Excerpt: "Say what you will about the Call of Duty series, but you can’t deny it’s amazing success and popularity. While the Modern Warfare series and concept has stagnated, Treyarch’s Black Ops series has a unique narrative that deserves your attention as well as inventive multiplayer that changes how you play. The most surprising things about Black Ops II is in the periphery while the core gameplay remains the same.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II vision of the future is scary and not too far off. Providing a fresh take on weaponry will make everything feel like new. This makes the Call of Duty series hard to go to a modern military shooter. The success is in the future of the storytelling and the series in general. There’s a lot to like and little to dislike about Black Ops II. I can sum up Treyarch’s thought process for Black Ops II: choice. Everything you do in the game, whether it’s in Campaign, Zombies, or Multiplayer allows you to make a choice making you feel in control."