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1.0 out of 5 stars
Simply appalling multiplayer & LAG LAG LAG, 13 Jan 2006
So - the whole point of the Xbox 360 is fantastic online play using Xbox live, right? Well someone forgot to tell that to the guys at Activision and Infinity Ward!
This game is SO bad on live, it makes you think that they'd never actually played an online game before.
Here's a small list of just some of the live play irritations:
No way to create your own room.
No way to choose which map you want to play (the game randomly chooses it)
No way of creating friends only games
No way of hosting a room, enabling you to kick laggy/abusive players
No online leaderboard
This is inextricably linked with a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR lag problem with online play on this game. You're very lucky if you can get into a server that doesn't lag to the point of being unplayable.
Developers Infinity Ward say that they are aware of the lag problem but have given no timescale to fix it - and have not commented on the other numerous issues with the live element of the game.
Oh and all you single player people - don't think that you're going to get away scot free either. There's a great bug in the game that seems to randomly erase your game progress! Their fix so far is to use a cheat code to reopen levels!!
Yes this game is great to look at, yes it's even fun to play (singleplayer), but for pity's sake - rent it. Don't buy it.