More Reviews
REVIEWS Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chy Review
Oh no, it's a sensitive adventure game featuring a teenage female protagonist. Will everyone freak out?!

Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma Preview
I wish I could claim some mastery over this topsy-turvy classic starring elf boy who saves princess. Predictable, right?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES Developer Spotlight: Dontnod Entertainment
The developer for Remember Me is quietly becoming a force on the indie scene.

PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

Call of Duty 3 Member Review for the Wii

matdevdug By:
matdevdug
12/25/06
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE FIrst-Person Shooter 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Activision 
DEVELOPER Treyarch 
RELEASE DATE  
T Contains Blood, Language, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Do you hate Nazi's? Does the idea of being yelled at in 1940's slang just make you happier than anything else in the world? Do you hear the sound of M1 Garand bullets in your sleep? Well, somebody on a development team somewhere must have heard your call, because they designed Call of Duty 3 just for you. However, for your average gamers, you might want to read on.

Call of Duty 3 is the latest game in one of the best loved WWII shooters. It has you playing soldiers from several different nations against the Nazi threat. Now, this is the first real shooter for the Wii, and as such it is the test by fire for most users of the idea of using the Wii as a machine for first person shooters. So how does it fair? Well, don't throw out your Xbox yet...

The Wii controller does a good job of allowing you to use your rifle for accurate and precise aiming. However, you never stop aiming. In the beginning, this can be difficult to even comprehend as the first battle develops and you are barely holding your own. When I say holding your own, I mean barely killing half the enemies on screen.

That's right, this game is easy. While I understand a developers hesitating to notch the difficulty level up on a new machine with a new way of controlling your character, that is not excuse for this game. You can go through this entire game without dying once. I bought this game and played through it in a long Sunday session without dying a single time, and I am not an amazing gamer. The difficulty level is not the only problem though.

I understand the Wii is not supposed to be the graphical powerhouse of the other systems. That being said, this game looks lame. Its playable, but to say its more than that, especially for next-generation gaming is being nice. One scene has your team-mates leaning over you and speaking to you with no motion on their faces at all. Thats a show-stopper in terms of a demonstration of graphical power, and is far from the only example of that kind of problem.

If you can look past all of that though, you are looking at a solid game. I wish this game had multiplayer of any sort, along with the complaints listed above. However, at the end of the day this is a game that will allow you to have some fun and relive World War II. It also shows that the Wii does best when the games designed for it are done with the Wii in mind from the beginning, not just a port of a PC game. I would recommend this as a rental, especially due to the Wii's lean offerings at the moment. However, as more developed shooters come along, I would suggest placing this game on the shelf and using it as an example of how launch games can provide fun without actually giving you what you hoped for.


More information about Call of Duty 3
 
C+ Revolution report card
Views: 1618 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus