2007’s Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the most amazing single-player experiences in video gaming. Really, if you haven’t played it and/or been put off by the aura of COD fanatics, then ignore all that and just play it. It’s sequel provided more of the same, even though its’ storyline narrative seemed a bit convoluted.
Black Ops builds upon previous success, but contain scenarios inspired from the cold war past, and with a single-player experience that borders on confusing, depending on how closely or not you are paying attention.
In terms of visuals, the game sets a new benchmark, and the audio is superb. The game-play is extremely linear, in terms of story mission, but also in freedom of movement within those missions. Some mission are literally in tunnels and narrow paths that force the player to go in one direction only … forward!
Always entertaining, but perhaps not delivering the intense thrills found in previous COD games. Despite the non-stop action, the game rarely become troublesome to beat and concluded in no time at all.
Black Ops is a solid good game and I can find little to truly fault it. I’m only discussing the single-player campaign, though 90% of players will most likely be focus on the multiplayer capabilities. In terms of online mode, this is easily the superior choice.
score: 8 out of 10