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GamePro: World At War "A Better Shooter" Than Modern Warfare

When it was revealed that Treyarch planned to bring Call of Duty back to World War II, the groans could be heard around the globe. Everyone had just come off playing one of the best games of 2007 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and nobody could figure out why the new/old developer would change it back to a plain ol' WWII shooter.

But just about everything we've seen on World at War has been very encouraging, and Treyarch has said more than once they know Infinity Ward set the bar crazy high with CoD4. And now, according to what one tipster found in the latest issue of GamePro - just going out today - there's at least one publication who says this year's CoD will actually be better than last year's. No, really. As you can see through this link, the title of the feature in question is plain. The new CoD uses CoD4's engine, there are plenty of new additions like the flamethrower and being able to control attack dogs, and it seems the experience will be more grisly than ever. One of the world's greatest wars - if a war can even be called "great" - featured a whole lot of death and destruction, and Treyarch apparently plans to deliver the appropriate gore in spades. So can World at War really and truly top Modern Warfare? Is it just bigger and better overall?

Guess we'll have to file that in the ever-expanding "wait and see" file, but we have nothing but the highest hopes. Also, don't forget that GamePro will be running a contest for the multiplayer beta. You're supposed to go over to the official site, but as you can see, it's not up yet. Keep checking back, though. And lastly, until we can put the magazine in our hands, please just consider all this rumor and/or unofficial. That's just the way we gotta do things.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War

9/4/2008 John Shepard

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snglbck26
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 10:36:24 AM
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Better than COD4? That would be hard to imagine but only time will tell.

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 10:40:56 AM
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The gameplay and story could easily top COD4, but from what I have seen so far the visuals are lacking when compared to the COD4 visuals. Just because a team uses the same engine, doesn't mean they will produce the same end results.

Still, I will keep my eye on this one.

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NiteKrawler
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 8:09:54 PM

Isn't the gameplay what matters most? I hate when people judge games that aren't out by their visuals. The visuals aren't their best until the game is golden. Besides, the best visuals in the world won't sell units if the gameplay is crap.

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Tim Speed24
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 5:41:33 AM

Well many of the PS3 games are pushing the visuals, Why would I want to play COD5 with lacking pizzaz when other shooters are going to look next gen?

All shooters gameplay are similiar...it's visuals that can WOW you and draw you into the game more.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 9:08:28 AM

That's a good point but still, I'd rather play some of the old Time Splitter games or Goldeneye for the 64 than Haze. I'm getting kind of sick of FPS games anyway. I'm getting more and more into TPS's. Maybe if they could implement a good cover system into an FPS I'd go back to them. My point is, you just can't judge any game on it's developmental visuals. I rarely judge games on their visuals even after the game is out unless they are as good as Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. No game should look that good imho.

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Tim Speed24
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 11:58:27 AM

You need to try Rainbow Six Vegas 1 or 2. That has a FPS game with Third Person Shooter cover system.....it works great. Also awesome game to boot.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 3:32:26 PM

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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pavlovic
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 10:41:19 AM
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Better or not CODWAW is not on my radar maybe until april 09, in the meantime there are a lot of games that are on the top of the list.

Thies years rivals are gonna be great, so COD5, I think it's gonna have a difficult times.

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www
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 11:45:50 AM

Pavlovic,u right the rivals are gonna be great but for what infinity ward did with COD4,huh?I wouldn't be surprised COD5 will sell more copies than all our resistance 2,gears 2 exclusives since it's multi-platform.I'm getting this one maybe even be4 i pick up resistance 2,i like real war with humans not aliens like resistance n halo.
I settle for realism!

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Skillz
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 11:04:59 AM
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ha, I doubt it, but the only reason why I say that is because CoD4 was well..... modern. But you never know this version of WWII may be better than modern warfare.

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www
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 12:05:46 PM
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Now to the question of it bein better than COD4 poses another question,who in the future wants to go to the past?Everybody prefers the future,so to be fighting with out-dated weapons n the same old green-colored outfit aint gonna be appealin to all even if the gameplay is better,then we'll start seein comments after it's released like "I prefer COD4" from some gamers,but all the same to me i think it can be better than COD4 considering treyarch's lenghty storylines cause COD4 is way too short.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 12:11:53 PM

"Everybody prefers the future"

Not me.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 12:07:19 PM
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i hope someone makes a game based on saving private ryan !

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Aftab
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 1:30:32 PM
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I know I maybe speaking for a very small crowd, out there, but I didn't get to play COD4, and I wouldn't. Actually that's a lie, I did bring myself to getting it a couple of months back. And after playing 10mins of it, I promptly returned it. Superior graphics, great sound, responsive controls, no doubt. But I couldn't keep it in my collection. Why? I'm allergic to socio/political/religious suggestions, innuendos, or any form of propaganda, be it deliberate or unintentional. I can tolerate it according to certain levels. For example, I played through Assassin's Creed, though, I still returned it. Again, another great and memorable game. I'm hoping this one, COD5, might be more agreeable to myself in this way, so that I can atleast experience some of what everybody was ranting about the prequel. But as Pavlovic pointed out, if it's not, well I'll have few other great titles to be busy with.

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LegioN
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 2:33:05 PM
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I'm not going anywhere near this game, it's going to have to blow my mind in terms of weapons because WWII weapons drive me mental. In CoD4 we were rewarded with attatchments and camoflauges, it'll be interesting to see how they will top that considering it's not modern.. They better not just reward us with weapons.. That's generic and CoD4 did that too anyhow..

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Tim Speed24
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 5:44:00 AM

Agree with Legion....this game just has to much to live up to.

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Jed
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:03:54 PM
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I dont know if it will be better tha cod4, but shouldn't every gamer hope that it will? A game can be great no matter what time it takes place in, so quit whining.

About the beta contest, gamepro promoted their magazine with a "free beta code" for resistance 2, after buying the magazine you found out it was a contest, then you found out all you have to do is reserve the game to get one. That's what I call bad business.

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karneli lll
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:30:53 PM
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developer confidence can be a bad thing sometimes. hope it works out bt i aint holding my breath

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BigT_1980
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 9:31:56 PM
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If the developers are not over hyping the game it will be worth the purchase. With that being said most of what is written by the staff at GamePro I don't agree with especially with the their reviews and previews. I prefer Game Informer and EGM for my information. Don't misunderstand I prefer PSXExtreme over any magazine because I get the information instantly instead of monthly.

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Qubex
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:12:04 AM
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I will probably purchase it!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 3:26:42 PM
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i don't trust gamepro they seemed biased back when i had a subscription

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