You must be wondering what on earth has taken us so long to review this game?
Well it’s purely down to how addictive this game is. I made a concerted effort to finish the single player section of this game before venturing into the multi-player section so here goes.
If I had reviewed this at the half way mark I would have said that it is just as good if not better than the COD4 single player. It’s action packed, humorous and keeps you grippedâ€¦ until about 3/4 of the way throughâ€¦
I don’t know what it is but I started to get bored around this time and just lost interestâ€¦ The game doesn’t get worse or do anything wrong, it’s just not right.
But to be fair I am comparing it to one of the top single player shooter campaigns and it really does hold it’s own. Well worth the money anyway.
Everyone knows this game is all about the multi player.. so does it hold out?
Well I was meant to post this review a week ago so I think that answers that question.
When you start the game it can seem a little daunting. The maps are hugeâ€¦ way bigger than any other FPS game out there. But you very quickly get into itâ€¦ Just grab the closest tank, helicopter or armored car and haul ass to the other end of the map.
The point of the game is to either protect the gold boxes or capture the gold, depending on which side you are on.
I can tell you straight away that I prefer attacking. The defense side gets a bit boring in my opinion. But I think that’s more about personality than anything.
But what we all want to know about is the destructible environments.. Are they any good?
Hell yeah, it is absolutely fantastic. I can’t imagine how we have ever played games without this before.
As an example, I was running the the fields towards a building when a guy stepped out in front of the window and took a shot at me. He missed, I pulled out the rocket launcher and took out the entire top floor. Easily one of the best gaming moments in my life.
It adds the right amount of realism without making it overly difficult. I even managed to get an achievement for coming first in the game 😉
I have absolutely no desire to go back to Call of Duty 4 now.
So if you are buying this for single player how does it rate?
Scoring Single Player:
Gameplay: 7.5/10 [It’s good but it starts to feel a bit dull in the end] Presentation: 9/10 [I love the comedy and destruction] Sound: 9/10 [I played this without 5.1 but the ambience was great] Value: 8/10 [Worth the cash] Overall: 8/10 [as above]
Or are you getting it for the multi player segment?
Scoring Multi Player:
Gameplay: 9/10 [Overly addictive] Presentation: 9.5/10 [Destructionâ€¦ utter destruction] Sound: 9/10 [chaos] Value: 9/10 [Go for it] Overall: 9.2/10 [Pack the COD4 away and go for it]
As an endnote, I possibly have sold the single player short after playing the multi player all week.. There is so much more I can say about it but what more do you need to know other than go buy it?
Last Updated: July 7, 2008