The History Of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
In our quest to give you a look at the origins of the Call Of Duty series, today we are looking at a spin off game that in many ways is one of the most ambitious titles released in the Call Of Duty series!
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified 2012 PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV
While there had been portable COD games before, none had managed to give you that console feeling in the palm of your hands. This was what nStigate Games were tasked with doing as Sony tried to convince the world that their Vita handheld could do all that a console could do.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified was supposed to bridge the gap between Black Ops I and II. The game is very loosely based on these two games and does not actually feature a fully fledged single player campaign. Instead, you take on different stand alone missions. For on the go gaming, this was great, but many people felt that they could have added an actual campaign to Declassified
Declassified featured various, popular multiplayer game modes that you could play in 4 on 4 matches. The battles were not as large in scale as they were on console and people were not all that happy with the experience that it offered. Hostiles was an exclusive game mode and this was very similar to Survival Mode that was in Modern Warfare 3. With the idea being you had to survive wave after wave of enemies.
In all Declassified was a very ambitious title at the time and it did show that the potential was there for a full on Call Of Duty experience in the palm of your hand. But it did not live up to expectations. With tacked on touch controls and a very rushed kind of feel to it, Declassified got many negative reviews on release.
It would be the only COD game released for the PlayStation Vita. Which is a shame as the handheld perhaps could have given us that full COD experience on the go that many of us wanted.