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.
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.
Review: Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified is big letdown for Vita owners
17 November 2012
Excerpt: The Vita needed a savior and Call of Duty Black Ops Declassfied is far from it. Instead of having a polished Call of Duty experience on the go, we got a rushed, overpriced and generally frustrating gaming experience. At its core, Declassified works quite well.
Excerpt: The Call of Duty franchise has achieved staggeringly huge commercial success on consoles, thanks in large part to their consistent emphasis on quality. Such has not been the case for Call of Duty on handhelds, and that trend continues with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified .
Pros: Multiplayer on the go, Smooth transition of the console controls, Multiplayer customization options
Cons: Terrible AI, Incredibly short campaign, Connectivity issues in multiplayer
Excerpt: When Sony announced Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified back at E3 over the Summer, eyebrows were raised, the cool kids instantly started online bashing the upcoming title, and most importantly, PlayStation Vita owners thought they'd have a console quality, twin-stick shooter that could be enjoyed...
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.
Excerpt: It may not be the Vita's most important game for 2012, but Black Ops: Declassified certainly ranks near the top, thanks to the power of the Call of Duty brand to move systems. Yet while the Vita should be more than capable of delivering an experience in the same ballpark as the console versions,...