I have been a huge Call of Duty fan for years now. The Modern Warfare and World at War Call of Duty's really got me to switch from Halo to Call of Duty. But this Black Ops II game was a big disappointment but had a nice campaign story with the option to choose the weapons you start with in each mission. I give this game a 4/10 because after the zombies and the campaign it doesn't have a great multiplayer. All the maps are pretty much Medium size or small and with the spawns make it seem like all the maps are small. It brings me back to their commercial when the game first came out, with someone constantly spawning behind you. I rented this game with Halo 4 and gave Halo 4 a 9/10. I have been blown away with halo 4 with their improvements but Black ops has gotten worse. 4/10 rating for me.
The campaign, although short, is great. Decisions you make can change the storyline within the campaign, which adds some great re-play value. The multiplayer is fantastic. The new pick 10 system is a really cool addition to the multiplayer system and really breathes some fresh air into mulitplayer. Zombies is better than ever and adds even more re-play value to the game Whether you're a hardcore Call of Duty fan or just a FPS fan you will really enjoy this game.
Black Ops 2 is definitely a fresh step away from the modern warfare CODs that I'm so sick of. But Treyarch's decisions to create a futuristic FPS backfired for me with the online multiplayer, which is why we all buy COD games.
CAMPAIGN: Probably the best COD campaign so far (still needs co-op badly). The story is great, and the struggle with a ruthless terrorist creates a solid realistic experience. What's new is that certain choices you make alter the story, so your play could be diff than your buddy's campaign. Treyarch also made small optional side-missions that you can play or skip. These are like tactical squad command missions, and they are horrible. But if you want a good ending, you'll play em anyway.
ONLINE PLAY: My least favorite of the franchise, and I was a HUGE fan of Black Ops 1's online play. The future stuff backfires here for me. Instead of killstreaks to earn rewards, everything is based on points, using scorestreaks. It's impossible to build up because spawning is horrible, map design is bad, and sight lines are almost too plentiful. All you end up doing is aim for a tiny head across a map.
Ghost mode perk also only works if you are moving, so UAVs are a huge pain, forcing me to always carry a rocket 2nd weapon. You can also use your points to customize a loadout anyway you like. I.E. use them to stack 3 attachments to a gun, or make a speed class that uses 4 perks on a stock gun. I hate the cheap future tech attachments, and I think the balance is horrible because of it.
ZOMBEEEEZ: The best zombies so far. Tranzit map takes you on a bus to like 5 different areas, so it's the size of all other zombie maps combined. It's a ton of fun, and the easter egg secrets are crazy. I'm a fan of the zombies modes, so I play this more than the other modes.
BO2 is still worth buying, but I think Halo 4 is a better online FPS. The depth is here, but the futuristic stuff ruins it a little too much for me.