“Call of Duty – Black Ops 3” is there and shines with rich scope. Suffers maybe the quality? The test reveals all …
175 million games sold, more than 10 billion US dollars in sales – the “Call of Duty” series is a heavyweight in the entertainment industry. Part of the recipe for success is the clear brand identity: Who buys a “Call of Duty”, knows exactly what he gets. Nevertheless, each part has its own series handwriting – the responsible Studios.2013 wanted to Infinity Ward with “Ghosts” let the headline-grabbing personnel disputes behind and step out of the long shadows of the house “Modern Warfare” title Last year was the first time Sledgehammer Games is at work. The studio was able to provide proof with “Advanced Warfare”, a “Cod” to be worthy. For this purpose, with Kevin Spacey was Hollywood celebrities of the party, and the exoskeleton made the multiplayer literally upside down.
The experience of Treyarch
Now is time Trey arch’s turn, and this studio has to as “Batman” veteran not only earn its merits, on the contrary: Treyarch is in the favor of the fans now at the top. In addition, nothing has, in contrast to Infinity Ward for years in the management team changed.And it shows: “Black Ops 3” bears the hallmark of a well-rehearsed team, which has long since finished his discovery phase and makes changes with much sense of proportion. Where “Advanced Warfare” overshot with the verticality of the multiplayer gameplay over goal was Treyarch brings the action back to the ground. Where a lack of content was evident in “Ghosts” trumps “Black Ops 3” with an almost incredible variety of game modes: zombies waves Speedrun, multiplayer, campaign (s) … more really does not go! »Call of Duty – Black Ops 3: Order now at Amazon
This does not mean that Treyarch not take any risks. So should make for controversy among the “Call of Duty” fans, the campaign of the game. Not because it makes any morally equivocal shocker, but because the story and gameplay in the second half a good distance from the “CoD” standards vary and demand attention. Finally, are now experiencing for the first time in the series that the context of the shooting sequences actually has a meaning “Batman” fans. At the same time, “Black Ops 3” probably the “Call of Duty” with the strongest team spirit: Each mode can shoot as co-op team with up to four players.
Dedicated Server back!
In multiplayer turn, Treyarch duly what looks from heavyweights such as “League of Legends” and “Counter-Strike – Global Offensive” from. A new matchmaking system with dedicated servers and Elo ranks should ensure balanced and fair games, so gamers pave the way from its beginnings through the amateurs to the pros. A league of its own for the best players with 3 million US dollars in prize money has also announced Activation.ULTIMATE TECH NEWS was at Treyarch in San Francisco as a guest and has “Black Ops 3” Four days (and nights!) Tested. If this is the new gold standard?
Single Player Campaign
More than 100 years have passed since the launch of “Black Ops” series. Of course not real, but in Time. It all began in 1961 with Alex Mason and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Now the calendar shows the year 2065, and again the protagonists are in enemy territory: Rebels in Ethiopia hold the Egyptian prime minister caught, and you must rescue him. It follows a shooting scenario the first order. They shoot in an underground military complex your adversary over the pile, rich explosions flanking your way. The game does not keep a constant 60 frames per second, while the Geller plays so directly and immediately, as you know it when you mow your way through enemy ranks. At the end is followed even mandatory vehicle sequence in which you penetrate with much uproar for evacuation helicopter.
Apart from a few combat robots that you process to electronic waste, would have as can happen in “Black Ops” or “Black Ops 2”. But that was only the overture, for the third part has a lot more in stock. Everything is triggered by a stroke of fate: After you are severely injured in an insert, unscrew the doctors quasi inevitably to a cyber warriors together.Thanks to your new augmentations You now have superhuman powers. You can blow up about drones remotely, nano- fireflies rush on your enemies, laterally along race on the walls and pass giant leaps. 21 special abilities can be in the game to unlock and level up – a worn car is than the other. These jokers in the hindquarters can the scenarios deal with quite different, and especially by their own preferences. Scrappers rushing with brutal attacks and shield ball through the opposing ranks. Strategists chop only times the opponent combat robots and directed their weapons against their owners. “Call of Duty” will also work with these new options no sandbox shooter in the vein of “Halo”because in addition to the skills of your character and the areas have grown, the game play is a little freer than in its predecessors.
As you rush from job to job, familiarize yourself with your new special abilities, the tonality of the game changed. The turning point is a use in a quarantine zone in Singapore. An explosion in an underground research facility has snatched 300 000. People. You descend to the epicenter of the explosion, and what you discover there, distraught sustainable: After you have climbed up from the dark abyss again, is no longer so sure if the machines you networked with which the Company and foremost as Cyber Warrior are slaves of the people are – or vice versa. The key to the answer you have deserting Cyber Warrior trainers and his Special Forces, whose track you are recording now. This hunting breaks the barriers of “Call of Duty” game. Although you still shoot through hordes of enemies, but reality is increasingly becoming a matter of perspective. Scenes such as in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “Inception” stand alongside dream worlds that take you back to the Second World War. Other sequences recall the horror shooter series “Fear”. When asked what life the essence of humanity is entering “Black Ops 3” esoteric realms – Spirit Wolves and zombies included. This is also reflected in the cutscenes: Dominated at the start nor tactical drawings the image, now flying on even crows by frosty forests. All this makes the campaign wonderfully unpredictable, but it also has a price: many of the unusual and crazy scenes not open up to the player if he does not exactly follow the story. It is not the “CoD” -typical lush Baller buffets that have “clean hopping and fun” along the lines of work. If you listen closely, will be rewarded with a history including meta-level, which opens up more and more by repeated play.
Unfortunately, the developers have not operated in the opponent varying a great effort.And so you are shooting yourself in the game with militias, drones and robots the spheres to the ears. Especially from the humanoids there’s simply not enough different types. In addition, the stronger intermediate opponents always works according to the same pattern: down ballern shield and destroy the core with a rocket launcher.
Nightmares: The Zombie Campaign
Just the furious finale of the campaign had been running since ULTIMATE TECH NEWS fell a listing on the main menu of the game: “Nightmares”. In this mode, the enemy variation is also small, but who cares when it comes to shoot zombies into disarray? You can experience the full campaign of the game again. Only lies over the cutscenes and dialogues, the voice of the protagonists, the comment on the event, as in the diary. The highlight: the story is reinterpreted to the outbreak of a zombie virus. Also the game play gets a different character, cover is now secondary. It is especially not to be wedged from the undead – the perfect place to demonstrate the new Wallrunning- and Doppelsprung- skills.
The “Nightmares” mode and the campaign hear for you to get interesting? Very good, because it gets even better: the first time the two Story modi are designed in “Call of Duty” completely as a four player co-op – at least online. Before a console You may nevertheless ran for two. Setting up a game works very simple, on the Buddy List of “Black Ops 3” you can join with a push of a button a lobby. Who has not just acquaintances at hand, simply search online for a co-op game. It does not matter how far you are in the single player mode: You may from the outset ran into each mission.
Something New in Co
If more players to come, the game play changes but not serious, basically there’s only one other option: If one of your friends has fallen, you can revive him within a short span. Failing that, it is no big deal: Shortly after the virtual demise he appeared at a checkpoint on again. Your team will only be reset if nobody comes out alive from a firefight. Other interactions do not exist.
More momentum you give the event if you turn up the difficulty times. Then, the procedure requires much more coordination because the opponents make better and do more damage. The zombies in “Nightmares” multiply and put a lot more balls a.Flanking is a must! In addition, it helps immensely to tune in the choice of special abilities. So a player with ball shield can drag the opponent, while the other decrease with Super Sprint distance to the enemies and go into combat or unpack the shotgun.However, if the degree of difficulty “Realistic” chooses, commits an act of self-mortification. Because while the opponents are so precise that a mission can turn into hours of trench warfare. At the end you can not count the restart. Whether you are with your friends, ultimately playing Campaign normal or in an alternative version with Zombies, is a matter of taste.
Zombie mode is better than ever
There is really intoxicating Koop experience on “Call of Duty – Black Ops 3” in another mode which is almost its own game. This is to the zombie mode of “Black Ops 3” – not to be confused with the zombie campaign! In Zombie mode, you can even go out without a companion, but really you need it not to taste alone. Only together can fend off the ever larger and harder bouncing zombie waves. These strategic decisions are needed: about when an area is to leave to look for another shelter. But that’s just the tip of the zombie corpse Bergs: There are perks in the form of chewing gum, the players should select in advance suitable as possible be. In addition, the map a lot of secrets that can be used for up harbors. So each of the four characters has a magical place that offers him strength and their own quests. To start, there’s only the map “Shadows of Evil”, which plays in the ’40s. And already here you can invest tens hours and not every mystery will unravel. At least you are working hopefully of restart to restart before further. What is missing from the Campaign Co-op at depth, you will find double and triple.