I was rather excited for both releases. A huge Halo fan, while not much of a CoD fan, I like Black Ops better than Modern Warfare. I had high expectations for both game and had them smashed on release.
Halo 4 has forgotten it's roots and what made it a great non Call of Duty clone. Very few weapons on the maps? Specializations? Classes? No thanks. Firefight was replaced with Spartan Ops, and while I enjoy Spartan Ops, it cannot replace Firefight mode. WTF was 343 thinking? It feels more sluggish and clunky than it's former releases. In my opinion, like Icarus, they aspired for too much and flew too close to the sun. They burned out almost all of what made Halo great. Disappointing...
While expectations for Black Ops 2 were not set high, I feel let down about zombies mode. I was under the impression there was to be a zombies campaign. That would have been amazing. While it is an improvement from the previous versions, I feel they didn't take enough steps forward.
What do you think? Am I over analyzing them? Do I expect more advancements between releases? Do you agree with me? Maybe you like them how they are... Let me know.