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: If there's anything positive about Declassified, it's that it makes you realize that a quality Call of Duty game would do exceptionally well on the platform, as its run-and-gun action and quick-paced multiplayer matches are perfectly tailored for a handheld system. Of course, it also makes you realize that this is not that game. It feels like Activision rubber-stamped this empty shell of a game to make a quick buck. The Vita deserves better. You deserve better.
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.
Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (Sony Playstation Vita)
14 December 2012
Summary: : Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified , given all the tools and pedigree associated, should have been the game to show everyone how a first person should be done on the Vita, but instead stands as an example of the exact opposite. The plot makes use of the concept elements available to it acceptably, the game looks and sounds pleasant on the Vita overall, and there are a solid amount of modes for a handheld shooter, including a semi-developed online mode for fans of the...
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! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. I'm even seeing Vitas being bundled with this title, as if they know that they will sell based on the name alone.