GameSoul Reviews - Call of Duty:World at War

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Nov 24, 2008
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    This is officially, my first review ever on any game I have ever played. Criticism is allowed, but please don't flame me. [​IMG] Be sure to post comments after reading. [​IMG]

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    Call of Duty: World At War


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    -Opening-
    -Gameplay-
    -Graphics-
    -Sound-
    -Pros & Cons-
    -Overall-
    -Closing-
    -Screenshots and Video-


    Opening

    A great new FPS has come out for the DS. Definately a good thing. Call of Duty 4 was a blast, and is one of the only First Person Shooter games for the Nintendo DS. As this game has Wi-Fi, it's already a step up from Call of Duty 4, but let's see what else this new CoD has.



    Gameplay

    New stages, new mini-games, a challenge mode, and *gasp* Wi-Fi! This should be great. Under Single Player, we have the same modes from Call of Duty 4, but with a bonus of Challenge Mode! If you are new to First Person Shooters on the Nintendo DS, the controls are very simple. Use the stylus to aim, and the D-Pad/Buttons for movement. The "L/R" button fires your weapon. Killing can be tricky on far away targets, as vision is a problem unless you are using a sniper rifle. When the crosshair becomes red, there is an enemy between it, which I'd advise you to fire. Simply tap your weapon on the bottom screen to reload. More info in the Boot Camp a.k.a the first stage in Campaign Mode.

    In Campaign, there are over 20 stages that are unlocked as you beat each one. You encounter new mini-games as you progress further in the game, some hard and some easy. After taking over a base, you can find crates of ammo for restoring firepower to your weapons. Also, ADS (Aim Down the Sight) has been altered, and can be changed in the Options if preferred double tap or ribbon. Certain stages gives the positions of different soldiers meaning sometimes you are on foot flanking a tank, in the air gunning down planes, or bombing the crap out of supply buildings. The armies you are playing with are the Americans, the Russians and the British, and your enemies are the Japanese and Germans. The game features all types of invasions, and can put you in tight spots where you have no where to hide.

    After you beat Campaign mode, as the Allies you are free to choose from over 20 stages you want to play in Quick Play.

    In Challenge Mode you are given a single challenge. Once you beat it, the next Challenge will be unlocked. In total, there are 30 challenges for you to try at, while you are given requirements that have to be met in order to complete the challenge. Fun, huh?

    In the Nintendo Wi-fi Connection, you can setup your WFC, upload your stats up on the website, or have some good shoot-em-up fun in Worldwide or with your friends using the infamous Friend Code system. In WorldWide Match, you can have 4-Player matches (including yourself) in 11 different maps. For top entertainment it's best to get 2 to 3 people in a match as you will find yourself walking around lonesome in the silence of nature during 1vs1.

    Single player lasts slightly longer than before with the addition of Challenge mode, so you can have hours of fun on or off Wi-fi.
    9.0/10


    Graphics

    The "hand and gun" graphics appear to be slightly sharper than that of Call of Duty 4, but mostly everything remained blocky. At certain points in the game, you can experience slow-downs. A few things have been changed in the game like the effects in explosions and greater detail in many objects. The stages are medium-large, average quailty, and in many there are lots of exploration to do, which is an improvement from Call of Duty 4.
    7.5/10

    Sound


    They have improved in the quality of shots and voices which is awesome. Sometimes there's no music, Wi-Fi for example, which is kinda let down for me and most songs are used often as "Suspension" music. A few new songs on each stage which is satisfying enough.
    8.0/10


    Pros

    + New Mini-Games
    + Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
    + Challenge Mode
    + Fun Gameplay
    + Collectibles
    + Great Multiplayer Game
    + Good Replay Value
    + Play as a Bomber, Pilot, and more


    Cons

    - Blocky Graphics
    - Slow-Downs (Lag)
    - Can Be Slow finding a match on Wi-Fi
    - Mini-games are hard first time around
    - Can be boring when playing with only one person



    Gameplay
    9.0/10

    Graphics
    7.5/10

    Sound
    8.0/10


    Overall

    8.5/10


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    Nice Review, Thanks Gamesoul! [​IMG] I already played this game it's AWESOME. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, I hope I can do even better in the future.
     
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    Ehh, no one here to comment Gamesoul's exellent work?! [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe I have some type of disease that I didn't hear about. Oh well.
     

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