3 December 2, 2012
One of the most anticipated video games of the year, Call of Duty Black Ops II came out with a wave of anticipation and controversy. Questions and mystery surrounded the game as the previous ones failed to live up to lofty expectations. Treyarch, the designer of the first Call of Duty Black Ops was already at odds for mediocre product they had previously produced. There will always be players who love the game and those who hate it: however, for the new player is it worth paying the inflated price of 60 dollars? Overall, top to bottom, Call of Duty Black Ops II is a great game designed for the player to have countless hours of fun.
November a gamer’s favorite month, the release of some of the most popular and profitable gaming franchises in the world. The problem for all three of these game companies is to how to make the public buy their game and not one of the competitors. What keep players coming back to the Call of Duty series is its simplistic game medal and its appeal to gamers of all ages.
A main focus of new video games coming out is the visual appeal they have to players. It is expected that the new Call of Duty game has top of the line graphics and fluid motions. Complaints from the previous Call of Duty games were the lack of an updated graphic engine. The game promised to add bounce lighting self shadowing and a brand new texture technique called reveal mapping. To the casual gamer these things sound promising and to almost look like real life. However, looking at the graphics from top to bottom Call of Duty Black Ops II falls short. There are several moments throughout the game that look fantastic (mainly explosions and water) that make up for the overall below average looks. Compared to Halo and Assassins Creed which also came in November 2012 gamers will be slightly disappointed by the graphics in this game.
A usual afterthought in the Call of Duty series is the single...