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Call of Duty 3 (Wii)

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Genre: Action & Shooter / Video Game for Nintendo Wii / ESRB Rating: Mature / Release Date: 2006-12-01 / Published by Activision

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      01.09.2009 17:25

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      A great game for anyone who likes a challenge!

      Call of duty 3 is a action game set in Normandy, france during WW2, the graphics are smooth and vibrant, making a more realistic game play experience. The game play is not very complicated, and you have basic operations/commands, such as pushing or pulling, twisting, holding or grabbing, all of these controls are performed using the Wii remote and numchuck, this gives the game a more realistic feel, drawing you more and more into the game.
      You start the game with a mission briefing in which it tells you what to do when you start. You also have various weapon controls and different attacks which you can use during combat. The game play is realistic and intense, but there are some parts of the game which are quite difficult, such as the melee attack, in which you are face to face with a german solider and you have to move the wii remote back and forth very quickly and then knock the solider to the ground which for me was quite difficult and repeating the same melee attack over and over makes the game a bit boring, if you cant do it right.

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      16.06.2009 17:20

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      A great game for the War fans as well as shooter fans!

      I bought this game after playing 1 and 2 on the playstation 2 and four on the Xbox and found it to be suprisingly good; which i was not expecting.

      The tutorials it gives you at the beginning really do help the gameplay and the graphics are good; obviously not as good as an xbox version but still for the nintendo wii they are better than some others. The game revolves around WW2 and you bascially have to shoot all the enemies, complete missions and occasionally drive tanks and control grenade launchers.

      A plus feature of the game is when you drive you use the two remotes as a wheel, with grenade launchers and big guns you have to place the remotes like you are actually carrying the weapon which is similar to other weapons (which i don't know the name of). Being a sniper in the game for me is one of the best bits as you get to scope out the enemy.

      Definatly worth the buy, and like every nintendo Wii game you do get used to the controls.

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      11.05.2009 20:20

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      A good game though a little hard to control at the start

      Its fun Its fast its one to play alone, I suprised myself as I am not normally one that likes shooting games but I think it is down to the way that the wii remote is handled which makes it so much easier to control it is set in world war 2 where you take on a group of areas and do battle playing as different armies agaisnt the german the graphics are quite good the scenes realistic and the way that you handle the wii remote works quite well There is also a little ride in a jeep and some hand on hand combat the missions that you go on can be quite interesting but the thing is the sound and the scenes make you want to duck for cover at times som of the controls are a little hard to get to but arent to bad once your there a game that pretty much delivers a good experience

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      22.09.2008 22:22
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      A good game which is easy - buy it cheap

      Call of Duty 3 for the Nintendo Wii.....



      Call of Duty 3 is a shot 'em up game where you are a member of the army fighting in World War II, You see yourself as a solider fighting some of the heaviest battles there were around throughout the Normandy Breakout Campaign.

      You begin with almost real life like footage of docking on the shores and the hoards of soldiers wading their way through the seas and running into an already established battle. You are literally thrown in at the deep end and the intensity of the game at the beginnings sets a good pace for the whole outlay of the game itself.

      The beginning section of the game also gives a short period of training which although basic sets you up with the basic skills (and buttons) you will need to shoot accurately and quickly. These skills are essential and although it took me a while to pick up I did improve drastically the more I played the game.

      There are many sections throughout the game as you are literally joined to a brigade making their way through the war and fighting off the enemy as you go. You are able to pick up different types of weaponry along the way and use them easily with the information that is typed up onto the screen.

      The graphics of the game are very impressive and at times are so life like it really amazed me. Of curse there are times when the graphics are brilliant because the computer game stops and a graphic enhanced type movie clip is playing (these sections usually lead you from one set of tasks to another). As you move through the game, you are set different objectives to carry out and by doing these you are heading to a different location.

      At some points through the game you are able to board such things as arm tanks where you have to point out items that are to be blown up or even take charge of a positioned machine gun to rid tons of enemy at one time. The amount of bombs and gun shots in the game is truly never ending but I guess this is somewhat true to what it would of actually been like had I been fighting for real.

      I have to say having not played Call of Duty the game prior to this one I cannot say how good the other two games before it are. This game however is pretty easy and even though you are able to set the options so that you can play in either easy, average or hard modes, even when I had it set to hard I found it a piece of cake to complete. The game play is simple and to find and complete your missions are fairly easy too.

      I have had this game a matter of months and have already completed it without that many hours been spent on it. Although I did enjoy it, very much I do not really feel I was able to get my moneys worth. There are no real good two-player options and most of the time I was playing alone! (Which is no fun really!). The concept of having the Wii remote to lay the game with did however make it far more fun than using the standard controller. The idea of using it as a gun though did take a bit of getting used to and to keep the Wii remote pointed at the screen the whole time was something I kept having to remind myself.

      Overall, I would say this game is good. It is enjoyable to play and easy to pick up. I did get it as a buy one get one free offer in the Game store and I was exchanging a game so I did not actually have to pay much money for it. However, I do think it is a game that needs to be bought second hand or at any rate cheaply. The RRP on the box is £29.99pence but I would not really be happy to pay that for it. Because the game can be completed in such a relatively short space of time, getting it for a cheap price makes it worthwhile otherwise I would suggest getting a more advanced shoot 'em up type game.



      RECOMMENDED BUT ONLY IF BOUGHT CHEAP!

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        19.06.2008 14:03

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        overall I think you should go out and buy this, its entertaining and good to play

        This game is one of my favs on the wii. You are a soldier and have to cpletet missions around derelict cities, countryside and all different scenes which makes it interesting and not samey. The controls are really hard at the beginiing it took me a while to get used to it, as the nunchuk and wii remote work together to move the soldier. Howevere once i had got used to it, it felt quite natural and the movement of the soldier was really realistic. I also liked it to begin with because there are different levels of diffiuclty so at first you can just play and get used to the controls without dying every second. The graphics are good for the wii and quite good when moving at speed although sometimes when you are travelling on the tanks the graphics can be a bit blocky in the corners of the screen. But i would def buy this game, it takes w hile to complete as well so good for serious gamers also.

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        12.02.2008 23:01
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        I would wait for a better wii shooter if I was you

        The call of duty 3 is a reasonable action game for the wii. It is one of the few action titles released for the wii and I recently purchased it so I will share my experience of using it.

        The graphics are about average for this game by wii standards. They are enhanced slightly by the landscapes and enviroments that the player experiences as they travel through the game.

        The controls are certainly one of the advantages with this game. The wii remote is pointed at the screen to aim and the b button on the back of the remote is used to shoot. These are brilliant features as they really give the feeling of pointing an actual gun at the screen and make it much more realistic. Call of duty is also compatible with the wii zapper which is pretty cool.

        Unfortunately there is no multiplayer or online mode on this game, there is only a single player mode. This is very annoying as the online and multiplayer modes are the best part of wii gaming. Also once the career mode is finished there isn't much else to really do in the game.

        I wouldn't really recommend this game, it's not the best and certainly not a wii classic and I am sure that in more wii shooters in the future will be much better. If you're not put off by this then the price is about £20 as the game has been about for a year.

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          07.01.2008 20:28
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          A good shooter for the wii

          Another in the long range of WWII shooters that have passed through all the consoles over the year, how does it fair up with the new wii control system.

          The game is exactly the same as the other console versions its just the controls that differ, you walk/ run about with the nunchuks analogue stick, a good reason to invest in one. When you see an enemy you aim at him with the wiimote and then pull the trigger (b button). This is the best use of the wii controls ive seen so far and hope it continues with future games. Some of the the best features on the game:

          #Control System
          #Some of the best graphics ive seen from the wii, sort of like ps2 but with shader and pixel improvements
          #A very tense thrilling shooter as i have come to expect from call of duty
          #It can be fun to explore the huge maps.
          #You can really get the most out of your speakers with this game especially if you have a sub to blast out them bomb vibrations

          The only real gripe ive got with the game would be the length of the game, with just over 10 missions this is very quick to complete for an avid gamer and could probably be done in one day.

          I would definately reccomend you pick up the game if you can find it for under £30 as it gets the most out of your wii however dont spend too much on it as it is a relatively short game.

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          05.03.2007 01:18
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          A great World War 2 shooter with the enhancment of the Wii expirience.

          Call of Duty 3, the third instalment to the Call of Duty series. Sticking to what it does best, Call of Duty focuses on the spectacular battles that were situated in World War 2, and has so far been one of the only World War 2 game series that doesn’t revolve a main part of the game around Omaha Beach on D-Day, instead it shows you different aspects of what happened during D-Day in 1944. As usual, Call of Duty 3 sticks to as much truth as possible, without loosing the fun of hardcore war combat. Though unlike the other Call of Duty games (Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2), this Call of Duty is made purely for consoles, and not for PC’s, thus this has caused the game to decline in graphics from its’ prequel Call of Duty 2.

          The aim of the game is to live through the war by being a soldier, rising through the ranks of all three British, American and Russian stories. Use your weapons, such as rifles, machine guns and other World War 2 firearms to take out the enemy soldiers. What makes the Wii version of Call of Duty 3 so unique? Call of Duty 3 Wii version is possibly the most fun war game I have ever played. You use your Wii remote to aim and fire at the enemy, just like you would if your holding a real rifle, shoot at will and aim at will. It also adds in new features for the driving part of the game, and the new “close weapon” fighting. For the driving, you would turn your Wii remote to the side, and use it as a steering wheel, so it brings the realness of actually driving to the game. For the “close fighting”, you move the remote around accordingly to successfully survive and knock out the soldier trying to knock you out with the end of his rife.

          Though unlike the other Call of Duty games (and possibly the other formats of this version), there is no multiplayer or coop, so its’ just single player, which makes the game less effective when you have friends around, as I’m sure it would be great fun fighting other people online or your friends with the whole new style of Wii game play. The game is not all just shooting down enemies as you see them, there are also other objectives you must achieve during the battles, such as planting bombs, destroying vital building parts to gain advantage in war, battling tanks, jeeps and all sorts, which increases the fun of this First Person Shooter.

          I found the game very fun, though it will take a while to get use to the whole new Wii style of game play. But once passed this, you should find it very enjoyable. From night raids to full-scale assaults, this game brings intense action for your playing pleasure. Like the previous Call of Duty games, this is rather addictive, though due to its fair shortness, it won’t last that long, though due to the choices you have to make during the game, you could quite easily play through the game again and again for a few more times.

          The game is based on World War 2, but the battles it shows are original to World War game series. Call of Duty cover very few famous battles, and focuses more on the lesser known battles so you learn from this game as well as have fun. The graphics are not too shabby, though comparing them to Call of Duty 2, they are at a major decline, though I didn’t really expect much to come from a console powered game, but for a games console, the graphics are pretty decent. The games music is very good, mainly epic music to really get you in the mood and set the scene of what’s going on, and in general makes you want to play the game more. This game is fully voiced, where during the game, your allies and enemies will speak, in mid-combat they will speak also, such as shouting “grenade” or “need artillery support” etc, which brings more life to the game, and seems less… lonely.

          The game is not very difficult once you have gotten use to how to play the game, though it can be extremely hard when you get yourself into a tight spot, it all depends really on how tactical you are, how many troops you have in your squad, and how numerous the enemies are. I got this game as a Christmas present (along with getting the Wii, and a couple of other games, so expect to see my Wii game reviews in the near future), but I notice it to be around £35 online, and £40 in stores, though this may seem expensive, but the enjoyment this game brings, it is worth it.

          I notice that this review is a lot shorter compared to my others, but I wasn’t really too sure what else to write, I didn’t really want to resort to listing weapons, and other things like that to make the review look better, but I dislike to use facts in my reviews. Anyway, I have had a lot of fun with this game, and hope that they will keep making this series more fun in each future instalment. I recommend this game for all Wii users, but I don’t recommend this game to anyone who wants it on another console, Call of Duty is only good on PC, and now on the Wii, much easier to play, and a lot more fun. Please inform me if there is information I have failed to cover in this review or any personal information you would like to know about this game, then let me know and I shall update!

          Overall Rating: 8.2/10

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          The follow-up to the #1 next-generation game, Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the Normandy Breakout, the historic campaign that made the liberation of Paris possible and brought the Allies a step closer to Berlin. Through a seamless narrative that delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action, players assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers American, British, Canadian and Polish and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield for an unprecedented variety of combat, with advanced high-definition graphics, detailed character animations and explosive on-screen action, delivering the most immersive and cinematically intense war experience ever.