The story may be short, but the story is better than the first Black Ops. However, the branching story line can really be a pain since you could end up with an ending you won't like and decisions you won't like either. At least Treyarch tried to make the game more different from the previous Call Of Duty games by making Black Ops 2 less linear. I also admire that you're able to customize your own loadout in the campaign. May I also mention that this has to be the easiest Call Of Duty to date to beat on Veteran difficulty. Don't get me started on Strike Force missions, you are practically doing all the work yourself and your AIs are just plain out dumb that it's not even laughable.
The IW engine is outdated and starts to show its age. However, for the time in the series, when you prone a gun animation is shown instead of completely disappearing from the screen, kind of like Battlefield 3. Also, the diving mechanic finally returns since the first Black Ops.
The multiplayer is now bigger and better than Modern Warfare 3. Sadly, nothing has been done with the lagging issue. Also, for the first time, you're able to have 3 attachments to your weapon which I find impressive. Unfortunately, a lot of weapons are overpowerd and need to be nerfed or something. But the main reason to get this game is for the Zombies which is fun to play with friends.
Not too much change has occurred in Black Ops 2. Other than the new gun animation, branching storylines, and the return of the diving mechanic. In general, it's just another COD game.
VGT SCORE: 8.9 OUT OF 10
Call Of Duty Black Ops II has the best story yet. The IW engine is old now, but it does benefit from its 60 frames per second. The multiplayer is bigger and better, but nothing has been done with the lagging issue. But the main reason why this game is good, is the Zombies. Play this game with friends, it's the best that way.
Till Next Time!!