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Game review: Black Ops 2

As good as the first Call of Duty: Black Ops was, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is better. The graphics are excelling, it’s more intense, andcharacters are also more realistic.  Unlike its predecessor, which takes place in the 1960’s, the second game jumps between the 1980’s and 2025.  The campaign has an amazing story line between past and future sections of the game . You play  Alex Mason in the 1980’s flashbacks, while David, his son, is the hero in 2025.

 

Because it’s in the future, weapons are much more high tech than the weapons in Black Ops. They are powerful, accurate and sometimes difficult to find around the map but that  part of the fun. So far my favorite gun is the HMAR – it holds a lot of ammo, and it is smaller than the other light machine guns (LMGs), and it has a fast rate of fire.

 

The multiplayer in Black Ops 2 is extremely different from the popular multiplayer in Black Ops. In online multiplayer, up to sixteen people can play as two or three teams against each other.  The more you play multiplayer and the more enemies you kill, you unlock better weapons. However, you will die – and die often.

 

Black Ops 2 also has a Zombie mode like Black Ops as well in which you fight hordes of zombies wave after wave. The zombies in this game are a little tougher and challenging.  They still don’t use weapons, but you take them down with an assortment of guns and melee weapons. Zombie maps detailed and intense.

 

On a scale from 1-10, I would give this game a 13 for the most awesome game in Black Ops series.  I like the dialogue and the characters; the conversations about tactics are intense; the language is graphic, so it’s not a game for kids (rated M).  This is a great game and you feel like your fighting alongside David and Alex.