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thesaint sfc
13-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Just got mine in the post from Shopto.net :D

Anyone else received it yet?

The Worm
13-11-2008, 12:41 PM
nope, expecting it today, looks like i wont get it till tommorow though :(

Mark
13-11-2008, 02:15 PM
I received my copy yesterday from play.com :-) I'm gonna finish the Bond game tonight then batter COD on veteran.

Barfy
13-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Ordered from play.com on tuesday, package turned up today with motorstorm pacific rift in it :mad: I let rip at play.com's customer services, and re-ordered from amazon, hopefully it will arrive before the weekend, otherwise i may have to go to the local asda!

What's the verdict so far from those who've played it?

thesaint sfc
13-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Get play to refund you and let you keep the game! They bloody should do. The ****s. I've ordered so much stuff from them before and they've cancelled it due to insufficient stock or pricing errors. I would never order from them again if they were the last company of earth. I was looking at starting a website selling games a few years back and they were going to be my supplier too :/

Ponty
13-11-2008, 05:55 PM
Play can be a little bit unreliable but their customer service is very good.

Saints foreva
13-11-2008, 06:00 PM
Got my copy ordered from Play.com earlier today.

I like it, though ain't had time to play the storymode yet.

thesaint sfc
13-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Play can be a little bit unreliable but their customer service is very good.

True, but only because most of them seem to be Irish. Irish people always sound friendly on the phone. Dells sales have dropped hugely since they closed their big call centre in Northern Ireland.

Mark
13-11-2008, 10:35 PM
Just finished the first mission on veteran. Great fun!!! :)

Draino76
14-11-2008, 08:13 AM
Still wandering around aimlessley on Far Cry 2 before I even consider gettin this. I should have finished by March.

Penfold
14-11-2008, 08:24 AM
Getting mine today, probably be divorced by next wednesday

Barfy
14-11-2008, 09:17 AM
Get play to refund you and let you keep the game! They bloody should do. The ****s. I've ordered so much stuff from them before and they've cancelled it due to insufficient stock or pricing errors. I would never order from them again if they were the last company of earth. I was looking at starting a website selling games a few years back and they were going to be my supplier too :/

That will be the last order I put through to Play, they barely even apologised for the **** up. I'm just hoping mr postman will have delivered it from Amazon by the time I get home today [-o<

Barfy
14-11-2008, 09:20 AM
Getting mine today, probably be divorced by next wednesday

My girlfriend is off to Ireland for a week, so I can play as much as I want without any of the usual grief :D

Danny
14-11-2008, 10:15 AM
I got a free copy from work yesterday, but didn't get a chance to play it last night.

First impressions, anyone?

thesaint sfc
14-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Absolutely f*cking sublime.

SO much grittier than all the others. Much more blood thirsty and gory and you feel more like you're living the game than ever. I was so, so, so disappointed when I heard they were re-doing WW2. I thought they'd well and truely done WW games to death - I was so wrong.

Mark
14-11-2008, 12:16 PM
Absolutely f*cking sublime.

SO much grittier than all the others. Much more blood thirsty and gory and you feel more like you're living the game than ever. I was so, so, so disappointed when I heard they were re-doing WW2. I thought they'd well and truely done WW games to death - I was so wrong.

That's spot on mate. I reckon its more challenging than COD4.

GuttedAnt
14-11-2008, 06:59 PM
The multiplayer is very good but I feel it can't quite topple COD4. Some good ideas there that I hope they carry over to COD6, though.

Barfy
15-11-2008, 07:41 AM
The game arrived from amazon yesterday, though I nearly lost it to the dogs who thought it was a toy when it came through the letterbox!!!

Finally got to play it last night though, and the solo mode is ****ing awesome. Couldn't get online last night though, I guess too many trying at once!?

Barfy
16-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Is anyone else having trouble actually getting a game played online?

The Worm
16-11-2008, 12:13 PM
no problems for me, although i did have some problems last night

Barfy
17-11-2008, 09:15 AM
The multiplayer is very good but I feel it can't quite topple COD4. Some good ideas there that I hope they carry over to COD6, though.

The reason I liked CoD4 online so much was that it was the first game I ever played online, and I like to think I was starting to get pretty good at it over the last few months (managed to get myself up to prestige 7 :smt066 ).

CoD5 seems a lot more challenging online, the weapons aren't so easy to use and the maps seem bigger and more complex.

Now that the servers seem to have settled down, I think I'll make the most of this week while the mrs is away to get fully acquainted the maps :D

.comsaint
17-11-2008, 11:21 AM
Is anyone else having trouble actually getting a game played online?

Love the game - but then I'm a huge WWII fan anyway!

The erratic problems as regards getting online are due to a couple of factors - namely billions of people trying to get online at once; and the fact that more & more servers need to get up & running - which they are doing of course.

I doubt the online play will match the truly superb 'CoD - United Offensive' expansion pack though. That was - and still is - the dogs' danglies!

Saints foreva
17-11-2008, 06:42 PM
Completed the game yesterday. Don't know why I did it on regular. Might try again on veteran to get myself some more trophies.

It's good a decent ending to it though.

I was impressed by the overall game. Little bit short though. Only about 15 missions.

One thing I love about COD games is the actual footage from the war. I find it very interesting.

Danny
17-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Is anyone else having trouble actually getting a game played online?

Glad it's not just me. Been having problems with my router for a couple of weeks so when I got a new router I was a bit miffed when I was still having problems.

When I was playing earlier on I kept missing half of each game from waiting to connect.

Hopefully it should smooth itself out in the next few days...

That said though, the game's much better than I'd hoped for. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as COD4, but it's at least on a par.

thesaint sfc
18-11-2008, 09:25 AM
Pretty average by the time I got to the end tbh. Not as thrilling as COD4.

Ponty
18-11-2008, 12:57 PM
COD4 was pretty special. I haven't started COD5 yet, still finishing off GOW2 but I'm hoping it's at least better than COD3.

thesaint sfc
18-11-2008, 01:23 PM
COD4 was pretty special. I haven't started COD5 yet, still finishing off GOW2 but I'm hoping it's at least better than COD3.

It was the way that you were so at one with the main character I think 'Soap'.

So much better modern day too. Sick of bloody WW1+2 weapons now!

Definitely better than COD3. I need to have another go on GOW2 - got the PC working so I have neglected my Xbox.

Danny
19-11-2008, 12:18 PM
I completed it last night. Bit disappointed with how short the game is, but I thought the last mission was awesome.

Mark
19-11-2008, 01:04 PM
Can't believe some of you have finished the game already! It took me nearly 5 hours yesterday to beat the mission 'burn 'em out'.

Barfy
19-11-2008, 01:15 PM
I completed it over the weekend, as with some others I was a little disappointed at the length of the single player game. But to be honest, I'm now of the opinion that the single player side of games like this is secondary to the online game.

I'm sure I'll dip back into the single player game now and then, if only to boost my trophy collection, but for the foreseeable future, I'll mostly be playing this to death online :cool:

.comsaint
21-11-2008, 08:27 PM
I love the 'Nazi Zombies' extra game at the end - a great touch!

Dannyboy_Saint
22-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Multiplayer is very good. Much more tactical than COD4 due to the fact that no-one has laser scopes and night vision goggles. Love being a sniper holed up in some corner of the map sniping away any unsuspecting enemies :)

Baj
22-11-2008, 09:17 PM
Multiplayer is very good. Much more tactical than COD4 due to the fact that no-one has laser scopes and night vision goggles. Love being a sniper holed up in some corner of the map sniping away any unsuspecting enemies :)

in my day, we called you lot "campers"

Robsk II
22-11-2008, 09:56 PM
And that was the nicest term.

Dannyboy_Saint
23-11-2008, 07:33 PM
Which is why most maps are now very open and you appear on the radar when you open fire so staying in one place for too long is tantamount to suicide.

thesaint sfc
26-11-2008, 03:32 PM
I prefer Brother In Arms: Hells highway tbh, Robsk would too.

Robsk II
30-11-2008, 12:45 PM
Had a go. Intense as ****, admittedly. It's a good blast, really. Some nice moments as expected.

I have to say that whilst the graphics are good, I always feel there is something missing with COD4 and this, too. Just a bit.. cartoony. Or something. It's like a modernised COD2 in terms of design, rather than a next-gen feeling thing. I think the next COD should use the same concepts in terms of engine - lighting etc - but seriously consider a different stylistic approach maybe? Can't put my finger on it. Some of it looks fine, but.. just something.

mehball
08-12-2008, 09:42 AM
Play Battlefield : Bad Company - So much more addictive and you can blow 90% of the enviroment up

JustMike
05-01-2009, 05:25 PM
just finished cod5, awesome is all i can say. I liked cod4, especially the sniper mission but cod5 for me is much better, full on action. Was a bit annoyed with it jumping from usa to russia between levels but if thats all i can find to moan about then i can live with it. The Zombie mission is a laugh too ;-)

Marsdinho
06-01-2009, 01:07 PM
I was given COD5 on xmas day and decided to play on "veteran" level (as I always do with these games)....

Jesus Christ its hard, dont remember COD4 being this hard on Veteran level.

Took me nearly 3 hours just to complete the "Burn 'Em Out" level.

You cant stand still as about 5 grenades land at your feet, yet as soon as you move, you get mullered....

Still, by doing it on veteran, you make the solo game last a bit longer.

Mark
06-01-2009, 07:58 PM
I was given COD5 on xmas day and decided to play on "veteran" level (as I always do with these games)....

Jesus Christ its hard, dont remember COD4 being this hard on Veteran level.

Took me nearly 3 hours just to complete the "Burn 'Em Out" level.

You cant stand still as about 5 grenades land at your feet, yet as soon as you move, you get mullered....

Still, by doing it on veteran, you make the solo game last a bit longer.

Veteran isn't too bad apart from Heart of the Reich (2nd to last mission).

Evil Monkey
11-01-2009, 01:54 PM
Do the COD games follow on from each other, or are they seperate in everything but the title?

Thinking of getting COD4, simply because it's had great reviews and will be cheaper now that WAW is out.

Thedelldays
11-01-2009, 04:04 PM
Do the COD games follow on from each other, or are they seperate in everything but the title?

Thinking of getting COD4, simply because it's had great reviews and will be cheaper now that WAW is out.

i think...

number 4 is a modern day based game....where as the new one is set in WW2...

other than that...have no ****ing idea.

Saint_clark
11-01-2009, 04:27 PM
They don't follow on from each other. Pretty much all of them except for 4 is about WW2.
People have said that 4 is the best, simply because it isn't set in WW2. After 50 different games about the same war, it can get a little predictable.

Niemster
11-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Modern Warfare 2 announced for fall 09. Oh and apparentley the price from COD2 and the one in COD4 are related...