Knee-jerk reviews after ten minutes' play-time. As is only right and proper.
Call of Duty 2 is undeniably hot right now. Months after it became the 360's top launch title, it's still the number one game on Xbox Live. Can lighting strike twice? We know 360 gamers are hoping it can. But the PlayStation 3's release is also coming up and the situation is, in many ways, similar. If you're planning to buy one of those beasts, you're no doubt already wondering - what games am I going to pick up? The undying appeal of the World War II shooter, a series you're pretty sure you
Call of Duty has quickly jumped from being well-respected to a juggernaut. As of July, Call of Duty 2 was the most popular 360 game on Xbox Live, and there's a lot more scrutiny on the sequel. Activison isn't shying away from the piercing eyes, however. The company invited us to Paris, France to get our hands on the single and multiplayer - despite technical glitches and the threat of all-consuming jetlag ruining the experience.
The good news is that these were mere distractions. Though Call
The Call of Duty franchise has already defined what a next-gen first-person shooter should be, winning FPS battles since the day the Xbox 360 launched. Activision and Treyarch won't be happy until they win the whole darn war, and showed us their firepower in a next-gen hands-on gameplay session at Activision headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.
It's easy to see this series is hitting its stride. The people behind Call of Duty know that we want intense, memorable scenarios filled with carnage. We
It's the first-person shooter that has constantly set the standards in the World War II action market so it was with much excitement that we got to see the latest on Call of Duty 3.
With new additions to the Call of Duty series, publisher Activision's main aim has been to create the most intense and authentic WWII experience possible, which is why the transition to the next generation of consoles is hugely important. The extra processing power means more of everything - more enemy troops, more
Tuesday 19 September 2006
If there's one thing that Xbox 360 is good at it's war. And, based on an early version we've just played of the game, Call of Duty 3 isn't going to do that reputation any harm.
As with its predecessors, Call of Duty 3's strength lies in its winning combination of accessibility, authenticity and atmosphere, all of which are in evidence in single-player stage The Island. This is the game's second chapter and part of the larger Normandy breakout in which Allied forces
It was a cold day in France. The rain was beating down something harsh, the enemies had an advantageous position, and we had one mission: get to the top of the hill. The problem was, for the most part, we were in a wide open valley with very little cover, and the enemies already occupied the few higher altitude positions there
Call Of Duty 4 is already better than unicorns, robots and light-sabers combined, but in just under a week it’s aiming to get even better with the release of the first downloadable add-on, the Variety Pack map collection for online multiplayer.
Yesterday morning we got another chance to see Modern Warfare 2 as part of Infinity Ward’s epic European tour. It was a more laid back affair than last month's multiplayer event in Los Angeles and felt less like we were being treated to something completely 'new' but we did get a chance to catch up with Robert Bowling (Infinity Ward's adopted spokesman and Creative Strategist) see some more single-player and have a go on Special Ops.
Truth is, although Treyarch did an excellent job on Call of Duty 3s single-player game, it was held back by irritating vehicle sections and super-linearity. But online... man, we love it. So, with development of the Call of Duty series heading back to Infinity Ward (creators of Call of Duty 2 ) weve high hopes that they can up the game on single-player, pulling out the levels a bit and either making the vehicle sections and context-sensitive combat moments brilliant or dropping them