“Black Ops,” the seventh installment of the “Call of Duty” franchise produced by Activision and developed by Treyarch, has been released today, in 3D, and in multiple platforms. The 3D developer is Mexican Roberto Sanchez.
The first person shooter promises to become the best combat game of the season, if not the best game of 2010; having been available for only a few hours, there are already thousands of reviews and comments on social media calling “Black Ops” the pinnacle of the series, even over its predecessor “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” a title that sold 4.7 million copies world wide in 24 hours and as of January 18, 2010, has taken over $1 billion in sales. Not ten whole hours after its release, it is the most talked subject on Tweeter.
“We are going to break every record set by other “Call of Duty” titles,” said Mexican Roberto Sánchez, the director of 3D development. A new feature that producers hope to seduce gamers with is its cutting edge stereoscopic technology, that according to Sánchez, gives users a “Unique immersion experience” and provides a completely new and never before seen depth to the game play, as 3D makes aiming sniper guns, pilot helicopters and rappel down mountains a far more real and enveloping experience.
Another draw is the enthralling story, written by David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight) that narrates through flashbacks secret military operations during Vietnam and the Cold War. In addition, the game counts with voice performances by actors Sam Worthington, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Ice Cube and Topher Grace.
Perhaps the most popular feature amongst gamers, is the multi-player mode online. Several users skip the solo-mode altogether, and connect the consoles to the internet for hours of online matches, where up to 18 people can compete against each other, or collaborate on cooperative missions.
Newbies, worry not. Sánchez said that “Black Ops” comes with a training mode that will get you up to date with the dirty tricks of online gamers and will coach you through tactics, moves and strategies as well as let you decide the difficulty of the game, so you don’t get slaughtered on multiplayer mode.
But if stunning graphics, 3D technology, the biggest online multiplayer roster of friends and foes, huge names in entertainment, customizable characters, weapons and outfits and multi-platform action (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and Nintendo DS) don’t tickle your fancy, did I mention “Black Ops” has a zombie mode? But that’s not all!
Guess which Latin American dictator you can man through hordes of brain hungry goons crowding the pentagon? Watch and See.