posted by dmalanga (KENDALL PARK, NJ) Nov 17, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
Ok so this is my first review I've ever written and I felt the need to write one to give some insight into the game.
With that being said, I have had it since 11am the day it came out and I haven't even touched the Campaign yet. I am an online player, and CoD4 is by far the best online shooter ever. This game is excellent online as well...that is because it is CoD4 with 12 new maps, slightly different guns (slightly because the stats on the guns are almost identical to guns in CoD4) and almost identical perks.
One thing that I felt disappointing is that there are not a lot of "secret" perches or areas where you can snipe from or hide while using a fully stealth set. This, however, is not terrible because it is more fair for newer players who don't know the secret to jumping on top of the buildings in Crossfire or Overgrown in Cod4.
One of the new aspects that has had mixed feelings are the vehicles. Well let me tell you, I find them a lot of fun. I think they are a little OP considering you can shoot the main gun, use the turret and run people over (with lead foot perk)and will likely get a handful of kills before someone finally blows you up (it takes like 5 explosive attacks to actually destroy it).
So if you loved CoD4 and are bored of constantly playing Overgrown over and over again, now you have Seelow (its a very similar map, including a barn and everything).
One last note for everyone who is "disappointed" about this being CoD5... it is not in fact a sequel or even the 5th one. CoD4 is made by Infinity Ward and they will be producing a sequel to Modern Warfare sometime next year. This game is produced by Trey Arch and they built it around the platform of Modern Warfare. Keep that in mind when deciding about whether it meets your expectations or not.
The Call of duty series has never cease to amaze me. With it's amazing game play, it's intense battle sequences and taking it's gamers to places that most shooter war games do not (in this case to Japan and the heart of Berlin to fight with the Russians). The feel of the game is authentic especially in Japan. While walking in the jungle you have the Japanese popping out of holes in the ground and then have 5 to 8 soldiers jumping out of the tall grass no more then 5 feet in front of you. Which makes you value what our american soldiers went through. I really enjoyed this game. I do with every call of duty game but the reason I rated it an 8 is because of the games length otherwise it would of gotten a 10. I don't think it has taken me more than 2 days to solve any COD game and I would love to see the creaters just make them much longer, just to go a little more in depth with the characters and its campaigns. All in all if you love the COD series and any WW2 shooter games then World at war will keep you interested and keep you waiting for the next Call of duty. I highly recommend it to everyone that loves WW2 shooter games.
This game is mediocre in my opinion. The graphics are good, weapons are ok, shooting and controls are good, although the run function is a huge pain to keep down for extended periods of time. Either that or the soldier is really out of shape.
What really bugs me and annoys me the most is how dumb the friendly AI is. I am playing the game on hard setting and you have to keep replaying the same parts over and over again since it's basically you vs the nazis or japanese. Your guys don't do squat, they randomly shoot around without hitting anything. It also adds to the excitement when every single enemy is gunning for you. Heck, they will run past your guys and run towards you as if you have a huge target painted on your chest. If the developers would have balanced this issue out, the game would have been stellar. That's why Rainbow Six is so good. Your guys are just as capable as you are.
It's worth a rent, just play it on Normal setting or it becomes too repetitive of a game.