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.
Conclusion: On the whole though I would recommend CoD3 to WWII or FPS fans, on the basis that its control is very tight and the experience is still extremely immersive on Wii, despite graphical shortcomings. Great fun, while it lasts.
Conclusion: Hand on heart, if you had a 360 and a Wii in your house and this game on both, you'd probably complete the game on 360. It's not just that the environments look pretty vile on Wii - water becomes a grey slab, or vanishes entirely - it's that the animations have been cut down so much that people you've shot practically disappear. And there's no multiplayer here at all. But if you don't have another console, this is actually pretty neat stuff and well worth a look.
Excerpt: The Call of Duty series has been known to provide a satisfying World War II experience on other consoles, and the third game in the series has proven to be fit for service on next-gen systems like the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Wii version is offering something unique while cutting some key features. Does the tradeoff make this a war worth fighting?
Excerpt: Looking at the list of launch games for the Wii, it was obvious that there were some Wii-specific games such as Excite Truck and Red Steel, and those "put them on everything" games like Madden 07 and Call of Duty 3. Cautiously, I reserved Call of Duty 3, if only to see how the controls were. I was pleasantly surprised though when I found a very solid and Wii-optimized FPS experience.
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.