It's coming up on the release date and I am getting that itchy trigger finger for the new Call of Duty.
Lemme get you up to speed on the relationship between me and the CoD series; 4 was my introduction, I got into the multiplayer beta on 360 and loved it. I was so used to Counter Strike that the speed and the weighty, dynamic visuals just got me hooked. I bought it at release and played it feverishly for months, then I heard about World at War and it's return to the WWII setting, no interest. Modern Warfare 2 is released and I got pretty excited, played it at my nephew's house and thought "Yeah this is alright!" but once I got it used it just fell apart for me, the multiplayer was painfully bad and it started to seemed like a very blatant cash in. Black Ops comes out (The cold war is one of my favourite periods for military fiction) felt a little more fresh, I enjoyed the characters, the set pieces and the multiplayer. Then the MW3 hype started, I bought it months after release and was completely ambivalent about it.
Now we come to Black Ops II. . . . .
I won't lie, I want it. It's Treyarch who gained my respect with Black Ops, it continues the story, it's another fresh(ish) setting and they're trying something new. On the other hand it is another Call of Duty yearly iteration, I'm not interested in supporting activision and there is a lot of other stuff I am looking forward to playing at the end of the year.
So where do you guys stand, any interest? Any boiling fury? Gonna buy it at release, used or never? and for the love of god someone talk me out of trying to regain the Cod4 glory days.