We’ll be holding off on our review of this game until Activision releases an update.
We don’t often hold back from a review based on a bad experience with a game. But when we consider a release to be broken, there really isn’t much point. It’s not helpful to us or to you, the consumer.
We were as excited as everyone when Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies did a surprise drop on the AppStore last week. Unfortunately though, it seems like it was rushed out the door. For example there is only one map. Granted it’s a big one, but we’d expect more. Two, the controls are pretty bad, compared to Gameloft’s FPS controls, COD:BOZ just feels antiquated. But the main issue for us as reviewers is that the online component isn’t working. Some of us have managed to get into a game, but the majority, including myself have had no luck at all. When it’s such a big part of the overall experience, we simply feel we can’t justify reviewing it until at least the online connection issue is fixed.
So, if you are looking for a review, then you won’t find one here until at least the next update to COD: Black Ops Zombies hits the AppStore. Until then we can at least advise you ‘NOT TO BUY THIS GAME!’