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Can't wait to go home and start playing this. Sucks that I have to be at work today lol.

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2 hours and I go home :>

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Best COD to date!!! my micro review:

The Good:

  • Like Boz said, graphics are butter smooth and animations (facial ones in specific) are great!
  • Great variety of weapons and customization options in SP/MP
  • Incredible dynamic storyline alternating between two time periods.
  • Most impressive voice acting ever on any shooter (IMHO at least)
  • Great cinematic sequences, perfectly blended into the action.
  • The rendition of historical characters is no less than awesome,
    i.e. Manuel Noriega
  • Excellent sound and positioning (I'm using Tritton headphones).
  • The tactical missions are a perfect complement to the shooting action, the execution and gameplay is terrific.

The not so Good:

  • For a native Spanish speaker, some of the Spanish dialogue (may be a 40% of the game) is bad, repetitive and dull, that's not good for a game of this budget and level of polish.
  • Trying to be cinematic, some sequences are heavy scripted.
  • Not trying to sound like a hippie but there's much anger int his game :p, everyone is angry.

Well, that's my opinion so far, I'm going to try some MP tonight :yes:

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Can't wait to finish my work day and go home to play. Wife said she will buy it for me during the day so I have it ready when I'm home from work :)

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Can't wait to finish my work day and go home to play. Wife said she will buy it for me during the day so I have it ready when I'm home from work :)

I hope you have a good wife, otherwise bad stuff happens when you let them buy games for you, ie being bought the 360 version when you only have a PS3 etc.

Had mine delivered to work. So it's sat here on my desc with my PS3 Controller. No PS3 though. Tried spinning the disc on the finger...

I'm also out tonight straight after work, off tomorrow but very busy and back at work on Thursday. BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  • Most impressive voice acting ever on any shooter (IMHO at least)

Not here to bash the game, but I was curious on this one, and wondering if you've played Halo 4 yet and could compare, to me Halo 4 seems to be a mastery of all elements, and I'm only a recent re-converted Halo fan.

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I hope you have a good wife, otherwise bad stuff happens when you let them buy games for you, ie being bought the 360 version when you only have a PS3 etc.

Had mine delivered to work. So it's sat here on my desc with my PS3 Controller. No PS3 though. Tried spinning the disc on the finger...

I'm also out tonight straight after work, off tomorrow but very busy and back at work on Thursday. BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Ye don't worry she bought the last COD for me as well because I was working so I trust her with that :)

If didn't have something really important at work today I would just take a day off, that's how excited I am about the game (ye I can just not come to work from time to time, perks of being management :))

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holy crap. I already beat campaign on legendary. This was by far the easiest fps I ever played. On a positive note the npc soldiers have better aim so it makes it easier to fly through this game.

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being bought the 360 version when you only have a PS3 etc.

:rofl:

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Not here to bash the game, but I was curious on this one, and wondering if you've played Halo 4 yet and could compare, to me Halo 4 seems to be a mastery of all elements, and I'm only a recent re-converted Halo fan.

Both are extremely polished games, but Halo was always been more story and dialogue driven than COD, so BO II voice acting surprised me a lot, 0 lame jokes from funny voiced characters like in BF:BC, just strong performances with a lot of dramatization quality. Above all Michael Rooker and Sam Worthington make a wonderful job. Now that you mention it may be in at the same level than Halo 4.

Voice Cast at IMDB

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I like it so far!

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I got to play it for about an hr this morning, so far im liking the campaign, haven't tried anything else.

Ill be getting online once im done with the campaign, add me if you are on PS3: X4v13rs

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Any good deals on the PC version?

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I LOVE the new Zombies stuff. Really fun and well done. But PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE A NEW ENGINE next year. Holy cow does it look like ass these days compared to say, BF3 or even UE3 engine based games. I mean, they made some nice passes on the lighting engine obviously and some of the textures don't actually look like 1999 textures anymore, but the engine is horribly showing it's age now. Yeah yeah, not the Quake 3 engine blah blah. It's old. Period. Maybe Activision should shell out some dough and buy a license to the Frostbite 2 engine :D

Also, I think it's amazing it took up until BLOPS 2 to get actual working 360 gamepad icons in the PC version. Seriously? Not to mention, gamepad support in general (though I think MW3 and Blops 1 had it as well, but it was half assed) that doesn't suck.

If anyone is playing the PC version and wants to do some Zombie goodness, hit me up on Steam my nick is LOC (or LOCofBorg because CoD games has to have more than 4 letters in a name or you get kicked from MP games, hello 1998!).

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Played the first mission of the campaign and am pretty close to finishing the second mission.

Say what you will about the CoD franchise, but the truth is they know how to make a good entertaining SP campaign, there is no doubt about that.

So much so, I just traded in Halo 04 to Amazon while I could still get $32 credit for it, as that is only going to get lower.

Despite Halo 4 being incredibly polished and well put together, the SP campaign literally bored me to death.

I already find the SP campaign of CoD to be much better, and as I indicated, I am not even that far along with it.

And unlike Halo 4, I will check out the MP aspects of CoD for sure, in particular Spec Ops and especially Zombies. Really looking forward to checking it out.

So yeah, despite being Activision's cash cow game, it is still a well made game IMO, and one very much gets their moneys worth as far as the options they have beyond the SP.

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What I don't like about COD is how the character moves. I explain:

On Battlefield when I move my character with the keyboard and mouse, it feels fast and responsive. On COD is not like that. Its slower and different. It gets to me.

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I LOVE the new Zombies stuff. Really fun and well done. But PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE A NEW ENGINE next year. Holy cow does it look like ass these days compared to say, BF3 or even UE3 engine based games. I mean, they made some nice passes on the lighting engine obviously and some of the textures don't actually look like 1999 textures anymore, but the engine is horribly showing it's age now. Yeah yeah, not the Quake 3 engine blah blah. It's old. Period. Maybe Activision should shell out some dough and buy a license to the Frostbite 2 engine :D

Also, I think it's amazing it took up until BLOPS 2 to get actual working 360 gamepad icons in the PC version. Seriously? Not to mention, gamepad support in general (though I think MW3 and Blops 1 had it as well, but it was half assed) that doesn't suck.

If anyone is playing the PC version and wants to do some Zombie goodness, hit me up on Steam my nick is LOC (or LOCofBorg because CoD games has to have more than 4 letters in a name or you get kicked from MP games, hello 1998!).

Gamepad? On a PC?

Are you actually trollin'?

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Gamepad? On a PC?

Are you actually trollin'?

Er, nope? I play quite a few game (genres) on PC with a gamepad, it's just more comfortable for me that way. Don't get me wrong, FPSs usually aren't one of them though. Borderlands 2 and Blops 2 however, I find myself way more in the zone with a gamepad. I guess because BL2 is a slower type of game, and while Blops is certainly not slower, I just like the gamepad with it more, for some odd reason I guess :D

Also, zombies.

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Less than 24 hours since release and there are already hackers in the game. Kind of sad..

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Not played the SP yet but enjoyed the MP.

It was a little laggy with some disconnects but I guess it was possibly one of the busiest days online in history.

Found you earn a shedload of points using the EMP grenades. Especially on the Nuketown map. Was finishing top with several kills less than the guy below me just for lobbing EMPs around

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Less than 24 hours since release and there are already hackers in the game. Kind of sad..

PC graphics look so much better than console.

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PC graphics look so much better than console.

No opinion - I have a lower-end PC, and don't own a console.

However, Black Ops 2 is actually smoother graphics-wise than the original on the same hardware with the same settings, so apparently they have done SOMETHING right.

I have both set to 1280x720, 2xAA, no AF, all other settings at Medium (the reason for the wimpy settings will be clear soon).

Hardware is Intel Q6600, ASUS P5G41-M LX2/GB, 4 GB, AMD HD5450, Windows 8 Pro x64 with Media Center.

Both are as-shipped (no patches, since I'm not doing MP yet).

The other reason I've not applied any patches yet is that the hardware will be upgraded as soon as possible (target is i5-3570K, 16GB, ASUS P8Z77-V or ASUS P8Z77V-PRO, AMD HD7770).

Apparently, shooters still have three hardware tiers (Crysis 2 notwithstanding) at least on the PC - developer/publisher minimum requirements, developer/publisher recommendation, and the real requirements. That is my REAL frustration these days with PC gaming in general, and shooters in particular (though some RTS titles and even some racing games and "civ-type" games are starting to commit the same sin).

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What's wrong with Xbox controller on PC? Though oddly Treyarch has a problem with it.

Love this game. Best COD since orig MW. SP.is great, MP superb with bigger maps and more tactical play. Super polished. Love the new.touches like fire mode selector and load out screens. Playing on PC, gfx are great. However, issues exist. Lots of people seem to have a problem with resolution detection. Anyway, this is a great game.

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