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V0rtex

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#1 14 years ago

I recently picked up a copy of my favorite gaming magazine Computer Gaming World the other day and to my excitement I saw a preview of Call of Duty: United Offensive. I have heard mixed reviews about this expansion pack so I immediatly jumped at the oppurtunity to read the preview and make up my mind as to whether this expanion pack is all it's cut up to be. As soon as i started to read there was no doubt in my mind that this expansion is going to be great. In the American campaign you will get to play the Battle of the Bulge, featuring the famous city of Foye from Band of Brothers. This map will be modeled straight from the famous series, like Carentan was. In the Russian campaign you will be fighting as one of the many soldiers in the infamous Battle of Kursk and finally, in the British campaign, you will be a turret gunner on a bomber fighting off swarms of enemies fighters. I was happy to see that this column was full of interesting information about the new expansion, or so I thought..... As, I began to read the section about the Russian campaign, the writer of the coulumn kept referring to the planes that were attacking the Russians in the screenshots as "enemy Spitfires", when they were clearly German Stukas. The cross was very much visible on the wings as well. I soon disregraded this as a mistake and continued to read, a little peeved that no editor caught this mistake. Next, I read about the British campaign I mentioned above. The column was very descriptive as it described the fighter attack in great detail. It made me want to run to the store and pick up a copy of the game as soon as it was released. However, the writer again made a huge mistake. He wrote, and I quote, "You must periodically run to different stations to take down the enemy Spitfire planes..." Once again the cross was clearly visible on the fighters' wings. I was pretty mad as I read this. How can a person not know that Spitfires were Allied fighters! That's basic infromation! Even if your not sure, you can always look it up before you write the article. In my opinion, anyone who gets a Stuka and a Spitfire mixed up should not be writing an article on a WWII video game. What made mad even more mad was that no editor caught this obvious, and gigantic, flaw. :mad: To read this review for yourself, pick up the latest July issue of Computer Gaming World. It starts on page 44.




N88TR

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#2 14 years ago

Hehe, riiiiiggggghhhhhtttt. I've always liked PC Gamer better as a magazine, though I do have to admit that Computer Gaming World has the best CDs.




carpanther

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#3 14 years ago

OMG THOSE DAMN MAGAZINES!!!! OMG OGM!!!! jk get over it ok? Maybe everyone cant be history experts?!




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#4 14 years ago

Most of the people writing those magazines couldn't give two shits about WW2... Most of them prefer the insane run-n-gun carnage of Unreal Tournament or Quake 3.




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#5 14 years ago

I understand that Apollo, but come on, use common sense! Do you think Allied fighters would be attacking fellow Allies? Even if you didn't know that Spitfires were British fighters, just look at the screenshots in the article. The German cross is right there on the wings in plain view. It's obvious! :nodding: