Reviews and Problems with Call of Duty: Black Ops II
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20 March 2015
Summary: For the first time in a while, the Call of Duty formula is actually changed up a bit with Black Ops II. The core gameplay is still the same as ever - snap to enemy, shoot, snap to enemy, shoot, etc.
Excerpt: Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the latest first-person-shooter to be released in the Call of Duty franchise. While the original Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have pretty much set a massive benchmark for the franchise… does Black Ops 2...
Excerpt: In this review I’ll take you through each of the multiplayer maps included in the Uprising DLC, before taking a look at the celebrity filled Mob of the Dead, the latest addition to the ever popular Zombies mode.
Summary: As a complete package, Uprising comes up trumps, as the mostly unexciting maps are balanced by the excellent Mob of the Dead mode. It amounts to the best Call of Duty DLC Treyarch have ever delivered, and once again highlights their ability to take the tried and tested formulas and spin them in new...
Excerpt: The Black Ops II content barrage continues with Uprising , an add-on that’s split between four great multiplayer maps and a massive new Zombies quest. We love the ongoing trend of distinct, singular-feeling locations in Black Ops II ’s downloadable packs, and Uprising ’s offerings don’t disappoint.
Pros: + All four multiplayer maps feel really fresh — even the remake!, + Mob of the Dead is large and really entertaining.
Cons: ? Can you find all of the easter eggs in Alcatraz?
Summary: Rule number one of crafting a modern day first-person shooter: prepare map DLC to keep things fresh after launch. If any company has that concept down to an art, it is Activision and their various Call of Duty developers.