Another WW2 shooter? No wonder PC gamers Laugh at Consoles!
swordsman117 wrote this review on .
Well, as a veteran with WWII shooters by now, you’ll still be mowing down virtual nazi’s throughout the campaign and you’ll still be outnumbered by countless spawning enemies from all directions, that’s a fact. Call of Duty 3 does not reinvent the wheel but adds a few gimmicks. These so called immersions are nothing more than button mashing (a la RE 4). It is a love or hate situation which sometimes can be frustrating but can be forgiven. The gameplay is standard. The objectives are basically laid out in a Point A to B fashion. The player can never get lost. The missions would be varied but it’s still mostly compose of seek and destroy, attack and defend and rescue missions. This is not bad but there’s nothing really new to it. There are also driving missions. The story itself is not as captivating. It actually reminded me of Big Red One and in my perspective, the genre has been done to death. There is really nothing new to offer. Nothing that really stands out from the others. The graphics has been upgraded and receives a more darker tone. It’s actually hard to describe what’s real when everything around is so hectic or blowing up. The blur effect as you try to aim your sights is a nice touch. The environment, as I’ve noticed, is somewhat destructible to an extent. Something actually that surprise me is the smoke effects, it looked that real. Although I hated the somewhat shiny effects on the weapons.
Great graphics should come with great sound. COD3 does not disappoint in the sound department. It’s really loud, which is good. Who ever heard of a silent war? I mean this is not the Navy Seals were talking about. Were talking about a full invasion of France with guns all blazing. It’s got to be noisy. You’ll hear different chatter from other soldiers as explosions ring about. By the time you finish the game, you’ll be deaf.
The voice acting is the game is fairly good. There is too much emphasize on drama but ends up being funny in the long run. You don’t really feel emotion on characters that die and are about to die. It gets too predictable at times. Sure, there are memorable moments in the game but you start asking yourself “can I stop driving now?” instead of putting you on the wheel this time, why not ride shotgun or man the machine gun. At least you’re actually doing something. Nobody wants to drive, everybody wants to shoot at something. Just ask the Halo players.
There is also a problem with the AI. The enemy AI is smart and puts a good fight most of the time but the problem is the team AI and some clipping issues. Occasionally enemies would clip in a flak 88 or walls. Making them easier to kill. Also, team mates would do this to but not as often. It also gets frustrating when enemies would appear out of nowhere. It doesn’t get worst than this, probably the most annoying part is that you really can’t skip the cut scenes. Overall, COD3, although excels in other departments, lacks the depth of the previous COD franchise. Treyarch has taken something that was use to be great and made it into a mediocre game in my standards. It has really let me down. I would not a recommend this game as a must buy but just a rental.