Re: Please rate this review: Call of Duty: Black Ops
You say that the player takes control over different characters. After reading the dogwalking comparison, it makes me think taking control means walking the dog, which is to say that the player is a different character that commands Alex Mason. Maybe you can say the player assumes the role of different characters.
It wasn't entirely clear to me what this helicopter was. Is it one of the enemies you have to shoot down? Is it transportation for the operatives? Does the player have direct control over its operation?
When people say their options are limited, they mean it as a bad thing, but do you? You mention how the explosions and the vehicle sections serve to distract players from being reminded of their limited options, as if they need this to keep from getting frustrated about it.
However, you go on to say how the explosions are overdone and the helicopter crashes too many times; and that only after tuning these things out were you able to immerse yourself into the game. Now you're back to being a dog on a leash.