The Black Ops II campaign looks like the most promising out of the series. It's set in two periods, jumping between 2025 and flashbacks to right after the events of the original Black Ops. This exposes backstory behind the future events, as well as breaking up the gameplay by mixing use of past and future weapons and gadgets.
Since Activision stopped setting CoD in WWII it's always been the same thing, plot-wise: a terrorist with unlimited resources has some reason to hate the US and causes a big fuss. These antagonists are usually all the same except for some superficial quirk like a facial scar. But with Blops II the small changes add up to a big difference.
A great example of this is that at one point you have to drive across a city and a small opening appears, half covered in flames. On my first playthrough I managed to avoid them. Great, no problem. On my second playthrough I messed up and drove through the fire. The burns my squadmate received not only stuck with him for the rest of the campaign but were also mentioned in the dialogue on a later mission.
A pleasant addition to help break up the typical FPS gameplay is a new tactics-based group of missions. Many of these feel like the multiplayer game modes, except you control a whole AI squad with simple point-and-click input to carry out the objectives. These are optional but can affect the underlying story.
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Im sorry to say to all the people that acluatly liked MW2 better than CoD4 but CoD4 was literally 10x better in BOTH the campaign and multiplayer. CoD4 is a true legend and prolly will continue to be the best CoD of CoDs depending on how good Black Ops will be.
this is the gayest thing i have ever read. did Scott spunk in his mouth?
Thats very imature, I personally finds scott and peters reviews to be well ritten and informative. I think Peter must be a great warrior, I cant get past the first level!!!!.... how do do that?
apologies... fraped. keep up the good work. COD FTW
sorry Wakie Lad, I may have being hasty with my words. I judged you before finding you to be a man of honour. I would follow you through the mists of Avalon
Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? The White Tower of Ecthelion, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?
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