CALL OF DUTY: WW2 REVIEW

A student's perspective on an important pivot for the powerhouse franchise.

Call of Duty: WW2 Review

  • November 8th, 2017
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Author: Joey Wilson (Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center)

A Return to Form.

Sledgehammer Games

In 2014  Sledgehammer Games released Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, the game was a huge disappointment for old Call of Duty fans. Call of Duty WW2 is sledgehammer’s attempt to redeem themselves. This is my chance to share my experience with you.


The Campaign

This campaign was my favorite campaign of all Call of Duty games. You really get to know the characters and feel like you’re really there. This campaign is so good because you get to relive history and fight in battles that actually happened. The experience is a lot better when after a mission I can go and research how the battle actually happened, and how the fighting resembles how it really was.

Multiplayer

The multiplayer is great. They have a new war mode which is like a short campaign in multiplayer. I have played all of the modes, but war is the most appealing. You can storm Omaha beach in Operation Neptune, or you can defend a German assault to cross a bridge in the battle of the bulge. My personal favorite was D-Day. First, you have to attack the beach, and infiltrate 2 german bunkers. Next, you have to destroy the German radio station, so they can’t call for reinforcements. Finally, you have to destroy 2 German artillery guns, to take Omaha beach. I love playing real battles against online players, it gives a whole new experience.

Headquarters

Headquarters is Call of Duty’s new addition to multiplayer. The HQ is a new social space that players can explore, 1v1, practice, and hang out. I love this new feature. It has been fun solving the mysteries that Sledgehammer has hidden in the HQ. You can go as far as playing catch with a soccer ball, or finding hidden sequences in the shooting range.


Zombies

I have played 4 hours of the zombie co-op mode. You and 3 friends have to survive waves of zombies. Eventually, you defeat a final boss and complete the storyline. I had lots of fun trying to beat the boss. It is a very fun challenge for you and your friends to complete. You have to get a Tesla gun and unlock the weapon upgrader to be powerful enough to defeat the final boss. After completion you will receive a sword to slay zombies with, and a cutscene to unravel the next piece to Sledgehammers new puzzle.

Heroic Actions

As you play you can achieve heroic actions. They happen randomly sometimes. I played the final mission twice, and there were mostly the same heroic act’s, but I noticed some that were not there the first time I played. These acts vary from saving fellow soldiers to letting the enemy surrender. I like that they happen randomly because that changes your experience every time you play.

Issues/Bugs

While I was playing I notice a few bugs. While I was playing the campaign there were times the AI would be speaking, and in the middle of talking they would just go silent. While playing Multiplayer I had very few bugs. The only noticeable one was player models going into weird stances. In zombies the only one I noticed was keeping your perks when you went down. When you go down you’re supposed to lose all your perks. The only way to prevent this was to get the mod for it, but It was letting me keep them anyways.

Final Thoughts

The graphics are great especially in the campaign. When you are in a cutscene, and you transition into the game sometimes you don’t even know the cutscene is over. I love this because it feels like you are playing the cutscenes. In multiplayer The gameplay is different every time you play because the maps feel different the more you play them. Overall I loved the game.

 

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