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Submitted by JamieSI 644d ago | article

Turning Back Time: Call of Duty Retrospective

From Strategyinformer.com: "Times were simpler in 2003. No kill streaks, experience points or Call of Duty Elite. It was just the rolling hills of virtual France, some gruff soldiers and a LAN connection. Activision could only dream of what its new First Person Shooter franchise would become.

At the time Infinity Ward was an unknown name - all it was famous for was for being a collection of petulant developers who dared to break away from leading series, Medal of Honor. No-one really knew if Call of Duty would survive, but judging by the bombastic opening of earlier rival Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, it was likely it would." (Call of Duty, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

shivvy24  +   644d ago
cant wait to tell my kids we lived during the Dialup to broadband revolution
pr0digyZA  +   644d ago
Except they will just roll their eyes.
sdozzo  +   644d ago
You mean each house had a phone with a cord.
ATi_Elite  +   644d ago
Call of Duty
Call of Duty was such a GRAND Game! Awesome immersion into WWII with great control, nice graphics (at the time) and most importantly it really captured the feel, looks, and sounds of WWII!

The games SP was a nice fast paced run through various situations of killing Nazi's as either Britts, Russians, or Americans as each county used it's own weapons and fighting style to dispatch the dreaded 3rd reich!

The MP mode took a lot of good from Counter Strike and expanded on it with new game modes and tactics depending on the map layout.

Map Layout really made COD fun and unique cause of trenches, huts, forts, cover, objectives, etc. that many other Online MP games really didn't have at the time! Other MP games were just bland open areas or corridors with maybe high and low levels where as COD made the Maps sorta interactive and play a major role in tactics.

Call of Duty is an all time CLASSIC title in my book and worth a play through here and there on my retro Sunday Gaming days!

COD back then was also all about SKILL unlike the Perk driven casual experience of the COD Modern Warfare era we have now! So if you "think" your good at COD then I suggests you go back in time and play Call of Duty 1 and put your skills to the test without all the crutches, help, and perks of todays COD games!

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