In a run-up to Friday’s recover of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Activision has been releasing giveaway downloadable comics introducing a game’s Specialists, and they’re surprisingly good.
There are now 5 issues accessible to read, possibly directly on a Call of Duty site or to download for your convenience. Five some-more are on a way. we rarely suggest reading them. Each emanate facilities extraordinary talent, including some pleasing cover art by artists Adam Hughes and Eric Wilkerson. Beyond a overwhelming cover work lies plain storytelling that gives abyss to Black Ops’ Specialists. Before we review a comics, they were only blank-slate characters with a singular ability. Now, when we select to play opposite Specialists, a characters will also have a voice over those cheesy one-liners you’d hear post-match. Black Ops 3 did have brief bios and audio transmissions for a Specialists that gave a slight glance of any character’s past, though there’s something many some-more absolute about saying their stories fleshed out in a comics.
A one-shot emanate doesn’t give a artist and author teams many time to tell we about a character, though these Black Ops 4 comics mostly yield a good square of a character’s backstory to make we caring or during slightest know them.
Krystof “Firebreak” Hejek is a Specialist impression that we didn’t play many in Black Ops 3 or during a generation of a Black Ops 4 betas. Firebreak was always only some man with a facade and a flamethrower, though now we know he’s a unequivocally screwed adult dude with a dim past.
For me personally, a issues focusing around David “Prophet” Wilkes and Donnie “Ruin” Walsh’s packaged some-more of an romantic punch than those of Black Ops 4’s recently introduced Crash or Torque, though that doesn’t make a new guys’ issues bad. Torque seems like a fun man to have on your side, though we do wish we had gotten to see a opposite square of Crash’s life. we have a improved clarity of who Crash is over only being a medic Specialist for Black Ops 4, though maybe there could’ve been a some-more engaging or divulgence approach for his story to be told. There were lots of pages spent examination him vaguely using around and dodging some guys with bad intentions, though we never utterly felt a urgency.
I customarily cite to play as a womanlike characters Erin “Battery” Baker or He “Seraph” Zhen-Zhen, so I’m concerned for their comics to be expelled in a entrance days. I’ve already combined this ideal design of Battery being this badass LGBT character, and we unequivocally wish her comic doesn’t let me down. The cover for her arriving comic depicts a gravesite scene, that many expected discusses her family’s story of troops sacrifice, though we wish somewhere in there is a spirit of LGBT status.
Black Ops 4 is violation divided from a normal Call of Duty package by ditching a story debate and amping adult a online modes, and while this comic book array competence not interest to all a indignant debate fans, these standalone issues make me caring some-more about a characters we play. In fact, we feel like these insights to a Specialists’ lives have given me some-more story compensation than Black Ops 3’s whole campaign, where all was only a stupid make-believe and zero even mattered.