If you got Call of Duty: Black Ops, like I did, for the holidays, or purchased it yourself, you were probably looking forward to a new and improved multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, the same problems still exist in Black Ops multiplayer as they did in Modern Warfare 2. Call of Duty Black Ops multiplayer sucks until they fix the same problems with it that MW2 suffered from.
1. Spawning within Enemy Troops – The re-spawning, or spawning, still sucks horribly. Apparently there are supposed to be a few dedicated spawn areas and you won’t spawn outside of them. Unfortunately, you still spawn mere seconds away from enemy squads that mow you down. Every match I have played, there have been spawns where I was killed between 1 and 3 seconds after spawning because I had no opportunity to get away from the enemy troops that surrounded me. This was a huge problem in the first game and continues to be an issue.
2. Enemies spawn behind you – Again, the familiar problem of running past a room, then dying 10 seconds later when the enemy that just spawned there sneaks up behind you. This is another huge issue I had with MW2 that BO does not fix. It’s completely unrealistic and takes away from the multiplayer, making the game extremely frustrating to deal with. Do enemy troops often spawn behind our soldiers on the front line? It’s ridiculous and makes the game suck.
3. Throwing grenades halfway across the map – Everyone should have seen the famous video of the guy throwing grenades halfway across the map and constantly getting kills from youtube of Call of Duty MW2. The same problem, although not as excessive, exists in Call of Duty Black Ops. While that video was ridiculous, Black Ops is just frustrating because random grenade tosses from ridiculous distances still occur and kill you, which takes away from the gameplay.
These issues make this game extremely frustrating and unrewarding to play. I don’t know what you think about them, but let me know if I am being ridiculous or not.