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    jp's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4)

    [September 24, 2020 05:33:48 PM]
    Played a few more matches last night. I'm basically trying out all the different modes. Last night was the "battle royale mode". I don't even remember it's name - which is a problem perhaps? I'm still confounded by the menus a lot especially because there is a significant delay sometimes between selecting something and the next menu loading in. By significant, I mean 30 seconds? So, I'm often in the position where I don't know if I clicked on the thing or not, the blops icon is rotating on the bottom right corner of the screen, but the rest of the game/menus look all the same.

    I did play another pvp mode later though. Again, I don't remember the name of the mode - but you had to get kills, collect tags, and then "deposit" the tags at a special location on the map. The location moves around every now and then so you can't really camp out at any given location for too long. Also, if you don't deposit your tags and get killed, they all drop on the floor! This mode was fun and I enjoyed playing - the matchmaking might have been working better since I was able to hold my own for a little bit at least. So, get a few kills and that sort of thing.
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    [September 21, 2020 01:04:25 PM]
    Yesterday I played a bit more. I played two of the character intros which was nice. I now understand how to "activate" each character's special ability - and, for two of them, I also understand what they are and how to use them. Yay! There's a lot of characters and I'm not sure I'll get through all of them but we'll see.

    I'm finding the menus really confusing - there is so much going on and it's hard to find what I'm looking for since everything has a fancy name that is - while flavorful - not that helpful for someone who isn't familiar with the series.

    I did want to try out zombies - I figured it might be the most accesible to me? Thankfully there is a tutorial! (actually, it seems like there are two, but I only did the first one). So, I did that - learned some stuff that was helpful and then had the hardest time trying to get into an online match. Obviously I was the only level 1 player, but things went "ok"? It's hard to know... The more advanced players knew what to do/where to do and spent their time running around and doing things. I didn't. It also seems that following them around isn't a good idea either since I think there's stuff we should be doing separately? I suspect I'll get a better handle on things as I play more matches. I wish there was a "play solo on easy mode" you could try just to learn what the different objectives are... so far the only thing I understand is to shoot zombies and unlock new areas - but I don't know why we are unlocking areas and what the progression is supposed to be (in terms of objectives and such).
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    [September 7, 2020 12:18:53 PM]
    I was really annoyed that after having had to clear space on the PS4 HD, I had to then wait overnight for a mandatory update to download and install (I also had to make extra space for that as well!). When games force the update it's because you want to go online and I just wanted to play the campaign.

    I've since found out that, AFAIK, there is no campaign. This explains the forced update. I'm not usually one for PVP FPS games - especially for a game that's been out a while since I'll be far behind the curve. I was level 1 and the next lowest was someone who was level 33 or so. Wow. My guess is that levelling up results in more options and in-game advantages, so we'll see how long I stick around.

    I only played about 45 minutes - that's a few matches - and was mostly overwhelmed and confused. I didn't know how to use my special abilities, what they were, etc. etc. The experience was "ok" - I get that I need to learn the levels and what not, but I wish there was an empty map mode or something or a tutorial for the characters. There are a LOT of them! (16?)

    After poking around in the menus I think I found the "campaign". It seems like each character has a tutorial/story you can play - so I'll be doing that and see how much fun it is.
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    jp's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Sunday 6 September, 2020

    GameLog closed on: Thursday 24 September, 2020

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