After reading many reviews on this game, mixed reviews at that, i decided to dive head first in and buy it. This was a risk as Black Ops was recent and still massively popular. However my risk was well rewarded by , in my eyes, what was the most amazing FPS game ever. I haven't based this review on multiplayer gameplay (Which most of you COD fanboys will pick up on and insult instantly), i have based this review on the depth at which the single player campaign goes. Most complaints about the game were about its campaign's short length. I cannot stress enough that this game is based on a TRUE CAMPAIGN, what can they add to it? if they add extra content they will be contradicting themselves. The story is totally enveloping and gives an amazing realisation of war as never been seen before in a gameplay sense. The single player (and parts of the multiplayer ) leave COD in its dirt track, the realistic graphics, sounds, guns, personnel contact and conversations between NPC's is that which COD should be aiming for to top it. So as for the single player mode my final verdict :- Outstanding, buy just for this.
Now onto the more controversial area, controversial due to the decision of incorporating 2 developer's (Dice and Danger Close, Dice being incharge of multiplayer). As we know Dice was the developer behind Bf2. The multiplayer is very similar to BF2 (Infact almost identical), my only downfall with MOH's online is the lack of weapons , 9 being a very short number. However in my opinion for the more realistic, intricate and more challenging play , the multiplayer on MOH is of a much better quality than COD's. So my final multiplayer verdict:- Very good gameplay, amazing graphics for multiplayer, only downfall is weapons issue,
Final Verdict on the game as a whole:- Absolutely amazing game, definately one for the records. Enveloping single player mode, breathtaking graphics, surreal realism in the shooting business, Outstanding online. In my books this makes for an amazing game, as long as you accept that its not COD and don't compare MOH to COD.