Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel which will take place in part during the fictional second Cold War in the year 2025. You will play as David Mason, the son of Alex Mason, the previous game's protagonist. Alex will return as a playable character in flashbacks to the late 1980s. As a de facto enforcer of the Reagan doctrine, he will be in charge of igniting and arming proxy wars with Russia in locations like Nicaragua and Afghanistan.
Black Ops 2's story spans generations, Lamia tells us. The father and son have a mutual enemy: Raul Menendez. Menendez is a mysterious figure. We know he's somehow tied to the Reagan-era conflict in Nicaragua. I ask Lamia if Menendez might harbor ill-will towards the United States, considering the government was reluctant to provide additional funds to the country's rebels at that period. Lamia won't provide a definitive answer just yet. Screenwriter David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Superman: Man of Steel) returned to help Treyarch develop the time-bending tale, and create what both parties believe will be an unforgettable villain in Menendez. Lamia can't help but remind me that Goyer was responsible for Heath Ledger's Joker.
Both Masons will receive help from Frank Woods who somehow did not die in the original Black Ops. In that game's campaign he tackled villainous Victor Kravchenko, who was wearing a belt of live grenades, out a window. Hidden intel in Black Ops hinted at the possibility of Woods being alive at a POW camp in Hanoi.
A very old Woods is still alive in 2025 and a narrator of sorts in Black Ops 2. He explains what happened in the 80s while on assignment with Alex Mason and why it matters in the game's present.
Woods has an ongoing story of his own, and though it's unclear, the Treyarch team hinted at a major third-act reveal imagined by Goyer. Maybe I'm way off, but could Woods have been brainwashed in Hanoi like Alex Mason was in Vorkuta in the original Black Ops?
Anyhow, in the late 1980s, which will be roughly a third of the game, you will see how Menendez becomes a monster of a man, and in 2025, you will see what he's capable of. It's rather unsettling.
What's most important, though, Lamia tells me, is believability. "We gotta be grounded," he repeats time and again, like a holy mantra. Lamia tells us future war won't be about oil, but rare earth elements.
Rare earth elements are about as grounded as it gets. The minerals are essential to many of today's most important products, from smartphones to renewable energy devices like wind turbines and hybrid car batteries. Rare earth elements also play an important role in the creation of most modern military technology.
So what's the rub? In the real world, rare earth elements are almost entirely controlled by China's market, which provides 95% of all REEs. By comparison, Iran controls only 10% of the Earth's oil. Pick a path and the new single-player mode, Strike Force
Dave Anthony, game director on Black Ops 2, says he used to love choose your own adventures, and that, for years, he's wanted to bring something similar to Call of Duty.
"For the first time," he says, "player decisions will impact the story."
He explains that this will work in two ways:
Key decisions will have significance from a narrative point of view, but so will skill. How well you do will influence the narrative's outcome. Main squad members and villains' henchmen will live or die depending on what you do and how you do it.
this is going to be the bomb. i loved black ops and also loved mw3 and its really cool that they made in 2025. the main cool part i think is the multiplayer and the zombies. i am only 12 years old and my highest round on kino is 22. the multiplayer was great in black ops and even better in mw3. so i am really excited about the multiplayer
The game does look sweet and i really wanna check out the zombies but i wonder if i can keep playing this game without getting bored of it, and to tell you the truth its kind like tom clancy ghost recon because its taking place in the near future, but i really dont care about the story i just wanna check out new maps and like i had said the zombies.
IM VERY UN-SURE!
I was gonna get black ops 2 but then i watched the preview carefully and I noticed it didnt look that good like it looked like bore lands and i hate that game but i love black ops im so good at it i will get black ops 2 any way im just not sure if it will be what we expected.
Today i saw a trailer in youtube of zombies and it looked epic so i'm going to buy black ops 2 for good and play zombie mode!!!!
Best Call of Duty I've played so far
Wish I has it again but it broke.the best game I've ever played Call of Duty Ghost is just slow pace. If you Gamestop read my response I would really honestly appreciate it if you guys would give me a copy for Christmas
This Is Going To Be The Best Game Ever! Reason You Should Get Black Ops II 1. Zombies! 2. 8 Player Zombies! 3. Multiplayer! 4. New Guns! 5. Zombie Campain! And A Bunch of Other Reasons!
The truth about this game is that its spot on to where the direction of the U.S military is going. first of all the game looks awsome, the zombie modes too, but the weapons, the robots, the electronics in this game is what the U.S is working on, Russia too. I hope though that they don't make it too futuristic like halo or something cause hey, its a call of duty game and we want action. I pre ordered it the first day, my first pre order ever, that's how much i really think this game is going to improve the COD franchise. Thank you.
looks awsome but................
this game looks amazing but, i think that i should have waited until the care packege edition was avaitable for pre-order
Activision's attempt at a "Terminator" Game
What is wrong with Call of Duty, they are just making a Terminator video game pretty much. Come you can't look at the trailer and not tell yourself that it sounds and looks like a Terminator game. I wonder who's the protagonist, John Carter. LOL