I don't know why people complain so much about the knifing in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The knifing mechanic doesn't appear much different than it was in the previous games, if it is. You still knife with the R3 button. Whether the knife connects or not has always depended on whether you were close to the person. In the past maybe the game made the knifing more automated? I'm still able to knife people when need be, sometimes on purpose and sometimes by accident.
MW3 and BO II changed the Knifing... it's not the same as in MW2 or previous games... it seems slower/less responsive... and harder to aim/control... developers probably did this, because there were thousands of complaints about being to easy to kill w/ a knife.
lol epic knife battles for sure. It's funny because some of the misses end up being closer than 99% of panic knifing and tge classic turning "No look" knife that never connects, but always kills.