Monday, November 15, 2010

I Have Heeded The Call Of Duty

I called Jason up a few days ago to gloat about getting a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

"I've joined the legion of neckbeards ganking noobs on Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer", I bragged.

"So, wait, you bought a PS3?" Jason asked.

"No...I bought Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Wii", I explained.

A huge cackle of laughter exploded from the other end of the phone. "You bought Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Wii? You may as well have bought it for an Atari 2600, or maybe the PS2".

Okay, I see his point. The Wii is an underpowered, lobotomized gaming platform that no hardcore gamer would take seriously. And the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops features graphics that are inferior to the PS3 and XBOX 360 versions of the game. And, yes, the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops is missing a ton of features as well, including the ultra-cool zombie map, "Five", which features JFK, Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro and Robert McNamara fighting zombies in the Pentagon.

Still, I stand by my decision. As merely a casual gamer, I don't need the ability to record entire multiplayer theater encounters or the Kill Cam so that I can review the footage later. I don't need an emblem creator and my character doesn't need custom face paint. And the PS2-era graphics don't bother me....much. Honestly, for a guy who just wants something to occupy his gaming time until World of Warcraft: Cataclysm comes out, Call of Duty: Black Ops is an excellent game for the Wii.

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