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Ultimate Geek

Topic # 28608 5-Dec-2008 16:03
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Got this game a few weeks ago, but havent played much up until now.  Wife & kids away for 4 days so thought I give it a good hammering and play a bit of multiplayer online.

Unbelievable amount of mass spawn killing! 

2 types:

- Camper spawn killing losers: who camp around your spawn point and shoot/grenade/knife etc you as soon as you spawn; and
- Sniper spawn killing losers, who snipe you from afar as soon as you spawn.

Any attempts to tell them to "quit it", get met with "shut up" or "I am just trying to get more experience (xp) points" - all of which is at my (& my teammates) expense.

COD2 was never like this!  Has something fundamentaly changed with spawn points?  Why is there not 3-5 seconds of spawn protection so you can at least take a step or two before being gunned down?

Have left many games mid-way through because it gets so bad.

Will now only play on TUB (The Ugly Buggers, 21+) and TOG (The Older Gamer, 25+) servers, as no mass spawn killing experienced so far.

Anyone else had same experience?


Found the game generally quite good, but I think I prefer the old school look and feel of COD2 (havent tried COD4:Modern Warfare).

- awesome graphics
- smoke effects pretty amazing
- legs & arms blowing off effects good (although I seem to be making a habit of losing legs....and arms)
- nice new weapons:  bayonet, knife, flamethrower, rifle grenades
- dogs & artillery

- see above
- a bit too much artistic license taken with weapons.  optical sights for sub-machine guns...doesn't feel right.
- dont like it how you can choose say a Japanese weapon when playing as an American.  fine to pick them up but to choose them from the start.....dont like it.
- way too many bite and you are dead.

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 182419 6-Dec-2008 01:42
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Haven't really played it much, but it feels very liniar.
And also, another WW2 FPS? Give it a rest :/

CoD4 was a better game.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 182420 6-Dec-2008 01:58
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Another Con, I forgot to mention.  The single player campaign is too short.

I guess they invested more time into developing the co-op mode so the length of the single player campaign suffered.

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
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  Reply # 182478 6-Dec-2008 14:14
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Really disappointed compared to CoD4. Haven't bothered trying multiplayer, single player just feels like i'm not acheiving anything. Seeing lots of parts where they simply have copied ideas from CoD4.

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  Reply # 182932 9-Dec-2008 10:24
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They must have totally changed the spawn methods from COD4 then.   Spawn camping was just about impossible there as the game would just about always spawn you a reasonable distance away from enemies (except on that really tiny map where nowhere was safe)

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  Reply # 182954 9-Dec-2008 11:50
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I've had a similar experience and it can ruin the game. Normally some young American kid who needs some time on the 'naughty seat'.

There is also a bug in one of the maps (the Japanese 'Palace') where players can go "under" the map and shoot you through the ground and kill you, but impossible to shoot them as its ... well ... the ground??!

Nowhere near as good a game as COD4 I think and, IMHO, all the nice players in that game have been replaced by a bunch of tools.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 182956 9-Dec-2008 11:56
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Tools...yep thats them.. 

I saw players chatting about a player 'Glitching' in that Palace map.  Always wondered they meant.  Now I know, bloody cheats.

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
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