I've been down with the CALL OF DUTY franchise for a number of years, so when Activision asked me to review last years CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3, I couldn't resist. Unfortunately, I felt a little empty after evaluating the game, which led me to post the following sentence to close out the review:
"MODERN WARFARE 3 is still a lot of fun, but here's hoping that the next installment can bring some sort of innovation back to the franchise to reinvigorate the magic. "
With the announcement of CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II yesterday, it would appear that developer Treyarch has perhaps taken my words (and those of a lot of other people) to heart, taking the franchise somewhere that it's never gone before: The Future.
Personally, I think it looks pretty cool - and I'm looking forward to November 13, 2012. I don't get a chance to play (much less buy myself) new games these days, but I'm a COD fanboy. I hear rumblings that there's fresher options out there, yet I've been sticking with what works - to a point. BLACK OPS II needs to deliver something good in order to keep me interested.
By the time it comes out I'll have a toddler and an infant here again, which means my gameplay will be taking place in the very weeeeee hours of the night. I need to make 'em count.
What do all of YOU think?