Black Ops: Call of Duty Moving Forward
Finally one of the Call of Duty developers decides to steer away from the typical Call of Duty path: for better or worse? In my opinion: better. The new credit system makes the game more beginner friendly, allowing newer players to buy only what they need instead of spending time trying to go through all the unlocks until they obtain that precious holographic sight or suppressor they've been dying to get. Unlike Halo Reach, credits here will be very easy to get every time you level up, perform certain achievements, or play well in a match (but you won't have to be a pro to get credits from a match). On the topic of "mature content", i'd say the only real concern should be of some "sketchy" cut-scenes or language heard mostly in the campaign. In the campaign, various AI will have cigarettes shoved into their eyes or knives put through their hands (special note: there's a particularly slow motion head shot within the campaign showing gratuitous, but unrealistic blood); but don't let this deter you. It's very brief and doesn't happen very often. Check for a mature content filter if you're very concerned or google youtube videos of these scenes for yourself. On the multiplayer, your only concern should be the concept of shooting people or the language. There is NO gore whatsoever, but there is some minor blood; but the blood is hardly noticeable unless you're looking for it (the action is too fast paced to be very focused on it). Overall, I would say go for it, especially if your kid has owned a previous call of duty.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness