So I just finished the campaign on this game- and I was really surprised.
Normally I don't enjoy COD, and I didn't even think of buying BLOPS2. I got it as a gift over the holidays, though, and I was actually impressed. I expected it to be absolute heap of turd like the past games were, but I honestly think this was one of the best games I've played recently. The campaign was brilliant, I liked the whole "choices" thing. The storyline was more dark and suspenseful, and kept me playing for hours straight.
I haven't dug too into multiplayer or zombies yet, but I have high expectations after what I saw with the campaign. Maybe it is just me- but did Activision finally do a good job with this game?