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Call of Duty Black Ops: Rezurrection

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

ESRB: M for Mature

PEGI: 18 for eighteen and up

          Ah, another one of Call of duty’s repetitive map packs, or is it? This is one of the only map packs that I felt that were worth my money because it is filled with my new favorite game mode. Zombies. That’s right It is filled with FIVE NEW ZOMBIES MAPS!! Or is it? Actually FOUR of those maps are from Treyarch’s last CoD game World at War. Also the four old map packs were included with the Prestige Edition, so if you got that beautiful package you got the last map (moon) for free when it came out! So is it really worth it to shell out fifteen more dollars on pointless maps you already have? Is it worth it for the only new map in the pack, Moon? What if you don’t have World at War? Is it still worth it pulling out fifteen bucks? Or should you just dig around in the cheap section in Walmart for World at War at twenty dollars. (yes I have seen it at that price) New map and five dollars less, or find the game for twenty dollars, and get the zombie DLC bundle for around twenty-five dollars. Wait, I am starting to see why this map pack is a good idea…

COME AT ME BRO!!!!

          So the five maps are, Nacht Der Untoten (Night), Verruckt (Asylum), Shi No Numa (Swamp), Der Riese (Factory), and the new map, Moon. First off lets talk about Nacht Der Untoten. All of you CoD Veterans remember this as the original zombie map that you got with finishing the campaign in World at War. For those of you that don’t know, this map is the smallest zombies map to date and is set in a German bunker in the forest and (yes you guessed it) at night. It only has 3 rooms, around 4 wall weapons, one perk machine (mule kick) and only one mystery box location! I think this map is easier for beginners because the mystery box is right in the next room making it easier to get started, but it would be harder for people that get past round 12 always, because there isn’t any juggernog, quick revive, speed cola, and traps. Next is Verruckt, this map is set in a asylum (you probably guessed that too) in the middle of a forest (no one knows why). This map is especially tricky even though it has all the amenities that we have came to know and love. The reason it is so tricky is that it has two spawn points, So there is a 50% chance on CO-OP you will spawn apart (after opening a few doors you will get back together). Next is Shi No Numa, which has you fighting Japanese zombies in the swamp, at a command post and some fishing huts. This map is interesting because outside it has bits of swamp that zombies can spawn out of and when you walk on it, it slows you down. Also instead of the normal two different pathways you can go from, this one has four, making some very interesting games! Next there is Der Riese, which is set in a factory (yes, you guessed it, aren’t you so smart?!) at night. This is one of my favorites and plays out much like Kino Der Toten. Lastly there is moon, where you use a teleporter in area 51 to teleport to the moon where you fight of hundreds of zombies. (makes you wonder how many astronauts Russia sent into space) This one is very difficult and different because it has a astronaut in a space suit that works kinda like Call of the Dead’s George Romero except it doesn’t get enraged when you shoot him. Also there is very low gravity and with your space helmet on you can barely hear anything. All I can say is, good luck.

They didn’t send this many people into space in 1969!

There is one obvious flaw staring at you in the face. If you bought World at War and the map packs, your basically paying for one new map and a graphical upgrade! Which is up to you to decide if its worth your fifteen bucks.

If you don’t have World a War and all the DLC, this is a sure buy, especially if you’re a zombie fan. It gives you five exciting maps with amazing sound, graphics, and some sort of plot underneath all the zombies. I recommend this to anyone who doesn’t have World at War and the DLC or is a major zombie fan!

PROS

  • Five exciting maps with different experiences.

CONS

  • Four of the maps are old maps.

 

Sound ———— 9.5  The zombie’s moans and howls are very immersive  and the character’s lines are very humorous

Graphics ——— 8 They aren’t the best but they’re better than the average

Playability ——- 9.3 easy to control but easy to rage quit, n00bs be warned

Plot ————— N/A

Replay Value —- 9.5 This is the main reason why I keep coming back to Black Ops

Overall: 9.0/10

Call of Duty Black Ops

Rating: 9.0 / 10

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, NDS (Spin off)

ESRB: Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore

PEGI: Extreme violence – Violence towards defenceless people – Strong language

Written By: HappyFunRun
An Author at Mildly Confused Gamer
        Well, you can disagree, but it seems to me that Treyarch is always the one who innovates the Call of Duty Franchise. If your a CoD fan, you’d be an idiot not to own this title, and if your a shooter fan who just likes to sit down, play some matches and hang out with friends, and then walk away until the next time you play it (Which is usually within a few hours or the next day) than this is definitely the game for you.
        The game really drives the Call of Duty series forward in a sense that it gives a more Mature grip on the franchise, and gives a more serious feel, one that MW3 a year later definitely did not.
Campaign
        The Campaign is by far the best in the franchise, but also a very mature and gritty one as well. If you want the usual “The hero always win” Stuff, than walk away. It starts you out in a torture chair, you play as Alex Mason, a delusional and just plain insane man, that doesn’t remember his past. You play through the campaign in this interrogation sequence, and having flashbacks (or the missions themselves) each one putting together a piece of the story. The story is very sad and like I said mature, and gritty. The storyline is top notch, and will leave you very satisfied.
        As usual with the CoD series, it delivers this awesome Cinematic experience, like a playable movie. This game is one to feature a lot of vehicles and toys to play with, but remember, these are linear based, so you cant just free roam like BF. The campaign is exciting and keeps you on your toes, brining you to a lot of different locations, to keep everything fresh.

I don’t remember the Indians having Explosive Bows…

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Multiplayer

Like I said, Treyarch is one to innovate. They did a lot here, to keep it exciting. The biggest notable change is the way that you level up and get your gear. The new system is a currency system, that you earn per kill, headshot, etc. This is a fun fresh feel to the classic addicting multiplayer CoD has to offer. You still have to level up to get your weapons, and then buy them, but everything else is unlocked from the start, and its your choice how how lay the dough: On Camos, Perks, Reticle, Reticle Colors, Lens Colors, Putting your name and emblem on your gun, it’s your choice. The only problem with this, is it feels a lot more easy to get a lot of stuff than in past CoD’s. Luckily, there are 5 more Prestiges this time around.

The Currency system brings on the room for a lot more interesting features. The notable one here, is Wager Matches. These are free for all based matches where you gamble in your money, and the winner gets the dough. These matches are ones where you start out with a pistol, and with every kill you get a better gun, or in another mode, everyone has a pistol, and only 1 bullet to anywhere will kill a person, with every kill you get another bullet, and you have 3 lives, the last man standing wins.

I mentioned emblems earlier, in this game, you can create your own emblem, which is just outright cool, the problem though is that people create some pretty nasty emblems, and its just outright gross.

Private matches are a blast, you can customize your match to the inner parts, change peoples health, set your own classes, change how fast people move, its just awesome. Another private match game, is Combat Training, an AI based multiplayer, where you can practice your skills before jumping online with all the critics and whiny kids.

Overall, you will have a ton of fun with this multiplayer mode, there is a lot to be had here.

I don’t think the Cubans are happy were having a firefight in their streets…

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Zombies!

You may remember the “Thank You for Playing” Level from WaW, that you got when you completed the Campaign, called Nazi Zombies, that became an instant success, and ended up becoming the focal point of the game, with more maps being released. Well, they have brought that back in Blops with it being one of the official modes. Its back and its fun.

The game is simple, survive. You fend off against endless waves of Zombies, you have points that you earn per kill, and you spend them on opening more sections of the map, guns, perks, etc. How long can you survive?

It comes with 2 zombie maps, and 1 bonus funny one, and 4 available through DLC. (not counting the originals also available through DLC). The two maps are Kino Der Toten, thats just as fun and uses the same concepts as the last WaW zombie map Der Reise, and there is Five, the funny zombie map, where you blast their heads off playing as famous people, like Kennedy, Robert Macnamara, Nixon, and Castro. These maps are way fun and can be played with up to 4 players on line, and 2 split screen Co-op.

Yes… Even Zombies have to go through Security First…

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Review

Overall, this is the best CoD to date, and I think Blops 2 will total surpass this one in everything, especially in innovation. This game delivers a lot, and if your a multiplayer buff who loves fast furious multiplayer, or just loves to hang with friends and game, definitely pick this one up.

Pros:

-Great Campaign and Plot

-Very Accessible

-Great and innovative Multiplayer

-Zombies, Zombies Zombies

Cons:

-Easier than usual Multiplayer

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Sound: 8.5    Great Sound

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Graphics: 7.7     Could be better, lighting needs to be upgraded

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Playability: 9.5     Very, very accessible

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Gameplay: 8.7     Mixes it up, fresh, fun, cinematic, fast

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Plot: 9.7     Amazing plot, one of the best I’ve Seen

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Replay Value: 9.0    Awesome replay value, keep you coming back.

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OVERALL: 9.0/10

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

7.5/10
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii
ESRB Rating: Mature – Violence, Drug Reference, Blood & Gore, Strong Language

PEGI Rating: 18 – Violence, Bad Language

Written By: HappyFunRun
An Author at Mildly Confused Gamer


At long last, the Modern Warfare series comes to a close, or does it? This Blockbuster AAA title is what put Call of Duty on the map for the very first time back in 2007,  and made it the Goliath it is today. There now back 4 years later with a HUGE title, but does it live up to the hype?

In recent news, some Russians blew up the Eiffel Tower.

The story picks up nearly 5 hours after the events of Modern Warfare 2, (No spoilers) Price and Nikolai are stuck trying to save Soap from sudden death. World War 3 Has officially begun, and the Russian invasion has moved from DC to New York. You think this is a pretty cool setting to stay in, but it doesn’t keep you there long. In fact, just like Treyarch’s last Call of Duty Game “Black Ops”, the story takes you to many different diverse environments, which is great. The story can be slow, and a lot of times doesn’t make sense, which causes you to go back and study a couple of missions, along with the game not doing a very good job on explaining certain events: Like a certain Chemical Attack that seemed to be just randomly thrown into the game. The Campaign is very short, (Shorter than all the other call of duty games) and can be completed in 3-4 Hours. If you can get past these little things, the story is tragic, and really grips you on how bad this war really is. The game features a lot of Modern Warfare 1 & 2 References, so it would do you some good to go back and play those first. As always, this game features 4 difficulties: Recruit, Regular, Hardened, & Veteran. Recruit, just lets you slide through life, and treats you like a juggernaut, which if your a beginner (Which is what this difficulty is meant for) is a good thing. Regular isn’t too hard either. But the jump from Regular to Hardened is pretty big. I think a pretty experienced shooter player should be playing here. Veteran is just Absurd. Instead of making the game actually more challenging, it only makes it so you can get hit at almost any time. You can be behind a building and sometimes get hit, if you are in a firefight, it doesn’t matter if the enemy actually shot and hit you, you’ll get hit either way. Playing on this difficulty leaves you figuring out the computer, rather than actually outsmarting your enemy. The Campaign features a Great Soundtrack, and might even leave you in tears at the ending.

Dang rocket n00b!

Moving away from AI opponents, Call of Duty is back with its famous Multiplayer. But if you were looking for another revolutionary BIG jump like Call of Duty 3 – 4: Modern Warfare, you wont find it here. In fact, almost every thing is the same, just with all new maps, weapons, a few new mechanics, and new killstreaks. The Killstreaks are probably the most notable change, now called Pointstreaks, allowing team players to be rewarded as well. Using the Strike Package feature, players can choose there play style. You can even choose different point streaks for each class. The Three Strike Packages are Assault, Support, and Specialist. Assault is the classic set of Call of Duty Killstreaks, and are earned the exact same way: Kills. Support is exactly what the name implies, if you are a team player, you will get rewarded for capturing points, and flags, etc. The killstreaks here are also more support oriented as well.  Specialist allows lone wolf players to be rewarded. Killstreaks are rewarded just like Assault, but instead of like a chopper or something, you get bonus perks. So 2 kills gives a perk, 4 kills gives another, 6 kills gives yet another, and 8 kills will reward you with all the perks in the game. Weapons are now more fully featured, and now have their own perks slot. Maps are much better made, and are more diverse. But Multiplayer is mostly the same, and you wont find anything new here. You wont get the same enjoyment you may have before. Combat is bland, and hard to get into, and game modes are fairly the same.
Spec Ops is back and better, now featuring Matchmaking, not requiring you to find a friend to play. Singleplayer missions now are more featured then last time, and the stars system actually rewards you further than bragging rights. Now there is a new game mode called, Survival. This definitely arose from the high demand of Zombies, let alone a Horde mode at all. This features a money system where you purchase guns and equipment from a Black Market type store. Waves progressively get harder, and bring on more enemies like Choppers, and Juggernauts. Its pretty interesting. The down sides are, its not nearly as featured as far as weapons go as multiplayer, and AI kinda Sucks.
Overall, its a pretty dissapointing game. But it still holds on most things, and can hold your attention for a little while. Story is short, multiplayer is bland, and Spec ops is awesome, aside from a few bugs. If your a Major COD fan, I recommend to pick it up, but if your fairly new, I would go for a previous entry in the series.
PROS
-Great Graphics
-Decent Story
-Decent Game Playability
-Spec Ops
CONS

-Short Game
-Bland Multiplayer
-Unclear Story
-Weird Concepts

This is basically an ad for Bulletstorm but I thought it was pretty funny.