Call of Duty : Black Ops III

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Every year it seems the most eagerly awaited game is from the Call of Duty Franchise.  It has to be said that I myself am a huge fan of the series and spend hours upon hours playing.

Call of Duty Black Ops III is here and it is immense, with three distinct games you can play how you want – jump online with your friends and pit yourselves against teams all over the world, delve into the campaign and get caught up in the story line or tackle the infamous Zombies mode.  However you chose to play you will be hooked in minutes.

It goes without saying that graphics have come on leaps and bounds in recent years for gaming, but Call of Duty Black Ops III pushes the boundaries yet again.  This is incredibly evident when you see the characters featured that are in fact well know celebrities, such as – Heather Graham, Jeff Goldblum, Chirstopher Meloni, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.  Not just the graphics themselves, but as usual the physics engines are second to none and leave you with a sense of wonder.

Campaign


The campaign is always a fantastic story line and one that you can play on your chosen difficulty, this year however along with the usual Recruit, Regular, Hardened and Veteran difficulties there sits a new and enticing offering called Realistic.

Now, I am not going to lie, I tend to jump into the campaign and attack Veteran.  Call of Duty is the only franchise in which I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of playing on the hardest difficulty.  Popping CoD BO3 into the Xbox One and firing up campaign mode had me surprised to see a new level and of course I couldn’t resist giving it a go.  

ONE SHOT AND YOU ARE DONE FOR.

If you are a terrible glutton for punishment and like to set yourself the hardest challenge possible, then go for Realistic, in short it is insane, infuriating and incredibly rewarding when you find a checkpoint.  

Now I wouldn’t want to ruin campaign mode for you by telling you the plot.

Multiplayer

image001Possibly the most popular of the three game modes, Multiplayer on Call of Duty BO3 gives you literally endless hours of first person shooting action.  You can play Core, Hardcore or the bonus game modes and each have their pluses and downfalls.  

  • Core
    • Team Deathmatch
    • Free-for-All
    • Domination
    • Demolition
    • Kill Confirmed
    • Hardpoint
    • Capture the Flag
    • Search and Destroy
    • Uplink
    • Safeguard
    • Mercenary Moshpit
    • Arena
    • Gun Game
    • Free Run
  • Hardcore
    • Team Deathmatch
    • Free-for-All
    • Domination
    • Kill Confirmed
    • Search & Destroy 
    • Capture the Flag

Hardcore is probably the favourite in my house, you can take people down much easier, but in turn you can be too.

The difference here is that you slowly learn the maps, find favourite spots and routes depending on the game mode you are playing.  You go up against experienced players and those who are new to the game, you will win games and you will lose them, but you will not walk away.

There are a number of maps on which you battle:

  • Combine
  • Stronghold
  • Hunted
  • Evac
  • Redwood
  • Aquarium
  • Breach
  • Exodus
  • Fringe
  • Havoc
  • Infection
  • Metro

Zombies

image0012The Zombie mode is one you can take on on your own, join with three friends or play with random players.  Your characters, of which you will be randomly assigned one, are:

  • Femme Fatal, played by Heather Graham 
  • The Magician, played by Jeff Goldblum
  • The Cop, played by Neal McDonough
  • The Boxer, played by Ron Perlman
  • The Shadow Man, played by Robert Picardo

The game is played out in Morg City, the 1940s and has the feel of a noir horror film.  The increasingly difficult waves of zombies are baying for your blood and you have just a few wooden barriers between you and certain death.  

As with the campaign mode, I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a story to uncover, a path to walk within the Zombie game mode.

Our verdict

All in all we loved Call of Duty Black Ops III and it has already given hours of enjoyment and will do throughout the rest of the year we sure.  

 

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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