Excerpt: Call of Duty Black: Ops looks surprisingly good on the Wii. The game starts out in Cuba in the late 1960's, in a rather dense city street full of odd shops and buildings. Of course, you'll be more concerned with the police cars trying to run you over, but the attention to detail is there, and it shows. I never once found myself distracted by the graphics, as you might find in other Wii games that try to stretch beyond their limits. The sound is equally well done.
Superb but violent shooter is definitely for adults only.
Common Sense Media
28 March 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Call of Duty: Black Ops is a very violent military-themed first person shooter in which players use a wide variety of weapons and explosives to kill hundreds of enemies in the campaign and countless more human-controlled avatars online. It features violent interrogations, graphic melee combat, and lots of blood.
Excerpt: Strong Points: Excellent and cohesive story with varied locales and set-piece moments; voice acting is well-done; multiplayer is much more balanced this time around; packed with many modes and customization options; dedicated servers are back Weak Points: PC version is riddled with technical issues; some lackluster level design in the campaign; main character has uneven voice acting; graphics are serviceable at best; friendly and enemy AI isn\'t that bright Moral...
Pros: Excellent and cohesive story with varied locales and set-piece moments; voice acting is well-done; multiplayer is much more balanced this time around; packed with many modes and customization options; dedicated servers are back
Cons: PC version is riddled with technical issues; some lackluster level design in the campaign; main character has uneven voice acting; graphics are serviceable at best; friendly and enemy AI isn\'t that bright
Conclusion: One of the best values out there; countless hours of gameplay for the regular MSRP of a current generation new release.
Pros: Thrilling and intense single player campaign, addictive and competitive multiplayer, a great fictional twist on a historical timeline. Passing this up is doing yourself a real disservice.
Cons: The same problems with previous multiplayer can show their ugly heads here; minor glitches and host migration issues are still present, but not in enough abundance to ruin the game. Minor glitches are also present in the campaign, but they are less of a problem then some frustrating objectives can be.
Summary: While overly familiar, Black Ops offers a compelling package of intense multiplayer action and a gripping single-player campaign that will ensure fans have plenty to do until next year's iteration.
Pros: The enormity of things to do in multiplayer, The gripping storyline, The hilarious and immensely enjoyable Zombie mode
Cons: The poor AI, The various clipping, shading and other visual issues
Excerpt: Call Of Duty. These three simple words hold so much weight in the gaming world. Sales records are consistently broken when a new game bearing the name is released; businesses and schools report high absentee rates and gamers everywhere shout obscenities into tiny headsets. These things are what make Call Of Duty not just another first person shooter but a social phenomenon.
Conclusion: The whole interface is much easier to manage and navigate now, while the team have also stolen a few ideas from Bungie; offering up a map showing all current multiplayer activity around the world, along with an insanely deep (yet easy to use) Theatre Mode, which allows you to go into any one of a massive list of the last games you played and watch, record or edit your way through.
Pros: The most jam-packed multiplayer experience out there, Wager Matches and Theatre alone make it worth your while, Single-player campaign is gripping, well written and has great voice-acting, Still looks amazing in parts, despite the engine being as old as it is
Cons: Polished in parts, but lacking in others (in single-player), Can feel disjointed here and there due to the above, Enemy AI is the same as it always has been (ie frustrating), No progression in the way in which you actively move through the story
Excerpt: Anyone concerned that the Wii version of Black Ops would be a shonky port shouldn't worry. Black Ops on the Wii is more or less identical to its HD brothers in terms of game modes, even if it can't compare when it comes to graphical oomph.