Reviews and Problems with Call of Duty: World at War
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Intense first-person shooter captures brutality of WWII.
Common Sense Media
16 June 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a grisly shooter based on World War II. Players can kill enemy forces with guns, grenades, rocket launchers, and flamethrowers. Besides seeing lots of blood, players will witness enemies writhing as they are burned alive or losing limbs in explosions. Players will also see bodies strewn across the various battlefields and experience realistic sounds of agony. Profanity is also heard.
Excerpt: Sure, the Wii won't give you the most dazzling Call of Duty: World at War experience, but that's the worst we can say after spending some time with this baby. There are times in life when we advance opinions without having a rock-solid basis for comparison. This isn't one of those times.
Excerpt: Call of Duty goes back to World War II, one of the most tired and over used wars of all time, and this time Treyarch is back on board to make Call of Duty: World at War. As much as this game was set up to fail in comparison to Call of Duty 4, since Treyarch made the hated Call of Duty 3, and is set in a time many gamers want to get out of, Treyarch have surprisingly made one of the best World War II shooters.
Conclusion: All told, Call of Duty: World at War is a great first-person shooter and undoubtedly among the best that the Wii has to offer. The controls are smooth, responsive, and immersive, despite a few sundry hang-ups. The lengthy campaign is dramatic and exciting, and it's fun to replay levels with a friend along for the ride. The icing on the cake, the online multiplayer, is a great success despite its somewhat limited scope.
Excerpt: Call of Duty: World at War for the Nintendo Wii is an excellent first-person shooter that delivers a quality experience on the Wii that has largely been lacking from third-party publishers. It features excellent storytelling, impressive graphics and sound, great controls, and a technical production that rivals the best of third-party efforts on other consoles.
Excerpt: When you consider that they all seem to follow a formula -- one modeled aesthetically after "Saving Private Ryan" -- it's not surprising that some people have grown tired of World War II first-person shooters. But Call of Duty: World at War is not your father's WWII FPS (assuming your father worked on the first three Call of Duty games, most of the Medal Of Honor series and all of the Brothers In Arms games).
Summary: One of the most realistic World War II
shooters to ever hit the PC gaming market, Call of Duty went beyond any of our
expectations. Brilliant graphics, outstanding gameplay, and gripping themes are
only the tip of the iceberg on this incredible game. For more information about
Call of Duty check out our full review right here at The Laser.
Excerpt: We know it's hard to believe, but there are other consoles out there other than the Wii, and sometimes - shock horror! - they get great games that the Wii doesn't. One such game was Call Of Duty 4, a first-person shooter which has generally been regarded as one of the best recent games due to its gripping single-player mode and its unbeatable online multiplayer.