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  • Deleted user 10 November 2012 10:11:45
    Anyone know when the reviews will start appearing? Not that it will stop me from getting it mind.
    Never cared for the single player (except Call of Duty 4) and I HATE zombies.
    Multiplayer is where it's at!
  • Deleted user 10 November 2012 10:53:43
    All on tuesday morning. Eurogamer have said theres might a couple of days late due to procedural changes in reviewing games (i.e not going to hosted events to review it)
  • Deleted user 10 November 2012 11:20:49
    Ah right. Cheers my good man. :)
  • LetsGo 10 Nov 2012 11:40:34 5,446 posts
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    Anyone else's arrive from SimpleGames? It's the first CoD I've brought on release since the first black ops, enjoying the single player, not played much multiplayer yet through.
  • Benno 10 Nov 2012 11:58:08 10,268 posts
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    My friends copy has arrived. Mine hasn't though :p
  • Benno 10 Nov 2012 12:30:56 10,268 posts
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    My is here from simply
  • captainrentboy 10 Nov 2012 13:57:00 1,093 posts
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    Just played an hour of the campaign, 'twas really fucking boring, it's also unnecessarily grim and violent (Although I'm guessing PR folk would call it Adult and Gritty)
    A child graphically being set on fire and burning up.
    Containers full of rotten decaying bodies.
    Guy burning to death trapped in a jeep.
    Child soldiers getting smacked around.
    Mowing down literally hundreds of fleeing Black folk.

    What happened to playing games for a bit of fun and escapism? Ironically, I'm far too old for this shit. :/
  • Benno 10 Nov 2012 14:14:14 10,268 posts
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    league play is where it is at
  • klassobanieras 10 Nov 2012 17:22:20 10 posts
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    @captainrentboy I didn't like the absurd levels of gore and nastiness either. The campaign picks up a lot though, worth sticking with it; the present-day parts are mostly good daft tech-mil-scifi fun. But it's a weird mix of styles, sort of like Tom Clancy's Deathwish.

    Bugger me but the script's awful though. And it winds me up when the purpose of a level is for you to successfully fail your objective.

    Spoiler: Good to see that David Petraeus's career will recover by 2025 :)
  • richardiox 10 Nov 2012 17:50:24 5,732 posts
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    captainrentboy wrote:
    Just played an hour of the campaign, 'twas really fucking boring, it's also unnecessarily grim and violent (Although I'm guessing PR folk would call it Adult and Gritty)
    A child graphically being set on fire and burning up.
    Containers full of rotten decaying bodies.
    Guy burning to death trapped in a jeep.
    Child soldiers getting smacked around.
    Mowing down literally hundreds of fleeing Black folk.

    What happened to playing games for a bit of fun and escapism? Ironically, I'm far too old for this shit. :/
    Sigh. And it's exactly this sort of gratuitous ultra violence that directly appeals to its core whooping and hollering demographic. Also fucked up how many young kids will inevitably be playing this shit.
  • RelaxedMikki 10 Nov 2012 18:09:00 941 posts
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    That description of the single-player sounds grim, like some kind of murder-porn.

    It's like the single player campaign only even exists as a marketing gimmck for the multiplayer. To try and get some cheap column inches and playground buzz going.
  • NOSAVIOUR 10 Nov 2012 18:42:21 2,810 posts
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    Same old same old just pushing to new horizons with uncessary levels of gore. Played the ship level on mp, was ok. There's something clinical that I don't like about the COD series not sure I even like it being in 60fps. Engine needs a major overhaul.

    Defiantly not a patch on halo 4 from my first hours play.
  • bobdebob 11 Nov 2012 12:59:34 599 posts
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    No luck on it arriving early but disappointed that BO2 uses the traditional COD leveling up system instead of COD points.

    Still, league play has everything unlocked from the start.
  • Derblington 11 Nov 2012 13:01:46 22,277 posts
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    CoD points were a waste of time, it was an extra that really meant nothing once you'd bought the weapon you'd wanted.
  • AaronTurner 11 Nov 2012 13:19:35 7,886 posts
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    It's an 18 certificate game. Let adults enjoy what they want to, the whining in here sounds more than daily mail like to me. Why are we talking about the effect on children and not about the irresponsible parenting when letting their children play these things?
  • Benno 11 Nov 2012 13:33:17 10,268 posts
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    Its not about the maturity of the content. Its not mature or 'adult' at all. Its childish, badly thought out torture porn which has been developed not with any artistic merit, but with the aim for gaining (bad) publicity.

    Edited by Benno at 13:33:33 11-11-2012
  • AaronTurner 11 Nov 2012 13:42:36 7,886 posts
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    And it's an adult game certified not to be player by children. Your opinion of the quality of the material is irrelevant, it's a game for adults to enjoy however they want to.
  • Deleted user 11 November 2012 13:46:45
    I think the attitude to violence like it's a game of basketball is where europeans are different to Americans culturally. Yeah though, freedom of speech, even if it is childish.
  • Deleted user 11 November 2012 14:02:41
    AaronTurner wrote:
    And it's an adult game certified not to be player by children. Your opinion of the quality of the material is irrelevant, it's a game for adults to enjoy however they want to.
    It's certainly not an 'adult' game but has been rated for adults because of the graphic nature of the content. The target audience for this game are teenagers and man-children and opinion on the "quality of the material" is far from irrelevant.
  • Benno 11 Nov 2012 14:05:37 10,268 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    And it's an adult game certified not to be player by children. Your opinion of the quality of the material is irrelevant, it's a game for adults to enjoy however they want to.
    I know, and nobody is suggesting otherwise. You are missing the point entirely mate.
  • waggy79 11 Nov 2012 14:08:34 1,094 posts
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    Wait.. We're all man-children now? Why wasn't I informed?
  • bobdebob 11 Nov 2012 14:09:41 599 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    CoD points were a waste of time, it was an extra that really meant nothing once you'd bought the weapon you'd wanted.
    Cod points, meant that you could buy any attachments you wanted, buy any equipment you wanted and since all the perks were unlocked from the start you weren't at a significant disadvantage from higher level players.

    The traditional COD level up system meant you were screwed by higher level players since they had certain unlocks, attachments and perks you didn't have.

    (Though Vonderharr did say it's the easiest progression system so far.)
  • richardiox 11 Nov 2012 14:10:35 5,732 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    And it's an adult game certified not to be player by children. Your opinion of the quality of the material is irrelevant, it's a game for adults to enjoy however they want to.
    So you'd have no moral issues with a rape-sim game so long as it was certified 18+? The reality is that producers of mainstream art - such as this, do have some moral responsibility. Especially so considering the medium involves the player carrying out these acts themselves, in the first person, in a real world setting. Which makes it way more reprehensible than torture porn films for example.
  • Deleted user 11 November 2012 14:14:22
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  • Deleted user 11 November 2012 14:14:23
    Interesting point, but Soldiers are culturally acceptable whereas rapists aren't.

    Food for thought though certainly, didn't think of it like that.
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