Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Black Ops First Strike - My $.02
Stadium: Since this is the one that pissed me off, I'll put it first and get it over with. I try to play up close and personal as much as I can, and this map just put a crimp in my style (lack thereof? whatever, moving on...). The whole urban setting started out looking cool, but when I started really playing through it I noticed how open all the indoor and outdoor spaces are. I mean seriously, its a sniper and camper playground. You sit and camp in one corner, and you command a whole hallway and a number of doors and windows. Pissed me the hell off. I got the feeling they where trying to duplicate the success of Nuketown by adding the big central courtyard, but the lanes leading up to it are so open that there's always some 12 year old with a fxxxing uzi sniping you from the other corner of the map. So much for trying to reign in the campers... thanks treyarch [eye roll].
So that's it. My $.02. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months, but so far it's looking promising.