Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Next Up: Black Ops 2

Right now I’m working on my first major story analysis for the blog, and it’s about Black Ops 2.

I never thought that, of all game stories out there, the first mainstream one I’d be examining would be a Call of Duty sequel, but there you have it.

I stopped being excited about CoD games more or less after the first Modern Warfare (CoD4). I don’t mean that as a critique of the series’ quality; more that they simply came out too quickly - and remained too expensive - for me to think about buying them. However, since getting a PS3 I’d been toying with the idea of playing a big budget shooter on it.

I usually play shooters on PC, you see, and for me it’s really the optimal way to experience them. Nevertheless, the thought of experiencing one on a console intrigued me enough to want to try it out. Then Black Ops 2 came out and I decided to give it a go. After playing it through I have to say that, while the PC still wins in terms of control and comfort, the PS3 experience wasn’t half bad.

So I finished the campaign and now I’m mulling it over, trying to organize the typhoon that is my thought process. When that’s done I’ll post my conclusions. 

For now, here's a trailer: