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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 ( Best Xbox 360 Shooter ?)

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

While there is no doubt that many gamers buy each and every Call of Duty game mainly for the multi player experience they are going to get, there has always been a single player story mode to play along side as well. With the more recent Call of Duty games it’s unusual to hear gamers say that they completely ignore the single player campaign. Black Ops 2, however, looks to change that. Treyarch is trying to give gamers just as much fun in the single player mode as they get in multi player. Black Ops 2 in terms of story really could be one of the best Xbox 360 shooters we have seen so far, and one of the best shooters on any gaming platform.

The story of Black Ops 2 is sounding more and more interesting with each little bit of information that is being leaked out. You have to give credit to Treyarch as they really do want to give us a story we will enjoy playing through. There are two things that make the story of Black Ops 2 so intriguing. Of course, the most obvious is the different time frames that the story will be set in. Most notably this will be the first Call of Duty game to be set in the future, and offer gamers the use of futuristic weapons and vehicles.

The second biggest thing that has people excited is that the story of the game is not just a linear get from point A to B shooter. Again for the very first time in Call of Duty history there will be different paths in the story. The choices that you make as you play will alter what is going to happen, as well as making the story more interesting. It’s likely that this change in the game formula will also offer a great deal of replay value to the single player story.

Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel to the first game. For the first part of the story gamers will again play as Alex Mason, and the events from this part of the story will be set between the 1970’s and 1980’s. One very surprising inclusion to the story is the return of Alex Mason’s best buddy Frank Woods. We all assumed that Frank Woods was killed during the events of the first game, so it will be very interesting to see how he survived.

In the second part of the story, perhaps the most interesting and most looked forward to by COD fans, is where the game moves into the near future. Set in 2025, we will again play as Mason. This time though, we will be playing the role of his son David Mason, in what sounds like a story line straight out of a Hollywood movie, we will be involved in a new cold war that sees the US going against China.

No doubt the multi player in this year’s Call of Duty game will still be the main focus for many gamers who are standing in line at midnight to get this game as soon as it is released. And yes multi player will be fun, but hopefully many of these gamers who have shunned the story mode of the last few Call of Duty games will be willing to give this one a try. I for one look forward to the single player campaign.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Release Date 11/13/2012

By Jason Bourne

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