As I have Call of Duty : Ghost on my next gen rental list, my OCD meant I had to play through Black Ops 2 first, and I’m glad I did as this game took me by surprise. I was expecting just another military shooter, however the future tech made a world of difference.
Black Ops 2 is set in 2025, so the tech has advanced a little. There are now some extremely fun weapons, like the sniper rifle that can read heat signatures and can shoot through walls when charged up, and target finding weapons that highlight your enemies, even when they’re hiding with active camouflage . You can also now control drones and point them at what you want to die, and even reprogram security bots to do your bidding for you.
The game itself is fun, it’s fast paced, and seems to jump from one action scene to the next. One minute you’ll be taking down helicopters, with a rocket launcher while riding a horse, and the next scene you’ll be jumping out of a plane in a rocket suite to infiltrate a base.
The story was also cracking and flowed very well, which meant the number of morality choices you made though out the game were heart felt as you actually cared about the characters.
I guess the only grip I have with the game, is there was game breaking bug in one of the later levels, I’ll be spoiler free, but if you have the option of Sniper or Grapple…pick Sniper.
All in all this was extremely fun, and I spent most of the game with a big beaming smile on my face, and I’m really looking forward to playing Ghost now.
Approx Time taken to beat – 8 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:5/5]
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