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Loving it so far!,
This review is from: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Call of Duty 4 was (and still is) one of my favourite games. I spent countless hours playing online and I loved the single player. COD4 was so good that even the Mrs found the multiplayer a 'good waste of time' and at times I had to fight to get a game! I'm happy to say that in many respects COD:WAW is just as good as its predecessor. Here's what I've found so far:
- Controls and 'feel' to the menus is pretty much the same as COD4 so you can get strait into the action
- You can now play the campaign in co-op
- Veteran difficulty still offers a challenge for experienced gamers
- Online ranking up system updated, there's more categories to earn points, you prestige at 65 (rather than 55 in COD4)
- Tanks are available in the multiplayer! They aren't invincible however and I feel they don't unbalance the game at all.
- Online maps, so far I have found to be very good. Only 1 that I don't like (Makin)
- Game play is still very good both on and offline. Not exactly the same as COD4 but close enough.
- Graphics are excellent. Not better than COD4 but lets be honest that would have been very difficult
- Instead of UAV, Airstrike and Chopper you now have Recon Plane, Artillery Bombardment and Dogs. Love calling in the dogs.
- New perks and a new perk catogary for vehicles
- A boot camp option when playing online that you play from rank 1-8 for new players
- Still no online achievements
- Most of the single player achievements have to be completed as single player, you can't get them by playing co-op
- Online, rifles seem pretty useless (not sniper rifles). You hit people and it doesn't register and have to get a head shot to kill them!
- Have experienced some 'bullet lag' online that I didn't in COD4. Possible teething problem?
- Perks like juggernaut are still there. IMO with them adding a boot camp option they should have limited the 'noob' perks to the boot camp and make them unavailable once you start playing properly
- The multiplayer on this game will take up days and days of my life!.... wait is that such a bad thing?
The best way of describing it is think COD4, swap it over to WW2 and then tweak it a little bit. Its not better or worse, its different. I'd highly recommend this to any wanting a worth while online multiplayer experience. There are games (GOW2, Dead Space) that can offer better single player experiences but as GOW2 online seems to be a bit of a dud the COD:WAW looks like the new king of the multiplayer!
EDIT: A couple of months on I would just like to add that altough it is a worthy addition to the COD series, it frankly isnt as addictive or as good as COD4. The single player is pretty poor to be honest, gets worse as you go on. And there have been several glitches in the online play (hopefully to be patched soon). Still worth getting but doesn't hold a candle to COD4.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2008 12:01:34 GMT
Chris Cubitt says:
You call juggernaut a noob perk but you probably use stopping power on pretty much every class you make. What you don't seem to realise is that juggernaut just counters the extra 25% damage you get when stopping power is on.
Another thing is that the lack of online achievements isn't a bad thing because they just mean that 'G' whores spend their time online hunting achievements which essentially ruins online play. They also fixed the rifle issue.
Also the graphics are better then COD4 if u actually compare the multiplayer maps from 4 to 5 then the difference in graphics is very noticable the only things that graphically are not better are the guns but you know its just an opinion.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2008 10:27:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Dec 2008 09:06:54 GMT
I'm glad they've fixed the rifle issue (I haven't used them again yet), I'll give them another try.
In my experience stopping power is on to counter juggernaut, not the other way around. To be honest I have no problem with people using stopping power, juggernaut I do (as do a lot of experianced players). Having a more powerful weapon - possible, being superman and staying alive when you should be dead - not very likely.
Personally I would have liked half online, half offline achievements - its not going to stop me playing online but I would have liked a few online achievements. I think the graphics are either the same or in places slightly worse (more so in the single player campaign). Again its only my opinion but I found COD4 one of the best games I've ever played in terms of how it looks.
Posted on 9 Dec 2008 23:13:10 GMT
M. wotton says:
good review, but makin is an insane map!
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2008 16:19:47 GMT
Insane good, or insane bad? It's the only one I don't like!
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2008 11:31:53 GMT
D. tona says:
From my experience, at first you (the royal you) think jugganaut is perfectly ok, then you realize it is completely "noobish" and ruining the game etc. Then when you become a PROPER experienced player you realize that the people who complain about juggernaut are the real noobs as it is part of the game and is no more an advantage than any other choices from perk 2.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2009 07:43:21 GMT
While I respect your opinion I'm afraid I have to disagree. Once again a perk like juggernaut gives you more health, it keeps you alive when you should be dead. Granted stopping power gives you a more powerful gun (possible in real life) or last stand letting you shoot off a few pistol rounds as your dying (also possible, not very likely however). It is widely recognised by the gaming community that the juggernaut perk unbalances the game play (and yes is 'noobish'). While I would NEVER give someone a hard time or complain because they are using this perk, I do believe it should be restricted to either the boot camp or those below a certain rank (so that new players get an advantage while they learn). If this means other perks are also restricted then so be it, the game would still be very much the same without them.
In my experience it tends to be the same players that glitch on GOW, quit games cause their loosing on Fifa and scream like children when you kill them on COD/Halo that use perks like this. Personally I see it as 'acceptable cheating'.
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 09:37:24 BDT
Alex Milsom says:
Just to let you know, there is an online achievement, to reach 10th prestige :)
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 17:14:47 GMT
Mr. M. Brooke says:
there shouldn't be online achievements at all. As soon as the community dies out the achievements are unattainable.. also you only really want to be playing online against other people (or atleast the host) in the same country as you otherwise you get enough lag that you need to adjust your shots/actions.. even shots or grenades can get 'lost' in the lag, seen it too many times myself
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