Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black Ops II Review Event

Ashley and I attended the Black Ops II Review Event last month. We couldn't speak about any of it until the embargo lifted, so all we could do is anxiously await the Black Ops II launch date. Now it has been released, so I am free to discuss it a bit.

Thanks to the review event, we were prepared to publish our review of the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II on launch day. As the required disclaimer states,"this review reflects the opinions of two Game Vortex reviewers (Psibabe and Geck0) who attended the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review Event in Carlsbad, California. Travel, accomodations and food for this event were arranged and funded by Activision. Additionally, Call of Duty: Black Ops II licensed products were provided at the event. We have reviewed (or are in process of reviewing) these items and their reviews may be read on this website."

Review events such as these allow Activision to maintain better security over the product (to prevent piracy) and allow reviewers to interact with each other, which helped to reveal the multiple paths in the Campaign mode. Our review is based on our game-testing experience at the event, but we strive to remain as objective as possible.

I assure you that, along with the many COD fans out there, we anxiously awaited the launch date to get our own copy in-house and, when it arrived, shot zombies, yelling and cursing, into the wee hours of the night - in Split-Screen mode, no less.