As I stated in the title, this is a "surprising" addition to the Call of Duty franchise. The reason why is because I think it improved more on story then trying to improve on gameplay, something I've never seen in the Call of Duty franchise before. You play the game as Mason, a former U.S. operative struggling with his own thoughts. He can no longer distinguish reality from a crazed fantasy. In this game, you play through all of Mason's memories to uncover the truth of why Mason is in his crazed state, and what is going on world-wide. While it improved on story, it lacked in other things, or at least didn't improve upon them much, such as sound and graphics. Expect the sound and graphics to be similar to Modern Warfare 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops is perhaps a small improvement to Modern Warfare 2, but certainly does not compare to Call of Duty 4. It's fun, but not worth buying at full price.
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I found that this game focused a lot on story line, in fact more so than most Call of Duty Games I've seen, which surprised me. It wasn't flawless however, and didn't live up to one of it's greatest predecessors, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The graphics were improved a little, but not much. It didn't make gameplay any different, nor was it that noticeable. Overall, Mediocre.
Sound was average, perhaps a little above average. It wasn't anything special. It was relatively equal to other games. Some of the sound effects I found to be annoying and distracting from gameplay.
Gamepay,as we all know, can be frustrating in the Call of Duty franchise.You get killed by newbie players by chance.People always come up with cheap tricks to win, but you have to be fair, the basis of gameplay in Call of Duty is quite good,and a lot of people don't appreciate that.Ignore the noobs.
Many people feel that Call of Duty is addicting. They play it all day and night to level up, but frankly, I do not. I was bored after a week of playing this game. I wasn't impressed at all.