History YMMV / CallOfDutyBlackOps2

31st Aug '17 8:08:30 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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** It's also to the Franchise/CallOfDuty series in general, as Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the last Call of Duty game that broke sales records. Subsequent games, despite radical changes, are criticized for being overboard in the futuristic settings so much that as of 2017, the game decides to return to WWII.

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** It's also to the Franchise/CallOfDuty series in general, as Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the last Call of Duty game that broke sales records. Subsequent games, despite visible radical changes, are criticized for being increasingly overboard in the futuristic settings so much that as of 2017, the game decides to return to WWII.
30th Aug '17 12:51:58 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** It's also to the Franchise/CallOfDuty series in general, as Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the last Call of Duty game that broke sales records. Subsequent games, despite radical changes, are criticized for being overboard in the futuristic settings so much that as of 2017, the game decides to return to WWII.
12th Jun '17 10:35:04 PM Wuz
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: The futuristic setting. ''Black Ops 2'' kept the science fiction elements at a moderate level by mixing them with a historical storyline and keeping most technology grounded. Future entries in the ''Call of Duty'' series would get further and further into science fiction territories until people became sick of the theme at around ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3 Black Ops 3]]'' and especially ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: The futuristic setting. ''Black Ops 2'' was the first ''Call of Duty'' game with a notable TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting, but kept the science fiction elements at a moderate level by mixing them tech grounded and mixed it with a historical storyline and keeping most technology grounded. storyline. Future entries in the ''Call of Duty'' series would get further and further into science fiction territories until people became sick of the theme at around ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3 Black Ops 3]]'' and especially most definitely ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.
8th Jun '17 10:05:01 PM Josef5678
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Jonas Savimbi. He's Creator/BrianBlessed as an Angolan warlord, but we only see him for part of one level. Some fans have even remarked that they'd love to see a ''Call of Duty'' game based around Savimbi.
** Mike Harper, one of the best supporting characters in Call of Duty history. It helps that he's voiced by [[MichaelRooker Merle Dixon]].

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Jonas Savimbi. He's Creator/BrianBlessed as an Angolan warlord, but we only see him for part of one level. Some fans have even remarked that they'd love to see a ''Call of Duty'' game based around Savimbi.
** Mike Harper, one of the best supporting characters in Call of Duty history. It helps that he's voiced by [[MichaelRooker Merle Dixon]].Creator/MichaelRooker.
8th Jun '17 12:44:06 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Menendez, [[spoiler: when he kills Hudson, kidnaps David, makes Woods snipe Mason and then cripples Woods in "Suffer With Me".]]

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** Menendez, [[spoiler: when he kills Hudson, kidnaps David, makes uses him to force Hudson into feeding false intel to Woods snipe and Mason that ends with Woods sniping Mason, cripples Woods, and then cripples Woods forces a sadistic choice on Hudson before killing him in "Suffer With Me".]]


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** Woods arguably crossed this in "Time and Fate" when [[spoiler:he threw a grenade at Menendez in an attempt to kill him, not because said-grenade ended up killing Josefina, and not even because he wanted to kill Menendez, but because he was willing to kill Hudson, who was attempting to restrain Menendez]].
8th Jun '17 12:35:05 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Mike Harper, one of the best supporting characters in Call of Duty history. It helps that he's voiced by [[MichaelRooker Merle Dixon]].
1st Jun '17 5:39:10 AM Josef5678
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* JumpTheShark: This was the first installment to incorporate science fiction elements into the once reality grounded series, something which would completely consume the next three entires.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The intel files and hidden emails in the first ''Black Ops'' contains several sequel hooks. Among them being hints that a shadowy group is pulling the strings of the CIA and they're the ones responsible for JFK's assassination, Grigori Weaver's sister working as a Soviet spy and being assigned to seduce Mason, and also Mason, Weaver, and Hudson going rogue and being hunted by the British SAS. None of these things are followed up on in ''Black Ops II''.
** The Cold War missions that did appear in Black Ops II were very well done, and many players felt the game would have been much better if Treyarch stuck with that instead of having it focus on the future.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The intel files and hidden emails in the first ''Black Ops'' contains several sequel hooks. Among them being hints that a shadowy group is pulling the strings of the CIA and they're the ones responsible for JFK's assassination, Grigori Weaver's sister working as a Soviet spy and being assigned to seduce Mason, and also Mason, Weaver, and Hudson going rogue and being hunted by the British SAS. None of these things are followed up on in ''Black Ops II''.
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II''. The Cold War missions that did appear in Black Ops II were very well done, and many players felt the game would have been much better if Treyarch stuck with that instead of having it focus on the future.
30th May '17 1:50:18 PM Skagit
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* JumpTheShark: This was the first installment to incorporate science fiction elements into the once reality grounded series, something which would completely consume the next three entires.
30th May '17 1:35:17 PM Skagit
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** The Cold War missions that did appear in Black Ops II were very well done, and many players felt the game would have been much better if Treyarch stuck with that instead of having it focus on the future.
30th May '17 1:14:36 PM Skagit
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Menendez and his father ran a cartel during 80s. Nicaragua had no cartels during this time period, all drug trafficking was done by the briefly mentioned [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Contras] and their CIA allies.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Menendez and his father ran a cartel during 80s. Nicaragua had no cartels during this time period, all drug trafficking was done by the briefly mentioned [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Contras] Contras]] and their CIA allies.
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