Call of Duty 2 Demo

The single-player demo for Call of Duty 2 is now available, offering a one mission sample of Infinity Ward's World War II shooter sequel. The 656 MB download is available on 3D Gamers, AusGamers, 4players.de (Germany), ActionTrip, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games (Romania), eXtreme-Players.de (Germany), Filecloud, FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush (torrent), FileShack, Fragland, Gameguru Mania, Gaming Horizon, GDHardware, GameSpot DLX (registration required), Strategy Informer, PC Gameworld, VGPro, and Worthplaying.
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Re: no problems running it here
Sep 26, 2005, 21:51
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Re: no problems running it here Sep 26, 2005, 21:51
Sep 26, 2005, 21:51
 
P4 2.8
Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
5.9 catalysts
M-Audio Revolution 7.1

I have chunky frame rates, it doesn't look smooth in anything but 800x600. I kept the default graphics quality settings it selected for me but increased the resolution from 640x480 to 800x600.

The only new thing in COD2 is the smoke grenades. Furthermore it plays EXACTLY like COD 1 and I mean EXACTLY. Even the sound effects for the guns are exactly the same as in COD1. The same kind of scripted sequences. The same friendly soldiers getting killed as they go and fire from cover.

Now this game suffers horribly form consolitis. Let me illustrate form the readme.txt file:
The Call of Duty(R) 2 Demo autosaves at the beginning of each single player mission as well as creating checkpoints within the mission as you progress.
The red Damage Direction arrows on your screen are the first indication that you're taking damage. Further signs that your character is close to death include heavy breathing, heart palpitations, and blurred vision. The Call Of Duty(R) 2 Demo will tell you when this occurs the first five times only. Then it's up to you to find cover as soon as possible if these occur. Doing so will allow your health to return to normal after a brief rest provided you're not taking any more damage.

So you got the console save system. You got the console style health system. To add insult to injury the game has and onscreen icon that shows you where the enemy's grenade is so you can dodge it. All this screams consolitis.

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