Originally Posted by wickerman
I was tlked into MW3 and it was such a miserable mess that I barely had / hours in before I deleted it and decided never again to purchase a COD game. But the original black ops was good fun, and once again enough friends talked me into the sequel. I will say this, it is far better than MW3. The graphics are better, the game play is smoother, and while MW3 seemed to be just a rehash of their previous title with a couple London style busses tossed in, there must have been some effort in black ops 2. But it is still far from perfect, the hit boxes are a complete mess (half the kill cams show your killer shooting no where near you, or shooting through walls or hitting you after you round a corner, etc), and the lack of dedicated servers means I can't run a server and simply ban prone spammers, trouble makers, and idiots with offensive names/banners.
Also even playing at 2560x1440 the HUD and FOV are so poorly implemented it feels like I'm running 800x600. But at least it supports borderless windows and some nice eye candy options to make it look pretty decent. The tiny maps are also a mess, requires no skill just a matter of dumb luck where you spawn and how often your enemy spawns behind you vs how many times you spawn behind them. But the bigger maps are more balanced it seems.
So I wouldn't recommend it at $60, but if you see it drop for the holidays you may get some fun out of it. But I still think the franchise is gone to shit, and BF3 is still the better game in my book.
Heaven forbid you should host your own server and give them a concern for piracy :O in reality they just dont want you touching their precious steaming pile of turd on your own amazing server.
And i'd fully expect poor FOV and HUD on a 8 year old console that is developed to display in a living room 5-10feet away from a couch. It was never made to be visibly perfect for the pc gamer, it is entirely created for a 360 setting, i wouldnt expect any more from them really... They just add in anti-jaggie options to make pc gamers whine less, and scale their 720p textures to 1080p to satisfy the option of selecting it in the options menu.