Writer and source engine mapper. I also have knowledge of working with CRYengine. Current projects: Writer for Halo: Evolutions.
on May 1st, 2011
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This review may contain spoilers
We all had different reactions to the news the series was leaving its WWII routes. Some of us were happy and felt it was about damn time. Others thought that they were deserting its roots. Personally I decided it was about damn time the series got a face lift. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the originals I felt it was time to let go. CoD4 does what it tried to do well, but it is stil not perfect.
Oh hey! For once the US military is not depicted as the cavalry and actually blows in there like they own the damn place! Well it is about god damned time. In the campaign and in an unknown desert country (definitelynotIraqorAfghania)where things went to hell. The president was executed and dictatorship has once again prevailed. The story is very good, especially seeing as the US are not the best of the best amazingly good angels here and you do not always play as them. You normally play as a British S.A.S. Member which instantly gave this game points for originality. However in the end it will feel less like a campaign and more like a ton of explosions stringed together.
The game is gritty and dark. The graphics set a good tone for what this game is trying to attempt and you will feel like you are in actual warfare if you do not attempt to scrutinize too much. There is of course an occasional glitch in the software or an undetailed object that has yet to be rendered but like I said, if you do not scrutinize or look to hard you are fine.
The music is suspenseful and does the job of helping the story very well. The sounds also feel realistic and will have you shaking a bit after a thousand things blew up in your face. However, the sounds are normally much louder then the music and you can go about hardly noticing it.
The gameplay is a double edged sword. Although it makes it realistic how you can instantly kill some one. It really lacks skill to do so and most will resort to camping. But
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