

Posted by PimblyCharles

Did you see Ed Harris in Jackson Pollock? He was phenominal.

Posted by SmasheControllers

Campaign seems to be the best part...

Edited by GaspoweR

@sear: So just because you think that the review isn't in line with what you think the game should have gotten, you went ahead and accuse the reviewer and the site of selling out? Really? I was with you for the first few paragraphs until you reached that point. Its clear that Jeff still really liked the game as a whole, including the changes they made to the campaign, despite the MP was only slightly tweaked and being pretty much the same game. You're just thinking of this irrationally at that point. I do share the same sentiment with you regarding this game franchise but not to the extent of actually calling out the reviewer of being a sell out.

Posted by packs217

@dingazwok: Likewise. I don't dislike CoD; but he didn't say anything that wasn't true.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

@DragonNinja789 said:

Micheal Keaton in a Video game just seems weird?

Not as weird as you may think? Remember this one?

Posted by ttocs

@nick_verissimo said:

Was almost ready to break down and buy this off of steam this morning, but after seeing this it's reminded me that I'm still sort of not interested in picking this series back up.

I was in the same boat but I ended up preordering it last week. After seeing the reviews though, the campaign looks like it has made strides in being different and more relevant. I don't want to play a modern warfare game again but I will play Black Ops and Treyarch games.

Posted by TheQuotedNegro

this game REALLY makes me miss Socom 2

Posted by bkbroiler

@sear said:

Are they still making these? And people buy them? With money? What the fuck? Fuck you, world.

Here guys, I'll give you a much cheaper alternative to Call of Duty:

  1. Go outside
  2. Find a traffic light
  3. When the traffic light turns green, raise your hand and say "pew pew pew!"
  4. Repeat

It's basically the same thing, and you can imagine you're playing a good videogame while you do it.

Also, I have to call Giant Bomb out on this. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the same thing all over again, but with new gun models and textures. Gameplay is nearly identical and improvements are minimal at best. If it wasn't for the UI, I wouldn't be able to tell any difference between this game and any other in the series.

Any other franchise you would have torn a new asshole by now for doing the same thing, but Call of Duty is sacred ground. Why? Do you want to avoid pissing off the fans? Do you rely on Activision's support and don't want to bad mouth them? Why do you seemingly refuse to criticize Activision over the fact that this style of gameplay got stale about 5 years ago?

How about the constant subscription and DLC crap? Do you really think paying for the game twice over for a handful of multiplayer maps is good value? Heck, you're even playing the exact same maps as from the previous game, and that's a selling point?

I haven't played a CoD game since MW2 and I STILL think you're a piece of shit.

Posted by ttocs

Jeff seems to be really hung up on the zombie part of this game. Can't it just be a goofy diversion? Does it really have to be "understood." I think it's cool they are able to add something lighthearted.