Xbox Evolved writes: "Treyarch has some rather large shoes to fill with Call of Duty: WaW after Infinity Wards Call of Duty 4 received high critical success last year. Treyarch's previous attempt, Call of Duty 3, was not the great game many expected from the franchise. Though that game was a rushed development cycle with less then a year in development, the new offering has had a 2 year development cycle and the game carries the Call of Duty name with pride.
The game as you probably know has gone from the modern warfare setting back to WW2. This may have some people doubting if the game will be as good as CoD4 since the guns are now, for lack of a better word, shitty. At least in comparison to the guns we grew so accustomed to in the modern setting. The game however uses the same engine as CoD4, so think of it as more or less the same game with a new environment and some upgrades like co-op, new multiplayer game types and new maps."