Verfasst: 17. April
For a game purporting to immerse gamers in the murky, confusing world of covert warfare and espionage, Black Ops sure brings the confusion. The single-player campaign feels muddled, disjointed, and overly melodramatic to the point of insufferability, even for a COD game.
Black Ops jets players to exotic locales around the globe but completely squanders the fantastic set pieces by populating them with stereotypical, one-dimensional characters with less personality than a cardboard cutout. Speaking of expendable assets, you get shoved into the battered shoes of a gruff, rugged yet completely forgettable operative named Alex Mason. Sure, he's a vehicle for your inner SOB, but it's a bit distracting when you can't tell the difference between Mason and everyone else you meet.
With regards to gameplay, Black Ops for the Mac plays smoothly for the shoot-em'-up experience COD banks on. It's the same Call of Duty formula everyone is familiar with. Black Ops introduces new weapons with novelty value. Unfortunately, cross-platform multiplayer is unavailable. So if your main priority is multiplayer, you're out of luck here.
This polarizing entry into the Call of Duty franchise is a microcosm of Cold War politics. Its single-player campaign may strike the right chord with some, but its multiplayer will leave Mac players wandering in mostly empty servers.
The smart play here would be to claim plausible deniability and call security.