Games I’m looking forward to: Call of Duty: World at War.

Just because I’m egotistical enough to think you folks give a shit what I think, here’s another entry on new video games that I’m really looking forward to owning some day. Today’s game is the next in one of my favorite franchises: Call of Duty: World at War.

Not sure why they went with the hard rock guitar soundtrack for the launch trailer as it seems… out of place… but the game looks pretty solid and it’s averaging a healthy 88/100 score on Metacritic.

I know a lot of folks are sick to death of first person shooters set in World War II, but I’m not one of them. I was initially very skeptical of Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat because it was abandoning the WWII setting, but I ended up loving the hell out of it. That hasn’t stopped me from playing the occasional multiplayer session on Call of Duty 2 though.  I’ve been waiting a long time for CoD to take on the Pacific theater as by the time Medal of Honor—which is the other WWII FPS I’ve enjoyed immensely—got around to doing that setting it wasn’t very good. I never played CoD3 because it was a console only title so I’m pleased that this latest version is available for the PC.

The single player looks great. The multiplayer borrows some of the best ideas from CoD4. Flamethrowers, ‘nuff said! And it has a Nazi Zombie(!!!) Co-Op mode (see trailer after the jump). Alas it’s too close to Krismas for me to pick the game up anytime soon, but with a little luck I’ll get as a gift.


3 thoughts on “Games I’m looking forward to: Call of Duty: World at War.

  1. This game has all the right ideas with one fatal flaw that not even Nazi Zombies can cure: It was developed by TreyArch… the same morons who mangled CoD3 into a “Not-Even CoD game”. The graphics, while detailed, feel less real than the ones in CoD 4 or even CoD 2. The game is so full of bugs (many, many times I had an enemy soldier standing right behind me doing nothing, and I would shoot him point blank and I’d miss… or they’d miss… or the big-ass MGs which were certain death in the previously mentioned games would not even shoot in my direction once for a while, and then all of a sudden hit me even behind cover…

    I haven;t tried the co-op with my brother, though… really looking forward to that one.

  2. It’s a hell of a game, I love the f*ckn gameplay of first person shooters, I finished the older version of call of duty and this will be my next target.

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