Call of Duty had become one of the most popular video game franchises in history after its major debut back in 2003 and has since developed across multiple companies who have created both megahits and sometimes failures. However, the develop company known as Treyarch has done justice to the series by adding a fresh, new installment to the popular Black Ops series with its third installment, Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Treyarch faced a tough task with this development. In the past few titles, developers attempted to change the game by adding in different aspects to the game that made it both unique and unlike any game beforehand. Call of Duty: Ghosts, a title released by Activision in 2013, attempted this by adding new killstreaks, weapons, and storyline that they had hoped would excite the community, but after a few weeks of gameplay, the public seemed unsatisfied with the game and its performance. Years later, Sledgehammer Games launched Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and seemed to succeed in changing the game with the newly added exo abilities and other small aspects never seen before. However, after months of the same game, it grew stale, and with the announcement of Black Ops 3, gamers were ready to try something new, and Treyarch definitely delivered just that.
The Black Ops series has been popular among the CoD community, especially its previous title, Black Ops II. With an action packed campaign, interactive and fun zombies mode, and a competitive and thrilling multiplayer in Black Ops II, consumers were expecting much from Treyarch and its new title. Upon release, Black Ops III raked in over $500 million in the first few days, and as players inserted their discs and began to play, many were instantly amazed.
Black Ops III definitely seemed to follow the guidelines that Treyarch normally used in the series, and delivered it in a newer and fresh style. The same standard game modes seen in past titles can be found and the newly created “Specialist” streaks are a fresh add-in to the multiplayer scene.
Treyarch also included a zombies mode that not only brought nostalgia to loyal fans, but also included such an expansive and interactive map, one could play for hours and not be bored. With hidden “easter eggs”, new weapons, and fun challenges, there is something for every Zombies lover out there.
All in all, Black Ops III is another exceptional addition to an already amazing series, and many fans overall are pleased with Treyarch’s hard work. For those doubting the success of the Call of Duty franchise, they may want to play an hour or two of this game and see if that opinion changes, as Black Ops III is a perfect testimony to a first person shooter.