Originally Posted by yimrsg
X Factor attracts one of the biggest audiences in tv today but would you say it's the best thing on tv simply because of viewer numbers?
I never said best regarding Black Ops. I said successful. Neither do I consider Black Ops the best FPS ever in either general or personal terms, nor do I watch X Factor but if somewhere were to call it a 'flop' that person would clearly live in a world detached from reality, no?
The movie Avatar is the best grossing film of all time and I certainly don't consider it by any stretch a classic, let alone worthy of a top 10, 20, or probably even 30 movie greats. But to call it a flop nonetheless would be absolutely ludicrous, right? You see my point.
Personally though, to answer that I consider Black Ops in my top ten in terms of SP FPS titles. I didn't play much MP because I'm more of a Halo fan and I personally also prefer MW2 in that regard but it doesn't stop me loving Black Ops for what was in my opinion the best COD campaign to date and awesome hitherto unavailable split screen options - like split screen online, which was present in Halo for years and years prior to COD4 and MW2.
I kept MW2 and traded in BO though because I think MW2 is better for local 4 player splitscreen, which we still do occasionally with a few beers. Rust, Terminal and Underpass, classic maps that I do admit had no equal in BO as far as I'm concerned!
Poor convoluted campaign.
In fairness MW2 had, on a pure scripting level, an atrociously story. But it was still a kickass game and a rollercoaster ride, no-one really cared about the improbability of it. Black Ops had a somewhat; ok, far more; more believable story and pretty much the same level of on rails cinematic scripting, so I would be curious as to what precedent you're basing 'poor convoluted campaign' on.
Treyarch aren't going anywhere, with Black Ops they proved they had the same potential as IW when given the resources (they had criminally short development time available on COD2; COD3 and COD: WAW, WAW was still a damn good game regardless) - and I fully expect with their next release, after proving themselves with BO, they'll surpass IW. Then again, Treyarch came from good stock, some of the team came from Gray Matter who made United Offensive, which is pretty highly regarded among original COD heads. The short time they were given on their other COD titles was an injustice.
Anyway, at the moment, the franchise is spreading all over the shop. Sledgehammer developing their own COD title I believe, whilst helping IW on MW3....So we've got it spread over three developers on the primary platforms, now?