Is World at War Worth the Full Price?

Despite Call of Duty 4 being a fan favorite, does that automatically mean you should purchase World at War at full price or should you hold out? Included: a discussion on the CoD franchise and a rant on buying video games at full price.

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Jimmy the Greek3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

ill say wait for the discount. if theres one thing the cod series does very well its the sound. with 6.1 it makes you duck for bullets

sunnygrg3651d ago

Being one of those to pay $65, I'd say no. It is still worth a rental though.

CEO OF N4G3651d ago

Im not even going to buy the game.WW2 shooters can kiss my a$$.
I have killzone2 beta to play for online(which is better than every FPS) And i have resistance2 if i want to play coop or single player.

interrergator3651d ago

how u get the killzone beta

BlackTar1873650d ago

In mu opnion I paid 64 dollars for a 2-3hr coop game that was lame. Worst purchase I made all year. MP is okay but WW2 can kiss my as (In videogames only no disrespect to the men who fought in it) but I thought hey maybe ill actually give a ww2 shootere a break for once after being played out after medal of honor 2 but no i was let down and dont recommend to anyone. My whole clan both systems call it Call of Crap WAW

Yipee Bog3650d ago

The same way other beta testers do, Email lol. Not much help. sorry

ThaTeflonDon3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

I love COD4 and would not trade it for any other game besides a COD game.... I mean come on people ... if you actually played COD:WAW and don't think its worth $65, then take a look at your collection of other games ... I'm pretty sure you bought something else that wasn't worth it ... Treyarch has done a beautiful job with this game ... the game looks better than COD4 in most parts ... Treyarch definitely upgraded Infinity Ward's engine and made it better ... so he has put in a lot of work ... but guess what ... the next COD by Infinity Ward will use Treyarchs updated engine no doubt ... so what will be people excuse then ... praise Infinity Ward for a great engine when it won't be all their work


infamousinfolite3650d ago

I might go ahead and buy this game at full price anyway but just for the multiplayer though. Then later go into the single player.

kosha3650d ago

You lot can say its just an expansion pack and a rip off but im having fun playing it and thats all that matters.

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bgrundman3651d ago

It is hard to support a non Infinity Ward COD game. Feels too much like a shameless cash in.

killyourfm3651d ago

Give them the benefit of the doubt, though. They had some insanely big shoes to fill.

However, gotta agree - I'll wait for this one used, or just rent it.

bgrundman3651d ago

Though I am skeptical, I will still check it out, just not at full sticker price.

outlawlife3651d ago

they got the shoes half filled already though, infinity ward did the hard work by writing the engine and designing the concept, treyarch basically plugged new weapons and vegetation in the cod4 shell

i can't really say i give much credit to treyarch for what they have done because they didn't do a lot of it

kornbeaner3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

you are wrong. An engine is just that an engine. And when talking about Treyarch not putting in work because of that engine you look damn right foolish. The engine is great for graphics and the MP that CoD4 already had which this game more or less keeps the same. But what about the new 4-player coop in the game. Granted its the one "HUGE" addition that Treyarch put into the game but that alone must've taken some time to do since IW didn't know how to put it into CoD4. Not only is there 4-player Coop but the MP maps are bigger in size. The smallest map in CoD:WaW is about three times bigger then that of the smallest map in CoD 4.

Funny thing is there were a host of improvements that Treyarch put into this game that will go towards the Next IW game and all the fanboys like yourself will claim it to the the next coming of Jesus for the CoD series.

What improvements? you say. 4-player CooP, bigger maps, better lighting (which CoD:WaW has over CoD4), water physics (there are huge bodies of water in this game which look way better then the water in "Charlie don't surf" in CoD4 and looks loads better than the water in Resistance 2). All these changes will be in the next IW game and many people will be claiming once again that IW is the greatest even though most of the new tech would be coming from Treyarch.

Also the Death cards (Cheats) in this CoD:WaW are way better then the "Cheats" found in CoD 4. Outside of "Infinite Ammo" and "Cluster Grenade" all the cheats found in CoD 4 were lame.

butterfinger3651d ago

"IW didn't know how to put it into CoD4" - Do you really think IW didn't know how to put co-op in a game? If you believe what you wrote than you are just plain stupid. THE ONLY thing gamers can thank Treyarch for is the co-op, but that's not to say that it couldn't have been done before. Let me guess, IW didn't know how to do rumble or trophies in the PS3 version of COD4 either. The thing is, the best things that everyone likes in this game beside tho co-op can pretty much all be attributed to IW. That being said, there is no reason to become an IW fanboy as they were pretty much the laziest devs after their MP became a smashing success and they basically turned their backs on the gamers. For a franchise like COD, though, you can't really favorite either dev team. They will churn out a new COD every year, and if it's good they will keep the good stuff in the next one, and if it's bad they'll toss it with minimal improvements across the board. 99 percent of people that purchased this game are not going to notice the better lighting or water physics, and bigger maps should've been a no-brainer (SOCOM even has bigger maps lol). If you think that Treyarch revolutionized the COD franchise with this game more so than IW did, then you must be in denial, but we shall see if IW can make an equally impressive game in their next one.

joydestroy3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

i do think you guys are retarded for saying Treyarch didn't do a lot of work on the game. just because they used the same engine as CoD4 doesn't mean they didn't do a sh!t ton of work.

ask yourself many games use the Unreal Engine!? do you say they didn't do all the work too???? no! so why now? just to hate?

and of course they used the same concept...ALL COD GAMES USE THE SAME CONCEPT!

ALSO, games feed off of each other. developers take note with what works and what doesn't and expand upon that. that's exactly what Treyarch did. if they had failed at this game, then and ONLY then could you say they suck. they had a little help, they didn't cheat. and guess what? CoD fans are gonna eat it up, guaranteed.

kornbeaner3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

I not stating that Treyarch revolutionized the CoD series because they didn't. But they put in a huge improvement into the series that players give them no credit, that being 4-player CooP. In a gaming world were people are always talking about CooP this and that, Treyarch put that into the CoD series but get little to no credit for it. And when next year rolls around that same 4-player CooP will be found in IW's game and players will jump for joy because IW "Finally" put CooP in the CoD series. The point I was trying to make is Treyarch may not be the inventors of the series but through out their time with the series they have made little improvements to the series that most of the gaming community refuses to give them credit for and thats just sad.

Treyarch from what games I have played from them are a very talented Dev. Team that have always been under the gun to make a product that will sells in a short amount of time. This is the first time that I know that this team has been given two years for any product and while I won't say it surpasses CoD 4 I will say that it adds a host of improvements to the series that they will get little credit for, also this is the best WWII game to come out since Medal of honor for the PS1.

Also when I worked at Sony there was a guy who joined the team that worked at Treyarch during CoD 3 (which is considered the bastard of the series) but he would tell us that on Average during the project they would work 95 hours a week (and it also wasn't uncommon for them to put in 120 hours a week for long stretches during the project either) for pretty much the whole project which lasted 8 months. While CoD3 was not a great game by any means I challenge you to find a dev that can make a game in that short amount of time and make it as good as CoD3 game out. You won't find one.

thor3651d ago

OK just because you have a great engine doesn't mean you're going to make a great looking game with it. Gears 2 has fantastic graphics with UE3, yet look at a lot of the games that use UE3 and you'll see if devs aren't much good then having an engine built for them isn't going to help. Treyarch have done a great job.

morganfell3651d ago

They had some shoes to fill alright and Treyarch spent too much time trying to fill them with talk. Wah wah wah, they sound like Charlie Brown's teacher.

They screwed up Quantum of Solace worse than anyone that hasn't played it can imagine. You would think Activision would have had better sense and given their first Bond title in a new contract to some people that knew what they were doing. That game is just trash.

Now comes COD WaW and it certainly fails to achieve a passable $59 bar. Wait for the discount. It is the only way to teach these companies a lesson. Hit them where it hurts - in the wallet.

butterfinger3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

COD fans? You do realize that COD4 was the best selling COD game by far, so what do you think those people are looking for that bought COD4?

@ Kornbeaner - I can respect your appreciation for Treyarch, but you have to realize that nearly everyone else that will play this game will be judging their game against IW's. Now, that being said, my intention was never to label Treyarch as a bad dev team, and I too have enjoyed their past games (even COD3 to an extent lol), but they haven't changed the COD franchise like COD4 did. Actually they could probably thank IW for a huge portion of the sales that this game will manage. The one thing that will make myself want to buy this game is if Treyarch maintains their online community better than IW did (which isn't hard), so they basically have to act like they give a damn about their fans.

Edit @ Joydestroy - "obviously CoD4 fans wanted another modern shooter, but they knew this wasn't going to be one from the get go" That is exactly why the announcement of this game was met with such disdain. People are tired of the WWII games, and we as gamers have made that abundantly clear. I will say without a doubt that this was the very best WWII game I have EVER played, but the thing is, I'm sick of WWII games!

joydestroy3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

screw a discount. xmas present for me.

well i guess they got what they wanted then huh? shouldn't be any complaints from them if it's a CoD4 remake but set in WWII, right?

what would CoD4 fans really like to be added to the game besides the things Treyarch added to this one? obviously CoD4 fans wanted another modern shooter, but they knew this wasn't going to be one from the get go.

kornbeaner3651d ago

I can respect that opinion, CoD4 was a great step for the series to take but they had 2 years+ to make that game happen. Treyarch was given only 8 months to do CoD3 but even then they managed to put some improvements into the core gameplay like running and throwing back grenades. And now CoD:Waw is out and Treyarch was given a full dev cycle. they could have easily followed CoD4 to the "T" and simply cashed in on the series name, but instead they used that time to put in 4-player CooP, Deathcard cheats which are awesome for the most part, Nazi Zombies which is great fun, bigger MP and included vehicles which makes players change their custom classes for at least a couple of matches. These are the little nuances that Treyarch will not get credit for because they are Treyarch and not IW. but when the next IW game rolls around these little nuances will be slightly tweaked and be hailed as a great improvement to the series because of IW.

But whatever, haters are haters. I enjoy the game and between this and fallout 3 my winter is pretty much covered until Killzone 2 and Street fighter 4 come out in the spring.

Happy gaming.

comm133651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

Most gamers do not care who the game is made by, instead how it plays.

CoD4 sucked ass and that is why I am not buying this one.

Why did it suck?
No rumble, no host migration, the only game (for me) that ever lagged, horrible hit detection when sniping and the lack of support. Charging 10 bucks for maps that should have been there is an outrage and the Single player was awfully short. Just because it was bought by masses does not mean the game is good.

Also WaW has a lot of glitches and given the past history they will not be fixed.

Look at GeoW2 and R2 there are many better games out there but they sell better anyway only because of the Marketing that is put in.

outlawlife3650d ago

i think people misinterpreted my point so i'll clear it up a little

when i said that they had most things done for them it was a reflection in the fact that hardly anything original is in cod:waw

the perk system is hardly changed, the physics remain largely unaltered, even the score boards are exactly the same but with a different(and less appealing) color palette

all treyarch did was copy cod4, they had a chance to greatly improve upon it and fix the flaws that it did have but they didn't, in fact most of the flaws remain in cod:waw

how many people really want to buy a bad replicant of a game that has been out for over a year already?

this game just screams cash in when it really could have been something very impressive and pulled treyarch out of the shadow of IW

with cod:waw you just get a general unsatisfying feeling

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sak5003651d ago

Nopes same COD4 style with way too difficult areas like sniper mission. Nothing innovative about this. SHould have been an expansion pack for $20.

Jamegohanssj53651d ago

Not even worth 5 dollars.


Gun_Senshi3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

In my opinion for online only its worth it.

EDIT: Disagree? I said in my opinion not stating is as a fact or anything like most of you fanboys. I always loved CODs online and I love [email protected] online. Probably you arses took bubbles away too like usual.

mega BIG time3650d ago

I gave u a bubble, now STOP CRYING