Saturday, November 29, 2008

Call of Duty 4 - Why it is great (post-play)

For many of us, one of the main reasons why we game is to experience what most of us most likely won't or can't experience in real life. And to experience these unique situations, from the safety of one's living room couch.

There's very few games in the market that can deliver the kind of experiences that COD4 has.

In this game, I have had a taste of what it's like to be a sniper, to feel how slow time is when you are hiding prone in the grass while enemies walk by mere millimeters from landing a boot on you and finding you there; to experience a little of what it's like to take off from enemy ground in a helicopter, relieved that help came just in time before one is nearly overwhelmed, to spot the enemy and radio for fire from the sky.

I know it's nothing like the real thing, it's more like a hero fantasy of the real thing. It's still very exciting.

COD4's superb graphics, realistic environments and the excellent and exciting storyline made this game a real joy to play. The controls are really intuitive, the AI teammates are competent and the enemies are realistically careful to a certain extent and properly brutal. It's hard to put down and every new chapter and map amazes.

I hope they make another modern warfare shooter soon.

Update 04/12/2008: Looks like they will.

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