Although back in World War II, World at War proves how to add more to a great formula.
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World of War is your basic FPS affair --- much like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Tons of great guns to use, especially the flame thrower. One of the good new weapons in the game. I'd say the game play is pretty solid.
My one and only complaint is with the grenades. Enemy AI will end up grenading you a zillion times, killing you many, many, many times .. and it gets rather annoying. Yes, you can throw them back, however, they sometimes blow up before you get the chance to do so.
The online gameplay is also back and it is much like COD4. The difference is Vehicles. They add a lot, but personally, I'm indifferent to them. I dont hate them and I won't really use them. The good thing is, for those who wanted vehicles, they are here!
The game looks good. Although visually it might look worse than Call of Duty 4, this is only because of the art direction. Where COD4 had a lot of bright areas and had good use of lighting, World at War is a more gritty, dark oriented game -- basically, its darker and does not show off the engine as well as COD4 did.
This however does not mean its an ugly game by any means. It still a great looking game, thought it might not impress everyone.
Excellent sound. Good music that keeps you pumped, sounds of explosions and the guns are done really well.
Voice acting is terrific. Really good stuff, gets you in the mood.
Menu screen is looking good. Cut scenes are nice and slick. What many will notice though is this is probably one of the most violent COD games. Just take a look at the opening cut scene and you will see for yourself how brutal it is
The game runs silky smooth, just like COD4, with no dip in frame rate. Online runs smoothly (So far based on what I've played) and the cut scenes between missions are well done.
Campaign is short, however, you can play it multiple times on different difficulties. You can also play the Nazi Zombie mode, which is unlocked after beating the game's campaign -- on top of that you've got a very solid and addictive mutli-player mode.