After last year's somewhat disappointing (at least to me) Modern Warfare: Mobilized, we get an awsome, well-made FPS. With the Cold War setting, you can expect a different type of gameplay, and here's what you get:
Story- 7/10 If you have happened to play any past installments of Call of Duty on the DS, you will notice that n-Space isn't the best at creating storylines. Not that this is a problem, but it's nice to have some sense of suspense in a game. Black Ops DS has a decent storyline, though, that is enough to give the game some structure, but I hope that future DS installments will have better ones.
Gameplay- 9.5/10 Gameplay hasn't changed from the same addicting combat. You won't be disappointed.
Improvements- 10/10 Returning players will notice many differences in the interface and engine from the other DS Call of Duty games. One major one is the inclusion of a button control-scheme. Another is weapon recoil. This is beginning to prove what the DS can do, and you'll be suprised at what was pulled-off in this game.
Multiplayer- 10/10 Black Ops DS features much more customization than previous titles, allowing the player to choose two weapons and two perks. Some weapons now feature attachments, which is neat although limited. Don't be so eager to play over Wi-Fi, because its a wasteland of campers and noobs who use Action Replay. Other than that gripe, multiplayer is extremely enjoyable.
Other- 9/10 The new Zombie Mode is fun yet difficult, but enough practice (or with a friend), you will find it entertaining.
Overall- 10/10 Black Ops DS will not disappoint you, and hopefully this year's DS CoD (if there will be one) will improve some of the minor problems I had. Other than that, enjoy!