Many wives, girlfriends, and mothers alike would say this is likely their least favorite game of the century. This is likely why it’s my most favorite.
I’ve spent hours of my day neglecting my lawn, neglecting my room, and yes sometimes neglecting hygiene. I’ve sat on my favorite chair so much that now, only I can sit it, as it has conformed to my rear end. Every evening after work I come home, pop some pizza rolls in, and assume my position, turtle beach head phones and all. I’ve debated giving up pizza rolls as my favorite Call of Duty snack and investing in either a blender or an IV. I need my hands for my game. I haven’t sunk to adult diapers yet, but have pushed my bladder so much it must look like a balloon that is one more puff from blowing.
Beyond the actual story mode, the multiplayer is what keeps me coming back. Nothing like talking smack in a room by yourself at 4 in the morning. I am far from a quality opponent but at least I can hold my own around the time all the 11 year old kids are playing. Most of the time any way. As a female, I find I don’t receive much of the stat insults, because let’s be honest, I have lady parts and I’m playing Call of Duty. That by default gives me some credit. I often find myself envying the players who can manage to jump and prone, while running at me, and still stab me as I shoot wildly, missing my mark every time. I tried it myself but found I just looked like a moron.
My favorite way to play is free for all. This way I shoot anything that moves. I am guilty of camping from time to time, but stay moving mostly. For those of you not familiar with the game, camping is sitting in one spot waiting for someone to walk into your cross hairs. Yeah, I know, it seems like the practical way of doing things, but not in this game. Most rules of “war” are out the window and campers will be verbally ripped to shreds via the other players running like chickens with their heads cut off. My personal favorite thing to do is analyze the common places care packages are dropped, wait to hear one come in, and then sprint to the area for the kill and the steal. Then if I’m real lucky, I’ll get a chopper or attack dogs and the said person with their crate stolen, will be killed repeatedly and hate me that much more.
All the other game modes interest me, but I don’t play them often. I’d say my second favorite is the wonderful wager matches. This pleases the gambler in me as well as the part of me that likes an even playing field. I say even playing field because all players have the same chances when it comes to equipment. Though it does leave me unable to blame it on the gun. Sticks and stones is alright, but I always end up being the one guy that’s tomahawked right before the end, bankrupting my score. I mostly stick to sharpshooter or gun game. The one thing about playing the wager matches is the fact that in gun game, you’ll be set back by one weapon if you’re stabbed. You’ll never find yourself more angry than when you finally get past the sniper riffle and some punk abusing the purpose of stabbing, comes along and sets you back. Suddenly you’re running around in a rage stabbing everyone in your sight, thus making you a target. Before you know it, sometimes, every is just stabbing each other until someone finally pulls out a win while the rest of you are stuck sprinting angrily with a revolver in hand.
The maps are pretty decent, as well as some of the new kill streaks. This game has me spending $110 on it by the time all the content is released. After all that money is spent, I buy the new release and hardly ever put the other in because I find the graphics disgustingly bad, even though, at this moment in time, I can’t see how this one and the next will be different. No matter, I will find these graphics appalling come November. For now, I’ll just keep running, firing from the hip, and dying so many times that I wonder why I am even playing. I’ll hide in places I swear those dogs can’t get to as they lunge and prove my theory wrong. I’ll sit and be the one that scares the dog as I shout profanities at my television. I’ll be playing my favorite game of 2011, Call of Duty, Black Ops.