For a company to take a huge blow like IW did, they did a good job. Remember there were rumors the company would end, so after that actually continuing is respectable. You say this game didn't add innovative things, I agree some things were not innvovative, but there were some things.
-support (although stealth bombers and such were a bad idea)
-kill confirmed/team defender, and other new modes.
And possibly more things I missed. IW with the blow they took still innovated.
Get the Treyarc fanboy stuff out of here.
IW introduces all the new stuff while Treyarch takes all the credit. BO was awful, BO2 will be the same. I think the only people that praise Treyarch are the people who started playing CoD with BLOPS.
I agree. I started playing Black Ops first before any other COD until I played WaW. That game was the most balanced, fun COD out ever. In my opinion though.