Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Call of Duty : Black Ops SP : Hands ON REVIEW !!!

"I'm told you are the best we have.......Anywhere"
Developer : Treyarch
Publisher : Activision
Series : Call Of Duty
Genre : First person shooter
Game engine : Improved IW engine

One thing about COD series, its always lives to your expectations and even sometimes goes beyond that.Black Ops stands no different.Undoubtly the best first person shooter of this year,Black Ops is fully packed with action which keeps you going.Also if you are thinking that black ops is completely different COD which diverts you from main COD series,better think again,Victor Reznov (World At War fame) is back.Click on images to enlarge them in new tab.

Storyline : In terms of story, Black Ops is the best of all the COD games.Call of Duty: Black Ops takes place during the Cold War, in the 1960s. The story focuses on CIA-backed clandestine black operations carried out behind enemy lines.The background story is basically like everytime, stop some sob from unleashing havoc and save world.(kk not world, just US, but most of american games- saving US is equivalent to saving the world).But the parallel story running in focus about Mason and mysterious number sequences is the heart of Black Ops.Don't read about the story anywhere first or full game will lose its charm.Also if you are kind of guy who pays more attention to story,you will get the climax in no time.

Looks : The game looks awesome in all levels.After you start a new mission, you just can't help looking at the sky and appreciating the developers.Graphics are little improved over moden warfare ( though most of the times bith games look the same). These missions take place in various locations around the globe such as the Ural Mountains in central Russia, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam.Plus, already its COD series plus Black Operations, so lots of stunts,cool gunfights,bullet time effects ,explosions etc etc.

Gameplay : Gameplay is very important in any game, n black Ops keeps the COD FPS legend going forward.The gameplay is second best part after the story. Plenty of weapons and baddies to wack, vehicles ranging from bikes,cars,helicopters.First FPS game where you can fire and fly helicopter all by yourself from takeoff to landing.The missions have been designed awesomely.

Majority of the missions you get to play as Mason with two three missions as Hudson.My favourite mission of the game is Kowloon.Kowloon is the mission where you play as Hudson armed with dual pistols (COJ feel ;) ) and running and jumping from rooftop to rooftop battling spetsnaz.As usual the game is very short (14 short missions). and gets over in 6-7 hours maximum.Developers give the same old reason that COD is multiplayer game and not single player, but still single player matters the more.

Overall CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS is highly recommended, best FPS of the year and a very strong GOTY contendor.Still, Black Ops is not big improvement over Modern warfare 2.May be we are expecting too much from Black Ops.But Game Developers are born to surprise,so we are wrong in expecting more from next upcoming CALL OF DUTY.

RATING : 8.5 /10

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