By aurahack 4 Comments
So... uhh... yeah. I took a break. Sorry. Things got very very busy on my end and with the impending threat of Mid-terms, I needed to pull back for a bit and focus on both schoolwork and some personal problems I had brewing. BUT! Those are now taken care of and I'm on Reading Week, so I can get back into this and finish the second part of the last blog and get back on track with this stuff! :D
Call of Duty: Black Ops
I am honestly a little weirded out by picking a Call of Duty game for anything in this blog but when I started going into heavy thinking for what game consists of the best gameplay currently available, I couldn't get Black Ops out of my head. The thing is that I was also torn with considering Yakuza 3, so I ended up giving the deal to both games. I've already explained why I think Yakuza 3 is so much fun to play, so I'll gladly carry on and explain why Black Ops is just about the best first-person experience currently available on any platform.
... Actually, it really doesn't take all that much explaining. If you've ever played a Call of Duty game (which I'm sure you have if you've breathed air at some point in your lifetime) then you probably more than understand why this series is so god-damned popular. The snappiness of the controls, the preciseness of the aiming, the speed of the running, the animation of weapon reloading, the intensity of online matches, the customization, the wager matches, the inane variety of game modes, the campaign, the killstreaks, the perks, the equipment, the map design, the nazi zombie mode, the killcam....
... fuck this, I'm going to play some Domination on the new maps. The reason why Call of Duty is so popular? It's because it's a highlight of excellent gameplay design. Everything works just so fucking well together. The combination of everything I wrote above makes for an experience unmatched by any other shooter or multiplayer game. Seeing those hitmarkers pop up when shooting a dude is now a staple in every modern FPS but somehow... somehow, it just feels like home when you're doing it on Nuketown in a TDM match.
Days of Gaming Recap!Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)