Treyarch takes over the from Infinity Ward with the newest installment of the “Call of Duty” franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops, is the newest game in the series, offering enhanced graphics and even support for 3D gaming on your Xbox console.

After a months of over excited Call of Duty fans demanding Black Ops, it was finally released. Activision could have sold Black Ops on the name recognition alone, but they did better they made a very enjoyable game that will keep you glued to the monitor.

My personal experience is alright with the game, playing on the normal difficulty I completed the game in roughly 10 hours. That is kind of short for game play but I have to admit that the story line was not weak at all, it packed a punch and found myself doing a couple double takes when realizing that the story was taking all sorts of turns I wasn’t expecting. Again, I do have to agree with some critics that gameplay is short and could have been longer.

What I enjoyed the most is Zombies, a 4 man team playing to survive waves of Zombies is fun, with Black Ops it was my best expirence that I’ve had gaming against zombies. A specific level called “Five” is the most popular, in which you play Kennedy, Nixon, Secretary of State, and Castro to move through levels of the Pentagon to avoid the zombies.

Multiplayer is also very enjoyable but it is hard to find a good team even though most people on your team have close to level 50, they just plain out suck. With many unlockables and customizations your player in the game can be more than just a player, it can be your own. There is customization for your player badge, face, body gear, and even your weapons. Treyarch did a very good job giving the players what they want.

Call of Duty: Black Ops does a few things very well. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Treyarch looked at what worked and what didn’t with Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: World at War then made some subtle and innovative changes. The multiplayer is as strong as ever and some of the new features have added a layer of depth that will keep fans playing for a long time, while the campaign delivers one of the most intense stories you will ever see in a video game.

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