Call of Duty: Black Ops is a fun game. But it isn’t perfect. The game includes a thrilling campaign mode. It has great cut scenes, a terrific plot, and amazing graphics. But the length could be an issue. It checks in with a short 6-8 hour story mode. This isn’t terrible, but it is very short. It is obvious the creators were going with quality, not quantity. I give the story mode and 8.5/10
The multiplayer is… well….. the same as MW2. It is very similar to the previous games in terms of gameplay. There is a new dolphin dive, new weapons and you must pay for your equipment with COD Points. Other than that it is the same game as MW2. New killstreaks along with some old ones will still dominate the game and grenade launchers and knife lunges are still going to bug a lot of players. I give the multiplayer for Black Ops a 6/10. I personally am not that great of a fan of the multiplayer, but what really gets me playing this game is the ZOMBIES!
Zombies is back from COD: WAW but better than ever. Two new maps (KINO DER TOTEN and FIVE) are great fun to play on, alone or with friends. The new addition of needing to teleport to upgrade your gun is new and terrific! I give Black Ops Zombies a 9.5/10
With a map pack coming out February 1 for Xbox users and most likely March 1 for PS3 and PC, the game should be expanded. 4 new multiplayer maps and 1 new zombie map. This should be very interesting. The DLC will most likely cost $15.00. I for one think this is a decent price for 5 new maps.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops is a nice installment to the franchise. The story is great, and has great potential for a sequel. The multiplayer is still unbalanced, and the zombies is hours of fun! Overall, I give Call Of Duty: Black Ops an 8/10.