James A wrote:Don't bother with Black ops if thats the case. Go with the Modern Warfare ones. Black Ops was a real step back for the series and was very bug ridden. In fact ill open a can of worms straight away for saying this but go for the Infintiy Ward games every time on single and multi player. Compare MW1 to World At War, MW2 to Black Ops Treyarch ones are just inferior, dragging on the good work Infinty ward has done and somehow still doing a censored job despite having a year to improve things.
I won't be geting this one when it comes out after shelling out for the original Black Ops. MW3 was everything i expected and more. BO2 im expecting a half finished mess of a game.
For single player, every COD game (since the second one on PC) has been sub-par. It's all massive firefights and not much else. Half Life 2, as people have said, is the game to go for, still the best FPS ever made.
Black Ops isn't that bug ridden. The online is smooth (and has been for a long time - spawning issues are not a problem now) and was a vast improvement over MW2's floaty feel. Before Black Ops I would of agreed with you that the treyarch games were vastly inferior (In fact Black Ops was the only Cod game i've not bought a special edition for because I was expecting nothing after WaW), but Treyarch made a much better online game than MW2 was. For one thing they remembered to put the fun in the game (something MW3 seemed to forget), and as a multiplayer game it feels like an up to date version of Quake 3/UT mixed with the original COD. In fact, it's the closest any of the COD games has got since 4, to the original game's multiplayer. MW3 was, and is, a mess. The loadout system was a mess, the maps are awful mazes and it felt like running through treacle. BO was everything a COD game should be, MW3 was awful.
TO hell with BF vs COD, it's the COD vs COD arguments that i'm up for
(obviously, it's all a matter of opinion, and a lot of people think we're both idiots for liking either game; no doubt I'll hate BO2 and suddenly develop a taste for MW3 but hey!)