Excerpt: My proclivities about playing sequel games aside, I didn't start off with a real good taste in my mouth about Call of Duty 3 . It furthered its instant stance with me when the first map you play was way too similar to a multi-player map from the first game. I know, I know, it is historically accurate and there is only so much you can do with the imagery.
of Duty 3 is an impressive installment in the popular combat franchise. It
brings players into real world combat with a cinematic, intense shooter
that brings a new level of realism to the genre. This installment adds
vehicle sequences, additional multiplayer modes along with some extra
features. Its gameplay is challenging and intense as you'd expect, with
smooth controls and an unrelenting pace.
Excerpt: Suit up soldier! It’s time for battle with Call of Duty 3. We’ve enlisted in the Normandy Breakout on every console, and we’re ready to compare and contrast. Think of it like a “Do ask, do tell” review. No, not like that..
Pros: • Great single player campaign, • Practically perfect online play, • Amazing visuals and sound design
Cons: • Not nearly as pretty as the next-gen version, • No ranked online play
Conclusion: Each time you die, you'll get the chance to see some of the most famous war-related quotes of important men like Winston Churchill, Napoleon or Sun Tzu. The game seemed difficult at first, especially due to the annoying analog control and the camera angles, but it got easier as I progressed. All that dying in the beginning got my friends thinking that I wanted to get killed in order to see those wise quotes.
Excerpt: Activision is no stranger to the sequel. Perhaps even more than EA these days, ATVI finds a franchise that works (or licenses one if there's cross-sell potential), and then milks it for all its worth. Though the franchise may only have three proper numbered entries, developer Treyarch has been crafting a handful of console versions that took place in the same world, but they haven't really held a candle to the PC-focused versions that were originally created to go up...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: First-person shooters need to be stunning to be highly recommended in a crowded market these days, and while Call of Duty 3 is stunning at first, it's unremarkable on the whole. Nonetheless, it's an impressive shooter and essential for all WWII game fans, including owners of COD2.