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Video: The Many Control Schemes of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Posted by Rory Cocker

Assuming direct control

Before we get started, some introductions are in order. I'm Rory, and I'm relatively new here. You may have heard my voice on some recent videos, and for that I can only apologise. I've been tasked by the Nintendo Life bosses with creating original video content for the site, and so far, it's been kind of a mixed bag; on the one hand, it's been tremendously fun. On the other hand, I've been made to play The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Damien usually types these posts up for me, but he's reliably informed me that it's "half-past-two in the bloody morning" and he's trying to get some "sleep". I'm not really sure what this 'sleep' malarkey is, but you probably shouldn't prop a ladder up against his house, climb up to his bedroom window and hold up an A2 piece of paper saying "Need password for Nintendo Life YouTube account" when he's doing it. He doesn't like that.

Anyway, what with all the chatter regarding Call of Duty: Ghosts, I thought I'd do a little video about the multitude of control options available to Wii U owners when it comes to the Call of Duty franchise, and then talk over it with my mouth. The actual video-y bit is basically just me shooting a lot of people in the face. As you do!

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So, come with me as I take you on a whimsical tour through peripheral paradise, before probing your mind for — OK, no, it really is just me playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II with four different controllers and doing my own sound effects.

Your feedback is most welcome; we're always listening. Make your thoughts known in the comments section below, and don't be a stranger - my Nintendo Life profile has a link to my Twitter feed where you can suggest improvements and ideas for future videos. I'm also pretty active around the various communities in Miiverse, so if you see me hanging around, do say hi!

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Sjoerd said:

Nice vid guys! I mainly use the Wii U pro controller, I think the gamepad is a bit chunky, and I don't have a clue on what classes to pick, I just run around like crazy, so I don't need those options.



Aerona said:

Hmm... if I end up getting Ghosts, I'd definitely appreciate a Wiimote only option for online.



Shiryu said:

It's silly, but I have played so much with the Classic Pro on the Wii I still play with the Classic Pro on the Wii U. I did try to make myself play with the the Wii U Pro Controller, but I always mess up the keys. I need to hack my brain away from the old one, it's a great advantage to be able to run with L3 and knife with R3.



Pod said:

Great video, it's good fun and runs through the options at a brisk enjoyable pace.

I'm definitely a Wiimote'n'Nunchuck guy when it comes to shooters, but Call of Duty is not exactly my cup of tea.



TreesenHauser said:

I no longer own BO2 for Wii U, but when I did have it my go-to controller was the Wii U Pro Controller.



Hunter-D said:

Wahay! so the voice I've been hearing belongs to you! So far I'm loving your videos.

Black Ops II on the Wii U is fantastic no thanks to vast array of control schemes. My favourite is the Wii U GamePad simply due to its overall versatility and it's very comfortable too.

Keep. Them. Coming.



DePapier said:

Yeah, we need Wiimote+Nunchuck-only sessions. And I totally agree that Wiimote+Nunchuck in the campaign makes the Wii U version of Black Ops II the definitive version.



Nintenjoe64 said:

For me everything except for jumping is totally intuitive with Wiimote controls but the recoil (or lack or recoil when using dual analog) puts a disadvantage on wii controls.



CasuallyDressed said:

Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!
And no, to the best of my knowledge, I won't be appearing in the next Fire Emblem game. Not enough boingy bits am i ryt.



SpaceApe said:

Who cares because there is barely 2500 players online who actually play it on the Wii U.



Hunter-D said:

Seriously? When I used to play more often (Friday/Weekend) there was 4000+ users online, not much I know but it's still early days when you consider the Wii U user base.




Great video! I had already pre-ordered BO2 for my 360 before I pre-ordered my Wii U, but I'm still tempted to pick up the Wii U version as I'd love to play on the GamePad or Pro Controller. If only it were a little cheaper....



fluggy said:

I play with the controller pro while using the gamepad as a monitor. Find that much easier than on my 50" plasma for some unknown reason!!



SCAR said:

I play with the GamePad, but having the Wii remote is a great option.
I haven't been online for a while, because of not having the DLC. I don't know if anyone's been paying attention, but there's like half of the amount of players online since they decided to neglect the Wii U in terms of DLC.
I'm just not gonna play this game without the DLC maps.



Andyjm said:

Loving the 'sound effects' on the title screen for each control scheme! Genius!!



bunnyking said:

I use the Wii Classic Pro and I love the simplified controllers. It is a stripped down with two less buttons and except for the awkward melee button placement it's perfect.

Love your sound effects!

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