Call of DutyA long and arduous wait is finally over for the fans of the Call of Duty series. Activision and Treyarch revealed more details about their upcoming venture, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Many of the game fans were warming up to the fact that the game forwarded itself well into the future depicting 2025 when soldiers have to combat with a lot of gadgetry which could redefine modern battles. The nasty multiplayer gives an apt preview of such a battle showing a unique setting for such a war. Besides the unique setting, the multiplayer preview shows a rich array of game play churning out at a rate of 60 frames per second. After all, it is not news that they are running the same old engine which is well ahead of its league. But, the graphics although upped from its previous versions faces a tough competition from other FPS games such as Borderlands 2 which do shine out separately. One does prefer the new set of colors that Treyarch is willing to try in this new version. Another fact which is going for the Black Ops 2 is the set of modern weaponry mixed with traditional assault weapons such as hatchet shown in a slick Hollywood-like execution in the trailer.

Also, the game shows some innovative gadgets such as grenades which mess with enemies’ jolting them electrically. It also shows the deployment of a reflector shield which can stun the opponents giving you ample cover to launch an assault and shoot them down. Since the theme of the game does rest on the assault from unmanned weapons operated by a terror faction, the multiplayer seems to be dotted with scenarios where different kinds of quadrotor drones and other air borne machines can change the course of the battle. Bombs can be thrown and detonated using a remote in the assault course. The trailer is given an abrupt ending with a plane doing a Kamikaze on the player but then again the ‘Future could have been Black’ sans the crash as well.

The rewards option is also extensively presented in the trailer showing some new additions in the list of medals and rewards which were a feature of previous games. Tags such as ‘Red Baron’ and ‘Flyswatter’ are part of the kill rewards in this version. The shooting is still the USP of this game play showing different modes of tracing the enemy and making a perfect kill.

Though the multiplayer is a vital element of this Call of Duty edition, it waits to be seen whether it will elevate matters for the game and heighten the anticipation of the fans. After all, the battle still persists between Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and FPS such as Borderlands 2 who will have the advantage of playing with gamer imaginations before the November 13 launch of Black Ops 2.