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
A Complete Embarrassment For Gaming's Biggest Franchise
14 November 2012
Conclusion: Concept: Try to sell a game based on name alone
Graphics: Generic environments play host to a wide assortment of glitches
Sound: An awful lot of unnecessary f-bombs are thrown around
Playability: Outside of the goofy touchscreen controls and a poorly implemented sprint function, it mostly handles...
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: 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,...
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Review | Killer App or Killer Blow for the Vita?
9 December 2013
Conclusion: The Short Version: This is a huge blow for the PS Vita. The handheld really needed some killer apps from third-party publishers to convert hesitant gamers. Nintendo probably sent Nihilistic roses for giving their competitor such a rotten apple.
Pros: Online is fun when it actually works for a whole match, No online pass required means you can rent it, That’s about it. Buy Black Ops II instead
Cons: Campaign takes less than an hour, Touchscreen controls are poor, Visuals are amongst the worst on the Vita yet, Stable online connections are rare