Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Game Review ( Call Of Duty 2 - Xbox 360 )

Call of Duty 2 has been arguably the most popular World War II gaming franchise ever, and it's impossible to dissagree, this is an amazing game. Here is my review for Call of Duty 2.

Graphics: 4.5/5. Obviously the graphics are a million notches above past consoles, but I was strikingly suprised at how great the graphics were just for a launch title. ( Since usually graphics on a console get better as its life progresses. ) The soldiers look life-like, and the enviroments look fantastic. The only real problems graphically, are that the smoke grenades in buildings go through the walls, and there are occasional blurs, that's about it. Amazing graphics.

Sound: 5/5. You won't believe your ears. This is one of the best sounding games I've ever played. The explosions are great, the guns are great, everything's great, but what really makes you feel into the game is the fact that your infantry men talk to you, and when they do, it's actually useful. You know how in past games guys would randomly say things that weren't true? In this game it is. "German's coming from the South West." He's right. Brilliant sound, it really immerses you into the game.

Control: 4.5/5. Most anyone can pick up the controller and know how to play. I can honestly say I NEVER played an Xbox, but I picked this game up first day and right after the Training for this game I knew exactly what to do. Great controls that are very easy to use, yet effective.

Fun: 4.5/5. I'm on the last mission on single player currently, and I must say, this is an unbelievable game. The whole single player is in a way repetetive, but then again, that's what war is. But with the fantastic action going on ALL THE TIME, it really doesn't matter if you're doing tedious tasks over and over again. This is a great game on single player, and even a blast online. Online is good, but hard, because " No matter how good you are at one thing, there's always about a million people better. ". So basically, you will keep getting shot dead in the back online. However, the hit detection is spot on; unlike games like Halo, Halo 2, and SOCOM 2 and 3 for the PS2. The multiplayer is also good, but nothing like single player. Single player is just hands down constant intense action, while split-screen is just laid back, find and kill the other guy. The biggest thing that I didn't like about this game, was the fact that there was no 2-player campaign mode; now anyone could agree that'd be sweet. 27 missions, and single player's over, then you can go through it again. ( Which is still great. ) But I reccomend online play. Call Of Duty 2 simply has the best single player I've ever played in any shooting game; maybe ever. This is a must buy for a 360 owner.


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