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on 1 January 2005
It's almost impossible to create a war based game better than the PC version of Call of Duty, so to play any other game is instantly going to be worse.. whether it's for the PC or a console. However, MOV succeeds in some places that COD doesn't.
Outlook - I can honestly say that this is borderling "great".. the graphics are truely on another level in some parts of the game (eg. check out the water & pebbles). It seems to have all the ingredients of an intense first person war shooter.
Controls - Because it's on a console the controls are always going to tricky, there's no way around that, but you can adjust. It's no different than playing halo.
Computer AI - The enemies intelligence is almost annoying, in two aspects. Firstly when they're taking you out from within fog or from a place you can't even see; it's almost unrealistic.. & another criticism of the AI is that sometimes they can just be too dumb, the AI is nowhere near that of Halo.
Music - Mid-combat has a lot of perks for the avid fan.. the music and atmosphere that's set is second to none.. the screams of men being shot down, the inspirational words of fellow soldiers, it really does set the mood.
Weapons - The selection is excellent, tons of guns to test out on your enemies, you can also pick up, what looked like upgrades for certain guns which i thought was a nice addition, & Call of duty fans will recognise the russian PSHH automatic.
And Most importantly..
Gameplay/Handling - Although niggly at times, the gameplay is intense and will have you hooked. With all the above criteria's i've reviewed, they combine to make a gem of a game which is well worth your money.
Hope this short review helps out your decision in some way.