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If COD 4 didn't exist, this would be the best game ever!,
This review is from: Call of Duty: World at War (PS3) (Video Game)Having played cod4 for a long time, i had high expectations for this game, i have played it for a week now, online and offline.
The new feature of split screen campaign mode is pretty cool. the split-screen offline gameplay is fun, however!... it is VERY dark in more or less every map u play, a lot darker than cod 4, also the weapons are much less powerful than cod4, so u need to get used to that. the online play is as addicting as ever, new perks, like gas mask and the dogs instead of helicopter are mad! they get a lot of kills every time.having said that, the artillery strike after 5 kills is naff.
The single-player is actually where this game beats cod 4... the levels are intense and graphically superior to the online play and even cod4 in some parts, at worst, the graphics equal cod 4. there is a lot more blood and shouting/swearing from you fellow soldiers which adds to the realism, u really feel part of the action. the single-player also gives the missions where u are a tank driver and a beautifully graphical level where your in a plane using the turrets, spectatular level (watch out for kamikazies). there is more interaction in the single player too, u can get wrestled to the ground by bonzai attackers(mad japanese men) and u have to quickly knife him in the neck, and he flops onto to in a pool of blood.
Overall, this game is amazingly fun, im just annoyed the levels are too dark when playing multiplayer (also only 8 maps to choose from when playing split screen - several more online). i would recomend this as a xmas present or just a spontaneous buy for most ages (12+ i would say, except for the swearing). you will love this game and so will anyone you buy it for!!
i say well done treyarch, you proved the doubters (i was one of them) wrong!!!