Game - Call of Duty 2:
I’ve figured out that the easiest way to give myself an early aged heart attack from things like stress, anger and violently jumping from my couch to go break something, is to prepare for these reviews.
I say this for 2 reasons.
-1- While I love to spend as little money as possible and have faith in every game I take home, it baffles me how so much money can be spent developing games that are an absolute shit-fest.
-2- As it is always satisfying to find a GREAT game, it always comes with a price, and NO! I’m not talking about actual money idiot.
I’m talking about difficulty. Because even great games sometimes make you want to launch your controller at the television and scream…. “Fuck YOU!”…..; as if the programmers of the games will somehow actually hear you.
In the next few reviews, you will have a better understanding of why I feel this way. Fortunately for us all, it’s my second review and it’s my second great game.
By now I’m sure everyone who is reading this knows what Call of Duty 2 is; or has played it in some form, killed it and maybe moved on to the 3rd or 4th installment. If you don’t fit into one of these categories, you have either been living under a rock filled with stupidity, should not be reading this blog at all, or need to run out and purchase it for 10 DOLLARS (or less), because you are missing out on a DAMN good game
CoD2 has a great system as a first person shooter and has a decent story line to go along with it. It is very enjoyable to start off as a Russian, progress to the British and finish up on D-Day and a little beyond as an American bad ass; climbing mountains, digging into the trenches and accomplishing the missions witch ultimately kick Nazi fuck-bags back into the shit holes in which the crawled out from……
What, too much?
Well, tough shit because after hearing Nazi gibberish for hours playing the “regular” story line I was decently annoyed. But then I decided to grow my balls double in size and take on the Veteran mode for all of the achievements; where it literally tells you from the get go – “You will not survive”
Anyway, the play through was entertaining and made the game a lot of fun. I was happy with that.
But, like I said I decided to take on the challenge of Veteran and quickly decided that my initial “I’m really glad I bought this game” was changing into an “I want to rip this game out of my system, find a Nazi and use this disc as a melee weapon”.
Everything was fine until the last British level, “The Battle for Caen”.
All of a sudden my enjoyment turned into an hour and a half of pure anger trying to fight my way through the last house, progressively dying one shitty way after another.
The most obnoxious thing is a toss up between 40-50 stay bullet deaths and killing everyone but the last German 3 times, listening to him yell at you, only to walk up the stairs and be shot from …. who the fuck knows where!?!?
The American levels proved to be just as hard and annoying, but I think I handled it better because of the story line. Plus by this point I was used to the bullshit of random death and was learning to control my anger on my way to a perfect 1000 GS.
I’m not an expert at gaming; I will never claim to be. I like to think I am a decent gamer with patience. But this game tested me. I literally said to myself 100 times “I can’t wait to never play this game again”. But even as I write this now, I have an itch to go play it some more. Shit, if Brett Farve is a Jet, I can play another round of Call of Duty 2.
So let’s quickly do the review:
Fun Factor Vs. Price: (Thumbs Up)
Since I’ve had some time to calm myself and do not longer wish to break everything related to my 360, I am a very serious YES, to the fun of this game. If I wasn’t so “Achievement Obsessed” this would have been a perfectly fun and entertaining game for $9.99.
Its probably even less now since it took a while for me to destroy it.
Achievements vs. Price and Difficulty: (Thumbs Up)
For the same reason as the fun factor I am saying YES; even though I was pissed it was a simple way to earn achievements as long as you have the patience to be killed a lot and can deal with the difficulty. It’s an older game so there are only 13 achievements which simply deal with beating the difficulty levels.
Difficulty - Sucks Vs. NOT: (Thumbs Up)
All in all, this is a Great game. Anyone wanting to start the COD series should pick up this game and try to enjoy it. Just be ready for Veteran.
OVERALL - Yes Vs. No: (Thumbs Up)
A big YES! The game is a simple, fun FPS and the price is right. Plain and simple it’s a good used game you should look into.
So don’t think this is a pattern. 2 games, 2 good reviews. I have been playing a lot of the Used and Abused; I just wanted to get some good ones out of the way before I want to hang myself reviewing some of the ugly. Anyway sit tight and my next one might be a basher.