Will Preston

Black Ops? More like Beige Ops! – First Look at Call Of Duty Black Ops

by on Jun.17, 2010, under First Look

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Poor man's Captain Price or his his trademark tash catching on?

Typical of Treyarch. The previous call of duty game tries new territory to the series and it drags it back to the past, kicking and screaming like a messy faced kid in Asda. The next stop on Operation: kill everyone else that isn’t American is Call Of Duty: Black Ops, or Call Of Duty: Not-Quite-Modern Ware as it’s set slightly in the past. Cold War to be exact.

Well not exactly.

In May 2009 Treyarch (Call Of Duty’s B-squad) announced that Call Of Duty 7 would be set in Vietnam. Now it appears it will take up a portion of the game, as if Treyarch are trying to cover the rest of the warfare involved in the 20th century. Of course you can’t really include World War One as you’d be lucky to get your hands on a gun let alone die of trench foot in game.

Now that would be a realistic war experience.

From looking at the teaser for the game, it seems to be a close prequel to the Modern Warefare series. It’s got a similar attitude to jumping through windows in a blaze of cinematic nonsense as well as a soldier gruffly saying his “The truth is written by the victors” shtick. Helicopters swirl out of control and buildings blow up and it all just seems too familiar to get excited over.

As I’ve mentioned previously, a little game called Battlefield Bad Company 2 did all the things that these games should be doing and it only looks like the Call Of Duty series is finally deciding to catch up. You can fly a helicopter, you say? Big deal. We’ve been able to do that before in the Battlefield series. As sad as it is to say, I’ve already made my alignment to the Battlefield games in terms of superior multiplayer, but this will probably end up in my basket at some point.

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