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    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Game » consists of 19 releases. Released Nov 09, 2010

    The seventh installment of the long-running action franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops puts players into the early era of the Cold War (including the Vietnam War) as a member of the United States black operations unit known as the SOG.

    First Black Ops review: 7/10

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    #1  Edited By shivermetimbers
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    #3  Edited By CL60

    That's not the first review. There's another review that gave it a 9.6/10

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    #4  Edited By GhostCrab

    Aw man... only Bon?

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    #5  Edited By Sackmanjones

    This is not the first review.
    Gameinformer
    Some Canadian Website/magazine
     
    too lazy to post sorry

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    #6  Edited By ThePhantomnaut

    Frenchy people.

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    #7  Edited By audiosnag

    They're french so they're probably jerks.

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    #8  Edited By mikemcn
    @audiosnag said:
    " They're french so they're probably jerks. "
    French, is for Jerks.
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    #9  Edited By tobygw

    Ah c'est magnifique 

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    #10  Edited By OllyOxenFree

    omelette du fromage their face.

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    #11  Edited By NekuCTR
    @Guyzea said:
    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "
    Person who is easily influenced; You are one.
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    #12  Edited By Potter9156

    Goddamn, people are so stupid. Where are all these stupid people coming from? It's like a Gears style emergence hole opened in the center of the GB forums and instead of Locust, hordes of stupid people came flooding out.

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    #13  Edited By luce
    @Haru48 said:
    " @Guyzea said:
    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "
    Person who is easily influenced; You are one. "
    I dunno man. Kinda sounds like sarcasm
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    #14  Edited By FrostyHerpiez

    7/10 really that surprising? thats not a bad rating and where you really expecting modern warfare 2 ratings?

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    #15  Edited By MikkaQ

    To translate the "summing up" of the review, next to the score, they say essentially that it's Treyarch's best COD game, though without a doubt not the best in the series. The story was well told, but they complain a bit about the length, being 6 or so hours, and that it contains most of the trappings of a modern warfare game in terms of story and set pieces. They commended treyarch for taking a lot of lessons from WaW's multiplayer and that the multiplayer of the game is excellent. 

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    #16  Edited By CL60
    @FrostyHerpiez said:
    " 7/10 really that surprising? thats not a bad rating and where you really expecting modern warfare 2 ratings? "
    It is getting Modern Warfare 2 ratings. This is the only review that I know of below a 9.
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    #17  Edited By Cincaid

    J'accuse, Gamekult.

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    #18  Edited By TheHBK

    Its because this game is not Tier 1!!!!

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    #19  Edited By CL60
    @zombie2011 said:

    " What kind of brown people language is this? This is America god damn it! Keep this shit out of my country.   This could be a good review, for all we know this site could rate games lower than average. "

    Unless dude on the other thread was lying, he said these are some other reviews they have made.
     
     Fallout 3: 7 
    Fallout New Vegas: 7  
    Mass Effect 2: 7
    Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 
    Dance Central: 7 
    GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  
    Resident Evil 5: 7
    CoD World at War: 6
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    #20  Edited By JoelTGM

    Are they allowed to post reviews yet?  I thought people had to wait until Tuesday to post reviews, otherwise all the main sites would have posted them already.

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    #21  Edited By toowalrus

    English like magic!
     
      Call of Duty: Black Ops, the test on Xbox 360
    By Poischich, Gamekult.com - Date 11.08.2010 at 20.55
    The game is virtually identical on different carriers, the tests are too.
    Tested using a commercial version.
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    Real issue for Activision's Call of Duty is licensed for some years devoted to two developers: Infinity Ward, creator, and Treyarch, which deals since 2006 odd components of the series - the worst, actually. After four years in custody, the second knife could still keep his last chance with Call of Duty: Black Ops, whose launch is accompanied by a marketing campaign at least equivalent to that of an episode Infinity Ward. Especially, the studio finally decided to release the Second World War and gives us an episode released from a lot of historical constraints. And it feels ...

    Jam to pigs
    April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs, Cuba. Infiltrated the army of mercenaries to overthrow the Castro regime, the CIA agents about to enter the home of Fidel Castro to put permanently out of harm's way all young Líder Máximo. Also missed the landing itself, the operation will pay - in conditions quite incredible - the capture of Alex Mason, who despite appearances is our hero of the day. Prisoner of the Soviet prisons, after an exchange of favors with the Soviet Union, he managed to escape from the gulag of Vorkuta with the help of Viktor Reznov, already seen in World at War, before plunging into the Vietnam War , which arise early rumors of a gas bacteriological prepared by the Russians. Baikonur in Cuba, through the Vietnam War, the first skirmishes until the Tet offensive, we will see the country and undeniably one encounters even a few familiar faces, with Kennedy and Nixon as guest stars.

    Alleluia
    But before we get to the bottom of this thrilling story, yet will he have to move things forward, rifle in hand. Again, the influence of Modern Warfare on Treyarch's work is obvious, and we do not necessarily going to complain. Diverse, varied in the places visited but also in situations, the campaign combines skilfully ground battles and phases of infiltration, many must have seen quite the topic. Beginning of each mission, or almost, is the opportunity to move forward on tiptoe, knife between teeth or silencer screwed onto the barrel, for a sequence of discrete removal of the enemy rather conventional. Then, as nothing ever seems to take place as planned in the special forces, an explosion or an alarm is triggered and our hero and his cohorts find themselves forced to do battle, emptying whole villages of their occupants by the omnipotence of their assault rifle.

    The recipe is not new, but it still works through careful in the staging - and scripts, of course. Cornerstone of the gameplay Call of Duty, these marvels of modern game design are still here and give them out at random a particular flavor. How not to be shocked when a giant Soviet flows spontaneously in an armored door open for us the way, even if it means letting life? Similarly, hard not to pay its small tear of emotion when you see a teammate arise from a window, hanging from a rope and crashing to the frail figure of a man on patrol, at the very moment one enters a room. All this brings a lot of life to the game, and of course place the player at the center of the action. Again, Treyarch has not surpassed the master Infinity Ward, and the staging does not reach the excesses of previous phases. Similarly, the level design does not display the same control, with levels often with little relief or surprise, and AI deserved a bit more work: we see regularly and teammates and enemies to cross quietly, without getting shot. This is particularly annoying that they have, often enough, the same head.

    But we let ourselves be pleasantly still in this campaign, certainly short enough, but no real time out and probably a little longer than Modern Warfare 2, this time with 6-7 hours of gameplay on the meter. Failing to outdo his predecessor in the narration, the mise en scene or the big show, Black Ops has assets to bring in the use of such vehicles. Although more prevalent and varied (motorcycles, tanks, jeeps, patrol boats, helicopters ...), they are better used and serve as supports to sequences quite successful. It will be appreciated and the behavior of the helicopter, which combines automatic steering and hand controls for a very successful outcome, or some heartfelt moments of bravery in command of a boat ... even if the soundtrack used by the developer for this sequence, the Sympathy for the Devil Rolling Stones, is probably not for nothing that the benefit is brought to this mission.

    Always better to two

    Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360)
    But Treyarch has also considered the multiplayer title, and with talent. The basic gameplay of Call of Duty multiplayer certainly has not fundamentally changed with this episode, and there is therefore a system of continuous experience, the perks / benefits and other weapons to unlock, all in a gaggle of game modes . In addition, fifteen cards are available with the game, mostly based on the sets of the campaign, and they are fairly good. Note also the appearance of extensions to add on weapons, like a flame thrower - not sure that's enough to offset the feeling still a little way of weapons, including various shotgun.

    But the developer wants to make new well felt, and therefore welcome the players (with a little caution) a system of money to buy what you normally unblocked with experience. The principle is nothing dazzling, but it can introduce some special game modes, centered around paris: by betting a little money, players gifted (or lucky) enough to win rounds will leave with a real bonanza, enabling them to invest more quickly and climb the ladder four to four. What motivate some hardcore players who want to cut corners, failing to excite others.

    For more casual players, or simply those who want to earn their medals to the strength of kill streaks, note the addition of many additional customization tools and the opportunity - finally - to save replays, just to watching them quietly at their leisure. Above all, fans of the zombie mode of World at War (or Left 4 Dead) will be delighted to find a game mode that has not lost its fun, playable online with four - and two split-screen, as rest of the multi elsewhere. One card is automatically available in an old theater Nazi, but a bonus a bit crazy including some guests is available at the end of the campaign.


    A word, finally, achieving the title. As the campaign itself, it is quite uneven and somewhat disappointing on the first missions of the title, but she earns as strangely as and when, including a beautiful part of Vietnam. The characters have also been modeled and animated with great care, and cutscenes to make a lot of impact. This time, we note that the logo 18 that adorns the box is not stolen and that the wholesale slaughters plan does not fail. Similarly, Treyarch has inspired Soldier of Fortune and just equip a shotgun for stealing arms and legs of our poor opponents. Hmm.

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    Seven?! That's not ten!

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    #23  Edited By JJWeatherman
    @Guyzea said:
    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "
    lol 
     
    Hey 7/10 aint bad.
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    #24  Edited By CL60
    @JJWeatherman said:

    " @Guyzea said:

    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "

    lol  Hey 7/10 aint bad. "
    Well apparently these are other reviews that the site has up.
     
     Fallout 3: 7 
    Fallout New Vegas: 7  
    Mass Effect 2: 7
    Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 
    Dance Central: 7 
    GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  
    Resident Evil 5: 7
    CoD World at War: 6 
     
    So yeah, I guess 7 isn't bad.
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    #25  Edited By tobygw

    I posted this on another thread about this but I'll paste it here.  
     
      Let me just show a few scores this site has given lol. 
     
    Fallout 3: 7 
    Fallout New Vegas: 7  
    Mass Effect 2: 7
    Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 
    Dance Central: 7 
    GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  
    Resident Evil 5: 7
    CoD World at War: 6 
     
    Not like there's a pattern or anything...

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    #26  Edited By ThePhantomnaut
    @OllyOxenFree said:
    " omelette du fromage their face. "
    THAT'S ALL YOU CAN SAY! THAT'S ALL YOU CAN SAY! THAT'S ALL YOU CAN SAY!
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    #27  Edited By JJWeatherman
    @CL60 said:
    " @JJWeatherman said:

    " @Guyzea said:

    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "

    lol  Hey 7/10 aint bad. "
    Well apparently these are other reviews that the site has up.   Fallout 3: 7 Fallout New Vegas: 7  Mass Effect 2: 7Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 Dance Central: 7 GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  Resident Evil 5: 7CoD World at War: 6   So yeah, I guess 7 isn't bad. "
    *shrugs* 
     
    Mass Effect 2 probably deserves better, but the rest don't seem unreasonable.
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    #28  Edited By Bollard
    @Haru48 said:
    " @Guyzea said:
    " PRE ORDER CANCELLED. "
    Person who is easily influenced; You are one. "
    Speak like yoda, you do.
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    #29  Edited By Bollard

    Sorry for the double post, but I can't get the edit button to work.  
     
    Judging by the "other scores from this magazine" people keep posting, hasn't anyone realised that by the looks of it they rate games out of 7, rather than 10? That would make far more sense.

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    #30  Edited By amir90

    Wow, a site that doesn't handout 8-10 like theyre free candy?!
     
    Blasphemy!

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    #31  Edited By GunnBjorn

    Une etui de piel et avec une kwak mayonaise!
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    #32  Edited By OmegaPirate

    It says that there was a heated debate on whether to give it a 10/10 or lower, and they decided on a 7, purely on the omission of 'white flag' perk

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    #33  Edited By jmrwacko

    Didn't ign give Medal of Honor a 6/10?

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    #34  Edited By DTKT
    @CL60 said:
    " @zombie2011 said:

    " What kind of brown people language is this? This is America god damn it! Keep this shit out of my country.   This could be a good review, for all we know this site could rate games lower than average. "

    Unless dude on the other thread was lying, he said these are some other reviews they have made.   Fallout 3: 7 Fallout New Vegas: 7  Mass Effect 2: 7Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 Dance Central: 7 GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  Resident Evil 5: 7CoD World at War: 6 "
    Holy shit, Mass Effect 2 and F:NV with 7s... 
     
    What is wrong with these people!
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    #35  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin

    To be fair they surrendered halfway through the first level.
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    #36  Edited By Donos

    Looking at some of the other reviews on that site, I suspect they rate games on an 8 point scale. 7/8 ain't bad. The text of the review seems to support this.

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    #37  Edited By shivermetimbers

    7/10 might be misleading if they do an 8 point scale. I'm just going by what metacritic said.
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    #38  Edited By Milkman

    I thought the embargo wasn't up until tomorrow...

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    #39  Edited By RsistncE
    @CL60 said:
    " @zombie2011 said:

    " What kind of brown people language is this? This is America god damn it! Keep this shit out of my country.   This could be a good review, for all we know this site could rate games lower than average. "

    Unless dude on the other thread was lying, he said these are some other reviews they have made.   Fallout 3: 7 Fallout New Vegas: 7  Mass Effect 2: 7Uncharted Drake's Fortune: 7 Dance Central: 7 GoldenEye 007 Wii: 7  Resident Evil 5: 7CoD World at War: 6 "
    Maybe they rate out of 7? XD
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    #40  Edited By MikeFightNight

    Yeah let me get in my french jab too!!! 
     
     la bibliothèque...and all the oui oui bon bon good stuff...  

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    #41  Edited By Vinchenzo

    Fucking French... oh wait, they have amazing healthcare. Going to Paris, bye.

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    #42  Edited By TheFreeMan

    "CoD: Black Ops Vs. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys"
     
    (I love my french cousins)

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    #43  Edited By hexogen

    The score just says "7" so I'll just assume they gave it a 7/7.

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    #44  Edited By Jerome85

    the only trust i put in the french is the women. 

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    @BiffMcBlumpkin said:
    " To be fair they surrendered halfway through the first level. "
    You never cease to entertain!
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    #46  Edited By august

    Giving Mass Effect 2 a 7 seems kinda nutty.

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    #47  Edited By meteora

    There has to be some serious scaling issues if they rated a bunch of other games 7 regularly.

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    #48  Edited By slax

    On average they rate 13.6 points lower than other critics. Their average rating is 59 and they gave Kirby's Epic Yarn a 6....A 6?!?!?!
     
    So..whatevs.

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    #49  Edited By august
    @Slax said:
    " On average they rate 13.6 points lower than other critics. Their average rating is 59 and they gave Kirby's Epic Yarn a 6....A 6?!?!?!"
    Okay, those guys can eat a dick. Made out of adorable yarn.
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    #50  Edited By agentmoo

    Verdict? shit is bon

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