I rented Black Ops II with a hope of continuing the science/historical fiction conspiracy from the first one. I liked the original Black Ops because because it mixed historical facts and science fiction, combining them perfectly and filling in the gray areas of the Cold War with conspiracies.
Black Ops II is nothing like that. When Treyarch first announced that they were making a game about the near future, I wasn't too excited. I felt that the Modern Warfare series already covered that. The actual story is shallow and transparent, not really connecting the near future to now. The story is pretty much a repeat of the first Black Ops, where they spend the whole campaign trying to look and kill a single target, all while the protagonist (Mason's son) is discovering more about himself.
The gameplay was really messed up. There were some guns that had no recoil at all! And I understand that the Call of Duty games have nearly abandoned the campaign and almost relied solely on multiplayer, but even multiplayer was bad! The class customization was really confusing and dumb.
Other than minor improvements to the game, Black Ops II was nothing to spend $60 dollars on. You shouldn't buy it, because it felt like it was really sloppily put together.
...this game isn't even finished! I expected a lot when I got this game in the mail, I mean it was the most hyped game in recent memory, but I was disappointed. I beat the single-player campaign once and attempted to play through again to see what would happen if I took different choices at certain parts of the game and was quickly bored. I tried Multiplayer and it's nothing new. There are a few new high-tech gadgets in the game but you use them for literally only seconds. I can't think of one other CoD game that this is even as good as. I've never sent a Call of Duty game back after only 2 days. Don't believe the hype. Rent. Don't buy.
posted by BluesyBReal82 (PARADISE, CA) Mar 29, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Love this game kept me on the edge of my seat and took me 3 days to achieve & pass it. Which is longer than any other black op game, love the detail & graphics..story- line was alright. Love how futuristic the game was, it was in-like in action packed war game I ever played! On-line playing is awesome & I enjoy it allot. This game is action packed,Thrilling, and ultimately an all round intriguing game. So if you like action, war, and realistic battles & graphics this game is definitely for you!