Here is one of many great dramatic moments in Black Ops, which on the whole provide the most compelling reason to buy the game. But once again what could have been a great visual moment is ruined by very poor design. The designers need to draw our attention to the anti-air emplacement, but is the best solution a FLASHING gold overlay? Here a simple golden highlight, as has been used in the game thus far, would have done the trick. By making it flash like a Los Vegas sign the designers insult our visual intelligence and once again remind us that we are in a game. The movie immersion experience is lost.

And do we really need a big ugly reminder in the centre of the screen to "Press LEFT MOUSE to Shoot"?

And note how poor the contrasts are drawn -- the cargo plane is washed out as it lifts off. The whole scene looks like a poorly drawn comic book.