This weekend, after an extraordinarily long install process, I got around to playing the Black Ops 3 beta.
At first it felt promising- was this the change of pace the series so desperately needed? The combat felt snappy and generally responsive, and the maps were well thought out, avoiding the choke-point based design that plagues games like Battlefield.
However, as I played more and more, I started to feel as if this was a game I’d played before. And I had.