"At its root, 'Black Ops 2' is a cover-shoot-push-repeat shooter, just like previous incarnations." -
"Call of Duty: Black Ops" fans managed to earn themselves an experience that was fresh, unique, while following a historic narrative. "Black Ops 2" attempts to do the same by tying in the Iran-Contra scandal as a backdrop to our bleak future in 2025. Instead, Treyarch and "Black Ops 2" walk right into the same pitfalls that previous titles such as "Modern Warfare" (by developer Infinity Ward) fell into during their two incarnations.
The characters you come to know and appreciate in "Black Ops," are utilized little in the game. Which overall, leaves the characters presented to play with in "Black Ops 2" a bit to be desired. While they are voiced excellently (Rich McDonald and Michael Rooker, respectively), both characters come off as a little uninteresting in the game as Commander David Mason and Harper.