Hands down the best semi-tactical shooter available currently for the PS3. Another must have title for the PS3!
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Then along comes Call of Duty 4. Now this is more like it! As a long time PC gamer this is honestly as close to the quality and gameplay experience I expect from a tactical FPS. Controls and animation are fluid, running at a good framerate. Graphics are not drop dead gorgeous (I think the native resolution of this game is less than 720p) but there's more than enough eye candy for most discriminating players.
The story could be described as cinematic. They really 1uped Ubisoft's Tom Clancy games in providing a diverse environment and winding storyline that can keep you on the edge of your seat at times. This is not a bland shooter that stays the same the entire length of the game. Some realism is thrown out the window with the number of hits your character can take and the sometimes nearly endless wave of enemies that seem to come out of nowhere (hence the "semi-tactical" label). Still what counts most is the fun factor, and COD4 delivers in a big way.
The only flaw with the game sadly is that the multi player servers are taxed to the point where you will be waiting literally for 5 to 10 minutes just to get into a game. This is nearly unacceptable for me, as I only have a few hours a day to play and I can't be sitting there waiting for something to happen. Patches and upgrades to servers were promised so I'm going to reserve harsh judgment until they have had a chance to catch up to demand; I chalk it up to "growing pains".
This is a must have title for PS3, don't make the mistake of missing it.