SlapStic.com editor Matthew Curtis shares his feelings on the Call of Duty: World at War beta, and why he feels that the full game will be a huge disappointment for everyone who loved CoD4
The game is almost worth it just for the extra zombie mode alone. That mode > Left4dead. You get everything Left4dead gives you and with more. Building a fortress while fighting off zombies? COUNT ME IN! Its a solid shooter. But because its not made by Infinity Ward and Treyarch has a lesser record plus its WW2 again, people dont like the game. Oh yea, also because it has competition this time around. R2 will have no equal this Xmas. Sorry but hot damn 8 player COOP and 60 player online > bigger than anything else cept for LBP. As for me, Im getting all three!
All this guy did was b*tch and moan how the guns weren't realistically distributed and how the models were a little inferior to the COD4 models. He never once did talk about gameplay, he never once talked about the vastly bigger maps, he never once talked about the variety of perks and weapons, he never talked about the zombie mode, he never talked about the 4 player co-op. The only reason he finds this game is terrible is not team based spawn points, slightly inferior models, unrealistically distributed guns... that's why a game is TERRIBLE? Jesus... And I thought a terrible game is one that doesn't have a very good multiplayer/single player and doesn't have replay value.
JUST STFU about this game. its a ww2 game get over it its going to kick a$$ and your going to love it.
Lanoire it will not be better than Left 4 Dead, not by a long shot!
Dude, are you kidding me. COD world at war plays the same like COD4. Youre saying mediocre left4dead is better than COD4? Failure.
Wow, I totally missed the CoD WaW > Left 4 Dead part Lanoire's post the first time I read it. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. This is Valve we're talking about, almost all their games got 90+ All their games have amazing multiplayer and gameplay All their games have a great narrative I.E. Half Life 2, Portal I think you just want to downplay Left 4 Dead because you don't like the 360 or Valve because they messed up Orange Box. I checked your post history LaNoire, trolling is what I see. Hell, I don't even have to look at your post history, your post here is enough to file you under fanboy. EDIT: LaNoire, wow, Left 4 Dead will be a much better game than CoD WaW. Counterstrike is better than CoD4, Turtle Rock Studios which is now part of Valve made Counterstrike and now they're making Left 4 Dead. There's no way that Counterstrike is mediocre, if you're judging Left 4 Dead's graphics are mediocre, you should know by know the graphics is only part of the pie, says most people playing Resistance 2. Turtle Rock Studios won't disappoint. Left 4 Dead: Multiplayer GotY on all systems.
I've been playing the beta on the PC. And I have to say that I like it. Not sure what this guy is talking about unless he is just really burnt out on WW2 games.
Isn't Terrible I have it preordered (PS3 version so not in the beta). But I am worried seeing as how Tryarch are 0 for 2 with spiderman and James Bond. I had Quantum of Solice Pre-ordered but changed it once the reviews started coming down. Honestly though from what I have seen so far I am pretty impressed with this title. Can someone in the Beta verify how good it is?
I'll be honest not having the right weapons kinda annoys me too. It was okay in COD4 cause I could see it happening. But when Infinity Ward did WW2 they gave the factions the right weapons. I don't think this game will be terrible, and ppl really rip into Treyarch more than they deserve but I see this as a 7-8/10 type of game in other words average.
First of all the reason a German in the game would have a Japanese gun is because you pick you class, then your team. If your class has a Japanese gun, then no matter who you are you have that gun. Sheees it isn't rocket science. I thought I was going to hate this game, but after the beta I'm sold.
FCC, dont act like ur a saint, i've read ur comments and everyone of them has been pretty much Anti BR, PSN, and PS3 in general, while praising XBL. On topic, i highly doubt that this game will be better then L4D, maybe Graphically, but definatly not story wise, or gameplay for that matter.
I am enjoying the beta. I like the maps I've seen so far for the most part and the dogs are freaking awesome. I thought it would be gimmicky until I had them sent out after me. Yeah it's COD4 with WWII painted all over it but that's a good thing IMO. The MP will be the same and judging from the numbers that still play COD4, they did the right thing there (if many of them switch over to WAW but dunno the answer to that). It would have been nice if they showed a little more effort with the small things but I will purchase day one for co-op alone.
I'm going to be honest though and say I think this because of the crap they pull with PS3 owners. If they were under MS, I wouldn't care at all. However, as an "independent" developer they need to cater to everyone EQUALLY. And don't give me the whole "well the PS3's flux capacitater is to hard to equalize, hardy har har" bullsh!t. They blow because they're too lazy to get up off their Cheeto covered a**es and work.
So, I take it, you have played Left4Dead, ehh? Take your two bubbles and go away. Be Gone! And, I say to you.. Failure.
I agree with this. Infinity Ward needs to be given total control of the franchise.
I think that they should just go all out and make a new IP.
Yeah it'd be cool if they explored a whole new genre.
Treyarch ... have they made any good games? Nope. I just looked at their resume. Nothing to give a damn about.
Treyarch so far this gen has only made Spiderman games, James Bond games and CoD games... All mediocre, and I don't blame them. How do you make a good Spiderman game? Rare was the only one that made a good James Bond game CoD3 only have 6-7 months of development time compared to the usual development cycle. All they made is movie games and CoD, this game is Treyarch's test of prowess.
I heard this game SUCKS on PS3.
I'm pretty sure that they're about the same...
COD3 I could not even get on line when I took it home. It will suc.k more on the PS3
"Why Call of Duty: World at War will be TERRIBLE." Um...because it has the words world and war in it?
i heard that ur a D*CK. and this guy who made this comment is one too. WTF is he doing comparing them anyway. one is modern warfare the other is ww2. WTF! U cant start complaining about the difference in guns. what a a douche. god knows why he has a job talking about video games
I'm sticking with CoD4...
agreed. to be fair, it would be hard to top, though.
its the same engine as cod4, how will it suck, its gonna top cod4 by far and i loved that game.
oasis in nyc in december.
Multiplayer sucks, single player is amazing. Just rent it.
words from the wise.
it looks like a COD4 mod.
so? even if you say it is a mod the game is still pretty fun. If you haven't played the beta, you opinion pretty much has no value.
I have been playing the beta and it's really good
Im planning on renting it, my money is saved on other big titles.
This guy is a flucking crack addict who needs to go suck a large one comewhere else
I'll be to busy playing Gears of War 2 and LFD so Call of Duty: World at War will just have to wait.
Oh god.. i must actually agree with you. GoW2 + L4D > CoD5 ... I need to wash myself, i feel dirty after agreeing with you. Goddamned, i hate you so much.
i well be having a better time then you PP. (i well be playing R2 and LBP) I really feel sorry for you
Yup I will be too busy playing LBP(GOTY 2008) and Resistance 2 this season that I wont even get a chance of buying CoD5. Then I got Killzone 2(GOTY 2009) coming in February!
I wish IW would just do a ton more DLC for COD4 than make another title. That and leave Treyarch out of it altogether.
i am in the beta and its not a good game the gameplay is a lot slower and the characters models dont have as much animation as cod4 the dog perk is just so stupid omg the air strikes never kill anyone
im in the pc beta and i think its great. now they added gore which is great. Peopel should try this and not judge by a video or some persons preview.
its cod4 with ww2 skin(i tho it would be a good thing my self but it wasnt)played the beta for 1 day got sick of it
Agreed, most the guns suck and those dogs are so annoying
First he's basing how the game will be on the beta. Second he's calling it crap because call of duty 3 wasn't too great. I dont know about you guys but I loved that game. Now who cares if Germans are carrying Japanese pistols, this game is based in the pacific theater! And then he goes to call call of duty 4 futuristic. Hey genius article writer, it's modern day in a fictional setting!
I don't know why they keep taking the game out of IW's hands and giving it to these half-assed developers, COD:WAW is a TOTAL copy of cod4 with a ww2 reskin, I mean most of the unlocks are the same, with the exact same name! Oh boy, they added artillery and dogs of war /rolleyes OH WAIT I FORGOT, they even went so far as to copy Left 4 Dead and Gears of War 2 and included a zombie mode? lol?
They aren't taking it out of IW's hands. IW demanded a 2 year production cycle, and they got it. However Activision still wanted a new CoD to come out every year. I am glad the IW got their 2 year production time, it allowed them to make modern warfare so good. If Treyarch stopped making CoD games then you would still be waiting 2 years for the next one from IW. You are not better or worse off with Treyarch making a CoD game.
why o why did they go back to WWII! its a really out played genre now.
its actually awsome ! i cant wait for this and the zombie mode.
As long as they do it right it's all cool. But I still wont buy it.
Its good to change things up every year like they plan to do. Next year COD5 will be out by Infinity Ward so you play modern warfare again. I was also bummed at first, but it looks and plays great.
only gripe i have is that its WWII again, but other than that it looks good.
I wouldnt mind WW2 if they really pushed the gameplay... but from what I hear it's exactly the same as CoD4 (+ zombie mode)
Can these stupid websites just shut up and put out a review when the game comes out instead of whining about it weeks in advance? I mean just because you don't like a few things about the game doesn't mean it will be terrible. I'm a HUGE COD 4 fan, got it day 1, and don't expect the new one to be good enough to bye. Having said that, I will keep my mouth shut until its out to pass my judgment. I suggest these annoying bloggers do the same.
i thought that it might. the guys working on it are the same guys who made cod3 and spider man 3 both terrible games. they really needed ubisofts help
CoD 3 was a good game, I'm curious to know what was wrong with it in your mind. I think that it was the best WW2 game to come out on the Playstation yet. It was better then Medal of Honor: Airborne(EA) and it was better then CoD 1(Spark) and CoD 2(Treyarch) on the PS2. And infact it was better then the entire Medal of Honor series which I was playing all the way back on the PS1. Medal of Honor has terrible controls and has changed them throughout the series and it tends to be unrealistc with the boss battles and with Nazi Robots in Medal of Honor: Underground. The gameplay was great and was very fluid just like CoD4 and it was a nice looking game aswell. The only WW2 game that might have been better would have been CoD2(Infinity Ward) on the 360 which I didn't play, because I had a PS2. So heres my question.... other then possibly CoD2 for XBOX 360 and CoD3, has there been a better WW2 game ever made?
well me for one ( along with several pro reviewers) BattleAxe thought cod3 was a very good game. it didn't bring any thing new to the ww2 time. (at its time it had the most impressive technology however) and i agree that spark sucks.
it well be TERRIBLE its on the 360. it well be a small scale have bad graphics and a dumb @SS AI
yes the 360 i out dated. i well be sticking to ps3 exclusives
Also,, the guy who wrote this article is an idiot. Im not gonna even waste my time and explain why. One thing for sure is that nobody should ever base how good a game is by a beta. I was in the Socom Beta and thought it was garbage. I played the retail game and I must say that I was pretty impressed. Everything about it was 100 times better. Nuff said.
the guy that wrote the article either works for EA or UBI. you gotta have them Far Cry 2 and Warhead off the shelves and not let Treyarch win everything with 2 games hitting the shelves within 7 days. I will definitely buy the game eventually, I am just not that much in a hurry.
Feels more like an expansion or mod for CoD4. If the game was 20 bucks I'd pick it up for sure, but I just don't have 50 dollars to spend on another WWII game. The only "real" new feature they've added is coop in the campaign.
so you mean to tell me that online coop, zombie mode, trophy support, every console including the wii and ps2, all different guns, vehicles, and whole new perk system is a expansion? Want to know what an expansion is bud? Look at the 10 dollar map pack infinity ward sold you earlier this year. Wanna see a true Mod? Look at gears of War 1.5 with its 5 vs. 5 and horde mode. Those are the real mods and expansions. How on earth do you guys call yourselves real gamers?
While the game doesn't actually bring anything new to the franchise (except for the zombie mode and trophies for the ps3). It just feels like a neverending cycle of sh*tty WWII games, I mean, when is this gonna end? I played the beta and I still say it feels like a mod, the weapons just don't make that much "boom". Also, if you had actually PLAYED Gears 2, I would have totally accepted that it feels like a mod in your opinion. But the fact is my friend, like it or not, Gears 2 is AWESOME! And it is just so much more than a mod. The epic proportions of this game kicks ass, literally. But if you want to play another sh*tty WWII shooter from Treyarch, rather than Gears 2, I'm not going to stop you. Being able to enjoy a game regardless of what anyone else thinks, that is what separates the true gamers from the fanboys. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it...
This opinion article is retarded...i bet if the same guns weren't available for each side he would STILL complain that one side has all the good guns or something. And so what if a yellow +10 pops up? I LIKE THAT. Why would I want it to be gone in the next CoD?...sigh
Meh whatevs the game has started to grow on me...and with all the little extras they are tossing it is getting better and better...... Only thing I see cod 4 having over this game is the modern aspect...thats it
Everyone can still play COD4, but now you got part 5,, a totally different game and environment. You can play part 4 for a while,, then when you get bored you can play part 5 online coop. Whats the big deal with that? Whats wrong with variety? Nothing! I think the real problem is in front of your computers. Also, there are like 20 different games this year to play. Last year all we had were shooters. Now we got racers, platforming, and gorgeous looking sports games that are tweaked and more streamed lined than last years. Why are these articles even here? You dont like a game thats coming out? Then shut up and play the ones you have you idiot!
Not liking the Beta at all. It really is a hge rip-off of CoD4, and one of my favorite thigns about CoD4 (the weapons) are comletely missing. I know this is an obvious case, but the weapons in CoD5 don't feel iconic or anything, I have literally no urge to unlock any of them
My only concerns are the guns, which I doubt any COD4 veteran would like. I mean modern weapons >>>> WWII weapons.