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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loaded with content!

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    Cerebro157
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    I would like to first start off by saying that this Call of Duty is easily the most content filled experience to date. The game comprises of a Campaign, Zombies, and Multiplayer mode that easily offers several hundred hours of game play. Obviously if you considering purchasing Black Ops III then you are a fan of first person shooters, that being said the shooting in this game is on point as usual. The only thing that is especially disappointing in this day and age is the fact that the Multiplayer still doesn't have dedicated servers. Ill break this review up into 3 separate parts representing my opinion of each mode. First of the Campaign is a lot of fun. There are a ton of great Easter eggs to find and explore in the game. The campaign is quite long if you consider all the extra things there is to do. I have yet to finish it but I am over half way through and have barely touched the surface of all you can do in it. I would say if your not a big fan of the Multiplayer mode that the campaign has enough content alone to justify the price of the game. In terms of Graphics and sound the game is quite impressive and definitely helps immerse you into the experience. Zombies is definitely one of my favorite parts of Treyarchs Call of Duty games. It's challenging and a ton of fun to play with friends. Just in the Shadows of Evil arch there is so many secrets and different things you can do each time. Definitely requires some good team work to be successful in Zombies. Casting choice is excellent for the 4 characters and adds humor as well great story the zombies experience. Multiplayer, either you love it or you don't. I feel this year is the most refined it has been in a while. They have been working hard to balance the weapons. SMG's were a little overkill in the beginning but they have since made it to where it's more balanced now. I have enjoyed almost every map that has released initially in the game and honestly Combine is the only map I don't care for sometimes and most of the time it's really not that bad. Weapons overall have a good feel to them and specialist classes are actually really cool and add a very different dynamic that can even the playing field for the less experienced PvP individuals. Considering all the different elements that they have changed in PvP I feel it's quite impressive how well everything feels balanced. Even considering the Specialist abilities, if you have a natural talent with first person shooters you will end up supreme in PvP. Overall I feel this is one of the best renditions of the Call of Duty franchise to date. I haven't enjoyed a Call of Duty game like this since the original Black Ops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    FPS Mishmash.

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    Glen
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    If I wanted to play Halo I would buy Halo. This game is some hybrid of every other first person shooter and loses the quasi-realism, that I expect from a game carrying the Call of Duty name. While I like Halo, Gears of War, and the old Unreal Championship, I don't want to play them all at the same time. Call of Duty name for me has always carried with it excellence in gaming, and every release brought with it improved game play, which is why I just purchased an Xbox One and with it Black Ops III. I wish I had come here first, because I could have saved $400 -- meaning I wouldn't have bought the console or the game. I am not a gamer but I have always loved Call of Duty. I like the realism, playing as if you are on a battle field, modeled after real places on earth, with guns and a load out that actually exists, and running, climbing and behaving in general as humans do. Sure it wasn't ultra realistic, and they have slowly edged farther and farther from the realism I liked in CoD4, but each release mostly kept in line with the spirit of the title, fixing only annoyances in game play like getting rid of holding 3 frags as in CoD4. My last experience with the Call of Duty franchise was Modern Warfare 3, which was still acceptable. I sold my 360 several months after Modern Warfare 3 was released, being limited on time available to play. My life structure has evolved again since and I have been wanting to get back into it. So as already stated I bought the One and Black Ops 3, as a way to pass the long winter nights. This installment throws away everything I loved about Call of Duty starting with CoD4: Modern Warfare, and becomes just another video game, seemingly incorporating something from everyone. It's boring and ugly. Double and triple jumping, running on walls, sci-fi powerups, stupid looking body armor, hulking characters with childish one liners at the end of the round -- just ridiculous. Don't fall for the Call of Duty name on this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Polish on an Old Car

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    LionInTheDark
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    The story is enthralling. Multiplayer is familiar but restrictive. Zombies eats you alive. It's a good book leading you into a triumphant ending. Treyarch has introduced multiplayer aspects into the campaign. Now you are able to build and customize your weapon kits before you go on-mission It's typical of a tactical shooter like RainBow 6. This all takes place in a staging area or safe house. Complementary autopilot jet on rails mission makes an appearance. Almost looks to be copied from Advanced Warfare until your jet goes VTOL. There are a lot of button sequences on one map., Press X now. Wait for it, press X again. Then there is what seems to be a weird musical where you hit something four times to progress. Same old song and redundant. Overall the story is entertaining and the plot twist Black Ops is known for isn't as pronounced. It's like the 1812 overture without the great finish! You get one main game of Zombies that has an interesting twist with new abilities and perks. You can go beast and chew bubble gum. It's got several easter eggs to find. I generally will buy zombie games. But one big map doesn't make this great. The map is layered like an onion. There is much to do. Weapons behave nicely, Advanced Warfare Zombies agitated me because the guns just didn't hit sometimes; especially shotguns. There are a few glitches. Hands may go through your armor. Your screen will stutter at times. The story does drag on. I had 20 hours invested to finish it. Multiplayer is nothing new and a step back from Advanced Warfare. The freedom of moment experienced will be restricted here. The maps are about the same size and a kill festival. You now have a special move similar to Destiney. The hosting issues experienced in previous games may still be around. No dedicated servers it seems from what I've read. Well I think this is a good release. It feels like a solid title. Maps could be larger. I like EXO Suits and I don't like the double jumps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a Call of Duty game worth playing.

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    James
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    This game takes everything you loved about the core of black ops 2 and throws a futuristic spin on it. Most will automatically compare this game to last year's Advanced Warfare, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Advanced Warfare was a camp fest that had everyone trying to get on top of buildings. Black Ops 3 fixes this by making the stages run and gun friendly and restricting the ability to get on roofs. The boost ability in this game is more for slides, climbing, and wall running. The familiar weapon attachment system is back from Black Ops 2, but slightly tweaked to give you more control on how many attachments you want. It is possible to remove all perks and all utilized slots for creating a completely decked out gun with a max of five attachments and a sight. The guns in this game are abnormally good. There are quite a few quality SMGs, LMGs, Assault Rifles. Basically, something for everyone depending on how big the map is. One new addition to this game is the ability to choose a specific character for multiplayer use. Each character has a metered special ability that can be used in game. When the special ability is utilized, one character can infrared outlines of enimies through walls, another character can rewind time, and others get a weapon upgrade. This aspect makes the game feel new, but keeps the overall core mechanics familiar. The game is super solid and fun to play. The campaign, multiplayer, and zombie modes will provide more than enough bang for your buck. Just buy it already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Dipial
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    I wanted to take the time and explain all of the content on the game so buyers can make an informed purchase. As many know since there are 3 different makers of the game the gameplay and content can change drastically between them. This game is made by Treyarc. If you do not follow them they are the original creators of zombies and often regarded as the best of the three. Now for the review. Campaign: The campaign allows for 4 different difficulties ranging from beginner to holy sh**. The game allows for multiplayer campaign which is a huge plus and a lacking feature from the years previous which I really enjoy. The graphics are what you would expect from such a large franchise so I won't go into detail there. In the game you are outfitted with a chip in your brain which allows you to interpret various things very quickly and also give you advantages such as hacking robots and or causing them to self destruct. The overall gameplay is not the best seen in the years of call of duty but it is well made. Smooth frame rates provide a really good experience overall. The game doesn't allow you to skip cut scenes and many are pretty long. I particularly like following the story however this could get old for some. One the campaign is complete it opens a new mode which is a zombie story mode. I personally am really excited about this however due to the long story mode and attempting it on realistic I have not made it that far yet. I will update my review when I reach that area of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    bops3

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    nunya
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    NTRODUCING A NEW ERA OF BLACK OPS:Call of Duty is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat. A CALL OF DUTY CAMPAIGN UNLIKE ANYTHING BEFORE IT: Treyarch elevates the Call of Duty social gaming experience by delivering a campaign with the ability to play cooperatively with up to four players online, using the same battle-tested network infrastructure and social systems that support its world-class Multiplayer and Zombies game modes. PREPARE FOR A LEVELED-UP MULTIPLAYER With Black Ops III, Treyarch premieres a new momentum-based chained-movement system, allowing players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, and mantling abilities in a multitude of combinations, all while maintaining complete control over your weapon at all times. FIGHT THE UNDEAD IN AN ALL-NEW HORROR STORY No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies offering - a full-game experience with its own distinct storyline right out of the box. Black Ops 3 Zombies is the most immersive and ambitious Call of Duty Zombies to date, with a full XP-based progression system for players that adds depth and re-playability to the engaging gameplay Zombies fans have come to expect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The COD Franchise May Be DEAD!!

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    Slainte713
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    I bought my first Xbox to play COD Modern Warfare which I love. COD MW3 and Black Ops 2 are arguably the best COD's of all time. COD Black Ops 3 is either the WORST and 2nd worst of all time (Advanced Warfare being a close second). BO3 is juvenile and graphically appears as if the featured characters are the byproduct of a Halo character squashed into an Assassin's Creed character, with a touch of Rambo sprinkled in. The campaign is boring and tech/guns are more futuristic SiFi junk. I mean really this was supposed to take place 50years in the future and they make it look like they rounded up escaped characters from the original Mad Max/Road Warrior movies. The game has completely lost touch with the realistic battlefield-warfare which series was built on. Every year for the last 5 or so years I have pre-order COD, this is the last time. Next year I'll RedBox it first then maybe I'll buy...... I miss the real guns, the maps based on real locations, and characters which you could customize to reflect your own image.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard to Stop

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    Schmidrock
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    Black Ops 3 is defiantly packed with content. New features have been added to every portion of the game. In campaign, while it may not be as good as some in the past, has multiple paths to take to get better positioning, a co-op option, a new ranking system, and after you've beaten the campaign once, a Nightmare mode is activated that gives the same levels, but with a new story and with zombies instead of enemy AI. Multiplayer maps have been built from the ground up to fit to the new movement system in the game, which runs flawlessly on the Xbox One. Wall running, boost jumping, swimming underwater and other features have been added to the game for the first time ever, and through all of these actions, you have your gun ready to fight back if someone attacks. The zombies maps are still in their infancy right now, in that 4 or more maps will be released in the DLC's, but Shadows of Evil, the map that comes with the game, is complex and challenging, ensuring that the player will keep coming back to get farther than they did last time. The Giant is an additional map that is added when the Hardened Addition of the game is bought, and is easier to play than Shadows of Evil, but just as fun. Overall, if you enjoyed Black Ops 2, you'll enjoy Black Ops 3. Whether it's better than the rest is up for you to decide. I enjoyed it, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there yet...

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    immunity
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    I was excited to hear Black Ops 3 was coming out, since I feel that Advanced Warfare and Ghosts was not up to par. Playing the Multiplayer, I didn't quite get it with the different classes. I feel it was pointless to even add them. Sure, it may seem cool, since they have their own unique playstyle, depending on what you choose, but it got old fast. I see myself grinding quite a bit, just to get all the camos that the characters have and to unlock the new characters as well. The maps feel a bit smaller than Black Ops 2, I think anyways. Too many times I get spawn killed, just because the map doesn't know where to put me, since everyone is already so close together. The new game types are fun. The realistic mode on campaign is a challenge, which can be good or bad if you ever played veteran. If you've ever been frustrated with veteran, this takes it to the next level by adding, one shot one kill on this mode. I haven't played zombies yet, so I can't say much about that game type. Altogether, this was an average game. I feel they took quite a bit from Titanfall, and out came a rehash, without the giant robots. Better than the recent Call of Duty games, not the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nearly 3 years later and I'm still loving it....

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    ZackAttack
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    Black Ops 3 is the last Call of Duty game I've owned where there didn't seem to be such chaotic, random, networking issues. They're still there cause of P2P connections, but I can consistently play multiplayer and maintain a decent average for my K/D/A ratio. The campaign is interesting because of the futuristic and sci-fi elements, but for the most part, the gameplay and narrative in it wasn't that impressive. Visually it looks pretty good, even compared to games released in 2018. Multiplayer is where the fun is though, and this game delivers. I'm not one of those players that favors one game style over another like "boots on the ground", I just want to have fun with my friends and this game has always delivered. The only real downside, is that the Season Pass and paid DLC maps splits up the player base, so you end up playing the vanilla maps far more often than DLC maps. Still consistently fun though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best COD in years

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    Jureidini
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    Coming from the perspective of somebody that has been playing COD from the original in LAN centers, this is the best in years. The story mode is OK, but with the implementation of of Co-Op there alot more fun to be had when your friends are involved, Online is something that has gotten boring for me after all these years, the last few installments since MW3 I have only played a single prestige with AW seeing only a few minutes of that, This game feels like a mix of the original BO and Ghosts. The pick 10 system works well, supply drops are perfectly done but the kill times at this point without any balancing is just too fast now. Now the real reason for Game of the Year....ZOMBIES! This already seems like BO2 level of greatness, worth it as a stand alone purchase and regardless of all else makes it worthy of your purchase. Recommend getting the season pass as well. Why? Because MOAR ZOMBIES!!!111ONE!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Johnthegunman
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    The past two Call of Duty games for me personally have not been that good. Ghost had a great story and some cool dlc. Not sure why everyone hated it but they did. I liked it. Advanced warfare. Stunning graphics and a good story. Hated the 1000ft boost jumping in multiplayer which made me barely play it at all. Now with this game I've found my love for the series once again. The multiplayer is amazing and I've been crushing ever since midnight upon release. The zombies is weird and different. I've played a few games of it and haven't got a good feel for the map yet or where 99% of the things are but from what I've seen it's not that bad. Not the best things I've seen but not the worst. The campaign I'm saving for another time until I get more free time but I'm sure it's fantastic! The graphics are amazing and the feel of it is great. If you loved any of the past Black Ops games, you're going to love this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EPIC

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    Forrest
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    At this point COD games really sell themselves. I don't need to write a review to make someone buy a COD game, everyone knows they're good. But what's significant is that I have played plenty of different COD games in the past and never really had that much fun. I'd beat the campaign and quickly lose interest in the repetitive online shooting. Maybe it was the people I gamed with or maybe it just feels different on the One compared to the 360 .... but this was the first COD game that actually drew me in. I'm not the biggest FPS gamer. I don't dislike 1st person shooters, I just like GTA 5 style gaming better....open world sandbox games with lots of different stuff to do.... This was the first COD game that has had me actively wanting to return to the online game's killing fields..... I know most people don't need to hear me rate COD's online play because it's already legendary to most gamers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Call of Duty so far IMO.

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    Alex
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    I don't play a lot of Call of Duty games. I think the last one I actually played and enjoyed was Modern Warfare 2. I prefer Battlefield when it comes to online shooters, but decided to pick this one up because a couple of my friends recommended it. I don't regret it at all. I'm actually enjoying this game a lot! The story is pretty cool and you don't need to play the first two Black Ops games to understand the events, though I've heard those are good too. The online matches are fast and tense with all the new movement features. You can wallrun, slide, and boost seamlessly. And combining all of these abilities to move across the map feels amazing! I'm really enjoying the specialty classes too. You can try them out against bots so you can get a feel for each specialty, then when your ready for online matches you'll have a better idea of what class you want to focus on unlocking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not really impressed

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    Teejaye1100
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    I have been a fan of the Call of Duty franchise since Modern Warfare 4 days. This BO3 is a lateral move instead of a vertical one. Last year's Call of Duty Advanced Warfare was a little more entertaining in the Multiplayer gameplay. BO3 biggest advantage is the zombies. That alone puts this game in a league of its own. The multiplayer experience is alright but if you have played other Call of Duty games then, it won't be anything you haven't seen before. I literally played it a few days but have gotten board and haven't touched it since. This game will excite the die hard COD fans or those who love the run and gun shooting but, I'm burned out with the same terrible maps and guns. I will be getting rid of this game and won't recommend it to anyone else. If you've played previous Call of Duty games, then you have played BO3. Recycling the same thing each year has run it's course.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the past couple

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    HometownHero
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    The past couple of CODs I picked up and returned within a week. This one is different. The campaign is interesting enough to keep you entertained until you complete it. But the majority of players play Call of Duty for multiplayer. They stick with a similar system of unlocking weapons and equipment, but it seems to work better in this game than years prior. The "class" system is a nice introduction to tempt you to play with characters outside your norm, using different special abilities to wreck havoc on your opponents. Only real complaint is there's no real communication between teammates; everybody seems to be in party chats, so you don't know that there's somebody sneaking up behind you whenever your teammate is screaming for you to turn around. There's still improvements that can be made, but I think it is a step in the right direction over the past few CODs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy.

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    aeonstarr
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    So as of lately, I have been focusing more on the story mode for the recent Call of Duty games because I am not really into the multiplayer that much. With this game, I am still that way. I'm not really diggin' the running on the walls that much because I am more of a old school shooter type of person such as Call of Duty 4 (even though that's not very Old School). Along with that, it is quite fun to see and use the advanced technology but not so much when playing online for me. I like how the Zombie mode is free this time with local co-op (I have played up to 3 people), there is local co-op (I think only up to 2 people) for campaign, and that there is a "Realistic" difficulty for the campaign. I am a big advocate for realism in video games so I am loving the challenge. Overall, despite not liking the multiplayer much, I am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful game

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    dmeltzer
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    Call of Duty lets me down yet again. Another pathetic spray and pray with none of the realistic UI. I used to be a HUGE fan of COD but ever since MW era, it's been more of an alienated feel of a game. You like Halo? This is perfect for you. Jetpacks, rocket lasers, it's all complete ridiculousness. I absolutely despise that game and wouldn't even consider spending $10 on this. I'm now taking my money and my fandom to the Battlefield side. It's an actual and realistic war game. Remember Call of Duty original? When you actually had to find the target to kill it? BO3 is the complete opposite. Oh, and enjoy the 6 years olds who play this game, too. They're everywhere to talk bad about your mom. It's just a soiled game and it's time for COD to hang up the "controllers" (so to speak). It really is over for them after this...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

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    bhayward00
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    I've been playing Call of Duty since the first one came out for PC in 2003. I can honestly say I'm not a fan of this one. It's no different than the other ones, and they keep making them to where you have to be willing to dish out the extra cash to get all the new map packs to make the game fun for more than a few weeks. I used to love playing this with my brother and friends, but if everyone else gets the new maps, I have to get them too or I can't play with them. It's kind of ridiculous. This isn't the first game to do that, but considering the fact that this is the same as half of the other 500 Call of Duty games out there, I'd rather just spend my money on those. I mean c'mon, this is BLACK OPS 3! Why does there need to be 3? I guess if your kids love the series, get it. Otherwise, save yourself a few bucks and get an older game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another COD from the Black Ops family

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    JediKnightFoxMacLeod
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    This game adds a really nice feature of co-op campaign. Unfortunately, it's a little dated and small on my 60" TV. The game is beautiful and the play control feels right. The campaign levels feel long and outdated as far as simplicity of the maps but it still makes it fun. Also, they added a game within the game you get after finishing the 2nd level. It's a nice way to try out weapons and fight different enemies you may not of faced yet. The multiplayer is really annoying for those of us who are not high level with all the perks. I noticed the match finder doesn't pay attention to the levels of each character joining the match, which makes it so hard, you don't feel like you progress. My wife and I both played multiplayer and it was just too hard to rank up unless we were in a match with other low level people.

    I would recommend this to a friend