World War 2, you’re American and Russian. Sound like something you’ve heard before? No real plot that intertwines here, it has a CoD1 plot with some new twists to keep you on your toes, they added the Japanese section of the war too, but if you’re looking for some kind of fresh invigorating story, look somewhere else.
I have to say, going back to war during World War 2 has never been this much fun, they really outdid some aspects of the game, but it’s still WW2 and as we all know, the Nazi’s lose.
During my playtesting of the game the sound was absolutely gorgeous, there was proper ambient effects that fit into the game, I did notice some bugs however, there were some guns that sounded a bit muffled and unrealistic, but overall it sounded pretty damn good.
Some say that the graphics on this game are gorgeous, which in some aspects they are right, but unfortunately it doesn’t cut it when you’re playing the first level and the water effects fuck up really bad. I mean, I thought that I was having hardware issues at first. There were some artifacts here and there, some textures weren’t as crisp as they should have been, and a few guns felt like they weren’t doing their best animations, but overall it looked pretty good. (On a side note it looks better on my friends Xbox360 running through component on his EDTV than on my HD monitor)
Features 8/10 5/10 Original Score
The mods work ok after the updates, there are more maps and a whole lot less frustrations. I still only give it a 8/10 because these fuckers are HUGE (the 1.6 update is 900 megs) I praise the Treyarch team for fixing these flaws, but could've used a better compression, but whatever
I’ll give the game credit, it does have a nice assortment of updates that fix a bunch of problems, unfortunately they don’t include any fixes for using the same cd-key in coop, so I can’t update anyways . You can include more maps (But only through the mods section) you could probably add even more things if the mods section worked consistently enough.
Final 7.6/10 7.1/10 Original
This CoD is really a nice shooter, but what it shines forth in a new coop experience, gameplay, graphics and extra little gadgets, really lacks in the flexibility, ease of setup, and little bugs. In the end you get a truly great game that just maimed itself by not having a little more polish and shine. Do this yourself a favor and just get it for the Xbox360 or PS3 to save yourself the hassle.