There is nothing kind about Call of Duty: Black Ops. For those unfamiliar with this series, be advised that the soldiers who participate are in a secret classification of their own. Infiltrating silently, taking care of business quickly, whether it be Intelligence, rescue, or assassination, these silent troops are on their own should they be caught. The game is rated M (Mature 17+) because of blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language.
If you are considering purchasing Call of Duty: Black Ops as a gift, but are hesitant, watch the trailer here. It will provide insight on the right move. An option could be a gift card for one of the video stores or online sites, such as GameStop or Amazon.com.
Published by Activision and developed by n-Space, Treyarch, the XBox360 First Person Shooter game is available for $59.99 at ToysRUs and Amazon.com. Black Ops is also designed for the PC, PS2, Wii, and DS platforms.
Go here to see the benefits of the Premiere edition. A 3D version is also available, for those fortunate enough to have a 3D TV and all the gear required to enjoy it.
As part of an elite Special Forces unit during the Cold War, both you and the nation have a myriad of enemies. Your assignment could require freezing in the cold wintry mountains of the Soviet Union, or slapping mosquitoes the size of Texas as you wade through rivers in a Vietnam jungle. As a bonus, Activision has included the Zombies to tune up your reaction time.
Black Ops is realistic. You won’t find Mario bouncing off a brick wall in this game. Graphics and programming reflect the artistry of someone who cares about giving the gamer the best. Theater Mode allows the gamer to view, record, and edit play, documenting the action to make it easier to explain to friends and fellow gamers what happened (or how good you are).
Because our nation’s security depends on the gamer, there is literally an arsenal a Third World nation would pay trillions for the privilege of using. Here is a good site to see the list of weapons for Black Ops.
The following are what I consider to be a vital part of one’s weaponry. Even though it is prone to jamming on occasion, when it comes to a machine gun, I would still opt for the M60. It can be quickly field-stripped, reassembled, and back in operation quickly. The gamer should have a Flamethrower (particularly useful when one’s aim needs improvement), and my all-time favorite, the M203 grenade launcher. At least two pistols are mandatory; select the Makarov PM, a cleanly-built Soviet piece, and the CZ-75 Automatic. Weapons from all over the world enhance the reality of the game. A smart soldier learns as much as possible about the complexities and use of foreign and/or enemy firepower.
Of course, the latest camouflage is provided to members of the elite team. A breathing soldier takes every opportunity to stay that way; sign up for Combat Training against AI (artificial intelligence) bots. There are two game modes for Combat Training: free-for-all, and team deathmatch. Because this is a single player or multi-player game, you can play with your friends, online, and split-screen. Black Ops also offers the option of playing coop against the Zombies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops may very well be the best videogame of the year, even though it is more limited by the audience it is designed for. Rationalizing the action of the enemy and defeating them before they kill you is a satisfying accomplishment. Carry on, soldier; well done.
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