A excellent WW2 shooter. Probably the best one.
About 6 months ago, I had never played a WW2 shooter other then in passing. And then I played CoD4. Seeing that I absolutely loved the game and almost everything about it. I figured I’d give the older one ago. Then looking up information on the series, I found that a lot of the people on the Call of Duty team made some of the earlier Medal of Honor games.
So, based on that I started from the beginning, Medal of Honor, then skipping MoH: Underground, I played MoH: Allied assault. At some point after Allied assault, the team left to form Infinity Ward. Giving the MoH team the benefit of the doubt I tried MoH:Pacific assault, it was awful so I just jumped right to CoD 1 and its expansion. They were amazingly good.
Now, after all this, I played CoD2, and it was good.
-beautiful and detailed graphics.
-Excellent gameplay and design.
-An arsenal of realistic and powerful WW2 weapons.
-Somewhat annoying forced checkpoint system.
-Sprinting ability from past CoD games missing.
Graphics – technical: 9.5/10
The graphics definitely do not disappoint.
Sound - artistic/music: 8/10
The music pops in a key moments evoking emotions effectively and making it feel like a movie like experience.
Sound - quality/authenticity: 9.5/10
Weapons and explosions sound powerful and satisfying. Voice acting is exceptional as well.
It carries over a lot of the same gameplay from the original and its expansion. And as I have played CoD4, I can see this game as a place of evolution for the CoD series.
The whole time you feel like you are part of a larger more catastrophic event the surrounds you at all times, throughout the game.