ps3 guy here, whats the consensus on the new maps from the xbox guys?
Studio (shooting range remake) is still awesome.
Encore is good. Offers some line sites, but nothing easy to hold down. Spawning is meh.
Magma was a decent try. Not bad, just not great. Plenty if head glitch spots. Spawning is pretty decent on this map for the most part (depending on game mode). Biggest slap in the face is the Magma. Some spots you can stand on piping hot magma (bright orange) and be fine then next time you step on a slightly charred ground (barely orange) and die. Also they touted how the magma "flowed" and in trailers they show it flowing, BUT they apparently scrapped it completely.
Vertigo is probably the worst. There's a reason why they scrapped it in a previous CoD. Not the worst map in BO2, but not good. Long line sites that can easily be impenetrable as half the map is open. Easy to fall off ( I kind of like that, but it is annoying at times). Plenty of head glitch spots also. Basically 2 long line if sights on the sides and then a cluster area in the middle. Bomb locations are also pretty bad as they lead you out into the open that defense can easily secure faster than offense can get there. Overall bad map design.
Overall the map pack is alright. studio by far redeems it on the MP side. Without it I would feel the map pack wasn't worth it.