Graphics - 88%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 100%
Replayability - 89%
Is this the savior the franchise has been waiting for?
Call of Duty has taken a turn for the worst in recent years, with Infinity War and World War II failing worse than one would have anticipated. Where did this title go wrong? With the likes of Treyarch, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games involved, who knows. My guess was somewhere around Exo-suits.
Treyarch’s Black ops 4 reintroduces the boots on the grounds with fast-paced action packed run and gun, we all know and love. The problem is, after a good 2 days, I was over it, I felt like I was just reminiscing on the old days, like a fancy BO2. Being a beta, I tried to keep an open mind, HOWEVER, it was still the same old COD that we remember; people quick-scoping with OP snipers, drop shots are back and mean as ever and the corner camping in the BETA was mental (This may actually be because you now have health and have to administer yourself a shot of magic potion to restore your health, no more auto-regen)
My overall impression was really good. They have reintroduced the Specialists, this time with some new changes, but I don’t want to give anything away. Having been on the grind since the first PS4 BETA started, I managed to see a decent section of the guns and this was 100% a SMG and sniper BETA, the SMGs are OP and Snipers (1 in particular was the Paladin HB50). The Specialists I feel are more relevant than in BO3 and play a bigger part here.
The BETA was great and I look forward to the full release, will it save the COD franchise? Hmmmm I think we will have to wait for Blackout to decide that! Until then, I am not convinced.
Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Genre: First Person Shooter
Age Rating: 18
Publisher/Developer: Treyarch, Raven Software, Activision
Estimated RRP: R899
Release Date: 12 Oct 2018
- Run and Gun
- Graphics are beautiful
- Unbalanced Weapons (Natural for BETA)