Excerpt: in the last couple of years. With serious PC issues on launch for the last two games and campaigns that were memorable but short with little replay value, I've had a hard time considering any recent
How 3D Glasses Changed My Perspective on Call of Duty Blacks Ops
5 October 2010
Excerpt: It's very tempting to prejudge Call of Duty Black Ops - a first-person shooter set in, among other places, 1960s Vietnam - as a balk at recent California legislature that threatens to regulate the sale of video games to minors. It's violent. Grotesquely violent, so much so, that it would seem Black Ops' components were chosen with the sole purpose to piss off your local PTA board.
Excerpt: As an Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2 was certainly one of the best on the system, and even a year later it remains as one of the 360’s greatest games. A third instalment in the series was always a dead cert, and this time the authenticity of World War II has been brought to life by Treyarch, the development team behind the excellent Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.
Conclusion: A game that feels more like a copy than a continuation of the series, plus the fact that the online never really took off means that it’s only worth a solitary playthrough at best. At least we can take solace in the fact that after this poor showing they got things spectacularly right for the fourth Call of Duty.
Conclusion: Although Call of Duty 3 feels exactly like the other games in the series, it's definitely the best looking WWII game we've seen. There's a ton of little details to help make the proceedings feel very realistic, from the depth of field blur that happens every time you use the iron sights on your weapon to the amazing smoke effects.
Conclusion: The game modes of Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action are quite simple. One to four players can partake in either a long or short version of the game. A short game usually runs thirty minutes, while the Long game is at least an hour affair. There’s also a four person-only affair known as Party, which basically cuts out all of the cut-scene fluff and gets right to the game modes. You’ll notice that we didn’t mention anything about being able to play Scene It?
Conclusion: As good as can be expected campaign from the dying genre. Intensity did not last as long as the gameplay. Phenomenal multiplayer that’s unfortunately underrated. A great game…but please. Please! No more. It was great while it lasted. This game, however, will hopefully outlive its genre for a long time.
Conclusion: I'm hoping that someone at Treyarch is listening and when they make the next COD:(after WAW, which I have not played), they don't repeat the same mistake with the save system, and give us the ability to view each level's difficulty setting (down to the sublevel as in COD2). And PLEASE give us the ability to skip the cutscenes - make us watch them once - after that let us press a button to skip them like most every other game...
Excerpt: When it comes to video games, gamers usually buy sequels for two reasons. The first is for the continuation of an epic story. Today it is hard to find a sequel that does a great job of continuing a story or even tout it as a selling point, so it's more likely that you'll buy a sequel for
Summary: Call of Duty 3 expands on the things that made Call of Duty 2 so great. The visuals are astounding and the sound is even better. The only problem is that it really didn’t bring too many new ideas to the table. Definitely rent this if you’re unsure or not really into first person shooters. For those of you that love WWII games, this is for you.