War based games have become quite a sensation these days. At one hand, where Medal of Honor brought so much of a disdained discussion panel to the media, there’s Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops title. As usual, the latter game has joined a phenomenal controversy that surrounds a legacy of critics. The latest edition has brought the wrath of different government officials from Cuba, America and god knows where else.
Speaking of Cuba, there’s a “Zombie Survival” mod in the game that lets you control Fidel Castro as a playable character. Don’t worry, he’s accompanied by John. F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon and some other common faces, who ante it up against a hoard of undead cretins through outdated weaponry.
From my personal experience, Black Ops has a far better single player campaign mode, as compared to Medal of Honor. The graphics are not too shabby and there are a lot immersive soundtracks to maintain the gameplay flow. However, the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops is equally appalling. Enemies have no sequential spawn points and it just looks like a ruckus going on through the entire map.
However, day one of the game’s release was followed by over $360 million sales, which tend to obscure the lame multiplayer aspects. There’s a short answer to everything; if you’re a Call of Duty series fan, you’ll never get disappointed. Maybe that’s why I didn’t find the multiplayer mode that much interesting, I never had any inkling for this game series. Sue me for that.
The solo campaign mode has a beautifully outlined story. There’s this guy: Alex Mason, an ex- U.S. Special Forces Marine, who’s being interrogated by unnamed tormentors. Mason is tied to a chair, with hundreds of wires running all over his body. “No”, isn’t an acceptable answer, which is normally followed by a series of unbearable shock waves.
The game reflects upon depictions from movies, such as; “The Deer Hunter”, “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Dr. Strangelove”, and “Apocalypse Now.”