Summary: CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots.
Excerpt: The task is nearly Herculean. Take the Call of Duty franchise, known for its cinematic spectacle, and make a version for the Nintendo DS, not known for its super-duper advanced graphics. So you've got to admire the developers at n-Space for their pluck and determination. They've attempted nothing less than their own pocket-sized rollercoaster ride of an epic war shooter.
Excerpt: While Wii owners have missed out on an iteration of the Call of Duty series this year, DS owners have not been left out in the cold with the series now making its first landing on a portable. Developed by N-Space, who are only one of two developers apart from Nintendo to try the FPS genre on the Nintendo DS, Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat follows its console cousins with a move into the 21st century.
While game developers Infinity Ward didn't have any part of Call of Duty 3 after developing the first and second installments, they are back on the job for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Cheat Code Central
24 November 2007
Conclusion: Only time will tell if the switch from World War II theme to modern day warfare is a bright move for the Call of Duty franchise. For fans of the series who don't like the idea, this may only be a one-time thing, and then switch back to WWII warfare in COD 5. Who knows? All we know is COD 4 looks pretty promising and will have no trouble competing with other shooter war games alike.
Conclusion: Is COD 4 for the DS worth the time? Yes. Will it be the greatest FPS you will ever play? Probably not, but then again this is a DS title. What it will deliver is a campaign long enough to keep players busy, and more importantly, interested throughout. Plus if you like the controls, there is a multiplayer mode for up to four players with games like free for all and capture the flag, and enough map options to not feel too stale too fast.