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As you will probably know, the Nintendo wii isn't considered to be a huge gaming platform when it comes to first person shooters, it is mainly playstation's and xbox's that are usually the two main contenders, but I think the wii should be given a chance with first person shooters because what's better than having a wii gun and actually aiming, shooting and reloading with it!
As you would expect, the normal online and campaign modes are available, but there is something about playing it on the wii that makes it feel just that bit more realistic.
If you were buying this game I would recommend getting a wii gun (wii zapper) you don't have to get it for the game to work but it is just more fun with the wii gun.
The only thing that I have had trouble with is getting to the online game mode, I don't know if it was just me but almost every time I tried to go online it would restart my internet! making everybody in my house lose connection to the internet! but that's the only downside.
I would recommend this to anyone, even if just to have a change from playing Call of Duty games on the PS3 or the Xbox.
This was my first COD game and to be honest, I wasn't impressed. Yeah, it had great graphics and a good war atmosphere but the gameplay wasn't particuarly addictive and once you have completed it you won't really want to go back. The controls on the Wii are pretty good, nothing complicated like they were on that silly Manhunt 2 game. The voice acting for the characters were great and the story was reasonable but seeing as this is my first COD game, I didn't, and still don't, get what the fuss is about. I guess I will have to play a version on the XBOX but if you like war games and only have a Wii console at hand then this is probably your best choice. Just don't expect anything spectacular with it, it does the job that it is meant to on the Wii. Pick it up if you find it cheaply.
Having played Call of Duty 3 for the Wii, and not being too disappointed about the Wii missing out of Call of Duty 4 (being a WW2 history fanatic). I was deeply looking forward to Call of Duty: World at War, returning to World War 2 and it was apparently going to incorporate the, until then, elusive Pacific theatre of war. It proved to be a very good game, but with some minor adjustments it could have been a great game.
Gameplay wise, Call of Duty: World at War is very similar to its predecessors and it is hard not to draw comparisons from Call of Duty 3 for the Wii. I remember the tacky feeling system in Call of Duty 3 that had you rotate/push/pull your Wiimote to perform certain tasks. Luckily this is dropped in this game and aside from using the Wiimote as the cursor it is not used elsewhere in gameplay, which is what it should be.
You follow Private Miller in the Pacific theatre, following him from Makin Island through Peleliu to the Battle of Okinawa. Whilst in the other half of the game, you follow Private Petrenko in the dying months of the war in Europe, through the Battle of Seelow Heights and into the Battle of Berlin, which includes the historically inaccurate raising of the Soviet flag over the Reichstag. The gameplay is mostly the same though the Pacific theatre seems much more threatening, the beautiful scenery disguising some very difficult levels, complete with Banzai attacks from Japanese troops which can easily lead to death of your character.
Aside from this Call of Duty: World at War is very much alike the WW2 first person shooters before it. Picking up new guns, of which you can hold one and one in reserve, is often vital to completing the level. A new feature over Call of Duty 3 is the inclusion of handguns, which whilst light on ammo are very steady and feel so much better to shoot than your average rifle. There is a great deal of pro-American bias throughout the game, which is to be expected when dealing with the still rather touchy subject of the Pacific theatre of WW2. The gameplay of this Call of Duty is rather similar to WW2 shooter before it, but the inclusion of handguns and the Pacific theatre do set it apart from others.
Graphics are not this games strongpoint, in the Pacific side of the game the environments are very interesting and colourful whilst the Eastern Front missions can be rather bland and disinteresting. Certain levels look better than others, with the Wana Ridge mission being noticeably beautiful with fields of flowers, rain and the constant explosions. Graphically the characters and weapons are of a rather high quality, tanks less so but they are still satisfactory. However I have noticed certain road signs are very blurry and heavily pixellated, and unusually some of your comrades sometimes appear to be cocking and firing a rifle which does not graphically exist. Glitches aside Call of Duty World at War is graphically good, though the Eastern Front missions often see generic grey building and corridor reappearing often. The amazing looking buildings and environments in the Pacific missions more than make up for this though, Shuri Castle in particular looks beautiful and it seems a shame to call in airstrikes on sections of it.
The music in this Call of Duty is well suited to the game, often building up tension without being off putting, though in the last two levels the triumphant music can overpower the sound effects and make things confusing. On the other hand the sound effects are always very good, it sounds realistic and perfectly encapsulates the sound of war, from the loud but realistic gunfire to the cries of comrades and the sound of mortar rounds landing yards from you.
Call of Duty, as a FPS, has almost limitless replayability value. Following completing the main game there is not much else to do, there are 14 missions and should take the average gamer 15-30 minutes per mission. You could try and complete each mission on the hardest ranking. However, in my opinion, first person shooters are almost endless, as you can replay them time and time again, especially if you are interested in this period of history.
Multiplayer in this game can get confusing. There is the obvious multiplayer mode in the menu which is playing with either friends or strangers via Nintendo WFC, this is indeed fun though sometimes the lag can get quite severe. This cannot be played with another player next to you, the only way to play like this is the side-by-side mode, as advertised on the back of the game box. However personally I got confused how to access this mode until I stumbled across it whilst playing. Just click new game/resume as normal and have two Wii remotes connected, another crosshair will appear and another gun/bullet graphic will appear on screen, in the top right. The other player plays as normal, firing weapons, reloading (off screen) and being able to pick up different weapons. This method of multiplayer gameplay is quite fun but not exactly what I expected.
On paper, Call of Duty: World at War is a perfect WW2 first person shooter. One of the most interesting battles of my time in my opinion, the Battle for Berlin is present in a major way. The Pacific theatre is included for the first time and also present are handguns, flamethrowers and no more frantic Wiimote action just to set a bomb. However some historical inaccuracies, some poor graphics in places and a confusing multiplayer do let it down slightly. That said, if you are a fan of first person shooters or WW2 I highly recommend this game.
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When my fiance came home with this game I wasn't too enthusiastic, but after a quick go on it when he was out at work, I was hooked.
The graphics are fantastic, and incredibly realistic, so it certainly deserves it's 15 rating! The in-game cut scenes are of the same calibur; clear-cut graphics that clearly explain the story line and the aims of the stage. You can increase your stats to improve your rank, and upgrade your weapon as you go along.
You can choose to play as either an American or a Russian in career mode, and follow their story through. While this is engaging and challenging, the multi-player mode is my absolute favourite, and I found it really addictive. It's best when played with the wii zapper gun, as it seems even more realistic and feels just like youre playing in an arcade.
Even for people who aren't fans of shoot-em-ups and actions, I would advise anyone to give this one a look. 9/10!
I think that Call of Duty is a brilliant game and has exceeded all my expectations. The graphics are great, the online mode is fantastic and the career is extremely challenging. It is by far the best game I have played on the wii and when using the wii zapper, it is almost as if you are at war. The online mode is incredible, you can challenge your friends to a multiplayer, complete challenges to unlock new guns, perks and attachments. There are lots of different maps to choose from making the game exciting every time you play it. So that there is something to work for they score you in levels. To go up a level you need to earn experiance by playing well. Once you have reached level 65 (which I must say is not easy, I have had it for half a year and only on level 42) you have the option of starting again, working for better rewards. This is called prestige mode and is only found online.
The Nintendo Wii is a great family console, but there has been a serious lack of first person shooter (fps) titles on this console. Until Call of Duty (World at War) arrived, that is. In what should rightly be regarded as the best addition to this genre on the Wii to date, Activision have finally given older users of the Wii what they have been waiting for.
Let's not beat about the bush here, if you have a Playstation 3 or an Xbox 360, you probably should not buy this game for the Wii, as those two versions are superior in graphics and depth, but if your only console is a Wii, and you are in the market for a game of this type then it is a must-buy.
The first place to start is Campaign mode where you are immersed in two conflicts: the Pacific Theatre where you fight among the Americans against the Japanese and the Eastern Front where you, fighting as the Russians, come up against the Germans. Both arenas have a different 'feel' to them; the conflict with the Japanese is pierced with numerous banzai charges from suicidal footsoldiers as well as cunning snipers in 'spider-holes'. The Eastern Front has a more attritional feel to it, with the germans providing a more organised, determined resistance.
The storyline that leads you through each stage is believable with some great commentary from Kiefer Sutherland and Gary Oldman and the Eastern Front ends in a very satisfying conclusion.
As the user plays through the game there are many twists and turns and the graphics, sound and gameplay are excellent. Use of the Wii-Zapper is enabled which adds a certain amount of control to some very hectic gameplay.
All this would justify the price tag alone, but the best part of this game is the multiplayer mode. You can play online aganst friends or strangers in a number of different scenarios on seven maps. As you progress through you get experience points and can rank up, unlocking weapons along the way. The developers have ensured that users will be playing the game for a long time with the Prestige mode in which you can go right back to the beginning and start all over again. As a reward you are given an icon by your name to let other users know that you are Prestige and not to be messed with!
To sum up this game is one of the best titles to emerge on the Wii with great playability, a very polished feel and great value for money.
Having been a fan of this Call of Duty series for a number of years on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, I decided to give this one a go on the Nintendo Wii. I have the game on the PS3 but was curious to see if the Wii brought any of its unique playability methods to the game. I am pleased to say that it does.
Whist the game itself is near enough the same as its super powered consoled counterparts, the graphics are not and that is really the only difference in the offline mode. The online mode is good but nowhere near as populated or as deep as the PS3 version is.
If you've heard of or played Call of Duty you will know that it is a first person shooter that is famous for its epic battles and vast array of weapons. This game is no different and actually adds to the previous versions to create glorious new scenes in deep water and has introduced frequent air strike opportunities. The world really does feel like it is at war. The difficulty of the game can be adjusted to suit your needs, but if played on normal, it will take at least 20 hours to complete the game if my experience is anything to go by.
Now for the Wii element. This game is fully compatible with the Wii Zapper controller, so this add a whole new way of playing with new button layouts, unique gestures and refined aiming abilities. The whole game, including multiplayer, can be played using the zapper. For this game alone the zapper is worth a purchase.
If you are into your graphics then please get it on the 360 or PS3, but if gameplay is your thing and you have a zapper, then you will be mad not buy this version.
Being a grandad of 54 years old, I thought that I was getting too old for gaming! however, this game proved me wrong. My son-in-law has the game on PS3, and I loved watching him play it. Therefore, I decided to get the game for my Wii. The graphics do not match those of the PS3, but I have had hours of fun playing this game.
However, I have found the wii controls to be easier to use than the PS3 controller. I like the way that the game progresses through the various levels, I have not yet progressed through all levels, and still have a long way to go before I complete it. I do not know what I am going to do when I finish this game. Will need to find another war game as soon as possible. So, if you are at an age when you should be doing the garden rather than playing games - don't listen to them - just go out and get this game. Much better than cutting the grass!
This Wii game what not what i expected, it was much much better!
Call of Duty has always been for die hard action gamers, but combined with the Wii this game opens up to a whole new range of game players.
The graphics are clear and realistic enough to not make you think you are playing a third rate arcade game.
The Wii controller allows you to really get involved with the action and helps increase the enjoyment from the game. You will be swinging, throwing, punching and stabbing the air! Not for the faint hearted!
The game is slightly harder than i expected though, but is not too challenging. It is good value for money as you have many layers to the game and will hours upon hours playing.
Its not a family game, but great for a night in for the adults, a few beers and some nibbles..and call of duty is the game to play!
Powered by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare technology, Call of Duty: World at War brings an uncensored edge to combat, as soldiers face the most harrowing and climatic European and Pacific battles in which an enemy, who knows no surrender and no retreat, will fight to the last breath, unleashing an arsenal of lethal surprising tactics. Peril and danger lurk throughout the battlefield as players combat the unknown risk of the new chaos of battle.