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    jp's Call of Duty WWII (PS4)

    [May 21, 2018 07:15:20 PM]
    I'm 6 or 7 missions into the campaign and it's "ok". I've been struggling to articulate why I'm not enjoying the bombast as I usually do with CoD games. This one is obviously different - what with the setting and such, it looks amazing as usual BUT the gameplay doesn't quite work for me. The standout exception so far was the infiltration mission (where you play a female character from the resistance who is infiltrating - in disguise - a giant german-occupied building in France..it's sort of a command center/officer club). I'm not sure if this is what's bugging me the most, but I'll try...


    a. I've run into multiple moments where I hit an invisible checkpoint at a really bad (low health and ammo) moment such that when I die later on, it's much harder to make progress because the checkpoint reloads with low health and ammo (and sometimes even under fire?) This has happened enough times that I've noticed.

    b. I've been able to "peek-behind-the-curtain" way too many times in ways that have been immersion breaking and disappointing. The standout one so far was a mission where you have to attack and take over a church. As I was about to exit on the opposite end - having fought soldiers and whatnot, I look left and see a staircase going up. I wonder if I can go up, but I can't because there's some furniture and stuff blocking the way. So, I continue (2 meters?) towards the door which triggers a cut-scene/dramatic moment with explosions and NPC instructions to head up the stairs to the belltower or something. I had JUST looked there and it was blocked, but when I turn to look now - it's magically cleared! I noticed this in a few other places which is a real drag...

    c. The level/fight design seems to favor rushing in and hoping for the best. If you stay back and cautiously move forward enemies just keep magically re-spawning. Agh. It's a drag - especially because the enemies respawn pretty much right there.

    d. I've run into many, many firefights where I just keep on dying and dying until I'm able to luckily make it through... these include firefights with internal checkpoints that are also a bit awkward.

    Overall, it seems like the pacing is often "off" for me?

    I have enjoyed the NPC characters - you can call on them for ammo and health!
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    jp's Call of Duty WWII (PS4)

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    GameLog started on: Sunday 22 April, 2018

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