Reviews and Problems with Call of Duty: Finest Hour
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Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Game Over Online
7 December 2015
Excerpt: The glut of World War II titles on PCs were quickly overshadowed by last year’s award winning Call of Duty. Up to that point, most WWII titles focused upon traditional shooter mechanics: In particular, I’m talking about the “one man against the world” concept that is not only unrealistic, but...
Conclusion: There’s something extremely appealing about firing off the antiquated weapons in the game, which are often more interesting than most of the over-designed space-aged blasters. I love the urgency of a slow-to-load rifle, the way your fumbling and learned cadence strikes a unique tension in the...
Excerpt: Call of Duty: Finest Hour – The newest installment in the award-winning Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North...
Excerpt: The Call of Duty series made a name for itself by having the player assume the role of multiple characters throughout a game, instead of sticking to a single one. In some ways this helps build excitement within the game, but other ways it can really detract and cause what could be a good gaming...
Excerpt: Similar to its PC big brother and the subsequent expansion pack, Finest Hour’s single player mode focuses upon three separate campaigns of World War II. The Russian campaign surrounds the battle for Stalingrad and its subsequent outlying areas.
Summary: Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.
Conclusion: This game has committed a cardinal sin, and that sin is mediocrity. Nothing is special about it, and while it does have a fun, cinematic feel and some nicely featured historical missions, it simply does not feel memorable. Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to the original, but I have. Sue me.
Pros: The campaign is well-written and fun at times, the missions can be involving and intense; multiplayer offers a satisfactory experience;
Cons: Inconsistent weapon control, hand grenade bugs; short campaign; awful enemy AI; it is hard to tell how much damage you deal; occasional frame rate issues.
Conclusion: If you really can't get Call of Duty on PC, and are desperate for some of that World War II action…I'd tell you to go get a copy of Brothers in Arms, though if that doesn't ice your muffin, consider Finest Hour.
Conclusion: All of which is, frankly, a bit of a disappointment. We had hoped that the talent which created Call of Duty might shine through in this console version, and re-ignite our once brightly burning passion for saving the free world from the Nazi menace.