Reviews and Problems with Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
13 February 2006
Conclusion: Call of Duty 2 Big Red One is a good attempt to bring current gen console gamers the new Call of Duty Experience with added presentation value from the Band of Brothers cast and the Military Channel. However to do this they pretty much had to scale everything down. This game looks nice, but not nearly as nice as Call of Duty 2 on the PC and Xbox360. Itâ€™s intense, but not as intense as regular Call of Duty 2.
Excerpt: Graphically, Activision’s Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is quite impressive. But this isn’t because of the texture quality, as that is fairly poor, in fact. What sets this World War II action game apart are the effects that it produces. As you work your way through each area, you’ll be surrounded by flying debris, smoke and explosions. The smoke, as it is outstanding in every way, even causes your vision to be obstructed when searching out enemies to take out.
Excerpt: WWII games you either love em or you dont, Im in the second category, WWII games to me just dont click with me. I mean its just Call of Duty games but Medal of Honor never sparked my Interest as well. However for some reason I like Battlefield 2 so I approached Call of Duty 2: Big Red One with the good memories of BF2 and not the disappointments of the latest Medal of Honors. And also the Call of Duty 2 on the Gamecube is different from the one on the PC and Xbox360.
Conclusion: Perhaps the most irritating thing about World War II games is the fact that none of them are bad. If they were all terrible, people might stop buying them and publishers might find a new war to obsess over. Alas, there's always something to recommend in each one, and indeed that's the case with Call of Duty 2: Big Red One . This game's single-player campaign is a decent diversion and serves up a relatively well-produced version of the PC series.
Pros: Fun single-player campaign, Cinematic presentation, Expert pacing
Cons: Ho-hum gameplay, Campaign is short, No replay value, Boring online content
Excerpt: The call of the mild. As hedonistic video game connoisseurs, we're skeptical that a gamer really can get "too much of a good thing." If you ask us, there's isn't nearly enough of this "good thing" in an industry dominated by plain, old things. And these days, nothing is plainer than a first-person shooter set in World War II.
Pros: Fun single-player campaign, Cinematic presentation, Expert pacing, Ho-hum gameplay, Campaign is short, No replay value