Why I think CoD Black Ops is gonna rock

 As the title says. And wouldn't you know, a PC gamer who's genuinely interested in Call of Duty games. But I digress. Here're some reasons why I believe Black Ops is gonna, well, be a keeper.*


1: The PC version's getting the goods us PC gamers like. Stuff like mods (even though the tools will be released after the game's out), dedicated servers (even if they're exclusive to one GSP, it's MUCH better than forced matchmaking to listen servers), the good old dev console, and quite likely more. And yes, the game will be balanced for lean. :P

2: A little twist on the 'MW1 and later' formula with CoD Points. Not a revolutionary, or even evolutionary, change from the older system, sure, but from the sounds of it it's enough to keep things fresh. Don't think I'll need to go into detail on this one, so if you need more info do yourself a favor and Google it. Am gonna say that the Wager Matches look interesting though. :)

3: The campaign (shocking, a guy who plays Call of Duty games for the campaign as well) taking place during the Cold War, which in my opinion is rather underutilized. You'd think such a tense time period would make for some good game material, but apart from MGS3 (and its direct sequels also starring Big Boss), BF Vietnam, the Vietcong games, the upcoming BF BC2 Vietnam expansion pack, and some more I can't think of right now there hasn't been a lot of games that took place during that era. Hopefully the gameplay in the single player mode will fit the era.

4: Combat training does look interesting. Probably not gonna use it myself but I'd say it's a well needed addition.

*I'd like to note that, of course, these are just my opinions. If you disagree, I won't hate you so long as you keep the flaming to a minimum. Just don't expect to change my mind though, as the only opinions that truly matter to me are mine.  
 
 Also would like to note that if you find a similar blog done by a ChaosBahamut over at Gametrailers, that is me. Feel free to ask me there as well if you have any doubts.

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Posted by ChaosBahamut

 As the title says. And wouldn't you know, a PC gamer who's genuinely interested in Call of Duty games. But I digress. Here're some reasons why I believe Black Ops is gonna, well, be a keeper.*


1: The PC version's getting the goods us PC gamers like. Stuff like mods (even though the tools will be released after the game's out), dedicated servers (even if they're exclusive to one GSP, it's MUCH better than forced matchmaking to listen servers), the good old dev console, and quite likely more. And yes, the game will be balanced for lean. :P

2: A little twist on the 'MW1 and later' formula with CoD Points. Not a revolutionary, or even evolutionary, change from the older system, sure, but from the sounds of it it's enough to keep things fresh. Don't think I'll need to go into detail on this one, so if you need more info do yourself a favor and Google it. Am gonna say that the Wager Matches look interesting though. :)

3: The campaign (shocking, a guy who plays Call of Duty games for the campaign as well) taking place during the Cold War, which in my opinion is rather underutilized. You'd think such a tense time period would make for some good game material, but apart from MGS3 (and its direct sequels also starring Big Boss), BF Vietnam, the Vietcong games, the upcoming BF BC2 Vietnam expansion pack, and some more I can't think of right now there hasn't been a lot of games that took place during that era. Hopefully the gameplay in the single player mode will fit the era.

4: Combat training does look interesting. Probably not gonna use it myself but I'd say it's a well needed addition.

*I'd like to note that, of course, these are just my opinions. If you disagree, I won't hate you so long as you keep the flaming to a minimum. Just don't expect to change my mind though, as the only opinions that truly matter to me are mine.  
 
 Also would like to note that if you find a similar blog done by a ChaosBahamut over at Gametrailers, that is me. Feel free to ask me there as well if you have any doubts.

Posted by Meteora

I hope it lives up to the hype, I think Treyarch are doing a fabulous job trying to repair the damage that was MW2, despite being the underdog of the two developers in this series. There's certainly some interesting changes, for the good as well. 
 
Though I'm a bit concerned with vehicles.

Posted by ThePeacemaker10
@Meteora said:
" I hope it lives up to the hype, I think Treyarch are doing a fabulous job trying to repair the damage that was MW2, despite being the underdog of the two developers in this series. There's certainly some interesting changes, for the good as well.  Though I'm a bit concerned with vehicles. "
Hopefully Treyarch can rise out of the ashes of Infinity Ward and deliver a good Call of Duty game. Last good one was CoD 4 to be honest. Too bad hardly anyone plays it anymore. *sigh*
Posted by ChaosBahamut
@ThePeacemaker10 said:
Hopefully Treyarch can rise out of the ashes of Infinity Ward and deliver a good Call of Duty game. Last good one was CoD 4 to be honest. Too bad hardly anyone plays it anymore. *sigh*
 
The PC version of CoD4 still has plenty of players. You'll have no trouble finding a game if you have a decent PC and the PC version of the game.
Posted by Sander

I found the multiplayer in World at War to be the best in all of Call of Duty. MW2 shoulda been but things like the knifing, weapon balance, lag among others broke it for me.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@ThePeacemaker10 said:
" Hopefully Treyarch can rise out of the ashes of Infinity Ward and deliver a good Call of Duty game. Last good one was CoD 4 to be honest. Too bad hardly anyone plays it anymore. *sigh* "
Plenty of people play on the Xbox 360. I played a couple weeks ago and had no trouble finding a game.