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CoD 3 - A solid launch title,
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This review is from: Call of Duty 3 (Wii) (Video Game)
Firstly, I must point out that Call of Duty 3 does NOT have any kind of multiplayer mode. So if you want a multiplayer FPS, look away now.
OK, now that's out the way, Call of Duty 3 has been frequently called the best launch title FPS that you can buy for the Wii. I can say with confidence that the controls are spot-on (and much better than Red Steel's) and although for the first few minutes, the only things that should be worried are the sky, the floor and the walls, you'll soon be head-shotting Germans with a bit of practice.
The missions are varied and enjoyable, most taking full use of the Wii-Mote and nunchuk. Some of the highlights include driving missions, rowing a boat, setting up explosive charges and more.
Graphically, we're talking Xbox textures, Xbox effects, Xbox polygon counts. Sound is where Call of Duty 3 excels. Hearing your allies chatter and bullets zip past your head create a great atmosphere.
Now this is a launch title so it isn't without it's flaws...
1) At the beginning of some levels (and every now and again in the middle of a level) there's about 5 - 10 seconds where the Wii-Mote fails to respond to anything (normally ending up in the screen spinning in circles).
2) While the frame rate is solid 99% of the time, it can and will fall at big battles.
3) Cut scenes can't be skipped, no matter how many times you've seen them.
4) A bit on the short side, but difficulty levels will keep you coming back (unlike Red Steel).
5) No multiplayer!
So I highly recommend this game if you want an FPS for the Wii's launch window. Once you're done with it sell it, and there will be a better FPS (hopefully with online play) around the corner. If you don't plan on buying this but like FPSs, this title would make a great rental. If you have an Xbox 360, skip the Wii version and get it for 360 instead as it has better graphics and multiplayer support.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2011 07:23:56 BDT
Mr. M. L. Hanford says:
I've had the issue a few times where the controls won't respond and I've 'glided' into enemy fire and died,it's actually really annoying and even though I only have a few FPS games on the Wii this is the only case so far I've noticed,I've mentioned this elsewhere but the driving controls are atrocious.
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