posted by Charleyy Hodson

Like the changing of seasons, there’s one thing you can expect every single year from the world of gaming; a new Call of Duty game. And 2015 is no different whatsoever.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has officially been out for nearly a month now, giving our YouTube gamers plenty of time to get their hands on the game and give us the video interpretation of their thoughts.

We’ve rounded up 5 of the most important voices on YouTube to tell you exactly why you should (or shouldn’t) play this year’s COD – with a £50 price tag you really gotta think this one through!

First things first, lets get you all warmed up with the official Call of Duty launch trailer with one of – if not the – most amazing soundtracks to have ever existed…

Robots and shooting and warfare and more shooting and then some explosions! It certainly looks as though Treyarch have hit the ‘COD Pinterest’ nail right on the head. But does the game function as an exciting, playable addition to the franchise when you’ve put in the disc and got past all those goddamn cutscenes?

Let’s not beat around the bush any longer, Ali-A is first to speak up.


First Review: Ali-A (a.k.a ‘The Expert’)

If you didn’t already know by now, Ali-A is one of the main voices on YouTube that specialises in Call of Duty gameplay videos. And there’s a good reason for it too as he is unfairly good. It’s a known fact that if you’ve ever played COD online you’ve probably been 360 no-scoped by him.

His video shows off the initial multiplayer maps with some well informed marketing spiel over the top instead of his usual pew-pew-commentating. Thanks to this change in tone, Ali is able to throw out some pretty major information on what the game will be on release and then continues to dish out everything you’ll ever need to know about Black Ops 3 on the day you buy it – the perfect place to start your decision making process!


Second Review: PewDiePie (a.k.a ‘Well-Fed Troll’)

Imagine the trolliest video you have ever seen Felix make… now forget it and replace the memory with his take on the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 multiplayer servers as seen in the video above. Honestly, this is one of the shadiest reviews we have ever seen in the history of anything. Pewds serves it up.

We won’t spoil the video for you, but it mostly consists of Poods trying to play practically any other Call of Duty game whilst waiting for Black Ops 3 to load. We’ll save the resulting hilarity for your viewing pleasure. But let Pewds’ video speak to you on a serious level – COD has serious server issues and if you’re planning on playing online daily, you might be severely disappointed.


Third Review: VideoGamerTV (a.k.a ‘The Industry Voice’)

We’re big fans of VideoGamerTV at Unicorns HQ as their supply of harshly serious but totally casual video game journalism slays the entire industry. Believe it or not, but the voices in this video have won some of the biggest awards possible amongst the video game press circuit. So they’re worth listening to.

The most refreshing thing about their COD review is how honest and clear their thoughts are on the whole franchise; they owe no friendship or sponsorship deals to the makers of Call of Duty so they go for the throat. One of the most critical things they point out is how dull the campaign is even though the adverts paint it to be a nonstop thrill ride. Something life-changing to consider here: adverts can lie to us!


Fourth Review: First Person Troller (a.k.a ‘The Parody Song’)

This song is absolute fire and we need you to join us in making this song a National Anthem. Just as a stand alone parody song, the production value is intense and for once we aren’t dying from crippled embarrassment by a terrible singing voice. As well as that, it’s pretty damn informative! It literally tells you everything you need to know about what COD does, so well done Trollers, good video.

There are some amazing comparisons between Halo and Call of Duty that you need to be made aware of, and it even goes so far as to sing that it could be Game Of The Year (which we all highly doubt). So as much as we have the lyrics ‘I REALLY LOVE BLACK OPS’ stuck in our head, it loses it’s critical value with that ill-considered bombshell.


Final Review: VanossGaming (a.k.a ‘The Montage King’)

Will Vanoss ever find his chill?! This video is actually hilarious and is another sterling COD montage from the King of gameplay commentary. Even though Vanoss lays out joke after joke, subconsciously he’s showing BLOPS3 in such a good light with in-depth run throughs of the Zombie mode as well as some multiplayer maps.

For some fast paced, easy watching, look no further than the entirety of Vanoss’ channels as this is a guy who just wants to have some serious fun with his friends.


The Unicorn Round Up:

Positive: Hours of fun in your room by yourself or watching your YouTube faves get absolutely torn to shreds by people online that are better than them. Just a word of warning to you though; keep it online and on a secure connection to avoid frustration.

Negative: Delicate servers and another churned out single player campaign don’t exactly mix well when your game is being sold in its millions. We hope you don’t hit any error messages, but we can’t guarantee that you’re always free from risk!

Final Score: The campaign may not win any awards this year and more often than not it leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but Call of Duty remains on top of the multiplayer charts with a game that continues to let you shoot the crap outta your best friends and 12 year old strangers.