on 11-10-2011 01:00 PM
Hey guys. So i thought i pop in MW1 the other day.. and realised i didn;t have it no more! gutted! not sure why. So i decided to have a look on youtube for footage. Enjoyed watching some stuff, it felt .. rather simplistic. Quite a lot aestithic improvements from 1-2. Infact it reminded me a lot of watching the older COD games, in a way, guns were more tactile, it was gun on gun. Only those 3 killstreaks! Some nice touches - smoke from teh rpgs were cool, the snow in bloc. Some of the maps look a bit antiquated though i.e crossfire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szCU3d1a_rg M:TDM at bloc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYdETdqtwJc TDM countdown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SL0JfYSrmA Crossfire TDM
Quite a lot of maps seemed to be really self contained. I think creek started away from that, and a few more made there way in MW2. Of course looking back at stuff you do see those differences, and some similarities.
what were your abiding memories? your favourite maps. etc. I think its a shame that the COD name as been washed over a bit with the yearly releases, but looking forward to MW3.
on 11-10-2011 06:23 PM
on 11-10-2011 06:42 PM
for me (although i love mw2) cod4 remains the benchmark re balanced fps mp gameplay. i dont know if that's my perspective because it was my first major online experience and somehow i see it as 'the holy grail' but the mp element of mw1 gave me a gaming buz that i've never had sinse.
funnily enough, all my favourite memories from cod4 are from the creek. s&d on that map was sublime. to this day i can't understand why creek is so underrated.
on 11-10-2011 08:14 PM
on 11-10-2011 09:51 PM
i think COD4 was alot of people first major online investment. A combination of having great graphics, gameplay and the start of the broadband internet boom, it just was perfect for its time.
I too just felt i was totally sucked in by it all. And still apreciate that special feeling that cod gave at the time. I still get it now, playing other versions. which is good.
on 11-10-2011 10:04 PM
11-10-2011 10:19 PM - edited 11-10-2011 10:21 PM
COD4s multiplayer (much nicer than MW1 8D) still looks like so much fun, dispite being a few years old now .
at the time is was all a bit new and exciting, especially for those of us who didnt have that much experince with those types of games online. obviously its been been improved upon and taken in different directions in lots of other games since then, its still nice to look back and see how it all kinda started. its like the barebones of any decent shooter and can probably still hold its own against weaker games nowadays.
i remember not going through many of the guns, trying a few combinations with perks and stuff, but then just sticking to the ones that worked for a long time. some games were quite tense, where others could be fests, it sorta worked both ways. and playing on Downpour, Backlot and Pipeline alot lol.
maybe the less-is-more approach (even though that wasnt the case when it was released) is sometimes a good move for some games.
on 12-10-2011 12:13 AM
i'm having to youtube the maps to remember what they were. As soon as i saw backlot.. automatically thought of Domination B. right int he middle. crikey!.
again, quite another well contained map. If you compare it to the likes of estate, creek that are more open.
Perhaps i have gotten used to the BC2 sized maps and put everything out of perspective. I know cod gets knocked for being another DLC per annum, but there quite a big jump in graphics between 1-2. its quite remarkable actually. Saying that there were a lot of blocky, dusty maps in mw1. Bloc still looks nice.
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