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Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
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Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
Date: 28/09/11, updated on 04/10/11 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Great graphics, great voice acting and good gameplay
Disadvantages: Too many long cinematic sequences mean the player can feel they have little to do
In Black Ops the magical formula of cinematic gameplay, great plot lines and fantastic graphics are continued. I would say that from the outset my opinion is that this game is perhaps just a shade worse modern warfare 2. I gave MW2 5 stars and i`ll give this 4 but really its a 4.5.
The reason is simple, its obvious that the developers had a few market reasearch groups and asked a load of gamers to say what they most liked about it and they obviously said 1) we want more cinematic sequences and 2) we want more slow motion mid-game action shots and my god they took that away and used it.
This game is great but those two elements are well overdone. There are 16 single player missions and every single one of them use one or both of these elements. I like them as much as I moan about it.
This game takes place throughout the late 50`s and 60`s, principally around the cuban mission crises era, with one mission back in the mid-forties. You play captain mason who has been selected to carry out black bag operations for the CIA. You uncover a plot by a joint German ex Nazi-soviet breakaway partnership that want to release a potent chemical weapon on NATO.
You fight in various theatres around the wold starting in Cuba, during the bay of pigs assault, Hong Kong, Vietnam (the Khe San mission is ruddy difficult and I actually had to take down a difficulty level) and Laos, as well as Russia and central Asia.
You have older variants of the usual weapons, a shotgun, various machine guns, including the great M60 'pig', and the China lake grenade launcher (my favourite !) You also get to mess around with AA guns, mines, rocket launchers and an SR-71 blackbird. The sound effects are different, the guns sound rougher, less refined and so it reflects their point in the weaponology tree.
The music is OK, unremarkable and the characters voices are voiced by some pretty big holllywood actors including Gary Oldman and Sam Worthington- which must have cost them a pretty penny.
You also to play great side missions along the ilk of zombie survival horror and im told the multiplayer is great, but its obvious that the developers, like most, must have put allot of time into developing the multiplayer and not so much into the single player element as the other modern warfare games.
Summary: A great instalment to the COD franchise- fans will enjoy
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