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Black Ops 2,
This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Nuketown 2025 Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
Let me firstly start off by saying that my review is my opinion and really shouldn't reflect on your decision to buy this game, it's just an insight to what I liked and disliked.
So with that said, the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the story campaign. As this relates back to the first BOs I would advise you play that first or certain parts will be lost on you. Jumping in time from flashbacks of the 1980's and early 90's to what is present year 2025, the game has you blowing up more metal than Michael Bay could ever dream of. The 2025 setting is not so far in the future to be unbelievable in it's sci-fi weapon setup, it does it really well. The Story also has important sub plots, where you are forced to make a choice, and what you choose will alter the outcome of the story, meaning multiple playthroughs are a must if you want to see everything. It took a little under 7 hours to finish the campaign on Veteran difficulty, but it was a quick playthrough so you can add a few more hours onto this if you take things a little slower.
Next up Zombies. Well, it's Zombies. Extra game modes have been added this time where 2 teams fight off hordes to be the last team standing. It's just one new mode but shakes things up a bit. Maps have also increased in size which again adds something a little different. If you are a fan of Treyarchs previous Zombie outings, then there is no reason you shouldn't like this.
Lastly, its Multiplayer. Let's face it, this is where the money is. This is what COD is all about. But ultimately it's where it faulters for me. Don't get me wrong, it's still fun fest frantic action as always, and I'll ignor the connection issues, as they'll get ironed soon. But despite the added modes, guns and settings, after a couple of hours gameplay, it all becomes a bad case of Deja Vu. Has COD had it's day? Absolutely not. But with the game still running on the same engine for the past 6 years now, it becomes difficult after a while not to feel this is just one big Map pack. Graphics have not improved since MW2. Yes, it looks good, but it's showing it's age now. No doubt newcomers will live it. Some veterans will too, there is something for everyone here and you certainly get your monies worth. But what I will say to those who have been playing every year since COD4, like myself, you might find the game a little tired now, and if multiplayer is your priority, have a think before you shell out the money.
Again, this is just my opinion. Please don't let it persuade you one way or another, you know what you like. My review is just a guide.
Whatever you do, happy gaming :)
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2012 18:32:19 GMT
A very nice, fair review. Although I personally think it's a great game, this review is perfect ;)
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 10:06:11 GMT
Mr. S. Sage says:
Good review, I think we have to accept that the CoD games will not move on until the next versions of PS3 & Xbox consoles are released in 2013.
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