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.
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.
Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (Sony Playstation Vita)
11 December 2012
Excerpt: You wouldn’t think it would be that complicated to develop and release a first person shooter on a handheld that can be conventionally be considered as â€œgoodâ€�. It’s not like the developer has to make use of the missing second analog stick; one of the best first person shooters ever created, DOOM...
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.
Excerpt: I pity the folks who will inevitably buy a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified . The PlayStation Vita seems like it might be a good fit for the shooter genre, and shooters don't get much more popular than Activision's bread and butter.