Friday, 16 November 2012

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

Hello Gamers, we are at the last part of the gaming event of the year. (Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Halo 4 and now Call Of Duty) these are the games with the biggest hype and that people mainly talk about, and for me the last review up to date review for the year. (meaning for the game that has just come out) Okay lets get down to business.

Call Of Duty is the biggest game that every or most of all gamers talk about. I have been to the last 3 (Modern Warfare 2, Black ops, Modern warfare 3) mid-night launches and they are just getting bigger and bigger. The Call Of Duty launch seems to be more of a celebration than just a launch of a game. The atmosphere is always getting better... But will this game be worth the wait for over 2 hours in the que?


Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 does not have the graphics like Halo 4 and Medal Of Honor: Warfighter. In fact the graphics are just the same as the last black ops, no improvement... yes nothing... but I think that the game needs to take a break... why because it is nothing fresh, it is lacking things that the other games now have. the storyline is mainly all the same, and like wrestling it is good to watch and play but you just know what is going to happen, it is just so predictable and unless you just want the achievements of the game, it just is not worth playing if you want to to have a new experience that is.

So am I saying that the storyline is rubbish? No I am saying that it lacks new stuff and is nothing special. The storyline is good, and interesting when you get up to speed later on in the game. During the early stages of the campaign I found it hard to understand. One minute you are fighting a solider or are you playing a handy capped person in his story. which one is it? It is one to the other very quickly and is hard to follow at times. After that calms down you do find yourself in a epic storyline, and you just want to play more, I did not find a boring part in it, Treyarch do well to entice the player in this epic part of the campaign.

They have also added some side missions in the campaign and the only problem is that if you skip them you cannot return. Call Of Duty: Black Ops put in the vehicles mission in, which seems to tradition in first person shooter games have.. but their is one problem, driving has not changed since Call Of Duty: The Finest Hour. The Controls are flimsy and just again out dated and do not give you the driving experience of Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, and their is room to add a bit of a better experience of Forza or a driving game alike. This makes it hard to enjoy really as it is just to far behind than the other games.

The Strike Team Missions even lack depth, a great idea that fails to execute. This is missions that you control four different units from a over-view, which that becomes so mental you get over run easy and end up just picking up a gun and end up doing the job yourself.

This was the best video I could find

So the campaign sounds bad and it is bad but sometime bad is good, we take that bad games end up being the best. Corney seems the way to go with Call Of Duty because we are not interested in the Campaign. With Black Ops its all about online, with zombies and the other muti-player modes.


  • Zombies

This is a mode that people enjoy and love, some play nothing but zombies, it took off that good it was also made into a mobile app on the iphone, android and other mobile devices. In Black Ops 2 you have more than just the regular survival mode, just last as long as you can, wave after wave of zombies come to kick the hell out of you, Trearch have added some differant game modes which include TranZit, and a mode where you are in 2 different team and have to out last the other, the TranZit is a good map. It is fun and something new, after escaping the diner you have to jump on a bus and try to stop the zombies getting on the bus by boring up windows and ceilling of the bus, as it drops you off at deiffernt destination. Zombies are really a good edition to Black Ops making it better and more enjoyable to forget about the campaign.

  • PVP

Online is just like other Call Of Duty maps, But Black Ops has a bit of a different feel to it. It is more fun to play and some levels you have to climb ladders, one has a train that moves, door open also. The only thing that bothers me up to now is where players go round pack hunting (meaning more than one) mainly in pairs, and if you have a Remington your screwed and less the other person is that dumb, or the other play is stood within range to get the double kill. The shotgun can easy kill and seems to be a main weapon to use by most players on the game. One of the biggest problem that all Call Of Duty faces online is the cheaters with the modded xbox and controllers. after playing Call Of Duty since the very first Modern Warfare you can tell the difference between speeds on the perk rapid fire and and a control mod, which Activision never really do enough to stop it. Another thing is that it is very laggy and they really do need to get dedicated server into the game as host servers really do kill the game dead, if you have someone that has a service provider from Talk Talk or Plus Net you really are screwed.


Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 really is a game that is getting behind in times and gameplay is in need of a change, the driving is no difference from Call Of Duty: The Finest Hour and the storyline is the same turd but in a different toilet. Would I recommend this? Yes the levels and storyline is bad and that makes it fun and enjoyable cannot really explain it just does and all my xbox friends and friend that I know say the same thing, and online is all the same you just want to play more. My rating 7.9

Due to problems and the time to do this I was not able to upload my own gameplay videos.

The next review will be the PlayStation Vita version of Black Ops. This version was not made by Treyarch, the game is made by a company called nStigate Games, They also made Resistance: Burning skies.