The new Call of Duty Black Ops II. For me this was quite a challenge because I don’t play a lot of shooters at all,…
I don’t play a lot of games, I like to play one game for a long period of time. So COD’s multiplayer suits me fine. I haven’t played much Zombies, mainly because I’m just not that good at it.
But playing COD online can be pretty frustrating at times. Black Ops 2 online game play is so inconsistent in lag and match making that I often need to take a break. You could of course play the single player if you haven’t done so yet. But if you did, you probably won’t want to play it again; it’s not thát great. So when the game play online is making me rage again, I often do a little Zombies offline.
You can also play COD Zombies online, but I didn’t quit playing online for nothing, so I usually opt for the offline mode. There are a couple of modes to choose from; Survival, Tranzit and Grief. You can play two of these game modes on each of the three maps; Town, Farm and Bus Depot. Survival – the name speaks for itself; you’re in a map and need to survive as many waves of zombies as possible. Tranzit – You play this mode across the three maps. You can travel between them using the bus, which is driven by a freaky robot. The mode features a story line which involves finding and building objects which allow you to find hidden areas. And finally, Grief – a mode in which you can play with or against another team or player. In the end only one team can survive. I usually play Survival. Tranzit is too vague for me and because I play alone survival or grief doesn’t make a difference.
Ok, so here’s the fun bit: Zombies are awesome; I think we can all agree to that. And shooting them is even more fun! The rounds start up slowly with just a few, sluggish zombies in the first round, but the amount and their speed quickly increase. By the time you reach round three you’ll be doing nothing but running. Shooting or knifing a zombie grants you points which you can be used to open doors and buy weapons, ammo or perks. They’re given different names but the perks are identical to those in multiplayer. The goal is to have all the zombies that are chasing you line up so you can spray and hit them all. This will give you enormous amounts of points, but it’s dangerous at the same time. You can easily get trapped and two hits means instant death – unless you have the Revive perk.
The irritating part of Zombies is that you cannot restart the game when you die. The game needs to return to the main menu, from where you can load up another game of zombies. Like I said before; I’m not very good at this. Sometimes I don’t even reach level 3 because I’m trying something and get trapped. You need to invest a lot of time to get to grips with the Zombies mode if you’re new to it. And I’m sorry to say; even though you’re playing offline and your bullets actually hit everything you shoot, this stuff can get pretty frustrating too.
So yeah; I love having it as an extra, but not for the game type. COD just needs an offline mode which you can keep playing, so you can cool down from raging in the multiplayer. Which is what COD is really about.
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