Fans from the Cod franchise certainly won’t end up disappointed by Treyarch and Activision’s seventh release of the CoD franchise. Released for the X-Box 360, PC, Wii and DS, and Playstation 3, Black Ops is a first-person shooter that plays out throughout the Cold War, providing you with the option from the broad assortment of weapons, including exciting new additions with much more amazing ammunition Black Ops outdid its forerunner, Mw2 in it’s opening week – selling nearly millions of copies more!
There are many new exciting locations that you should fight through, including Cuba, Russia, and Laos, and it is just as much an innovative progression forwards from Modern Warfare 2 as Modern Warfare was for Cod 2. Although the controls are familiar to people who’ve played the CoD franchise for a long time, there is a lot more stealth involved with Black Ops than any game in the series up to now.
However the real meat and potatoes of any Call of Duty game, and especially the more recent ones, is obviously, Multiplayer – and the hallmark of any great multiplayer game is it’s ability to make multiple hours disappear whenever you get the control; often without your notice. The new zombie multiplayer mode is really as much fun and engaging because it is slightly silly.
It’s obvious this portrayal of the Cold War is just a fictional mock-up, but it is certainly entertaining. The gigantic explosions, story arcs and twists, and also the ‘missions’ all point to a colorful re-imagining of what things has been like when the Cold War had played out like an explosive action movie. It’s easy to separate the fact in the fantasy, but that doesn’t change the proven fact that there are specific lines and scenes that are gripping and meant to evoke a visceral emotional reaction, particularly the scenes of torture.
Black Ops is both a cinematic and gaming success, artfully rendered despite the fact that out, using the masterfully considered storyline that only a big name studio and lots of investment behind you are able to create. The tale can be a bit faster paced than previous Cod games, but this doesn’t detract in the game; instead of a single goal that you simply work towards for an extended amount of time, you may find yourself flowing from goal to goal without much time for you to pause and wonder between – a certainly thrilling experience for me which i recommend for all first-person shooter fans!
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