I still have major doubts about this new COD game. I do not know about you, but I have been skeptical and I still am about making another World War II game. It seems as if every scenario on the war has already been played out in some sort of fashion and needs to be retired. Even if you had to make another WWII game, COD4 is the worst game in the series to come before the new WWII just in comparison. What I mean by that is, one of the many reasons COD4 was so successful is the innovative and destructive weapons one can use. I am sure everyone not on the receiving end enjoyed every single airstrike, as well as the fan favorite, .50 cal sniper rifle. Using old weapons will perhaps falter in comparison to the best game in the series. I have not heard much about the beta yet, but I suspect there will be no way to top COD4's. The best that could be achieved would be a slight difference in comparison by COD5 being the weaker one of the two. I suspect that the issues that came up last time will not be addressed in this new sequel. By that I mean the hacking of the leader boards and the infamous glitching which Infinity Ward nearly is giving birth to a cow about at this very moment. But the thing is, IW is not even making the game. I suspect this to game to be a rental, and it will never knock COD4 off the warfare pedestal it is currently on.
I'm actually having plenty of fun with the World at War beta. It's very similar to CoD4 as far as the overall feel of the game, and the upgrades and perks and stuff. I know it's another WWII shooter, but it doesn't really feel like any of the previous Call of Duty games. The closest thing I can compare it to is Medal of Honor: Airborne, which (to me) is a good thing.
The fact that Infinity Ward is not developing it was a concern to me at first, so you're not alone. However, Treyarch used the same engine as CoD4 for this, so just imagine CoD4 with WWII-era weapons. I think it's going pretty well so far.
I agree with you that COD5 will not be like the past games.I still believe though this feels more like a mod than a true sequel. What really gets me though are the rumors of going permanently back to the WWII genre.
I wouldn't call it a mod-like feel. It's definitely its own game, and with its own unique aspects at that. Ever used an aperture sight on a Thompson in a game before? Neither have I.
I am going to download the demo on Xbox Live and get back to you on that. In the meantime, how do the models/skins/animations compare to the outstanding content put forth by Infinity Ward?
No complaints from me. Like I say, I'm quite satisfied.
I hope you have fun with that.
But does that mean the models/skins/animations are better or worse than Infinity Ward's? Surely you must have an opinion on this. Really though, you can be less skilled than Infinity Ward and still make a great game.
You have a point.
But no, it's quite a pretty game. I actually think some of the visuals, particularly scenery, are better than those in CoD4.
I think the game is great. Other then the few known bugs they will hopefully have fixed, and several game hacks that are already out. I'm having a blast with the game! :)