Excerpt: You've probably played it. So you'll remember that, upon first arriving at Vietnam in 1968, protagonist Mason remarks that his friend Woods looks like "hammered shit". Coincidentally, so does the Wii port of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Skimming away most of the aesthetic prowess of Black Ops is noticeably jarring, and the effect is severely worsened by the fact you can't turn your head without seeing the HD version of the game prominently displayed in internet adverts, shop...
Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Collector’s Edition Totally Makes Me Want to be a Prestigious Collector
29 March 2011
Excerpt: The Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Collector’s Edition has the usual stuff that one would associate with collector’s editions of popular games – a book, a medal, etc. Stupid add-on junk that is destined to become clutter. Then there is the RC surveillance vehicle, which could possibly offer some fun times.
Excerpt: Call of Duty Black: Ops looks surprisingly good on the Wii. The game starts out in Cuba in the late 1960's, in a rather dense city street full of odd shops and buildings. Of course, you'll be more concerned with the police cars trying to run you over, but the attention to detail is there, and it shows. I never once found myself distracted by the graphics, as you might find in other Wii games that try to stretch beyond their limits. The sound is equally well done.
Conclusion: The game already made headlines back in November when it generated revenues of £223 million in its first 24 hours on sale. After six weeks the game’s revenue busted at the seams with sales figures of over $1 billion.
Conclusion: Treyarch‘s Call of Duty: Black Ops is not due for release until November but a new teaser trailer has been released on the Call of Duty Youtube page. The short clip (1:25) gives a hint at some of the new weapons we can look forward to in the game: including a small radio controlled car/bomb and crossbow. But my personal favourite, a knife that shoots out the blade when you press a certain key. Man that would come in handy during rush hour when the road rage sets in.
Summary: A lot of people don't even know that Call of Duty: Black Ops is out on the Wii. Activision has done next to nothing to promote the Wii version. Still, I know that you, the discerning audience of Destructoid is aware of this "down-port", and that some of you have even been looking forward to it. I've been looking forward to it too, if not just to see how it compares to Black Ops on PC/PS3/360.
Superb but violent shooter is definitely for adults only.
Common Sense Media
12 March 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Call of Duty: Black Ops is a very violent military-themed first person shooter in which players use a wide variety of weapons and explosives to kill hundreds of enemies in the campaign and countless more human-controlled avatars online. It features violent interrogations, graphic melee combat, and lots of blood.
Excerpt: Strong Points: Excellent and cohesive story with varied locales and set-piece moments; voice acting is well-done; multiplayer is much more balanced this time around; packed with many modes and customization options; dedicated servers are back Weak Points: PC version is riddled with technical issues; some lackluster level design in the campaign; main character has uneven voice acting; graphics are serviceable at best; friendly and enemy AI isn\'t that bright Moral...
Pros: Excellent and cohesive story with varied locales and set-piece moments; voice acting is well-done; multiplayer is much more balanced this time around; packed with many modes and customization options; dedicated servers are back
Cons: PC version is riddled with technical issues; some lackluster level design in the campaign; main character has uneven voice acting; graphics are serviceable at best; friendly and enemy AI isn\'t that bright