Originally, as with many, I scoffed a joked at CoD expense. I touted the huge gap between it and BF 3 (which I absolutely maintain exists still). However, BO II is not bad. It's vastly superior to the failures of MW 3 and MW 2. It has fixed one of the major flaws in BO, the ease of obtaining ridiculously broken KS like the chopper gunner. For whatever reason I have not yet been lag switched on BO 2 (more a spotlight on "Potential" community improvement) and I have noticed way fewer retarded obscene emblems. The gunplay is standard CoD, which is to say adequate, andc I have yet to meet a gun so overpowered as to make the low skill players able to beat the higher skilled players toe to toe repeatedly.
It''s still no BF, but it's not Halo.