So this game, an absolute classic in my opinion. It has one of my favorite campaign experiences as it's challenging and has a great story with an amazing atmospheric feel to it. The zombies mode has the most replay value of just about any game I've ever played and the multiplayer... my gosh the hours I used to spend playing this game's multiplayer. I could go on for days about what a brilliant game this is and what wonders it did for the fps genre but that's not why I'm writing this.
It's been about 3 years since I've touched this game and I almost completely forgot about it until about a week ago I was browsing my local game store and I just happened to look down and see this forgotten masterpiece. I knew I just had to get it right there and for 13 dollars it was basically a steal. So I came home, started it up and absolutely could not wait to play this game. I played a couple of games of zombies not expecting to find any matches due to the low number of people playing, but I was wrong I found a game very quickly and was very pleased. This proves to me that this game still has a good amount of players and people like it just as much as me. It was exactly how it was years ago and was still just as fun.
But what I'm really here to address is the multiplayer. Let's just say I've never seen so many cheaters in my entire life on one game all in one place. And before someone says "Oh come on man, it's not that bad you're just being a bad sport." No. Literally, people were flying across the map shooting with an endless clip and were impossible to kill. And so, just like that, one of my favorite gaming experiences is gone and I'll never be able to relive it. It's just so sad to think about how fun the game was when it was in it's prime and now it's literally unplayable. I guess the reason this is allowed to happen is because Treyarch doesn't ban cheaters anymore because WaW isn't there most recent game. They care nothing for the people who spent their hard earned money for it and the expensive DLC. They care too much about making their next dollar on these atrocious "Black Ops" games. And while I know it's not "atrocious" to everyone, that is my opinion and I'm entitled to it. But anyways, the bottom line is.. This great wonderful game is now ruined. Never again to be enjoyed by the casual gamer. A great piece of gaming history destroyed by people who can't just play the game right and the developers who stand by and watch it crumble. If this happened to WaW it will happen to every other online game you love. Good while everyone's talking about it only to be forgotten in another game's shadow.