posted by Weezle41 (BRECKENRIDGE, TX) Nov 18, 2008
Member since Mar 2007
You know, I was one of those ppl that thought there was no way Treyarch would be able to match, much less out-do, Modern Warfare. Now, I’m not saying that this game is “better”. However, it is a very enjoyable change of pace.
You can definitely see an improvement in the graphics, especially in the colors. This game doesn’t seem to be de-saturated and, some of the levels have really jumped out at me. The gore factor has definitely been jacked up with severed limbs and disembowelment. There is more detail in the environments and the character models. The multi-player seems to be a little more challenging, with some cool new additions such as vehicles, (found the controls to be sluggish but still fun blowing stuff up) wide variety of new weapons and, who doesn’t enjoy unleashing a pack of German Sheppard’s on their opponents with a seven kill streak.
I can certainly tell that Treyarch wasn’t going to settle for being one upped by Infinity Ward. I think it is a great idea how they are taking turns releasing the titles and, I think that we the gamers will benefit from it richly with two studios competing to try to make a better game than the last one released by the other studio. All and all I have to give this game a 9 out of 10. I won’t say its better than Modern Warfare but it is just as fun. I’m definitely keeping mine as a welcome addition to my gaming library. Weezle41 if you want to find me for a game.
posted by rock1395 (LAND O LAKES, FL) Nov 18, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
the new cod 5 game in my opinion blows away the first. i love the new co-op campaign and realistic battles. and for all of those people who think that the only guns are the thompson and mp40 you are sadly mistaken
Why spoil a good thing? The fact that the developers used the COD 4 engine was a very smart move. The balance in the controls and visual presentation is near perfect. Now only if they can create a proper cover system and it will be perfect. Set back in WWII, like COD 4, we get to play as 2 soldiers. This time the US side is in the pacific fighting the Japanese, and the Russians pushing back the Germans. Fighting is constant and requires you to think quick and be on your toes, especially in the USA missions. I must say I loved using the flamethrower! If you played COD 4, then you know how smooth the controls were and how great the graphics looked. Nothing has changed this time around except for location. Solo mode can be finished in an after noon, but the multi-player has been improved on with more depth in the co-op modes. When you beat the game, you get zombie mode; a really fun mode where the object of the game is to survive for as long as possible against hordes of zombies. Practice your head shots because you will need it for that mode. If only all FPSs were this great!