I am disappointed at how short the campaign is in this game. I played online MP and Zombie first and started playing it the day after I got it and played for 3 hours. Then the following day it was all over after playing it another 3 hours. I was like "That's it?"
Looks like the COD franchise is slowly drifting away from the good 'ol days when they used to offer great and satisfactorily long campaigns. Also, the story is kind of out of line from the title "Call of Duty" as this one has been an almost complete transformation from last year's overt military story and the previous titles that preceded it. The plot is more like something that comes out of a Hollywood sci-fi director's mind rather than one that comes out of a war director's ideas.
I thought we're gonna experience Cold War's field wars like the Vietnam (there is at least one chapter on it but that's all) and the Korean Wars. Instead, we were treated with a sci-fi inspired and historically distorted campaign. But compared to last year's MW's campaign story, Black Ops appears to be the better one (MW1's story is still the best COD story, followed by WaW imho).
As for the graphics, I honestly think that Treyarch just copied and pasted character models from their previous game, COD: WaW. Infinity Ward does a better job in character designs than 3Arc. It is also worth mentioning several framerate issues in the game, both MP and SP modes.
Online MP and Zombie mode? Well these is where 3Arc and their new game shines. I seriously think this is the one game that offers the best bang for the buck. Hours and hours of MP and Zombie fun will surely keep you indoors throughout the whole winter season ;-). 3Arc did a good job on the new MP modes in addition to the traditional ones. Beware though of some performance issues and these are widely known throughout the CoD community (just search online for further info). These issues, however, don't render the game unplayable. It's just kinda frustrating from time to time.
Overall, this could have been a perfect game if it were not for the short, "meh" campaign, some graphics issues and a little bit of performance red flags online.
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