Call of Duty
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Title : Call of Duty
Release : November, 7th, 2003 (Europe) October, 29th, 2003 (North America)
Developer : Infinity Ward
Publisher : Activision
Regarded as the great descendant of “Medal of Honor” games, “Call of Duty” is available from November 7, 2003 in Europe, and October, 29th, 2003 in America after being seriously awaited by thousands of players. Immediately, this game meet a great success.It is true that the developers of the companies Activision and Infinity Ward were able to learn from the success of the series of games “Medal of Honor”: a great fluidity in the movements, an impressive fighting scenario, a moving music, complete and varied scenarios.
To succeed, the creators are aiming for a new objective, which would reinforce the realism of the atmosphere of the battles of the Second World War: historical realism.
While “Medal of Honor” invented the vast majority of scenarios, despite the historical context, the developers of “Call of Duty” will evolve the player at the heart of several real events of the Second World War, including during the Battle of Normandy or during the encirclement of Berlin by Soviet troops. This is how the player slides successively into the shoes of an American paratrooper from 101st Airborne who jumps over Sainte-Mère-Eglise, of a British paratrooper from the 6th Airborne division who attack Pegasus Bridge, or a Soviet soldier storming the Reichstag.
Artificial intelligence is again perfected: enemies like teammates seek a place to cover when the situation becomes critical, they can fall back to a more secure place if necessary, and they do not hesitate to communicate their feelings in full fight.
This is the real first video game to mix the realism of combat simulation and historical realism. For the greatest pleasure of the players.