Excerpt: Call of Duty has finally made its much anticipated debut on the PS Vita with Black Ops Declassified and we’ve been spending some time with the title to see if it is worth the hefty price tag which is just slightly less than it’s big brother Black Ops 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360. (It is important to note that I downloaded the patch for the game prior to playing it) Back when the trailer for Black Ops Declassified was revealed, the gaming community was not really too...
Summary: I feel I owe Nihilistic Software (now nStigate Games) an apology. After I had reviewed Resistance: Burning Skies , I thought it was a terrible game developer with no talent, no ambition, and no resources. Burning Skies ' quality was such that I truly believed we were dealing with a bad studio. Having played Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified , I realize now that this is not the case.
Conclusion: The final word on Black Ops: Declassified is somewhat paradoxical. It’s not quite the trainwreck that many have made it out to be. In fact, if this were an iOS game available for $1.99, there’s every chance that it would garner much more praise. But the Vita isn’t an iPhone, or a tablet. It’s capable of so much more, and for that reason, Declassifed is incapable of defending itself as anything other than execrable.
Excerpt: Call of Duty on the Vita? The premier multiplayer shooter on a twin-stick portable system with a great display? A dream come true for shooter fans on the go? A nightmare is more like it. This is not the marquee shooter, system-selling game it should have been, and, undoubtedly the game many Vita owners were hoping it would be. No, it's a top to bottom disappointment and it begins with the controls.
Summary: Even if you can ignore the non-stop technical problems, Call of Duty's first PS Vita adventure is not worth taking. The single-player campaign is pathetically short, the multiplayer is broken and the visual presentation is below par. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is a game that both disappoints and frustrates on every possible level! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: Since the PS Vita is in dire need of a good shooter to take advantage of its nifty two-sticks setup, you would think that a Call of Duty game to mark the arrival of Black Ops II on the system's big-console brothers would be just the ticket. You would think wrong. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is a ticket to nothing but aggravation. This sad excuse for a portable first-person shooter shoots itself in the foot over and over again.
Pros: Solo missions can be challenging
Cons: Short, aggravating single-player campaign, No save feature in solo missions, Dumb enemy AI, Control issues exacerbated by dull, linear levels, Buggy MP made even worse with too-small maps