War rages on in the fourth edition of Activision's acclaimed war game. For the first time in the series, Call of Duty moves away from WWII to the modern battlefield. Armed with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower, players are transported to treacherous hotspots around the globe to take on a rogue enemy group threatening the world.
Story is told via still portraits and general text. The amount of VO is impressive though, as is the amount of variation in gameplay around the battlefield. The game sits at 20 – 30 fps.
Models look decent, with some passable animation. The amount of large vehicle movement and destructible objects is pretty impressive as well.
There’s an insane amount of VO throughout the entire game, with impressive sound production all around. There’s even some basic surround being attempted via stereo trickery.
Stylus control works well, but a few odd bugs hold it back, including some clunky geometry and issues with touch screen double tap. Still very fun all around though.
The missions each add a great amount of variation, and local multiplayer is fun. Online is needed though, and the lack thereof should be punishable by death.