Black Ops 2 vs. Halo 4: Which FPS Should You Get?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is scheduled for release on November 13th, 2012. It will undoubtedly be one of the biggest game releases of the year but will have some serious competition on its hands, at least on the Xbox 360, as Halo 4 is set to release a week before on November 6th. It will be the first time in franchise history that Halo and Call of Duty have been released during the same month.
CoD and Halo have two very different and very dedicated fan bases that both vehemently defend their franchise as the best first-person shooter on consoles so it is unlikely that die-hard Halo fans will choose CoD Black Ops 2 instead of Halo 4 and vice versa. But there are also many gamers who like both franchises and who may end up being forced into making a decision of which game to get due to financial or time constraints.
So which game is for you? One thing to keep in mind is that Halo 4 is going to be the first Halo game made by 343 Industries instead of Bungie. This is a big task to take on and there may be some growing pains along the way. There are sure to be some “experimental” features in Halo 4 as 343 Industries tries some new things in order to put their own flavor on the franchise. Although seeing the series go in an entirely new direction could be amazing, there is the potential of it backfiring. Halo 4 could be a risky venture.
Black Ops 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular games in the Call of Duty franchise. The original Black Ops sold over 13 million copies worldwide just on Xbox 360 according to statistics on VGChartz. It had a compelling campaign storyline, an improved Black Ops 2 Zombies game mode, and an online multiplayer that still has tens of thousands of players on it everyday. Black Ops 2 will likely build on everything that the first did right.
If the recently leaked “Forerunner Vision” ability is any indication, Halo 4 seems to be focusing on expanding the armor abilities system introduced in Halo: Reach. In contrast, Black Ops 2 seems to be focusing more on vehicles and technology based on the initial reveal trailer. Vehicles have been a staple of the Halo multiplayer for many years but never really caught on in CoD. If Treyarch puts them into the Black Ops 2 multiplayer, and implements them properly, it could add a whole new dimension to the gameplay.
Although both games are sure to be awesome, Black Ops 2 is not a game that should be passed up for anything.
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