Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare DS

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You will be taken behind the enemy lines and you play the role of an elite special forces agent, in a quest to stop covert warfare, use exclusive weaponry to aid you in your quest, see user review ...
by Activision
Release Date: 11/09/2010

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The Call of Duty games have signaled quality first-person gameplay through many titles over the years. That tradition continues with Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, where the transition from console to portable is adequate in the first-person arena.

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2013-05-24

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The storyline has you trying to stop terrorists from blowing up a nuclear weapon. To do so, you'll travel all around the world, from Russia, to the Middle East, to Africa. The game puts you right into the action from the very start, running around in first-person with a realistic-looking gun.

The graphics and audio that this game brings to the DS are definitely two of its best features. The big environments actually look like the places they're trying to represent, and there are lots of little details thrown into the levels just for appearance and decoration. The characters look good too, and it’s very easy to tell the difference between a good guy and a terrorist just from the clothes that they're wearing, even on the small screen. The audio is done well too, with enjoyable music in the background, and realistic sounds and recorded dialogue.

The gameplay is about what you'd expect from a first-person shooter ported to a portable system. The D-pad allows your player to move about, and shooting is done with the shoulder buttons. Most everything else, though, is done with the stylus. There are a number of icons on the screen that allow your character to perform actions like throwing a grenade or reloading if they're clicked once with the stylus. Otherwise, you'll aim at enemies that show up on the screen and unload with the shoulder buttons. Double-tapping the screen brings up a look down the barrel of your gun, but also can cause your character to crouch, or run. Having the wrong double-tapped action occur at the wrong time can be frustrating, but your character has enough life to live through most little mistakes like that.

The AI isn't quite as good on this version as on the console games, but that’s somewhat to be expected. They can and do take cover and throw grenades, sometimes. Other times, they stand there and shoot until you've shot them dead. There are also issues with the way enemies spawn in the levels, sometimes appearing right in front of you with AK-47 drawn. That can certainly surprise you, if you're not expecting it.

The biggest problem with this game is that there is no online play. Sure, the single-player campaign will take you about eight hours to kill off, and you can play multiplayer if you have your buddies in the room playing with you, but the lack of online play means that replay value suffers heavily.

The Call of Duty games have signaled quality first-person gameplay through many titles over the years. That tradition continues with Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, where the transition from console to portable is adequate in the first-person arena.

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