Call of Duty: Black Ops

by Anjum Zahoor

The trailer for the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise was release during the NBA play-offs. The new Call of Duty: Black Ops tends to deviate from the path that the previous World at War game was following and is more on the lines of Modern Warfare.

You can check the Trailer below:

The opening monologue is the first clue, “A lie is a lie. Just because they write it down and call it history doesn’t make it the truth.” This is something like Captain Price said in Modern Warfare 2, “History is written by the victor, history is filled with liars.” The Modern Warfare series was all black ops so that is another indication of the shift.

This game is also packed with big historical battles such as the Stalingrad, Okinawa and D-Day whose cinematic match that of the fictional missions that Modern Warfare is full of right down to the rappelling and the scripted events shown in the trailer. The thematic and graphics are so similar to that of Modern Warfare that one would think they are playing Modern Warfare 2 with the similar lack of modern weapons.

There are some differences such as the dismemberments that were a feature in World at War and also the ammunition types like the explosive crossbow tips and Dragon’s Breath for the shotgun. The big differentiation that was known prior to this trailer is that dedicated servers will return. Apart from the changes the games has to have a strong story behind it. Modern Warfare 2’s story was a target of criticism because of several reasons from the controversial “No Russian” mission to being not consistent as the first and to it being so short. Activision would have to play it right in the case of this game because it repeats a lot of features from the previous games. The only way out might a strong story line, let’s hope Activision is able to nail it.

Call of Duty: Black Ops releases to the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii on November 9, 2010, till then we expect to find how different or similar this game is to its predecessors.

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