Critics' Corner

 

Thank God they got rid of WWII (for now, wait til CoD5)! And thank God the game that strayed away from the dull repetition of war games we are used to was good! Wait...not good...GREAT!! This is by far the best FPS I have ever played! The campaign was great until about the last few missions which started to get repetetive. But overall it was good. The start of the game has you following the British S.A.S. soldier known as "Soap". With Soap, you start out in Russia (I think) or near that area. (All I know was there was snow in the levels!) But anyways you are him for the first couple missions where you are on a wild goose chase to find an Al-Qaeda terrorist. But anways after the first two missions you switch to the good guys...er...the Marines. Where you are with a guy who has a name that I forgot cause it wasn't cool like "Shampoo". But anyways then you do a couple missions with him switching back and forth between Soap. But then something happens, to the Marines guy (won't tell you what because I don't like spoilers but something happens to him) and you're Soap for the rest of the game. Anyways there is a Russian sniping level with Soap later in the game that is (in my opinion) the best level in the game. There is also a very cool and unique level in which you commandeer an AC-130 gunship that is the s***! This is actually the best level with the sniping one coming in at a close second. Overall, with the campaign, it is great and has some nice unique and diverse levels in spots. Overall the campaign alone would give this game a 8.5 or 9.0.

Now I will switch to the best part of this game...the multiplayer! First I want to give a shout-out to pill922 for playing with me online with me, that was a great time and I hope to see you online when I get my hands on my permanent copy. But anyways, the game has great multiplayer and should definitely kicks Halo 3's ass when it comes to most addictive online play and best online play on 360 so far! With a great unique feature called the "Perks System" you can earn (that's right you have to work for it) great abilities such as, throwing a grenade down when you die and getting some important final shots with your pistol to even out the points when you die. These are great and it has the ranking system that we know and love in Halo 3. You also get some challenges to increase your skill with the weapons you use. Not much more to say about it except that it's great! Ok, so once Call of Duty 5 comes out it better have changed to go back to the War in Iraq instead of this crappy WWII genre that got old after CoD2 minus 5 years. But if it is in WWII they better add some of the great features I have come to love in CoD4, especially the online gameplay! So if you haven't played this I higly recommend picking it up for at least a rental but it's definitely worth a buy!

-Alex (PDB), Xbox 360 Team

Graphics - 10

Story - 9.5

Gameplay - 10

Sound - 9.5

Verdict: BUY 9.5

 


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