By Danomite98 1 Comments
Yes I know, Call of Duty: Black Ops has become one of the highest selling games of all time. I give credit to Activision for milking this particular cash cow which seems to be make a shooter with a decent multiplayer experience slap Call of Duty on it and it will sell millions of copies. Having said that, I did enjoy this game and the extras like the arcade and zombies mode, especially the White House level with the video of Kennedy, Nixon and Castro at the start.
What left me wanting were the little things. Similar to World at War I can't say that I enjoyed when a computer controlled character would try to take cover right where I was taking cover and thus shoved me out of the way, as the player shouldn't I get priority? As for the idea of cover, other popular titles have come up with a cover scheme for the game besides crouching so that if you want to "pray and spray" you don't have to expose yourself which on Veteran in this game, when you become a bullet magnet, might be nice.
Another pet peeve was the instructions of what the objective was to get to the next checkpoint on some missions. The one that stands out is the Khe Sanh mission. I had to go online to figure out what specifically I had to do to light the barrels of napalm. Woods yells out to light the napalm but I never figured that out from the gameplay. Even when I paused the game to check the objective, all it said was Defend Khe Sanh. Brilliant, maybe next time say something about barrels in the objective, or make the barrels really stand out by making them shiny like other key objects in the game. I know I'm not alone since many of the comments on the youtube videos indicated other players were becoming as frustrated as I was. It comes down to the little things that make the difference.
I realize I'm a dinosaur in that I enjoy that single player element more often than the multiplayer and that the focus on games like this has been shifted to the multiplayer portion of the game but please make an effort to clean up the details especially when you have made other titles in the same series with similar problems.