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    sharri21's Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360)

    [December 5, 2012 02:07:52 PM]
    Recently I got the chance to play the newest installment of the Call of Duty series, Black Ops II. To me, Call of Duty has always been satisfying, but almost every time I bring it up amongst friends I get dirty looks and laughs. After reading a couple articles and reviews by others, Iíve come to a few conclusions that Iíll include in my own review below.

    Black Ops II is the umpteenth game in the Call of Duty series. Over the past couple years players have been picking up on static gameplay ideas and argue that each game is the same game that came out the year before, but with a new coat of paint laid on. After playing, I can validate thisóbut at the same time isnít that kind of the point? You canít hate a dog for being a dog. Iíve been playing Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2 was released, so I suppose Iím not a veteran of the series quite yet; however, when I log on to play CoD I get exactly what I am looking forómindless run and gun action! If I wanted a deep story or some emotional attachments to an in-game character I wouldnít play CoD. Call me shallow, but the subtle changes in gameplay/guns/skins are just enough to keep me interested and get my sixty dollars each year. Honestly, I picked up Guild Wars 2 this August as well and havenít had the time to play it because I can easily sink three to four hours of time into a single sitting of it. I canít afford to do that during school semesters so I simply donít play often because I know I donít have the time to get hooked on the story/characters/gameplay like I want to. That alone leads me to other games with generally shorter play sessions. While on the topic, League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world and is extremely repetitious. They do a good job of masking it through frequent character releases and little DLC, but itís essentially Team Deathmatch on a smaller scale with magic and swords instead of guns.

    As for Black Ops II, I obviously like it. It handles a bit differently than its predecessor Modern Warfare 3, but that is to be expected as Treyarch and Infinity Ward shift each year putting out Call of Duty. The multiplayer is fundamentally the same as it always is with the usual game modes, but again, that is the formula they became successful for in the first place.

    Recently I have been trying to set up some customizable classes to get used to. Originally, I was disappointed to find that there is little to no recoil in Black Ops II. After playing around with some gun/loadout combinations, I realized that there IS recoil, itís just poorly reflected through the crosshairs. This makes it difficult when running and gunning and confronting an enemy that is slightly out of the close range combat zone. A good player will retreat and draw the enemy to them, assuming they arenít quicker than you and just shoot you in the back. That is about my only gripe with Black Ops II, other than the fact that I always get used to my old loadouts and killstreaks and need to adjust, but that is expected.

    Other than that itís the same Call of Duty youíve always loved (or hated). Guns, explosions, killing stuffófun.
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    sharri21's Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 27 November, 2012

    sharri21's opinion and rating for this game

    Yet another installment of the Call of Duty series. It's better than the last Black Ops, but did not take my breath away.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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