New Call of Duty Demo

As promised (story), the Call of Duty "Dawnville" demo that was released as a cover-mount CD on PC Gamer magazine is now available online, offering a second sample of Infinity Ward's imminent World War II shooter that picks up immediately following the events depicted in the first CoD demo (story). Mirrors of the 160 MB file are available on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), CoDFiles, FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush, FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell, GameSpot (registration required), GameTab, Happy Puppy (registration required), IGN, Jucaushii, Loadedinc (registration required), Pixelrage, and Worthplaying.
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Re: Quit your bitching!
Nov 2, 2003, 09:12
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Re: Quit your bitching! Nov 2, 2003, 09:12
Nov 2, 2003, 09:12
 
This game is extremely immersive and runs well on old machines. The minimum system requirements stated are very realistic (for a change). Not only that, but 64 player multiplayer, although not officially supported, is very do-able.

Some mp observations I like:
A TK can automatically eliminate the player from that round. Basically you self destruct. Can be frustrating for all us honest folks out there, I mean who here hasn't had a very good round with maybe a tk thrown in by accident, but it will definitely make you think twice before shooting.

Friendly Icons are a server side option. Be careful when you shoot.

The "kill cam" takes all the guess work out of dying. No longer are you worried that somebody's already found a wall hack or some other cheat.

Did I mention 64 player MP? I prefer smaller servers but I know some of you guys well love it.

The negatives:

The alt-aim (using your sights) doesn't make as much of a difference as it should. Most people don't even bother with them.

Sniper rifles are way to dominant on some, well most huge maps. Limiting certain weapons at selection\start up may help but 50 people carrying sniper rifles around takes a lot of fun out of it.

Overall I think this game is extremely solid, i.e. no crashes or lock ups. Why the boys doing the MOH:AA expansions can't write tight code like this is very disappointing. I've heard people with 2+ghz machines are ggetting poor frame rates. This baby is silky smooth on my PIII. But the weapons could use some sort of balancing.



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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player
Oct 28, 2003, 23:02
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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player Oct 28, 2003, 23:02
Oct 28, 2003, 23:02
 
I've played both the demos and they were fun, but hardly ground-breaking. They could at least have included a non-US mission to make it at least feel a little different to MoH. The crossing the Volga mission (looking like it comes straight from Enemy at the Gates) looks awesome, but no - we're stuck with yet another bunch of US soldiers running through ruinous streets. Ho hum.

And I agree that the enemy emplacements were too contrived. On several occasions I felt I was playing a parlour game instead of a 3D FPS. It's like shooting little metal ducks with an air-rifle.

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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player
Oct 28, 2003, 18:32
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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player Oct 28, 2003, 18:32
Oct 28, 2003, 18:32
 
I agree 100%. good post.

I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player
Oct 28, 2003, 12:03
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Re: Single Player vs. Multi Player Oct 28, 2003, 12:03
Oct 28, 2003, 12:03
 
KilrathiAce, You know I don't buy what you are selling.
First of all, consider your name. You've no doubt played the Wing Commander games. Chris made some damn good games & playing through the missions, you fell into the story, wanting to see what would happen next. In multiplayer there is no story.

Worse, in multiplayer, people are selfish assholes in most instances. They'd just as soon attack you if they thought they could increase their all important score.

I agree with your unwritten sentiment of replayability, however the chaos of multiplayer in battle games is not fun in the same way that single player games are fun. In single player, you can immerse yourself farther into the illusion that you are the hero, that all this matters, that you are fighting for something, and that your allies lives mean something. In multiplayer, you're usually surrounded by kids who wouldn't even be old enough to wear a military uniform. They lack the maturity to make good team-based decisions. They lack the experience of life to be good leaders. To them, it is a game and nothing more. But in single-player, you are able to better pretend that it does matter. The Kilrathi hordes are evil & they are bent on the destruction of your ship & the battlecruiser you protect.

In a good single-player game, the odds are matched to your enjoyment. The game was play tested for your enjoyment. In multiplayer, the kids don't care if they are on a team that provides only a 1% odds chance that they will lose the game, for them all the better.

Don't get me wrong, multiplayer has its place and can be fun and even addicting. But singleplayer has its place too and running through a game the very first time when you don't know the maps like the back of your hand, when shit is blowing up all around you, and your allies are issuing meaningful commands to urge the platoon onwards, that is true grit excitement at its best.

Lastly, I don't see this game as better than Medal of Honor. So far I am unimpressed. Medal of Honor had a hell of a lot more replayability. I played it through a couple of times, enjoying it almost as much the 2nd time around. In the Call of Duty demos, I feel that each entrenchment of the enemy is too contrived to be fun for me. I'm a very, very demanding player. But that's me. I'll probably buy this game off ebay from someone else that feels as I do and play the single player & sell it again.

I wish ID would hurry the hell up.

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No subject
Oct 28, 2003, 02:03
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No subject Oct 28, 2003, 02:03
Oct 28, 2003, 02:03
 
We need multiplayer demo and not another single player demo, this game will live and succeed only if multiplayer is good. Single player is not as important here.

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No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 23:32
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Oct 27, 2003, 23:32
 
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Re: wow
Oct 27, 2003, 23:28
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Re: wow Oct 27, 2003, 23:28
Oct 27, 2003, 23:28
 
I always thought CGW was the best BEFORE ZiffDavis acquired and raped them. Who could ever forget Scorpia's harsh review of Darklands with an insert by Johnny Wilson explaining why he loved the game. When ZiffDavis got ahold of CGW they forced them to use a star rating system to review games, and over time they turned CGW into a PCLamer copycat for Neanderthal gamers.

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No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 23:08
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No subject Oct 27, 2003, 23:08
Oct 27, 2003, 23:08
 
according to the pcg forums..all the next-gen gaming magazines are putting ads on the covers...why would they start doing this now?

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Re: well...
Oct 27, 2003, 22:46
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Re: well... Oct 27, 2003, 22:46
Oct 27, 2003, 22:46
 
i bet they are getting alot of hate mail involving that cover ad shit

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Oct 27, 2003, 22:44
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Oct 27, 2003, 22:44
 
What I'm really disliking about PC Gamer right now is the half-page advert they have overlapping their cover.

yea..wtf thats so retarded...i hate them for doing that...who the fuck cares about XIII or the N-gayge enought to have it put on the cover..i say they put their stupid ads on the back or inside and not screw the cover up

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Re: PC Gamer
Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
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Re: PC Gamer Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
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Thay're not half as good as they were 5 years ago...

What I'm really disliking about PC Gamer right now is the half-page advert they have overlapping their cover.

It just plain stinks. They better be getting thousands and thousands of dollars for that crap.

Worst of all, you can't gently remove the ad and end up with a 'normal' magazine. If you do that you rip the spine.

Morons.

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Re: Ol Robbie
Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
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Re: Ol Robbie Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
Oct 27, 2003, 20:53
 
PCXL - Now that brings back some memories!

Same here, I used to read the magazine cover to cover. Funniest damn gaming magazine ever.


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Re: PCXL
Oct 27, 2003, 20:52
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Re: PCXL Oct 27, 2003, 20:52
Oct 27, 2003, 20:52
 
I love those bastards, even if they hated us all.

Wondering how Rob can take smack when Mike works for the Xbox magazine ;),
Ray

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Re: No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 20:47
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Oct 27, 2003, 20:47
 
I know what you mean but in urban warfare you cant rest, even in ofp. now when this game will be playing on weat fields and wide open landmarks and you will have that action still it will suck. but I dont think the engine is made for something massive like ofp landmarks. its realistic warfare. if you dont pay attention, youre dead. that counts twice as much in city fights.

I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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PCXL
Oct 27, 2003, 20:24
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Oct 27, 2003, 20:24
 
Hehe, good to see I have some other PC Accelerator loyalists out there

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Re: No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 20:12
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Re: No subject Oct 27, 2003, 20:12
Oct 27, 2003, 20:12
 
I really wanted this, but after the second demo it seems way too hectic for me. OFP works because you can walk for a mile without seeing a soul, then get hammered. Or you can spot a scout at 500m away and take a potshot at him, or slip silently, (like deathly silent), through a jungle and shoot at shadows.

This game has walls and keeps you far too tight. Guess they do this so you don't get bored, but result is you don't even get a second to take a breather. It's like an MTV commercial to some degree, definately for the kiddies.

Myself, I need a little silence in a game, to contrast the fighting and up the anxiety. This seems just go go go like an fps DM map.

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Re: No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 20:05
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Oct 27, 2003, 20:05
 
I played MOHAA a long time ago, what's so great about this? It brings nothing new to the table, and I don't really see anything it does particularly well.

MOHAA with special effects and more scripting... oohhh.

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Re: No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 19:45
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Re: No subject Oct 27, 2003, 19:45
Oct 27, 2003, 19:45
 
no wonder. why BUY magazines on paper if you have the internet? maybe for demos on cover CDs, but only if youre a dial up user.

I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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New demo?
Oct 27, 2003, 19:42
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New demo? Oct 27, 2003, 19:42
Oct 27, 2003, 19:42
 
/bah

Shippage this week?

/w00tage

Eagerly awaiting this one :),
Ray

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Re: No subject
Oct 27, 2003, 19:40
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Oct 27, 2003, 19:40
 
Best game ever
PCgamers score is right on.
This will be better than HL, PCgamers previous best game of all time.

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