The Campaign in COD Black Ops is mostly what you would expect from a COD game. It has some "that was cool" moments, some nice graphics (fire looks especially cool), challenging sections (on Veteran difficulty), and some insanely difficult sections (on Veteran).
I did get a bit frustrated/angry during the campaign a few times. There are many little glitches. Also, during two levels in particular, enemies simply kept respawning. Once in a long hallway and once while trying to descend a hillside. In my opinion, sending an infinite number of bad guys is a bit of a cheap way to provide a challenge. This takes all of the fun out of the game in some parts.
Also, it is sometimes unclear what you're supposed to do or how you're supposed to do it. "Push Back the NVA" especially falls in this category.
Friendly AI is often worse than useless because they get in your way or push you out of cover. Enemy AI, on Veteran, is astoundingly good. If you pop out of cover just a tiny bit, expect to get shot. In fact, expect to die a fair amount. I even got killed, MULTIPLE TIMES, running out of cover and jumping down a hill. . .IN MID-AIR.
Overall, I like the game. . .but I am glad I rented it instead of purchased it.
I had high hopes for this game! but My hopes were shot down! Activison should leave the Call of Duty series to Infinity Ward, wait that's right Activison ran off most off Infinity Ward Bad choice! In my opioion this series is going to die because of that! No one makes a better shooter than IW! The story is pretty good, Zombies have already been done! The Mulitiplayer, It feels striped down!!!! your secondary weapons suck! you perks feel almost usless! Your killstreaks don't feel usefull! The maps just feel werid! You can't
$&#$&%$ re-suply your equipment! W T F? That is not cool! That's the main killer for me on Multiplayer!!!!!! I can deal with the rest but that is not cool!! Overall it's a desent game with cool new features but to many good things from past COD games have been striped out! Maybe combined the good things together! Does not compair to MW2. It's sad when I've only played this for three days now and I'm craving MW2!!! SAD!!