Tag: Duty

“Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” review

by on Mar.22, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Developer: Infinity Ward

Another example of why Infinity Ward are the masters of the first-person shooter…

Any first-person shooter player worth his salt should be familiar with the Call of Duty (COD) gaming franchise and the intense game-play experiences they are invariably associated with. Unlike the rival Medal of Honor series of games, these releases eschewed the un-realistic “one man against the world” approach in favour of co-operative squad based scenarios where your actions are dynamically supported by intelligent comrades. Even without the additional complexity of a squad command system like Gearbox’s Brothers in Arms titles, COD has always managed to keep the action fast and furious and is arguably the most successful of the World War 2 shooter series to date!
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“Call of Duty 3” review

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Wii Game Reviews

Game: Call of Duty 3
Developer: Treyarch, Pi Studios

After our less than stellar opinion of UbiSoft’s Red Steel, we give the first person shooter genre another chance with our detailed look at the latest release in the Call of Duty franchise.

Those of you familiar with the standard game-play formula of any Call of Duty first-person shooter will not be surprised by Treyarch’s latest creation. Once again, you will take on the roles of key characters in the Allied army as they participate in over a dozen cinematic squad level battles across the French countryside in 1944. The game focuses on the pivotal operations around the Falaise Gap as Polish, British, Canadian and U.S. forces attempt to cut-off the retreat of a large German Army defending the Normandy coast. As the campaign progresses, your controlled character will switch between a handful of individuals in each army as they advance relentlessly upon the key town of Chambois.
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First Person Shooter Shootout – Part 2

by on Mar.02, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

We conclude our coverage of F.E.A.R., Quake 4, Serious Sam 2 and Call of Duty 2 first person shooters.

Game play – Serious Sam 2
In the beginning, the FPS microcosm of the gaming universe consisted of the adventures of a solitary hero. Bearing weapons of immense power, he was charged with the smiting of chaotic daemons, the termination of malevolent and fantastical beasts or the vanquishment of jackboot clad, fascists. And when gamers saw what had been developed, they saw that it was good. As years passed, the genre evolved. Scripting introduced predictable events that designers would lavish upon an unsuspecting player. Plots became more intricate and convoluted, causing brows to furrow in concentration. Interactive items and puzzles were introduced to slow down the frenetic action. And Croteam looked down upon what had transpired and said, “Bugger this for a joke! Let’s get back to our gaming roots.”
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First Person Shooter Shootout – Part 1

by on Feb.27, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

We take a good hard look at four of the latest first-person shooters for 2005 as F.E.A.R., Quake 4, Serious Sam 2 and Call of Duty 2 face each other off!

Gaming aficionados have recently been blessed with a handful of highly anticipated first-person shooters. Within six weeks of each other, F.E.A.R., Quake 4, Serious Sam 2 and Call of Duty 2 have managed to appear o­n store shelves ready for the Christmas buying frenzy. Each title has a distinguished pedigree to work from; Monolith Productions acts as the progenitor of F.E.A.R., with a long history of excellent first person shooter (FPS) titles under its belt (the No o­ne Lives Forever series, TRON 2.0 etc.) while each of the other three contenders possess equally impressive creators and are sequels to highly rated games in their own right.
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