Love the series or not, Call of Duty just seemingly won’t die. The 12 year olds on Xbox LIVE are gearing up for Black Ops 2 this year, and no doubt it will reach the insane sales levels of the past few years while simultaneously only receiving a very mixed acclaim among critics if Modern Warfare is anything to go by. That contradiction is now a COD tradition. Personally, I loved MW2 but resented Black Ops 1 and MW3, so as a now Battlefield player, let’s go over what Black Ops 2 has going for it and what Treyarch is doing so wrong.
1. The Story and The Characters
Black Ops 2′s single player story mode is written by The Dark Knight trilogy writer David S. Goyer so we can no doubt expect a step up in story from previous entries, even the first Black Ops game. The new setting could provide a new inspiration for the story. Also, Treyarch has employed a new facial animation system and it looks awesome. Check out the E3 gameplay to see an example of this. I love how Treyarch constantly finds more things to do, as opposed to Infinity Ward’s…”innovation”. And kudos for the protagonist a voice, it’s a shame it’s so ignored by all modern shooters.
Also, a quick note, the pilot Mason is communicating with sounds like Jennifer Hale. Anyone agree?