Excerpt: Call of Duty 3 on the Wii may be more a less a direct port of the PS2 version, although what sets it apart and silences the laughter of narrow minded folk directing their attentions towards a so-called next generation machine hosting a mere port from last gen, is of course the controls, and in this department Activision’s FPS doesn’t disappoint. Now with remote and nunchuk in hand let us give you our analysis.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 3 for the Xbox 360 is one of the most intense first-person shooters I've ever played, and the current-gen PS2 and Xbox versions did a decent job of replicating this experience, albeit with less striking visuals. With Activision showing strong support for the Wii at launch, Call of Duty 3 is one of the publisher's early releases, but it suffers from too many control issues to be held in as high regard as the other versions of the game.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 3 was my first opportunity to play a FPS game for the Wii, having not picked up Red Steel , so I was anxious to see exactly how well the system handled the genre. Suffice it to say that, with a little practice, the feel of the game has rekindled a long-dead thrill of FPS' in me. Graphics-wise, Call of Duty 3 isn't as detailed and beautiful as its other next-gen versions (I've been watching Psibabe play the same game on the PS3 for a few weeks now ...
Excerpt: Let's tackle probably the best thing about this game, the visuals and sound. In the cutscenes the faces are extremely detailed, showing every wrinkle and cut on the soldiers faces. The lighting is beautiful, showing the extraordinary sights of this famous war. Gameplay graphics are almost just as stunning, showing the destruction of a huge building while you are in a gunfight is really hard to do, but Treyarch and Activision did a good job of doing that.
Pros: Amazing graphics and sound makes you feel like you are really part of the action.
Cons: The difficult controls will take a while to get used to. No multi-player/online modes.
Conclusion: COD3 for the Wii is a fun and intense game that is sure to please both
novice and experienced gamers who are willing to take a bit of time to
become comfortable with the controls. There's a lot of action and
the various scenarios keep the gameplay feeling fresh. Unfortunately
the graphics are not state of the art, and if you've seen the game on a
PS3 or 360, you'll be disappointed when you pop this disc into your Wii.