Call of Duty 4 Ultimate Hands On Edition
- Posted October 16th, 2007 at 15:43 EDT by
- 32 Comments
By now everyone in the gaming world has heard of Call of Duty 4’s incredibly robust multiplayer offering. If you’ve had the chance to jump into the multiplayer beta provided on Xbox Live, then you know that Infinity Ward is providing one of the best online experiences ever. However, what you might not know is how well the single player part of the game is holding up. Well continue reading and you'll find out.
Earlier this month, PSU.com flew down to San Francisco to get hands on with Call of Duty 4 and the single player build of the game. We were given a few hours to try out two very different levels, one taking place aboard a ship and the other in the middle of a war torn city at night. From start to finish my mouth was on the floor.
To begin, we'll start with the first available mission; "Crew Expendable." The level opens up with you looking over a stormy sea while flying towards a helpless barge hewn by endless ocean waves. Once the helicopter has reached the ship, you and your squad slip down a rope onto the main deck only to immediately open fire on unsuspecting hostiles.
As the you progress through the level, one thing that we noticed is that your team mates seem to be a bit aggressive and if you fall behind, your squad may wipe out all the enemies before you catch up to them. However, there is a section where you get pinned down by constant suppressive fire from hostiles standing above in the main control room, but rather than blindly charging in and getting yourself killed, you instead wait for your helicopter to fly in and dispatch your foes with a barrage of 50cal support fire.
To finish the mission, you and your team must secure an item containing top-secret information. The item itself is located in the guts of the barge which, when collected, triggers a scene where the craft is torpedoed. As sheets of metal tear from the walls and water spills into the ship, it's a race against time to reach surface to the awaiting helicopter. This end sequence is very well done and very intense. Not only are you timed in how fast you escape, but also the camera shakes and tilts with the angle of the boat as it sinks, accentuating the severity of the moment considerably.
The second level we played was called “The Bog,” a mission where your primary objective is to save the crew of an Abrams tank that’s been stranded in the desert. We first saw this level back in August but at the time it was no touchy, eyes on only. Now actually having the chance to sit down and play the whole level through, brings all new amazement to our experience.
During the course of the level you will get the chance to kill enemies by shooting them through walls, utilize night vision with laser sights, and destroy tanks with lock-on rockets. With just only playing two levels, we'd have to say that Call of Duty 4's single player campaign is just as good if not better than it's multiplayer counterpart.
- Call of Duty 4 provides stunning graphics at 60fps
- Tight controls on all versions (PS3, Xbox 360, and PC)
- Intense single player campaign worth playing more than once
- Endless fun with multiplayer; customize your gear, perks, and more
- PS3 version will have no limited edition
- May find some jaggies on the PS3 version...not as smooth in some areas as you may find on the PC or Xbox 360.*
*To clarify the differences found between the console versions, when we said you may find jaggies and that the PS3 version wasn't as smooth, this is only a rare occurance and usually the jaggies appear on the edges of distant objects or the edges of buildings in the environment. Once again, this is very seldom, and will not effect the gameplay and to the general eye will look identical to other versions.
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- 10:54am EDT - October 16th, 2007
This game is looking, and sounding amazing! I can't wait for this one to come out.
- 10:54am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Amazing game im buying it for sure. But why the PS3 version gotta be down with,graphics and stuff all the time getin really anoyed
- 10:54am EDT - October 16th, 2007
i will defenetly get this over haze ... now what system should i buy this for ummm it runs smoother in the 360..
- 11:08am EDT - October 16th, 2007
developers wont take the time to make the ps3 version = to pc and 360 versions? if thats true ( must be since we dont get the collectors edition ) then infinity ward developers can go sit on a fat one
- 11:26am EDT - October 16th, 2007
WTF!!!! Do devs really hate sony that much???? I am so tired of this ****!!!!
- 11:28am EDT - October 16th, 2007
No limited edition and not as smooth as 360!? WTF?!!!!!?!??! I'm getting incredibly sick and tired of this all the time!
- 11:37am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Just give it some time guys. Devs need time to unlock the power of the cell. this thing is going to be off the hook in 3 years. cant we all just get along? hug a 360 owner. also, go to their house and see what real gaming is all about.
- 11:51am EDT - October 16th, 2007
instead of getting cod4 i'll wait for either haze or ut3. haze is a ps3 exclusive (i think). ut3 is being developed on ps3 (im pretty sure i read that some where). those 2 should be better quality
- 11:53am EDT - October 16th, 2007
This game just took a step down on my radar. They probably just ported it over to the PS3.
- 11:57am EDT - October 16th, 2007
i dont like the fact that most games on the ps3 lacks of on graphics whats up with that. I have never heard about the xbox 360 games having a bad graphics. Why is that SONY? i thought ps3 was suppose to be the next GEN of gaming meaning that gaming will be like no other and will look soo realistic but it seems like its not like the next GEN...step up your game sony! I know you workin hard and all but come on NEXT GEN means nothing you seen before and if isnt gonna be dat than dont call it next GEN of gaming because when people hear dat they think its going to be a nice experince and want to buy it.......WHO AGREES WITH ME
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- 11:58am EDT - October 16th, 2007
what happend to the promise of both versions exactly the same?!? GO HAZE!!!
- 12:02pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
I will definetely be picking this up just hope I can use cover like the enemies do
- 12:05pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
lazy developers, the PS3 version has awesome graphics, running on a great 60fps but has abit of jaggies on it ONLY because the devs never had the the new SN 2.0 tools. If they had those new tools that Sony finally provided for free. Then...yea lol you get. Xbox 360 and Wii are such CHEAP consoles, its so EASY making games run smooth on them. Now that we have the new SN tools free for all devs and especially those lazy devs. We be getting nonstop high quality games like always. So Microsoft can just cry themselvs to sleep! lol :D
- 12:28pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
i love my ps3 ,but i will be getting it for 360 ,COD 4 for 360 here i come
- 12:30pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
Not cool, its not running as smooth and no limited edition. >_< Any who the backgrounds still look stunning and online muliplayer would probably still kick butt.
- 12:51pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
I thought IW said that the 360 and PS3 versions would be identical? No LE love either. Such hatred.
- 1:08pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
we dont need that info man people want to play the game and discover any new stuff by themselfl keep it to yourself dont ruing the hype..
- 1:44pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
Repeat,this is a recording.Maybe all PS3 owners should just ban buying ported games until these Devs and Sony get their act together.Not going to happen is it?We'll just take it on the chin like we always do and then just keep buying them.What message are we sending if we don't take a harder stand on this bull?By the way,I'm going to buy COD 4 for my PS3.LMAO.I don't really have a choice.
- 3:00pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
Is this a preview of the "Hands On Edition" of COD4? That's what I thought it was. J/k guys, good laugh though.
- 4:28pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
I'm really getting tired of this PS3 does not look as good / run as smooth as the PC & 360 version of multiplat titles crap!