Black Ops 2 is very frustrating to play, is it as bad as MW3?
I decided to play Black Ops 2 multi-player over the weekend because there was double xp and I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to rank up. But Instead of having fun, I really got frustrated with the game.
There were so many annoyances that I just gave up with the game and I felt like never playing it again. I usually do enjoy the Call of Duty franchise but lately I feel that the games released are just getting worse.
I know I’m a very average player with a 1.15 K/D but usually I can get a decent amount of kills, play the objective and not be a liability on my team. Also I always play by myself so I have no support from a party of friends.
So here are the things that I think are bad about Black Ops 2 and need changing, whether it’s in this game or the next Call of Duty. These are in no particular order.
1. Bad Maps
Nearly all the maps in the game are terrible. The maps are all small with very narrow paths that have loads of unnecessary objects like barrels and boxes, letting players just stand behind them ‘head glitching’. There are also many buildings with many windows. This just make people sit in them the whole game without moving and gets annoying when you have to try and get them out. The only map I enjoy is Raid because of the wide open spaces and the layout is perfect for all game types.
2. Hunter Killer Kill Streak
This has to be the most annoying kill streak and for some reason it always seems to hit me. I think it’s too easy to get and as soon as it’s in the air, it is instant death because it can come down so quickly.
3. Delayed Soldier Call outs
For some reason the call outs that the soldier’s give are always late. This is with enemy kill streaks such as the hunter killer and lightening strike. I usually get killed by the hunter killer before the soldier says “enemy hunter killer drone inbound”. The warning is always so late that you don’t have any time to run inside a building.
4. Camo Unlock System
I think some of the challenges needed to get a camo can be too difficult such as revenge kills. Although I have not experience this myself, the head shot challenges does also promote boosting. I think the MW3 system was better as it just rewarded you for using the gun for a certain amount of time.
5. Target Finder Attachment
This is one of those where it’s fun if you use it but it’s annoying if you get killed by it. There are many times where I felt ‘how did he see me’ or ‘there is no way he could of seen me’ and then I die instantly because they managed to get a head shot.
6. Overpowered Snipers
Sniping needs to be toned down or taken out the game completely in my opinion. As soon as you see a sniper, up close or in the distance, it is instant death. There is also no flinch on snipers. You can put many bullets into them but they instantly quick scope you. The kill cam then shows that their aim was not affected from being shot by you or missing you completely.
Similar to snipers, it is instant death if you see one. Again even if you shoot first, putting many bullets into them, you will die. Also the range of the shotguns is far too long so it’s almost like have a mini sniper in your hands.
This one puzzles me the most. As mentioned above I am a very average player but for some reason I always get team-mates that are much worse than me and I usually get the top score on my team. There was one game where I went about 25-10 in kills and deaths but the rest of my team-mates were like 7-22 and 9-24 and obviously we lost. I thought that there was skill based matchmaking, surely I can get some better team-mates.
9. Spawn System
Lets face it, the spawn system is terrible and probably the worst it’s ever been. The enemy team always seem to spawn around me and I always find myself running into 2-3 enemies at a time or getting shot in the back. One of the reason for is is probably the small maps but even still there is no reason for me to spawn behind an enemy or vice versa.
10. Lag Compensation / Hit Detection
Saving the best for last, I have put these two together because they are kind of related. The lag compensation, where it is like people with bad internet connections getting an advantage, is really bad in this game.Many times in this game you will be shooting someone and you will instantly die, but the kill cam will show that you didn’t even shoot. Things like this and players looking the wrong way shooting at you, really does get you frustrated. Similar to this with the hit detection, some people can just absorb bullets and they will then just turn around a kill you. After watching many kill cams seeing me die getting shot around corners and being completely missed by snipers and shotguns, it is hard for me to carry on playing.
I think the last point is the most important point because no matter what features or guns they put in the game, if the connections are bad, the game is virtually unplayable.
To solve this, they just need dedicated servers like most COD fans have been asking for. I don’t see how this is a problem because even it’s main rival Battlefield 3 has them, but for some reason a more popular and successful franchise cannot do the same.
For now I think I will just take an extended break from this game but I might play it again in a few months or so. Aside from these issues, the game has just got boring for me because it has been pretty much the same game for the past 6 years with the same game types etc. It really needs something new to freshen up this franchise.
Have you given up on this game? Let me know in the comments and tell me what you think are the worst things in Black Ops 2.
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