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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: 5 Reasons Why Anticipation Is High

Written by: Jon Charles - Published: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developed by Treyarch, release November 13. The title was pipped to first place by Halo 4 for the most anticipated title of 2012, but the shooter will once again be a game everyone is talking about.


You can only iterate for so long, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 looks to be shaking up to game’s well-tested formul

My favorite Call of Duty multiplayer experience has been with Black Ops, because the annoying and unbalanced features such as quickscoping were removed. Black Ops 2 release November 13, and here are five reasons why anticipation is high for the title this year.

2025 Future Warfare

Black Ops 2 heads towards the future, with the 1960s era largely gone in title in favor of a setting in the near future – 2025. While we’ll occasionally head back to the swinging 60s, the majority of the game will focus on new weapons, vehicles and characters. It being done, and arguably better, with Halo 4 but new technology should provide something new to figure out.

Improved Audio Design

Treyarch’s head, Mark Lamia, revealed in an interview with Call of Duty Elite TV that Black Ops 2 will bringing a greater focus on audio design – a criticism consistently levelled at Call of Duty while Battlefield almost blows eardrums with its fantastic audio quality.

Decisions

Moral Choice

Mass Effect 3’s controversy over the ending wasn’t because we could choose Shepard’s fate — it was because the endings didn’t provide clarity until the Extended Cut DLC. While Call of Duty is known for its trailblazing campaign where everything explodes, Black Ops 2 will feature multiple endings and mini-RTS sections where you control a squad which influences the ending. This won’t stop players from skipping the campaign altogether, but hopefully will make the story more interesting.

Zombies!

Yes, Zombies – the survival-based, co-op mode popularized in Call of Duty: World at War – returns in Black Ops 2. Specs Ops is the alternative in the Modern Warfare series, but Zombie is more engaging for someone because of the supernatural elements. And Sarah Michelle Gellar as a playable character, even though Buffy is a Vampire Slayer and not a zombie hunter.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release November 13.

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Written by: Jon Charles
Jonathan is a writer on the technology and video game industries. He is comfortable with using Mac OS X and Windows; he began using Windows with Windows XP during his early double-digit years, and started using OS X in 2009 on a MacBook Pro. He began gaming on the SNES back in the 90s.

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