Call of Duty: Black Ops Reader Review
Wikileaks Vs the Machine is set to be the inspiration behind many conspiracy thrillers over the few months. Blogs and forums are buzzing with ideas on who should play the role of controversial whistleblower Julian Assange and if the likes of Martin Scorsese is the guy to make it.
But even though tales of global conspiracy, corruption and cyber wars may be the next kick-ass Hollywood block-buster, Wikileaks – The Game could certainly be the dullest game ever made.
My prediction is based on the fact that the main storyline of the game would be based on the tedious assignment of collecting the ‘revelations’ or as we gamers call it - intel. Possibly the most mind-numbingly experience in games like Modern Warfare and Black Ops.
Like many of my PS3 network buddies, securing any COD Platinum Trophy will never be accomplished due to the wearisome task of ‘finding all the hidden intel’. It’s just not worth it. We would rather be unleashing hell on the enemy with an MP5K rather than picking up their discarded litter. We are gamers not bin men.
If the enemy doesn’t even care that they have left their intel lying around, what beneficial interest is it to the gamer or the final outcome of the story? There simply isn’t one.
So to those game developers who are rubbing hands together at the prospects of releasing a Wikileaks adaption, don’t bother.