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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review
by Anton

So, here's the deal: I'm not a huge CoD nerd, but I play it from time to time. And it just so happens, that Black Ops 4 got me hooked so hard, that all the way back on the beta I got to max level on console, and was halfway through on PC. And the fun thing is - I'm not even sure that BO4 itself is the sole reason for that.

BO4 came out at the perfect moment for me - I got tired of team/hero-based shooters, and I wasn't enjoying Destiny 2's PvP anymore, so I basically had no PvP shooter to play, and out of nowhere - BO4 beta came, and it just felt so nice!
The thing about CoD is that it's kinda stuck in time, and that's not really a bad thing. The core gameplay is still that visceral non-stop action, with instant respawns and immediate feedback to your success. It is also a series where a single person's skill can carry the whole game, which is hard to come by in team-oriented games these days.

All of that combined kinda works great in 2018 if you just want to run around and shoot people in the face, not worrying about anything.
If you dive a bit deeper - you'll find that it's one of the nicer iterations of the sandbox as well. It's not a Jetpack Hell from Black Ops 3 (not that I had an issue with it personally, but people didn't seem to like it that much), and it's not too old-school, like WWII was. The specialist choice now actually matters and that brings a bit of the "hero-shooter" feel to the age-old setup, which is a nice touch.
And on top of it all - you have Blackout, a Battle Royale mode which people seem to enjoy (not really my thing), and an amazing iteration of Zombies.

So yeah. If you like shooters, got a bit tired of your team not pushing that damn payload, and just want to vent-out while grinding some sweet skins - BO4 is the perfect game for that so far. Been playing for like 20-30 hours already, and plan to keep on doing just that.
«Underrated»

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It started out as an actual fun Call of Duty, which we haven't had in years! But now.....dont bother
«Waste of time»