Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Call of Duty - An addicting game

Let me start off by saying I'm not a gamer, but when it comes to Call of Duty Black Ops II I'm irrevocably hooked.  It's the only video game I play, and it all started with the first Call of Duty.  The thought of actually being in a war is not something I'd even want to consider, but there's just something about this game that makes it addicting, even for a peace-loving mom like myself.

Before this game I couldn't have told you what an PDW gun was, I was doing pretty good knowing the difference between a shotgun and a rifle.  Considering I was raised around hunters, and even married one, it's somewhat amazing that it took a game to teach me about them. As a romance writer, and a lover of all things happily ever after, you may wonder why I decided to blog today about this game.  The truth is it's become my second addiction, writing being the first of course.

Since I'm not really a gamer, I can't tell you if the graphics are any better than other fighting games, but I can say playing this one makes your blood pump and I find myself getting angry when my kill streaks aren't as good as they should be.  I've met a lot of other females that play this game as well, which I have to admit shocked me.  I just assumed that these types of games would be played by guys who wanted to be war heroes.  My oldest son, who has been in competitions for games definitely doesn't fit the bill of wanting to be a war hero either, and he isn't big on hunting either.  So obviously this game appeals to people from all walks of life.

If you have an XBox Live account and want to play, you can find me under TearsofCrimsonV.  Just be forewarned that I get pretty angry when people camp out and I have a mic!  Seriously though, this game has brought hours of entertainment and given me and my adult son something we enjoy together.  There is also a Zombie aspect of the game, although I don't play that one much.  The Zombie game play somewhat freaks me out and to be honest I can't seem to get the skill level to play it.

For fans of Tears of Crimson, don't worry I won't be writing any war books anytime soon.  There's very little romance in my opinion about running around shooting people.  It's a great stress relief though, and when I need to back away from writing, you'll usually find me playing in Domination. Domination is one of my favorite parts of the game.  The objective is to capture three points and keep them away from enemies.  The only issue I have with the game at all is that there are no female soldiers.  It would be nice to customize your own character for the game.

This game is definitely for an adult crowd, and I wouldn't suggest letting your younger children play live because of the adult language and calling cards some of the players are using.  I've noticed that more than a few players use some language when they are into the game play that I definitely wouldn't want my little people picking up on.

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