|Posted on September 22, 2009 at 1:05 PM|
Call of Duty World At War is the fifth game in the Call of Duty series. It was Developed by Treyarch, and published by Activision. It was released on November 11th 2008.
Like every other game in the COD series (expect COD 4) COD WAW takes place during World War II, it focuses on the lives of two different soldiers fighting the war on different sides of the world. The pacific theater were you play as Private Miller of the Marine Raiders and the Eastern Front were you play as Private Dimitri Petrenko of the Soviet red Army. In total there are about 15 missions to play through from the assault on Makin Island to the liberation of Berlin.
Like other COD games you play in a squad with five or six other computer controlled guys unfortunately your squad mates can sometimes be very useless. Just because you have a bunch of other guys behind you doesn’t mean you can hang back and let them take care of the bad guys, although your not the squad leader your squad doesn’t progress without you. It seems like a dumb thing to complain about but this is the 7th generation of consoles and the COD series has been doing this a long time, I would expect that if I’ve got to hang back to replenish my health a bit my AI is not just going to stand there and wait for me. Another thing about your AI is the fact that they can be a nuisance at times, they do things like stand in front of you when your trying to snipe someone or stand in your way when your trying to get away from a grenade. Unreliable AI is a terrible thing to have especially when the enemy AI is just plain ruthless.
Fortunately there is squad mate mode where a second player and jump in and help you through a mission. In addition to the story mode COD WAW also has an online mode which can support 8 players in one match (sorry no split screen online). The online mode has numerous different modes like team death match, hardcore team death match, free for all, and veteran just to name a few.
Graphics wise the Wii versions graphics were pretty good, they aren’t the greatest but there OK, (after a while of gaming on the Wii your standards for graphics just plummet to rock bottom). Game play was exactly the same on the other consoles; COD WAW is a FPS that takes place during WWII obviously the game uses the pointer function of the wiimote and there are few motion controls (swinging the nun chuck to reload or the wiimote to use your knife). The controls in general were very well done. But if you want a more realistic feel the game is also compatible with the Wii zapper.
Overall COD WAW on the Wii is a great game, challenging game play with easy to learn controls, and a hardcore online mode make this game perfect for the few hardcore Wii owners out there. On the negative side the AI in your squad can be very unreliable, the enemy AI is vicious even on standard difficulty, most of the time while online there are “server connection timed out” messages or “connection interrupted” messages that can be a real pain especially when you’re on a winning streak, and lastly no Nazi Zombies. COD WAW on the Wii gets 7.0 out of 10.
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Categories: Wii/WiiU Reviews