The new part of the Call of Duty threatens to change our thinking about the series and bring it to the next level. Now this is a non-linear shooter with tactical elements, the plot for which he writes scripts for “Batman Begins” and “Dark Knight”
Call of Duty series has long been a cash cow Activision. Using the same ideas from time to time, it would seem, was to get bored with everything, but no – the sale of each new part simply outrageous. Finally, Treyarch, which finally gave the franchise to be torn apart, decided to spare the nerves and wallets of the players by giving something really new. Black Ops 2 promises to be, if not a revolution in the CoD, then at least a very strong dressing down for the series.
By and large, across the spectrum there were only two real breakthrough – Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and the number one. All that was before or after them – just a faded and dull attempt to earn more money from sales that always worked. But now, as the developers say, much has changed: there is no delusion in the plot, no cloned scenes from classic fighters – all as adults.Especially since Battlefield 3 clearly and unequivocally showed how you like modern military shooters. After the project DICE endless explosions and monotonous gameplay CoD hardly anyone treats seriously.
Latinos have replaced Russian
Treyarch took pity on the poor Russian: now they have no relationship to the United States erupted inconflict . Now the war is to blame Latino named Raul Menendez. He is very advanced in the field of computer engineering and hacking. With some simple manipulations Raul got access to the combat robots, incite the them on their star-striped bosses. And this against a background of increased tension between China and the U.S. all the same! The two superpowers did not share some rare fossils, which are widely used in computer science, so that both countries are vigorously preparing for the deployment of a full-scale war. And since the action takes place in the near future (2025), then converge on the battlefield are not people, and robots. It is on the latter and gained control Likhodei Menendez. The plot, though it seems frivolous, but the developers are doing their best to prove otherwise. The author of the stories stands none other than David himself Goya – the man who wrote the script for nolanovskih “Batman.”
Moving the event to the next thirteen years – one of the first major innovations Black Ops 2. As a player there will be excellent weapons. Some of them currently exist as prototypes, others – only in the drawings, and a part at all lives only in a turbulent imaginations of engineers. Judging from the already seen the trunks, the arsenal will be impressive. For example, X-ray gun. Obviously, it can detect enemies through any obstacles, but not only – gun also allows to penetrate concrete walls.Overestimate the weapons complex, and it is a wonder to the series – degradability as such has not been in any part. Also scheduled appearance is quite familiar assault rifles, but adjusted for 2025.
Powerful arsenal is needed not only for the coolness. If you now have to fight with the robots, they have one advantage on the battlefield before the people: they do not get tired, they have a lot of support systems and, most importantly, there is no survival. Machines make an impression – they look futuristic and menacing. Most likely, the deformation will depend on the point of impact. Let’s hit up the possibility of depriving the technique of movement, but to shoot it still can. In addition to the robots will be flying contraption called quadrocopters that sparkle almost every screenshot. This is, in fact, compact unmanned helicopter of the future, and they too were hacked clever Latino.
In step with the times
Undergo major changes and gameplay. After almost all shooters somehow got the elements of non-linearity, the developers of Call of Duty understood that the crown of the head will not fall if they also add a choice of Black Ops 2. Mission can even play that does not entail restarting the job, but Treyarch did not explain how will unfold in the event of failure. Authors of the project claim that the decisions are irreversible and result in serious consequences, up to the different endings. It would be strange if they were saying something else, wait and see.
Another major innovation – the elements of tactics. In managing the squad camera soars to the sky, so that players can assess the battlefield and give concise instructions like “Whoa” and “Follow me.” It is unclear how important these moments will be, but the presence of rudiments of tactics in Call of Duty is definitely happy.
Will not disappear, and the episodes with the races on a variety of vehicles. No more rails: the technique is at the disposal of the player. It is not just about robots to help in a jiffy you can destroy a small area of the metropolis, but also about the fighters. Even if the non-linearity will be conditional, future flights on planes with the ability to shoot with their guns – it’s great.
However, the effect of Black Ops 2 is not all the time will occur in 2025. Play to be for David Mason, son of Alex Mason – hero of the firstBlack Ops . Some missions take place in the eighties, and players will see through the eyes of Alex. In these tasks, taking place in Afghanistan, it will be shown with what started out Raul Menendez. So, apparently, we will understand the reasons for his actions in the future. Here, incidentally, will be able to ride on horseback. Animation for zhivotinku recorded using motion-capture, and it’s only for one episode in the entire game – the seriousness of approach to development is manifested precisely in such detail.
Multiplayer, as is usual in CoD, is an important part of Black Ops 2. Maps will be more that will allow players to turn around and use the features of the environment to win the battle. Favorite with many zombie mode will remain in place.
Graphics – a traditional sore spot Call of Duty. At this time, significant changes are planned, as the old engine. Of course, Treyarch talking about regular completions old motor, but this is unlikely to be so noticeable. But many paid attention to the pronounced yellow-gray color palette, which was not in the previous parts.
The new price of the old
Black Ops 2 will be released, as usual, in November. Of course, all the promises Treyarch should be treated with great caution, but this time they want to believe. The most important thing – a departure from the scene rails should finally shake the series. Cloudy ride and incredibly stupid storyline changed nonlinearity and tactical capabilities. Even if the innovations and will not work properly, it is every good terrorists with ridiculous “Russian” names and huge obscene words on the fence.
Genre : First person Shooter
Developer : treyarch
Publisher : Activision Publishing
Released : November 13, 2012
Platform : PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U