I have it quicksaved right now, half way through with minimal damage to the gates. I think I can make it now, but still, this quest is unbalanced.
I've never managed to do it. But that's mainly because I tend to play melee focused characters, and there's just no way of doing that quest without guns. Or so it seems. Legendary game, though. I assume
you've patched it?
They're solid shooters, with a decent story, and plenty of level variety. Honestly, almost every level of those games has a neat twist to it. Anyone complaining that the games are dull are fucking blind and lose any right they had to keep on praising Half Life 2, which has about the same level of variety (even if the games playtime beats it like a rented mule)
A decent story? I'm sorry, are we talking about the same Black Ops? That game was atrocious. The gameplay was nowhere as good as MW2, though in small ways. The story ... ugh, don't even get me started. If you're a fan of cheesy cliché-ridden stories devoid of any actual originality, then, fine, have a blast. But come on! MW2 at least tried to maintain some pretense of some sort of distorted Hollywood realism. When Frank Woods single-handedly held back the Tet Offensive, I sort of realized I wasn't playing a game that wanted me to take it seriously. And I won't.
Yeah, it has a nice variety in the missions. It's too bad a lot of them are so poorly executed as to be ridiculous. The boat ride comes to mind, and the helicopter mission. Or the Blackbird mission! The original Modern Warfare did it so well. I mean, the AC130 mission is legendary
. Here it just feels like they're getting desperate. But, ah well.
In my mind, Call of Duty has lost to Battlefield. Comparing apples and oranges you say? I don't see how.