Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer arrives to underwhelm the masses

For weeks now, new info has been surfacing on the internet that a new Call of Duty game was to be announced today. A majority of the rumors pointed at the new title would be the sequel to Treyarch’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops. We reported earlier today that fans would be able to see the new trailer today during the Lakers playoff game on TNT. Thankfully for fans who are not into sports, the trailer has been released online and it looks pretty awful.

The trailer opens up with a view of the now old, shriveled and ALIVE¬†Frank Woods. If you remember in the first Black Ops game, Frank Woods sacrifices himself to save Alex Mason‘s life. Lev Kravchenko had pulled the pins from the grenades attached to his belt and as a last ditch effort, Woods tackled Kravchenko out a window, presumably killing himself and Kravchenko. Obviously, that is not the case.

Fans will quickly notice just how much more futuristic this installment is than any other Call of Duty game, even more so than Modern Warfare 3. I always thought it was some kind of unwritten rule that Infinity Ward got to do all the futuristic stuff and Treyarch did all the old wars. I guess when you run out of wars to base games off of, you just have to start making it up. The trailer doesn’t even look like a Call of Duty game. It looks more like a crossover of Metal Gear Solid and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

To say the least, I am very disappointed with this first trailer. It truly shows just they’re running out of ideas for the Call of Duty franchise. Many are already saying that this could be the “jump the shark moment” for the series, and from what I’ve seen, they could be right. To be honest, I thought the same thing when the first trailer for MW3 was released, but then seeing the “Black Sunday” gameplay footage and getting hands-on with the new Spec-Ops Mode at E3 completely won me over. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 really has anything to offer that we haven’t already seen for the thousandth time.

Check out the trailer below.

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