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Submitted by BadCircuit 831d ago | review

OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review (Single Player): Story sacrificed on the multiplayer altar?

OXCGN:

"The link between this game and its prequel is about as tenuous as the one between Black Ops and World at War.

About the only thing that really matters is that some of the same characters are in both – that’s it." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) 8.5/10

BadCircuit  +   831d ago
I still think story is important to Call of Duty, despite the increased focus on multi.

I'm glad this one is good.
gaminoz  +   831d ago
I don't buy the game for the single player, I must admit. I find it way too "hand holding" linear and back and forth 'jumpy' storytelling.

But the multi, and especially the fact it (unlike Medal of Honor) has local multi with so many options and bots, makes this a must buy.
DeusExer  +   831d ago
This was the first Call of Duty I haven't purchased on release in years.

I've been hesitant due to the releases over the past few years.

I don't play CoD for multiplayer, as I feel there are other games that have better FPS mp offerings. I prefer the Battlefield type, having large open areas with vehicles and whatnot, and If I want more CQ action i'll play something like Halo.

I always played CoD for the campaign. Over time, I've personally felt that the campaign has played second fiddle to the multiplayer.

CoD isn't the only franchise to do this, a lot of titles are now focusing on mp content over singleplayer.

With so many other great games out, as well as coming out, I think I might give this a miss until it's cheaper down the line.
CaptCalvin  +   831d ago
I do find it dissapointing that more and more focus is being shifted away from the singleplayer, and I did expect that Blops2 to be the same. However, after having played I honestly think that they put more effort into the singleplayer this time around. It's actually quite well done. It's actually quite open ended. The story might not branch to an extent like Mass Effect, but it's pretty close to Indigo Prophecy, which is saying a lot for a CoD game. I know it's hard to imagine but it's true.
gaminoz  +   831d ago
If you like playing with mates on a couch, working together against fairly intelligent bots, this game is really good for the multi.

Horde mode in Gears has shown the local co-op and bots are a good idea, and I'm glad the COD series has taken on board.
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eliteslaya13  +   831d ago
The Campaign was excellent, IMO

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