Meanwhile this PC came with Call of Duty, World at War. Last night I loaded it.
I am not a gamer. Looking at what’s on this disk totally blew me away.
First, if you’re a parent and your children are playing games like this you should know the game is overflowing with gratuitous, often depraved, violence. Yes, it’s a game, but I actually covered my eyes during the setup video when a Japanese soldier tortured then slit the throat of an American POW on a Pacific atoll during WWII.
The game play is amazing. This is a “first person shooter.” The motion is fluid and the scenes are detailed. With moody and often underexposed lighting less detail seems like more.
It’s given away with my video card to demonstrate the card’s power. Mission accomplished!
The game is controlled by the keyboard and mouse. Though I had a joystick at the ready (and was hoping to use it) it’s unneeded.
So far I’ve been through one scene and have advanced (and died numerous times) in the second. I’m not sure how far the game goes or whether there is a finite end point where you win?
It’s addictive. Are you happy Activision? Just what I needed another useless timesink!
After playing this evening I decided to watch the credits. There are hundreds of people involved–often in jobs whose title does little to convey to me what they actually do! The names read like a United Nations roster… except they’re 95% male. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise.
I’m not sure which will come first. Will I fight my way to the end or just lose interest? Right now I’m not making any bets. I really don’t know. It can go either way.