Playing Game and Online Games Reviews

December 14, 2008

Call of Duty: World at War – Game Review

Filed under: Call of Duty — Tags: , , , , — elzubeth @ 3:24 am

Introduction:

Call of Duty: World at War, the fifth and the latest part in the series of Call of Duty was released on November 11,2008 in North America, November 12, 2008 in Australia, and on November 14, 2008 in Europe. This part is developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. N-Space and Rebellion incorporated in the development of Nintendo and Play Station 2 versions of game respectively.

Development:

Call of Duty: World at War took almost 2 years in development. This part is powered by enhanced version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare engine which helps to introduced many enhanced graphics in the game. Different versions of games for Nintendo DS and Play Station 2 were also developed. Play Station 2 version is called “Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts” and this is very much different from its main version.

Plot:

The story of game revolves round the final battles of world war – II in Pacific and Eastern Europe that includes United States, Japan, Soviet Union, and Germany. This game has two campaigns in all. In first campaign players takes the role of Private Miller of US Marine Corps fighting with Japanese army. Second campaign is more interesting in which player acts as Private Dimitri Petrenko of Soviet Army fighting in Berlin. In this campaign he takes revenge from the German Army. There is a special co-op mode “Night of the Undead” that can be unlocked only after player completes single player campaigns. In this mode, 4 players can play simultaneously and they have to defend themselves from Nazi Soldiers. During this, players also earn points that can be used to buy new advanced weapons.

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Thumbs Up:

Call of Duty: World at War is an excellent game in the world war settings with some advanced gameplay than its former parts Call of Duty 1, 2 and 3. Call of Duty 4 can be excluded in t his comparison as it was set in the modern time settings. The story of game is excellent with many turns. Some new weapons have been introduced in this part such as flamethrowers and bayonets. Multiplayer game option is also available in which two players can play via split screen and four players can play online. Vehicles are usable in multiplayer games also. Player in the game has enhanced ability to swim. Nazi Zombies are an added attraction in the game. There are total six multiplayer modes available. Soundtrack of the game is also worth mentioning like its previous parts.

Thumbs Down:

Although Call of Duty: World at War is a great game with advanced graphics and good story, but those familiar setting and familiar weapons may be boring for some game lovers. Some critics believe that plot of campaign in Pacific locations hurts the continuity of game’s story.

Response:

Call of Duty: World at War received general positive review from game critics. Multiplayer mode is highly praised throughout the world. Almost all game magazines and websites praised it for its consistency and well designed graphics.

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December 1, 2008

Call of Duty 2- Game Review

Filed under: Call of Duty — Tags: , , — elzubeth @ 4:43 pm

Introduction:

Call of Duty 2 is another famous first-person shooter video game based on World War-II. It was a sequel to highly critically acclaimed game Call of Duty 1. This game was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. Primarily it was developed for PC but later on its XBox 360 and mobile phone versions were also launched. Call of Duty 2 was highest grossing game of year 2005.

Development:

Call of Duty 2 was developed by Infinity Ward, which also developed its first part. Famous video game company “Activision” published it. Initially only PC version was launched, but later on its huge success prompted publishers to release it mobile and XBox versions.

Plot:

Call of Duty 2 was very much similar to its first part in gameplay and story plot. It was based on incidents of World War-II. Player gets the opportunity to play as soldier of different armies. The game is divided in four parts: one as soldier of Red Army, one as soldier of America and two parts as soldier of British Army. So basically story is divided in four campaigns and three stories. First one is “Eastern Front” in which player takes the role of Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov of Red Army, second campaign is “North African Campaign” and player takes the role of Sergeant John Davis of British Army, third and fourth campaigns are “Battle of Normandy” and “Crossing the Rhine” respectively and players plays as Corporal Bill Taylor of USA Army.

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Thumbs Up:

Call of Duty 2 was an excellent blend of marvelous graphics, animations and a strong story. Different campaigns in the story maintain the interest of players. The most powerful feature of the game is its multiplayer facility. Maximum 64 players can play on a PC server multiplayer mode, while on XBox 360, 8 players can play simultaneously. There are several gametypes available such as Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Search & Destroy etc. Call of Duty 2 features many weapons of the time of World War – II. Smoke grenades are added attractions in the game. In addition to this players can also use flank cannons and stationary machine guns, which adds to the excitement of game. Background music of Call of Duty 2 is also worth noticing and is a great plus point of game.

Thumbs Down:

Call of Duty 2 is a great game with many interesting features, but there are some negative points also. Aiming while running is not possible. New health system is also not good as health bar is absent from the game. Although this new system was added to give a new feel to the players but most of the game lovers didn’t liked it.

Response:

Call of Duty 2 got great reception by game lovers and critics. XBox version was also got huge success with over 250,000 copies sold within one week of its release. By October 2006, 1.4 million copies had been sold. Excellent graphics, amazing sound effects and awesome presentation were praised heavily throughout the world.

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