Treyarch promised us they were going to bring big changed to freshen up the franchise. Have they done enough to make this one good ?
CAMPAIGN - The campaign takes place all over the world from the perspective of a few different characters which could become confusing if youre not paying attention. The story line is not as good as Black Ops 1 and it continues the usual stuff like over the top explosions and massive firefights. The campaign adds a few player choices which is a step in the right direction but it still feels too scripted and doesnt feel as if youre decisions will have any massive impact. Graphics remain unchanged and a few new weapons doesn't make up for that. Overall the campaign is average, its not the worst COD storyline ive ever played through but it certainly does not beat the plot for Black Ops 1.
CAMPAIGN SCORE 6/10
MULTIPLAYER - With the addition of new game modes, some different guns and a bunch of new maps nothing major has changed. Although they have added the "PICK 10" system which adds more personalization for selecting your loadout before matched which is good. Plus you can get rid of things you dont use like an extra grenade or a handgun etc. Apart from the pick 10 system its almost identical to previous COD games which isn't enough progress to warrent a new release in my opinion. Some of the futuristic weapons are fun but thats about it.
MULTIPLAYER SCORE 7/10
ZOMBIES - Zombie mode is probably the most entertaining as it brings back its amazing co-op survival mode. The addition of "transit" makes it very fun as youre on a boarded up bus keeping zombies away. The bus stops, you jump out to look for new weapons etc before having to run back to the bus so you dont get left behind. I've not spent enough time on zombie mode to give it a proper review but so far its been great.
ZOMBIE MODE 9/10
Overall Black Ops 2 been pretty much what i expected, a few new features to multiplayer, a new storyline, no graphics update and no huge changes make Black Ops 2 almost a copy and paste effort on what previous COD games were. That being said multiplayer is always competative and ranking up can still be fun, Zombies is a great laugh with friends or online but the campaign is below par in my opinion.
OVERALL SCORE 7/10