Call of Duty, World War II style
Got the new Call of Duty release in my sweaty palms and couldn't wait to get it home and let it bask in the laser light of my xbox. Popped it in and played around with the game modes a bit, same basic stuff as Call of Duty 4. However, noticably, the graphics and overall tone and mood of the game was different, thought I was playing some generic shooter. The saving grace, the impeccable Call of Duty mechanics, it was this alone that allowed me to continue. I gotta say, after a while the more colorful Call of Duty started growing on me, started to feel a little hip retro-ish in a way. Then it was time to play online. I jumped into a deathmatch game and immeditaly concluded that the multi-player game was on crack. Everything moved at ridiculous speeds, it seemed like every player had extreme conditioning, naturally. The excessive speed at which everyone in the match moved around combined with the "cap gun" like sounds of most of the weapons started to turn me off in a hurry. After a dozen of so matches my nerves were shot, I was in the mood to down a red bull, rub on the sweat controller, and give it the old college try, after all, this is a Call of Duty release, something gotta give right? Wrong, it only made me want to put in COD4 and play a real game for awhile before hitting the rack. However, this one's staying in the stable, somethings gonna click someday, they might update or give it some other saving grace, but for now, it's gotta make due cleaning out the stahls. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone over the age of 17 or on any type of medication. Now, that said, I am more than sure that this title will make a come back in my library, but right now, just not in the mood for it's hyper game play, but, to each his own.