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Topic # 27274 20-Oct-2008 15:09
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If so, how are you finding it?

'Sadly' with spring/summer here I haven't been playing Xbox 360 much and didn't even realise there was one. Have applied for a beta token but might be too late. Understand its due out in November so might not be too much of a hardship.

A game I will definately buy, still loving COD4.


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  Reply # 172279 20-Oct-2008 15:49
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a warning.

Cod5 isnt made by infinity studios who made cod4, its made by the same crowd who did cod3.. They take a turn each making a call of duty.. I dont know about you but i found cod3 to be pretty avg, inifinity studios know how to do it properly.. in saying that ill give cod5 a go first b4 i write it off.

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  Reply # 172294 20-Oct-2008 16:11
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It uses the same engine that Infinity Ward made for COD4.  I have been playing the beta, the game is alright, from the levels I have seen the graphics are not quite as good as COD4, but still fine.  Also the animation of the players seem a bit off.

To me, the game seems like COD4.5, at least the options available in the multiplayer beta make it seem so.  Although I believe it has a co-op mode for the missions which will be quite fun to play I imagine.

The 3 (I think) levels that are available to play in the beta are quite good, the best being one that is set at night time and based in a small area by the water with hutts and board walks.

Instead of calling in a helicopter after 7 skills you call in the dogs, which jump over from the sides of the map and run around looking for people, if you have full health they will kill you with 2 attacks, sometimes they come from behind so you just have to keep an ear out for barking getting closer.

The guns are atavistic of the previous COD games, now that is based back in the WW2 area.  I think I would of preferred another modern shooter as the WW2 FPS market is still saturated.  Vehicles and consequently vehicle perks have been added into the game. I have only tried out the tank so far, it handled fine and they arent to difficult to take out when you are just a good soldier.

Overall, as I mentioned, the beta seems like COD 4.5, worth the try if you have the key and I imagine worth a purchase if you enjoyed COD4.

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  Reply # 172558 21-Oct-2008 16:42
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 Dogs?   That sounds pretty lame IMO.   I suppose some places like factories etc had guard dogs to guard against intruders, but having dogs leaping all over the place in a pitched battle sounds ridiculous. It will kill the immersion for me.

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  Reply # 172610 21-Oct-2008 21:01
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NonprayingMantis:  Dogs?   That sounds pretty lame IMO.   I suppose some places like factories etc had guard dogs to guard against intruders, but having dogs leaping all over the place in a pitched battle sounds ridiculous. It will kill the immersion for me.


Dogs were used quite a lot in WW2, not just to guard things, but for many other reasons.

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  Reply # 172816 22-Oct-2008 16:31
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dazzanz:
NonprayingMantis:  Dogs?   That sounds pretty lame IMO.   I suppose some places like factories etc had guard dogs to guard against intruders, but having dogs leaping all over the place in a pitched battle sounds ridiculous. It will kill the immersion for me.


Dogs were used quite a lot in WW2, not just to guard things, but for many other reasons.


as attack dogs that could be summoned to the battlefield and were trained to charge around with no handlers attacking all enemy infantry?   I very much doubt it.

At best they would be used to incapacitate intruders, but not in pitched battles.

(I have however heard of a very small cadre of anti-tank dogs trained by the Russians with explosives strapped to their backs trained to seek food under tanks. However this is harldy typical and unfortunatley they were trained using russian tanks, which meant they tended to go for them during a battle rather than German tanks as intended :D   )

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  Reply # 172945 23-Oct-2008 02:30
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NonprayingMantis:
dazzanz:
NonprayingMantis:  Dogs?   That sounds pretty lame IMO.   I suppose some places like factories etc had guard dogs to guard against intruders, but having dogs leaping all over the place in a pitched battle sounds ridiculous. It will kill the immersion for me.


Dogs were used quite a lot in WW2, not just to guard things, but for many other reasons.


as attack dogs that could be summoned to the battlefield and were trained to charge around with no handlers attacking all enemy infantry?   I very much doubt it.


I never said they did that, but i just meant that it shouldnt kill the immersion to much because in the war this is set it you may have heard dogs around.  Perhaps not been attacked by them though.  The realism of dogs coming into battle is to me, just as real as being able to call a helicopter once you get 7 kills, I have a feeling that doesnt happen in wars.

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  Reply # 173005 23-Oct-2008 10:55
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True, but calling in helicopter support and airstrikes is very common in modern warfare.
Having it as a reward for kills retains the immersion without making it so realistic that it becomes boring. Calling in attack dogs, however, was non-existent in WW2.  There is a pretty big difference in the immersion IMO


 They had other options they could have used that would retain the feel of WW2

Maybe an artillery strike (similar to the airstrike in COD4), incendiary bombs that start fires, or gas that lingers on the battlefield for a while but the team/player that calls it in gets gas masks or something. 

You know, things that actually feel like they might have happened in the WW2 era as opposed to magical dogs that roam the battlefield searching for prey.

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  Reply # 173007 23-Oct-2008 11:06
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NonprayingMantis:
Maybe an artillery strike (similar to the airstrike in COD4), incendiary bombs that start fires, or gas that lingers on the battlefield for a while but the team/player that calls it in gets gas masks or something. 


Funnily enough artillery strike has replaced the air strike and all of those you listed are basically in the game as well.  You can throw molotov cocktails and some gas grendade i forget the name of, which if you have the perk it wont effect you.

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  Reply # 176023 5-Nov-2008 10:01
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The beta is cod4.5 set in world war two, so i was a bit iffy about getting full game.  But after reading up on some new features I think i might get it.  The new nazi zombie mode was the clincher for me.  Dogs rule


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  Reply # 176367 6-Nov-2008 18:40
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The beta is quite fun. It is certainly more fun than cod4 pub. Also with the future looking bright with PAM5 and other mods seen to be hitting weeks after release of the game, the competitive side of the game looks like it might just be ok and pick up the community with it. Honestly I'll just play it for the singleplayer at first and wait to see if the competitive side stacks up before i buy it.

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