For years I have been a big fan of the Call of Duty franchise, played solely on the XBOX 360. Although I have taken a few attempts at the WII U version and I wasn’t all that impressed. However, I have finally moved on to Call of Duty Black Ops II as of Tuesday.
Let me just point out, over the past few years, Call of Duty has kind of been a major disappointment. MW3 had decent Live action, but nothing in comparison to MW2. My favorites have always been produced by Treyarch, even though admittedly, I did not like the downward spiral the original Black Ops Live fell into after the release of MW3, I own all of their installments.
Now, for those who remain strictly loyal to the Infinity Ward line, you go ahead and enjoy that quick-scoping cheated Live experience while I move along to something that’s actually fun (I know Treyarch has the same issues). My husband and I were on the brink of destruction and made a last minute drive to Walmart to purchase Black Ops II. We had held out as long as we could, and the stress level in my house had risen to a max. I mean really, how much enjoyment do you get out of quick-scoping? Anyone can watch the kill cams, we know that’s what you’re doing. Continue producing those “Blame it on the Lag” graphics too, because you are all just so awesome.
Black Ops II wasn’t something we jumped right into because I wasn’t completely excited about the whole futuristic idea. I loved Treyarch COD simply because they recreated historic battles, perhaps from different perspectives, which is something I feel hasn’t been done right since. Where is my civil war Call of Duty? Because the History Channel’s attempt wasn’t a big success.
Overall, the Live experience is a great jump from MW3, after a little adjustment period. I don’t know exactly what it is, but playing a few matches of domination can really bring the worst out of you, and then all of a sudden you’ve got it. Bam! The quick-scopers are sticking with the previous COD installment, for the most part, plus it’s a fun environment to work of some stress from the day.