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18 Nov 2008
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I wasnt really excited about getting this game. But seeing as all my mates were buying it, i didnt really wanna miss out. I loved COD4, when it was released and was my first real COD experience, and it was a good one. The story mode could rival a big blockbuster action movie and the multiplayer was fantastic (when it worked)


Now onto World at War. This installment as you all will know has dumped the modern setting of COD4 and gone back to WWII. I personally thought that this was a very bad move seeing as COD4 was so successful. And WW2 has more or less been squeezed dry in the game industry (No disrespect to the many soliders who fought and died in that war). but seeing as it used the COD4 engine it made me more curious.

The story mode is told in a variety of slick cutscene scenes and war footage that reminded me of the opening credits of the film "The Kingdom". Slick it maybe, but i didnt find it very engrossing and it didnt draw me in as much as COD4. Firstly all the main characters look the same and i found it difficult to tell them apart. They werent really as interesting as Price and Gaz from COD4. Secondly the story didnt really flow so well either. It seemed more like playing in episodes of a war drama rather than a film like plot. But maybe this was intentional.

Onto the gameplay. Well it is very much identical to COD4. The controls are the same. the guns however are different. Your arsenal this time consists of mainly bolt action rifles and sub machine guns. But the newests an best addition has to be the flamethrower. It rocks! It downs enemys very easily and is fun to use. Tanks are also driveable in one level of the game and it helps break things up a bit, but there arent as many gameplay changes as COD4. Like less rail shooting for instance.

Now to the Multiplayer. There is Co-op this time around, on and offline. You play through the Campagin and try to beat each other by scoring more pionts than your friends. you score pionts by killing enemies and so on. This is a definite one up over COD4. However this may not be for everyone but i have has many problems with Co-op. My PS3 always seems to crash at the end of a Co-op level. Hopefully this will be patched very soon.

Now the Competitive Multiplayer. If you played COD4 multiplayer to death then you will feel right at home here. the menu layout is the same as are the ways the perks and create a class system is layed out. There are new perks this time around, including ones for your Tanks to use in multiplayer. Guns are upgradeable again in the same way as COD4. thre are a few new modes also including the mode known as "War" This like a King of the hill sort of game, where you go around and capture bases etc.

I find it a real shame that Treyarch have simply copied and pasted the online system from COD4 and just reskined it. they havent even tried to improve it's faults. It suffers from all the problems that COD4 suffered from, e.g. Server issues, host disconnects etc. Hopefully this will improve but it is still a major annoyance.

Overall COD: Waw is everything you were expecting. The same great gameplay, with addicting multiplayer but now in WW2. You get exactly what you pay for, but its a shame that Treyarch didnt really use any imagination and didnt really add anything new and ground breaking to the game. But if you loved COD4, you will definately like this!

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If I hadn't spent over a year playing COD4 now, COD waw would be a must get. But after seeing everyone (including all my mates) saying how much it like COD4 iv gave it a miss. Too many good games to get to go back and sorta replay COD4. COD4 single player bored me but online was awesome!!

Got Fallout 3 and LBP instead, Getting resistance 2 on release (love the beta!!) and Endwar wen I have money

Great reveiw though, sounds spot on to what iv heard.

Ent played the game so I cant really say how good it is tho.

 

*EDIT* Spelt bored wrong LOL, sud use spell checker :S

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Shadow_Gamer wrote:

 

If I hadn't spent over a year playing COD4 now, COD waw would be a must get. But after seeing everyone (including all my mates) saying how much it like COD4 iv gave it a miss. Too many good games to get to go back and sorta replay COD4. COD4 single player bored me but online was awesome!!

Got Fallout 3 and LBP instead, Getting resistance 2 on release (love the beta!!) and Endwar wen I have money

Great reveiw though, sounds spot on to what iv heard.

Ent played the game so I cant really say how good it is tho.

 

*EDIT* Spelt bored wrong LOL, sud use spell checker :S

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Thanks mate, Im saving R2 for christmas

I will review it whn i get it
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I'm a big Fan of CoD:UO and to me CoD2,3 & 4 were dull and boring and accept for graphics outright boring as hell, now WaW i've found very good and i've enojoyed it more, i think my reasons for that are mainly the size of the maps being bigger. This game to me is a breath of fresh air because of that reason although sorry to say it still is no where as good as UO.

 

Please don't slate me for saying not as good as CoD:UO unless you've played it!

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I'm a big Fan of CoD:UO and to me CoD2,3 & 4 were dull and boring and accept for graphics outright boring as hell, now WaW i've found very good and i've enojoyed it more, i think my reasons for that are mainly the size of the maps being bigger. This game to me is a breath of fresh air because of that reason although sorry to say it still is no where as good as UO.

 

Please don't slate me for saying not as good as CoD:UO unless you've played it!




lol you're the first person i've heard (seen) to say that.
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I bought Cod Waw on release day as from COD 4 I really enjoyed it and every miniute of the story and multiplayer modes. I play Cod Waw and if I could I would love to take it back, I think the single player mode is boring and I really cant get into it. The multiplayer is ok but the maps are very boring, not much going for them. Graphics are amazine and it does have the COD feel but thats about it.
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game seems like it's just a re-skinned version of cod4 with trophies, so i've given it a miss... not worth forking out another £40 for a game that i pretty much already have..
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NSGS_Shot wrote:

I'm a big Fan of CoD:UO and to me CoD2,3 & 4 were dull and boring and accept for graphics outright boring as hell, now WaW i've found very good and i've enojoyed it more, i think my reasons for that are mainly the size of the maps being bigger. This game to me is a breath of fresh air because of that reason although sorry to say it still is no where as good as UO.

 

Please don't slate me for saying not as good as CoD:UO unless you've played it!


You still play CoD: UO?? I'm on Base Assault now and then, keep an eye out for Sgt. Berk lol

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cod:uo was good and felt more refined than waw does, the new sniper scope, the tanks and jeeps, the new maps, i forget what my favourite was called, but it hand a train track in the middle of it,

 

tbh, when waw was announced, and say treyarch was makin it, i was hoping for an updated version of uo, maybe some maps from uo etc, that game mode where you had to destroy the enimes bukers rocked!

 

on the whole waw i think is cool, i'm in a bit of a gap i think in leveling up, just waiting for the stg and fg42, the fg42 was awsome on ou, hoping its as good on waw,

 

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NSGS_Shot wrote:

I'm a big Fan of CoD:UO and to me CoD2,3 & 4 were dull and boring and accept for graphics outright boring as hell, now WaW i've found very good and i've enojoyed it more, i think my reasons for that are mainly the size of the maps being bigger. This game to me is a breath of fresh air because of that reason although sorry to say it still is no where as good as UO.

 

Please don't slate me for saying not as good as CoD:UO unless you've played it!


You still play CoD: UO?? I'm on Base Assault now and then, keep an eye out for Sgt. Berk lol


 

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i think the problem here is we got used to modern warfare for people to appreciate the game.i for 1 love it alot more than cod4.you forgot to mention you get 1 extra perk slot so now you have 3 perk slots and a vehicle perk slot which i think is great.the second chance perk were you pull out a pistol after getting shot  has got an upgrade to it.now you can revive and be revived if you have that perk equipt.by going prestige you unlock extra custom class slots which will come in handy if you get stuck for a gun in a certain situation and now you can blow peoples limbs off with grenades and powerful guns.

 

the weapons need a bit more skill to use now which is great but some guns are crap in presicion aim the type 99 for example and they have managed to sort out alot of connection issues this time.i remember having call of duty 4 for 3 weeks not being able to join an online match but i got a game straight away in cod:waw.i can even play with friends on this one.in cod4 i couldnt play with any even months after having the game.the only online issues ive had was waiting 1 minute for a game which rarley happens and after a game getting the server timed out error.but apart from that its all cool.

 

oh and you rank up to level 65 this time and you unlock the flamethrower at that level oh yeah

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In regards to the Comparison to UO you can't really do it, Uo was made for the Pc and most people know that no matter what console they bring out it will never be as good as a pc and it's going to be a while before they can make a game that can have 60+ players on huge maps. Then again MAG256 will probley make me eat my words.

Saying all this the people i feel sorry for is the people that play Pc game's because there game's are now being down graded to console level accept a few ie Crysis which is ment to be changed to console soon!

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I cant see peoples problems here,cod wow is amazing same as cod4 if people thought the games were gunna be some way different well isnt that abit stupid its like:fifa08/09 different games but very much the same.both of these games are they bast ever on-line unlike:gta,james bond,metal gear solid & gran turismo
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if anyone hasn't got COD WAW then i suggest you get it. From where i stand COD4 was a brilliant game and i thought WAW wouldn't be able to be better or equal to it, even though COD4 was my first COD experience i really enjoyed it. Now then, i recommend this game due to some features on the game which COD4 diddnt have. Such as the Nazi zombies which i personally always go on, this is a great feature to the game and i must say Teryachi did a great job in getting this onto WAW. Another great aspect to the game is the CO-OP online which i think is brilliant as you can either play it for fun or play competitivly against others and if you collect the death cards in the story mode, you can add cheats to the game such as usuing paintballs instead or bullets. And for the 3rd and final reason is the maps. At first i struggled to play it due to it being alot bigger compared to COD4. But as time progressed i eventually got better at.

 

But unfortunatly to every positive to this game gives a negative. Such as online you will always find a glitch maniac. E.G. people will go under the map and kill you and they are invincible because you cannot kill them. But with respect to treyachi they have tried patching things up.

 

overall i would rate COD WAW a respected 9/10.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a marvel. One of the best, I think, games of last year and certainly one of the best in the Call of Duty franchise's history. So how do you top that?

Certainly not by having someone else do the next step for Call of Duty and having that step be an about face that returns you to the well-trodden mud, trenches and broken landscape of World War II, right?

Not so fast. While Treyarch might be fighting an uphill battle, trying to match the ingenuity and storytelling prowess of Infinity Ward in a played-out landscape, it's not an unwinnable war. The game does find some new grist in the Pacific and mother Russia and there's that cooperative zombie killing. Seriously. So just how well did Call of Duty: World at War fare? Hit the jump to find out.

 

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High Level of Polish: A lot of care went into the creation of this latest Call of Duty. You see it in the cluttered interiors of the game’s many indoor maps, in the sometimes overwhelming and massive sense of scale in battles and in the carefully crafted character models and animation. This is a World War II shooter worth playing.

 

Pacific, Settings: World War II has become such a familiar stomping ground for shooters that crafting something both accurate and unique must be a challenge. But Treyarch manages to carry it off with few stumbles. In particular the maps set on the Pacific islands are dense, immersive and different. And somehow the developers managed to return gamers to a war torn Europe without making it feel like déjà vu. This is mostly achieved by dropping you in the middle of some of the most historic battles of the tail end of the war, like the capture of the Reichstag in 1945.

 

Captivating Cut Scenes: Certainly the most disturbing element of World at War is its use of historic footage from World War II in cut scenes. These videos show executions, fire fights and war like a gamer rarely sees it, accurately depicted. And while it can be at times grotesque in its presentation, it is never mistreated or used for cheap emotional context. Instead the developers seem to use it in union with actual dates, numbers and graphics to try and lay out for those playing the game not only the significance of the war, but the way in which it changed those who fought it, perhaps forever.

 

Disturbingly Realistic Melee and Deaths: Almost as disturbing as that real world video footage of the events of the war are the incredibly graphic and intense death animations and melee combat in the game. Enemies flail on the ground in pain or crawl to safety when shot. Those unfortunate enough to be hit with a flamethrower scream and thrash until they die from the burns or asphyxiation. Melee combat can be anything from a vicious slash of the knife to a drawn out struggle with a dying enemy, each of you impaled on the other’s blade. The end result is a game that depicts death in a much more jarring and, while I hate to think of it, likely realistic way.

 

The Black Cat Level: There are a number of levels in Call of Duty World at War that are both memorable and well-designed, but about halfway through the game you’re placed in a Black Cat flying boat and asked to run escort duty. Despite feeling totally detached from the rest of the game, the mission turns into one of those keystone moments of World at War where everything comes together to create one of the most intense experiences of an already powerful game.

 

Zombie Nazis: Zombies are about as inappropriate a fit for this game as I can imagine. World at War, up until the credits finish rolling, is a serious and dark look at the world’s worst war. But seconds after the game wraps up you and up to three friends are tasked with plugging a never ending stream of Hitler-following zombies with your WWII-era weapons. The thing is, it’s a total blast to play. In fact, the combination of an increasingly difficult enemy force and the need to patch up the barricaded windows of your safe house makes this one of the most enjoyable co-op modes I’ve played in a shooter in quite some time. Yes, including Gears 2’s horde mode.

 

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Occasionally Bumbling Enemy AI: Despite all of the game’s polish, there are a surprising amount of problems with World at War’s AI. Within minutes of starting the game I witnessed enemy and friendly soldiers standing face-to-face, weapons pointing at or over each other’s shoulders not doing a thing. And that was not a one off. Banzai attacks sometimes lead to Japanese soldiers running right past me and around the field of battle, screaming until they were shot.

 

Too Scripted: The Call of Duty franchise has always been marked with heavily scripted sequences. And World at War is no different; though this time around, that scripting can sometimes lead to bad transitions between objectives or even levels. If, for instance, you don’t realize that you need to press your front line forward, you could seemingly play certain battles of the game forever, patiently plugging away at soldiers who are, like clockwork, replaced by a similar group of men.

 

Watered Down Characters and Story: In Call of Duty: World at War you play as two main characters, one a U.S. soldier fighting in the Pacific and the other a Russian soldier pushing through Germany and into the heart of Berlin. The story unfolds through these two separate narratives, but because the characters are faceless and the transitions so frequent it’s hard to identify with either. The same can be said of the story of these men and their brothers in arms. Their story seems to get lost in all of the jumping around.

 

Powerful Message Gets Lost: It feels that Treyarch was trying to tell us something about the nature of war in this, their latest shooter. They deliver that message through those jarring historic videos and through a number of animated sequences that seem to be trying to highlight, well, something. But what? It could be that they are trying to point out the cruelty of war, or perhaps the nature of humanity. Maybe that power, even the power of a pistol, can corrupt absolutely. But the problem is they never really get around to explaining it for us. The game concludes not with words but a number: 60 million. The number they say were killed in the war. (Others say more than 70 million.) While powerful, I think the message would hit home more powerfully with some sort of narrative that concludes in a way that people not daily affected by the strife and death of a world at war could more easily identify with, or at least understand.

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interesting. I was wondernig if it could kill COD4.. guess not 
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hmm. i might rent it after reading this.. for multplayer COD4 ftw
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UKLegends wrote:
hmm. i might rent it after reading this.. for multplayer COD4 ftw

that is probably what i will do aswell, i just don't think its worth a buy..

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