Monday, January 26, 2009

Answering the Call (of Duty)

Ever since Christmas, I've been playing Call of Duty: World at War for the Nintendo Wii almost obsessively. The controls and online multiplayer make it an addicting experience. I can't imagine playing the game with a sluggish, standard controller. As it stands, I'm ready to rank COD5 among the top 5 games for the system. I haven't had this much fun since Super Mario Galaxy!

Some things I wish it had:

- Split screen multiplayer
- More maps and game modes, like the 360 and PS3 versions
- Better online friend management
- Improved visuals (game wavers between blurry mess and best graphics on the Wii)

I'm excited for the next iteration in the series.


SuiginChou said...

Your wish list coupled with your "top 5 titles on the Wii" comment would seem to edify the position of those critics who bemoan the Wii's lack of quality games. :\

Jay said...

Last year was a bad year for wii software, insofar as originality and variety are concerned (but obviously not sales). Now that Nintendo has cemented its position as market leader, I expect this year to be a good one ... although the economy may put a damper on things.

Even so, to Wii detractors, I'd rather they interpret my enthusiasm as it's meant: COD5 is a really fun game on the wii and, while watered down in some respects, I think it may be the superior version because of controls.

SuiginChou said...

Give me Fatal Frame 4 and then we'll talk. :\

*still hates Reggie and the rest of NOA for not porting the game Stateside just because a bunch of Japanese fans whined about the controls*