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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Big Red One is an odd name for a World War II shooter perhaps, but the BRO was actually a major player in America’s war effort. They were the country’s first infantry division and were dubbed the Big Red One because of a distinctive shoulder patch. There is logic in the bizarre name after all, now altogether now “”No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First”.
Conclusion: I just want a coherent game world, where the little details are in place and the scripting is careful. Optimally, I would like to see scripting removed in favor of great new AI, but that seems like wishful thinking at this point. I’m all for 1080p glory, but not when it makes a game play dumber than something running on a PS2 slim.
Excerpt: Sometimes you just turn on a game and you know it?s good. That?s exactly what you can expect when you pop in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One . From the start, you?re literally thrown into battle. Moving throughout the world in countries like Africa, Italy, and France, the scenes are gritty and imperfect, exactly like the pictures we?ve seen in WWII history books. As your troops maneuver within the terrain, you?
Conclusion: may not be as great an experience as its brothers in arms on the 360 and PC, but it certainly does well for itself on the PS2. The action is intense, the immersion is omnipresent and the aesthetic presentation is remarkable for the console. Linear gameplay and some occasional glitches hurt things a bit, but this is one of the better FPS games that you'll find for Sony's system.
Excerpt: is an entirely different game available on the PS2 and Xbox. The Big Red One, a name given to the United States' Army's 1st Infantry Division, travels throughout North Africa and parts of Europe during the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 13 mission campaign.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is the second game in the COD series for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. Let me start out by saying that COD: Big Red One never really surprises you at first, but as you play, the good elements will outweigh the bad elements. Activision,s second swing at Call of Duty for the consoles somewhat distinguishes itself from similar games such as Medal of Honor and Battlefield, but overplaying the same ideas and scenarios during WWII (“Quick, take this...
Excerpt: World War II games are so common these days, one might wonder how often the same material can be retread. How often can you go through the motions of the Omaha Beach landing before you want to snap your Saving Private Ryan DVD in two or block the History Channel from your television? Ironically, the History Channel never seems to run out of new material to cover most brutal war ever known to man. In terms of gaming, what it all comes down to is staging and atmosphere.