''Activision showed us two levels from World at War ahead of the November 13th release, and despite being evaluation code the game appeared to be largely completed. The introductory cinematics, whilst not as detailed as the likes of Call of Duty 2 for example, still adequately set the scene using real footage from the war coupled with a to-the-point narrative of the campaign you're about to participate in.
The Pacific campaign could never be described as pleasant by any stretch of the imagination, and although it's been covered before many times (probably most noticeably by the Medal of Honor series) it hasn't quite been done with this level of brutal honesty. Whilst trekking through some unnamed jungle, presumably in Burma or some place equally unappealing, we were set upon by hordes of Japanese soldiers with absolutely zero warning. The AI involved here isn't like previous titles, if you stand still and take time to aim carefully, you'll be hacked to pieces by a screaming member of the Japanese Imperial Army, and forget about taking cover - swamps don't tend to have a lot of burnt-out tanks to crouch behind.''