Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike
I'm usually quite dubious when a company
releases additional downloadable content (DLC) for a relatively just
released game. Probably because of the fact that they could have
released it in the original but after downloading Call of Duty: Black
Ops First Strike, I was left gobsmacked by the high calibre of
quality of maps included in this download. First Strike may only contain
four maps but they are easily some of the best maps to have graced a
first person shooter in quite some time. Even better is that there is a
new Zombie area as well!
With that said, your multiplayer games will
move into another gaming gear due to the well thought out maps that are
quite fun to play. The maps or scenarios included in First Strike
highlight some real world places such as Kowloon and the Berlin Wall.
The other maps are Discover and Stadium which are just as enjoyable.
My favourite maps are the Berlin Wall, due
to its historical significance and the Stadium which allows you to run
rampant through a sporting stadium which is quite Tom Clancy like. Best
of all, some of the maps will require you to change your strategies such
as the Stadium that may be big but there are plenty of sniper holes and
other tasty treats for the player.
Kowloon is a very rewarding map that offers
some great replay options due to its complex layout and exceptional
graphics. The lighting and weather effects look amazing. I also like how
there are two zip lines in Kowloon which is great for surprise attacks
or escaping. Discover on the other hand requires you to use sniper
rifles due to the large size of the map.
Finally we have Ascension which reunites
gamers with zombies!!! Just like Red Dead Redemption introduced Zombies
to its game, these undead creatures also feel perfect in the Call of
Duty universe which offers plenty of fan service. From objects to hiding
spots and more importantly, undead zombie monkeys, this is a hoot to
play. Ascension certainly tips its hat to plenty of entertaining zombie
Treyarch should be commended for creating such a quality DLC release and
even though I was a naysayer on downloadable content, I'm a changed
gamer because this release is worth every penny. As Call of Duty: Black
Ops features great graphics, strong gameplay and almost perfect
multiplayer options, this add-on is a must to players who enjoy their
world of online multiplayer, not to mention zombies.
Gaming just got more interesting!