Release of the Week: Call of Duty: World at War

Filed under: , by: Greedy Raven

Not every blockbuster this season deserves the spotlight. Call of Duty: World at War is a sheep in wolf's clothing. Taking the good name that Infinity Ward built with Call of Duty 1, 2 and 4, Activision enjoys exploiting gamers by letting Treyarch play around with Infinity Ward's brand...

World at War is one of these pseudo Call of Duty games. The last such game, Call of Duty 3, was a disaster. All the game ended up being was Call of Duty 2 with some "added features." I use the term "features" loosely because all they consisted of was a hand to hand combat mini game that interrupted the game play and ruined the experience. World at War is nothing more than a repackaging of Call of Duty 4, but still set in World War 2.

To be fair, they are adding new things to the series such as the war in the pacific and making combat a little more dark and grim. Even so, this game is still sailing under another developer's flagship. Were this game given any other name, I might give it a fair chance. Unfortunately this is another case of a publisher attempting to take advantage of the good faith of gamers everywhere. I encourage you to ignore this title on Tuesday.


On November 10, 2008 at 6:16 PM , Jordan Graner said...
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On November 13, 2008 at 4:15 PM , Jaxhammer said...

This game's a solid 9. And it SHOULD have the COD brand... it is COD4 repackaged.. and it's also alot of fun.

You're not completely wrong in demonizing Treyarch, though. I'm still getting over COPoopy 3.