I gotta say, I’m really not feeling the whole futuristic take on the latest “Call of Duty: Black Ops” title. The more I think about it, the more I’m coming to the conclusion that introducing crazy looking robots, flying vehicles, and what have you into the franchise is a big mistake. The draw of the “Call of Duty” games, to me, have always been using those real-world guns in a game setting. Now you’ll be using stuff that hasn’t even been invented yet. I don’t know, it’s kinda, well, not “Call of Duty” anymore.
Oh, I’m sure it’ll sell billions upon billions of copies anyway, that isn’t in doubt. The “Call of Duty” franchise is that bulletproof. And critic-proof. Kids love these games, and it’ll probably outsell the previous game by a wide margin. Then again, if it doesn’t, well, that’ll be quite the story, won’t it?
In any case, one thing the “Call of Duty” titles have done right (at least the titles made by their Treyarch side) are the zombie bonus games. I don’t care who you are — there’s nothing like trying to survive against a horde of undead zombies trying to gnaw off your flesh. “Black Ops 2”, despite its silly futuristic setting, will indeed have zombie gameplay to spook your nights. The full zombie trailer won’t be out until September 26th, but until then, check out a quick preview teaser.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” lands on all gaming platforms November 13th.