If you have read any of my previous posts concerning CoD5, you would know that I was not looking forward to CoD5 at all, and that I absolutely despised the way the beta played and felt. However, despite all the negative rep I had been giving the game, yesterday I decided to go out and pick it up anyway. Even if the multiplayer gameplay didn't change, I had always enjoyed the singleplayer missions in the CoD franchise and I had a few online friends who would be picking up the game as well.
To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised. No I didn't play the actual online versus multiplayer (and I doubt my opinion will change on that), but I did play the Co-op campaign mode and the zombie mode. I feel like my $60 was justified simply from playing these two modes with a few of my online buddies. The zombie mode was a blast with trying different strategies for surviving longer and there were some intense moments when we were getting swarmed. The Co-op singleplayer was also fun and none of the three other people I played with had yet tried the co-op. As expected from a Call of Duty series, there were some awesome cutscenes, insane fights, and lots of "wow" moments. The experience was even better when you're on vent talking with some of your buddies and it adds an element of team work not yet experienced in any of the previous Call of Duty series.
All in all, I'm glad I decided to purchase the game and it was the most fun I had in awhile. Games where meant to be played with other people and hope to see more of the co-op style campaign mode in future games.