Halo vs Black Ops II
There are a few big name video games that have been released within the past few weeks on the XBox 360 and the buzz around the NJLE is surrounding Halo 4 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. The buzz hasn’t involved me, the King, but rather the princes. Two of the three of them are pretty stoked about these games… and if Meatloaf has taught us anything, it’s that two out of three ain’t bad.
I can appreciate the epic nature of the Halo series. It’s got a pretty solid storyline with just enough mystery to suck you in and then the beautiful and fun gameplay? It’s a recipe for success. It’s really too bad that my video game palate has been wrecked by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3… the crack cocaine of FPS games. I did play through the entire Halo 3 campaign and was completely enamoured with it.
While my feelings regarding the Call of Duty abominations that Treyarch keeps producing are no secret, I’m not sure that I’ve put them to words here. So here goes:
Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest piece of crap that I’ve played in a long time. Well, since World At War anyway. Treyarch somehow keeps getting the nod from Activision to keep doing work for them when the Modern Warfare side of the franchise is infinitely better. Granted, Activision has pretty much run off all of the talent from Infinity Ward that was responsible for the incredible start to the Modern Warfare series but… that’s no excuse to give money to these bums who are responsible for Black Ops etc.
The only thing work saving in the Treyarch games are the zombie horde facet. Other than that, fuck it.
I’m pretty open to the boys playing Halo 4 however I know that they really want COD: BO2 but I’m hoping that continually disappoint them. Classic.