posted by volcomjerk (LONG BEACH, CA) Mar 30, 2007
Member since Mar 2006
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Most of the critics are too... critical? This game is absolutely fun. It's not the best overall WWII game but it's not to be missed at all.
- Best FPS on the Wii to date - Controls are very fun - Excellent graphics - Iron sight is simply amazing and feels right - Ability to somewhat customize gestures, controls, and turn rate - Multi-player split screen - Teammates are pretty verbally helpful (tell you to take cover, where fire is coming from etc.)
- No online - Some areas can be too dark - enemy AI isn't the smartest - Controls can feel a bit loose but you adjust - The gestures tend to get in the way, i turn them off - Some buttons could have been mapped better
Bottom line: I am really glad I ignored the reviews and played the game anyway. It's brought back faith in what was my idle Wii for the past month.
I think MoH games are ok, but this is my favorite one of them all. it is really similar to call of duty 3 for the wii,except that theres multiplayer for it including free battle, capture the flag, scavenger hunt, and king of the hill.
cons: alot like call of duty 3, besides snipers most guns are really bad at long range shots, and kind of a dark screen when not in iron sights.
pros: pretty good graphics(not that i really care), fun multiplayer, not really really long levels, good voice acting, and if you start at the first level its pretty easy to get the hang of.
I was looking forward to the Wii addition to the MoH series. I had it sent to me by Gamefly almost as soon as it was available, and I was extremely excited. When I got it, I popped it in, and I was very disappointed in what I found.
The first thing I noticed was how poor the controls responded. Maybe I twitch too much or something, but I often found myself standing up when I wanted to remain crouched or lying down. And attempts at reloading my weapon yielded about a 25% success rate... the other 3/4 of the time I "accidentally" executed the "180 degree turn" gesture, I guess, because I spun around rather than reloading the weapon.
That aside, I didn't personally care for aiming & rotating my view with the wii-mote pointer. Adjusting my view felt slow & clunky, and I often found myself staring up at the sky (easily corrected by pressing the D-pad in the down direction... get used to that). Firing accuracy was horrible, and that detracted from the game.
Lastly, I really didn't get into the story here. Maybe it was me, or maybe I've played too many other WWII first person shooters, but it was an easy decision to return this game as quickly as I got it.