Matt Randisi writes, "Call of Duty: Black Ops certainly had a daunting task ahead of itself in more ways than one. Firstly, it is the follow up to the fastest selling game in history and must continue the supremacy of arguably the number one first person shooter franchise of the last five years. Secondly, it must overcome the scrutiny of the Activision/Infinity Ward fallout that had cast doubt within a lot of loyalists that COD could shine without the now dubbed Respawn Studios at the helm. On the flipside, Treyarch must prove that they are capable of doing the Call of Duty title equal or more justice. After all, nobody would be satisfied with another game like World at War for all the expectations Black Ops has stirred up, not if we are to be charmed away from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Anticipation had been running wild and finally all the questions now have answers. Call of Duty: Black Ops is not a colossal improvement over its predecessor but it's an improvement nonetheless."