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Call of Duty: Black Ops II


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Very Good

Entertaining as always, but not revolutionary

posted by Gamer_Guy (MURFREESBORO, TN) Jun 18, 2013

Member since Jun 2013

I picked up Black Ops 2 with a fair amount of skepticism. The COD series is always entertaining, but it has been getting stale as of late. Black Ops 2 does freshen up the series, but it's not the revolution that was promised.

Black Ops 2 has my favorite campaign from the entire COD series. The writing is great, with a really compelling main villain. There are still many awesome action set pieces, which I won't spoil for you here.

Multiplayer is mostly good. Weapons and perks are fairly balanced, and the new "Pick 10" create-a-class system is great. The maps are rather lackluster though, with easily exploitable spawn points.

Zombies mode is a mixed bag. The huge Tranzit map is a good idea, but it doesn't quite live up to its potential. While the gameplay is as enjoyable as ever, the four new characters are rather generic and annoying compared to the original four.

Black Ops 2 is absolutely worth playing if you are a COD fan. If you don't like COD, there's only a slim chance that this game will change your opinion, despite some improvements. Ultimately, Black Ops 2 retains the addictive COD gameplay and adds some new ideas, with more hits than misses.

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GF Rating

Above Average

This is Getting Repetitive

posted by AC3_fan (WASHBURN, ND) Jun 9, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

I love the Call of Duty franchise but this game is a disappointment to me. I really enjoyed the campaign and zombies is very fun. I disliked the multiplayer, and I know that people say they don't need to change it and the company doesn't need to change it because it's so popular, but seriously I am getting sick of the same thing over and over and over, the last Call of Duty I actually really liked was MW2. They need to do something a little different or make it better and more entertaining some how. Overall I was very disappointed with this game and I hope ghosts is much better than this one knowing Infinity Ward is a much better company than Treyarch. So if your looking for a change and an improvement to the series don't look here because you will find the same thing.

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Very Good

A Different COD expierience

posted by cgt_taken (CHICAGO, IL) Jun 2, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

Well I have been a cod fanboy all of my life since cod 4, however MW3 really disapointed me so a became detached from the series. However this game has made many new improvements to issues I have had in the past I will review each of the 3 modes in the game giving a score to each.

Campaign-First of all Black Ops 2's camping has my vote for the best of the series so far! Treyarch has integrated choice into the story (which may be subtle at times), and emotional attachment to characters which I feel, has been lacking in the call of duty series for a long time! There are also different endings, each of which I enjoyed. However some characters I felt no bond with, therefore when they died I didn't feel as if anything major occurred. With all of these good changes to the campaign, there are also downfalls, one of which is the optional strike force missions. I felt that these were very original and were a good idea, but the execution was lacking fun gameplay. I give BO2's campaign a 8.5/10

Multiplayer-I feel like the multiplayer is still the same cod multiplayer with nice changes. Quickscopers and overpowered close-quarters guns still exist, however the score streaks are new and refreshing. Also i enjoyed mixing and matching attachments in the new create-a-class system, I felt more open to customization vs MW3's basic optics and other attachments. Also all of the guns feel balanced! Sure, some guns are better than others but I feel that all of the guns are good and each have their own special feature/specialty. I give BO2's multiplayer a 8/10

Zombies-Now, I was a huge fan of black ops's zombies mode before shangri-la and moon came out,Why? Because the maps were too huge. The same problem affects BO2's zombies maps, The new Tranzit mode allows for players to travel to separate areas on the HUGE map, however if you miss it you must wait a LONG time for it to get where you are. However, the new grief mode is fun and the separate survival maps are still great. A 6.5/

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