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GF Rating
6.3

1029 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

makes me feel like i went back in time

posted by mars188 (BRISTOW, OK) Mar 30, 2007

Member since Dec 2003

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

ok the good the wii controls what holds up the game everything else is like its a game from the ps1. the graphics are very weak this is 2007 not 1997. dont see how the rest of you saying no big deal. the players looked washed out, and the enemy side is even worse. they die so fake. kind of looks like paste on men. if this is the best the wii can do with other titles. the wii remote is amazing. but they have a lot of work ahead in the graphics. at best this is a rent game for one weekend. i was hoping for a great game. i got a ps1 game with wii controlls. not enough to hold up the game. score 5. take off the wii controlls a score of 2. thanks

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GF Rating
5

Fair

About Face. Retreat.

posted by TimberWolf (SOUTH LYON, MI) Apr 20, 2007

Member since Mar 2007

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

It's official. The WW2 franchise is dead, and Vanguard is the flag on the coffin.

Let's start with the most noticeable problem here: the graphics are in-your-face ugly. This game would have been barely acceptable as a PS2 launch title. Textures are bland and washed-out. Environments are muddy and empty. Jagged edges are more plentiful than German bullets and special effects are nearly absent. More often than not you'll have to wait for enemies to shoot at you first so you can spot them by their muzzle flash because it's impossible to discern one blob of indiscernible pixels from the next.

The controls barely work; quickly turning and getting the cursor where you need it to go requires mastering the game's monumental learning curve. Massive tweaking of the game's controls will earn better results, but only just barely. The motion-sensitive commands are also busted, since i often found myself crouching when i wanted to reload, jumping when i wanted to do a 180 turn, and other various frustrations.

Laughable AI is also rampant. Enemies prefer to sit down in one spot and occasionally pop out to send a few rounds your way until you manage to pick them off. A delay between your bullets hitting them and when they actually react makes for embarrassingly unrealistic combat. Bang! 1...2...3... ouch!

Maybe the biggest disappointment here is that the presentation is painfully derivative and cliched. If you've EVER played a WW2 game or watched a WW2 movie before, prepare to be bored to tears. How many times must we see the same bright-eyed country boys, hard-skinned sergeants, and gruff-but-caring generals? Originality has been scalped by a German sniper round, and the gaming community as a whole suffers.

Gameplay mechanics are also ripped and torn from other popular shooters like Call of Duty, but aren't faithfully executed in any competent fashion.

A once-great series has found itself at the bottom of the bargain bin. Let's try to remember that it's 2007, not 1999.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

better then call of duty 3

posted by zeldakix17 (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Mar 30, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

so much better then call of duty 3 (wii)
it has far more better movments the swinging you arm out to do a melee is terrific trowing frags is good to on call of duty 3 trowing the frag was hard to do I whould allways blow myself up another thing is you hold the "A" button then shift with the control stick left right etc... call of duty you had to rotate you arm and that was hard to do I felt like I had to get handcuffs of my arms medal of honor has allways made good game's that's why I am giving it a 9 it whould have got a ten if there wernt bugs and the grafix was'nt blah

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