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7:22 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story

IGN recently posted a review of Infinity Ward's latest first-person shooter, Call of Duty 2. The sequel to the highly popular Call of Duty, which was brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, Call of Duty 2 puts players in a highly cinematic recreation of World War II. From the IGN review:

Call of Duty is part of a proud, if tired, subgenre of shooters, and once again it manages to rise above the weariness of the material to find something not only fresh but visceral and immediate. It looks great, it sounds awesome, and it provides both meaty single-player and multiplayer.

However, I find implementing regenerating health to be a little troublesome. It allows you to experience a kind of combat only a mythical super-soldier could withstand, and in so doing, propels the game from gritty authenticity to John Woo fantasy. It's difficult to feel like you're really there when you continue to move unabated after taking several MP44 rounds to the chest. Maybe I've just become to accustomed to the necessary fiction of health packs, but this doesn't feel like an honest alternative. Perhaps Call of Duty did fall sway to the evils of multi-platform development after all in implementing a Master Chief-like health system -- but without the science fiction context to go along with it. In the long run, it's up to the gamer to decide whether he can she can dig it. If you do, there's a really fun game to be found. It's just not as fun as it might have been.

To read the entire review, click the link below.

IGN Review - Call of Duty 2
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