Answering the Call of Duty

It’s quite apt for the Call of Duty/Modern Warfare series that I myself have been ‘off the grid’ on this blog for most of April.  So what have I been up to?  If you were to say wasting countless enemies and blowing stuff up, then you wouldn’t be too far from the truth.

I’ve previously mentioned dabbling with Modern Warfare 2 and moaning about how difficult it has been.  So much so I even came up with my own tips on how to complete ‘Loose Ends’ on veteran.  As it turns out, after I’ve kept chipping away at the game, I’ve mastered most aspects of it.  It’s now really fun and I can pretty much hold my own against anyone.  I still struggle with some of the more challenging special ops though.  I don’t really see myself completing them all.

So what does a gamer who is new to the Call of Duty series do next?  Hungry for more sublime action, I decided to get Call of Duty: World at War.  Yes, the game will be two years old this November, but I told you I was new to the series!  I’d always fancied getting World at War, but it had always been too expensive.  So, I just waited for it to come down in price and with a little help from the invisible hand it was mine for about £17.99 ish.  Sweet.

The verdict?  I love it!  The tried and tested control scheme is spot-on, the visuals are great, and the storyline keeps interest.  The difference between Modern Warfare and the WWII era games is refreshing and maintains variety.  It’s interesting to see how Treyarch approached  the different game modes with having both competitive and co-operative campaign modes, and when you’ve had enough of that, you can always blow the heads off some pesky Nazi zombies.  Good stuff.

I’m currently making my way through the campaign again on veteran and finding it a nice challenge.  As I’ve mentioned in some of my tweets the so-called ‘grenade spamming’ can get quite annoying.  Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like it!  Your options are pretty limited if three or more grenades drop at your feet in an enclosed area.  So as I work my way through each mission, it seems like gunfire will be the least of my worries!

We all know that there’s another Treyarch Call of Duty game due this year, possibly called ‘Black Ops’.  You can be assured that I will answer the Call of Duty again.  Next time though, I won’t take as long to answer the call.

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