The intro itself is some intense stuff, all by itself. Let me correct that, the opening menu
is intense. You find you can look around a room, and if you look down, you're strapped by the wrists to a chair, apparently already bloodied up by some earlier struggle, possibly torture. You hear a voice on an intercom goading you on, interrogating you with questions like "What do the numbers mean?" and "Who are you working for?" and claiming "You killed him Mason, no one else, just you." If you look to the left, there's the main menu on another monitor. It's great, atmospheric, moody stuff that sets the tone for the cold war feel of the game beautifully, and it's just the opening menu.
This is the set up for the rest of what you'll be doing in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Between interrogation bouts from the mysterious voice, you replay your memories of a secret mission you were assigned to. Your first mission is to assassinate Castro, but of course, this doesn't go as planned. Early on, there's a twist, and your character decides to practically sacrifice himself to save his friends. Ultimately, you won't be bored with the drama, just as you won't be bored with the action.
Of course, you're probably wondering what the multiplayer is like on the Wii. Unfortunately, I didn't get much of a chance to test out this aspect since it was a little too early to have people playing online at the time. What you'll find here is that there are no friend codes, and you even have the option to use a mic. Any hardcore gamer who owns a Wii will breathe a sigh of relief at this. You've got all your standard options, private matches, multiplayer matches, and more. You also have some rather interesting options like the ability to set up a wager match to bet (in game) money against other players. Zombie mode is here as well, where you survive against hordes of zombies. One thing that might have been nice would be the ability to play the campaign mode with a friend, but there is at least a cooperative option with Zombie mode. Another thing that would have been nice would be a split screen option, but I guess it's best to be happy with the options you get here that you don't get with a lot of other Wii shooter titles.