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Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:29 am
by RJdxer
I find myself fighting through a town I couldn't get to in real life! That would be the town of Pripyat! I won't spoil the game for those that might be thinking about buying or renting it but I will tell you it is more difficult than previous Call of Duty games I've played. Maneuvering through the town was pretty cool. If I make it back to the meet scheduled for this year I wonder if they did a good enough job that I will feel a sense of Deja Vu? It was cool to fight there though!

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:16 am
by mNeo
Yea CoD4 is pretty amazing. Was the town, the sniper flashback? What console do you have it for?

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:20 am
by Fly2HMO
I have it on PC. Awesome graphics. Great gameplay, maybe a bit over-dramatized and a tad short, but probably the best shooter in a long time.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:15 pm
by miamiair
I thought it was pretty cool.

Pripyat, the Ferris Wheel, the Claymores...

Now you have to play it on-line. That is where the fun begins.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:17 pm
by RJdxer


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):
Now you have to play it on-line. That is where the fun begins.

I've tried on line play before and just can't get into it. It's like flight sims. Without that peripheral vision the whole thing loses a lot of its effect. Plus I like knowing who I'm playing with even if only for a few minutes. It helps to know the personality so you can estimate what they they will do.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:23 pm
by miamiair


Quoting RJdxer (Reply 4):
so you can estimate what they they will do.

Start your own clan. But I do know what you mean. It does offer a bit of veriety that you don't find in the singl player game.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:35 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):
I thought it was pretty cool.

Pripyat, the Ferris Wheel, the Claymores...

So I take it you made it past the .50 sniper shot? You clear the extraction yet?

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:38 pm
by RJdxer


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 6):
You clear the extraction yet?

Nope and I'm getting my ass kicked. I did pick off one of the guys just exiting the helicopter on the rope, that was cool.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:44 pm
by miamiair


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 6):
You clear the extraction yet?

Yup. Finished all the levels. Trick to that, when you come off the rope, you will run and bear left. THere will be a small grassy area to your right. Kneel and take out a couple of troops and then shag ass through them, bearing to the right into an apartment bulding...

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:44 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting RJdxer (Reply 7):
Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 6):
You clear the extraction yet?

Nope and I'm getting my ass kicked. I did pick off one of the guys just exiting the helicopter on the rope, that was cool.

Yeah.. that's a bitch of a level. It took me 3 or 4 sessions to totally beat it; ~4 hours to beat it on Veteran. That level is probably one of the toughest I've ever played, on any game. Veteran took a whole lot of patience/determination..

If you want my advice on that level, it's the same that I gave to Vic. Pick off as many guys as you can from some cover near the Ferris Wheel. When that gets a little tough, move to the corner of the stage which faces the Wheel. You can use that for a while; it has some protection and good firing visibility. Lastly, when that gets a little tough; fall around to the back of the stage. You can pick guys off through the railing, and no baddies spawn in behind you; so you can focus on the front. (Be sure to listen though as a few dogs tend to sneak up on you back there.)

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:46 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 8):
take out a couple of troops and then shag ass through them, bearing to the right into an apartment bulding...

There's a building there where you can get inside? Well F me! Apparently I did it the hard way...  banghead 

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:47 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 8):

Yup. Finished all the levels.

I found getting to the control room in the missile silo to be rather difficult. You find an easy way to do that one?

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:48 pm
by RJdxer


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 9):
(Be sure to listen though as a few dogs tend to sneak up on you back there.)

Thanks, my daughter absolutely hates it when she hears me shoot one of those!

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:59 pm
by miamiair


Quoting RJdxer (Reply 12):
Thanks, my daughter absolutely hates it when she hears me shoot one of those!

Hell, there's one level where I put a claymore in front of their "dog house." I got tired of them ripping my throat out.

THe control room is another exercise in patience. Pick up a shotgun and keep reloading. Frags are my friend.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:37 pm
by LHMark
The sniper shot was a pain in the ass. Took my almost 50 attempts before I got it right. Great game.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:55 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting LHMARK (Reply 14):
The sniper shot was a pain in the ass. Took my almost 50 attempts before I got it right

Hmmm... I've heard that a lot. On my first run through (on Normal), I got it the first try. When I tried it in Veteran however, it took me 10-20 tries.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:57 pm
by QFA380
My brother got a 360 and Call of Duty 4 for Christmas. I played it a bit and the graphics are awesome, the story is good too. I love the part where you carry the top half of the Major around, very realistic.

He's already finished it on easy though.

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:19 am
by dan2002
The scenery in the Chernobyl level is pretty amazing, they even modeled in that famous empty swimming pool and stuff like that.

COD4 is alot harder than 2 or 3 no question. I'm on the level where you have to take out the 4 tanks then run back down the hill to get to the LZ in time. Damn hard level.

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:33 am
by mNeo
Who here has it for PS3? We need to get an A.net online game sometimes

A v. B CoD style

:D

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:16 am
by pilotdude09


Quoting LHMARK (Reply 14):
The sniper shot was a pain in the ass.

Hell yeah, that for me was the hardest part in the game!

On easy mode it was almost too easy, on Veteran its certainly not as easy!!!

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:54 am
by RJdxer


Quoting LHMARK (Reply 14):
The sniper shot was a pain in the ass.

I made it on the first attempt, just have to anticipate when the flag is going to die down.

I finished it last night. It was kind of short compared to the ones before. On top of that they had 3 stories running concurrently before, this time only two and they killed off one of those. Maybe because of the graphics efforts? The first encounter reminded me too much of a SOCAL game, almost a copy in fact. I'm going to give it a whack on veteran in a few days to make it a bit harder since my memory is still fresh. The hardest part I had was the extraction scene in Pripyat, I lost count at how many tries it took. I kept getting myself picked off from behind.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:15 pm
by miamiair


Quoting RJdxer (Reply 20):
The hardest part I had was the extraction scene in Pripyat, I lost count at how many tries it took. I kept getting myself picked off from behind.

After you set Mac down next to the tree and you get his Claymores, shag ass and place them along the likely approaches. I get back and get about 10 meters from Mac on the small rise. The BG's won't come in behind you, but you have to watch your right flank.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:20 am
by RJdxer


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 21):
After you set Mac down next to the tree and you get his Claymores,

Well no kidding, but the claymores are one shot deals.

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 21):
The BG's won't come in behind you, but you have to watch your right flank.

If it wasn't from the dodgem cars it was directly across the Ferris wheel. I finally went to the dodgems and hid out behind the cars while picking off the advancing bad guys with enfilade fire. When the extraction chopper set down I retrieved the captian and hoofed it around the Ferris wheel and into the chopper.

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:47 pm
by RJdxer
The other thing about the claymores, on the way to the pick up the cpt had you place a claymore in front of a door, just before the encounter with the helicopter. Claymores were not designed for inside use. The back blast at close range can kill. My training with claymores was that they were to be used when you were pretty sure you would have a group of enemy in the kill zone. Hence at the pick point, placing them in the obvious lanes of advance is a good idea, but if only one soldier is in the kill zone when it remotely goes off, it's a pretty big waste of explosive.

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:52 pm
by AGM100
I cant wait until my sons grade report comes out at the semester end ! If he made the grade in math/science we are nailing the PS3 and of course COD 4 !

Game sounds awsome RJ , good luck

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:00 pm
by Go3Team
I bought a Xbox 360 so I could play this online with some people. Awesome game. Xbox Live needs to do a little work to their servers...

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:14 pm
by miamiair


Quoting RJdxer (Reply 23):
Claymores were not designed for inside use

The real McCoy has a back blast, just forgot how much.

I didn't waste my time planting one by the door. You're going to get hosed anyways.

There's another level where you have to use the mini gun in a downed Blackhawk, I had fun hosing the Mi-8's. Shot a few of them down. I got pissed in this level, as after you have been killed several times, you know where the BG's are. So I called in air support and put several air strikes on their posits. To no vail, when you are hauling ass to make the extraction point, you apparently step on the proverbial ant pile...

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:05 pm
by jamesbaldwyn
I'm probably going to buy it as well. Although, they should of given it a different name or something as I see Call Of Duty as a WW2 kinda game...

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:11 pm
by Boeing4ever


Quoting AGM100 (Reply 24):
I cant wait until my sons grade report comes out at the semester end ! If he made the grade in math/science we are nailing the PS3 and of course COD 4 !


Anyone else thought this was kinda funny?  Smile Your son works hard all semester, gets that shiny PS3, and can't play it cuz daddy's stuck on the sniper in Call of Duty 4.  rotfl 

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:16 pm
by jfktowerfan
The best part of this game is the AC-130 gunner, I played that over and over. I can't get into the multiplayer though, just not as good as Battlefield 2 for online play.

Corey

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:42 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting JFKTOWERFAN (Reply 29):
I can't get into the multiplayer though, just not as good as Battlefield 2 for online play.

 redflag  I disagree 100%. The multiplayer is freaking amazing. The mixture of the challenges, unlockable weapons, etc. makes it the best multiplayer game out there by far. Halo or Battlefield don't even come close.  twocents 

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:45 pm
by miamiair


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 30):
The mixture of the challenges, unlockable weapons, etc. makes it the best multiplayer game out there by far.

You're on the money Steve. I've been playing more online, and it is getting habit forming. Though it sucks sometimes when you're waiting for a game to begin.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:53 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 31):
You're on the money Steve. I've been playing more online, and it is getting habit forming. Though it sucks sometimes when you're waiting for a game to begin.

It really can. I just can't help myself. I have done the "Prestige" mode where you rollover your challenges and whatnot. It basically just gives you a cooler badge and forces you to unlock all of the upgrades/guns again.

I'm a level 49 I think on my second time through. Not sure if I'm going to roll it over again...

Prestige Mode (from Wiki) - "At Level 55, the player can then gain more XP from the game until they unlock Prestige Mode, which is a feature only available in the console versions of the game. In Prestige mode, the player can trade in their rank, all unlocked weapons and completed challenges and start over at level 1, in exchange for a special in-game insignia by their name. The player can then rank up and trade in their rank with Prestige mode again, up to ten times, with a different insignia awarded each time. This effectively gives the player 605 total ranks to achieve.[6] Leaderboard stats (kills, deaths, playing time, etc.) are not affected by Prestige mode."

So Vic - what are your favorite perks/guns? I'm partial to the G36C with the Red Dot sight, or the AK74U with the silencer. I almost always use the Stopping Power, Steady Aim and Claymores or Bandolier perks. I really like the Martydom perk, but I find myself using Steady Aim because of the edge it gives you in close-in quick engagements where you're not using your sights.

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:57 pm
by a380us
is call of duty 4 or any other one out on psp?

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:00 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting A380US (Reply 33):
is call of duty 4 or any other one out on psp?

COD4 is out for the PSP, but I can't imagine a handheld game experience being anywhere close to that of a console or PC.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:13 pm
by miamiair


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 32):
what are your favorite perks/guns?

I am only on 12. So I stick to the SAW, and pick up an M60 when I can find one. I need to play more to get the goodies. I have to share the TV time in the living room with the Wii (Family game time...)

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:22 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 35):
I am only on 12. So I stick to the SAW, and pick up an M60 when I can find one. I need to play more to get the goodies.

When you're that low, I've found the M16A3 to be a good heavy hitter, but the lack of full auto is pretty big drawback. The M4 carbine should be unlocked for you pretty soon. That's a damn good gun. MP5 is not bad, but it's stopping power is very limited. With the S.P. perk on you can do pretty well with it, though I prefer the AK-74U.

If you find yourself dying a lot, the Juggernaut perk can buy you a few extra seconds in firefights.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:25 pm
by BCAInfoSys
So it looks like you have the M4 Carbine unlocked already; give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

As far as MG's go, I've found that the RPD hits harder then the SAW, though the M60E4 takes the prize for hitting power and accuracy. It's got a slower rate of fire then the others, but it still comes out on top. The only advantage the SAW has is rate of fire.

Check this link for a full list of what you have to look forward to:

http://www.depl0y.com/cod-4-mw-unlock-list/ranks

[Edited 2008-01-04 10:30:20]

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:28 pm
by Queso
You people are much too violent!  flamed 

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:41 pm
by RJdxer
Quoting Miamiair (Reply 26):
There's another level where you have to use the mini gun in a downed Blackhawk,

Yeah that was another one I had to chuckle at. I was out of the service just prior to the Blackhawks intro but a friend of mine who served as a crew chief on one in Desert Storm said that the mini gun will not work on aircraft battery power alone, an engine w/generator has to be turning. Maybe they have corrected this in later versions since that would seem to be the perfect defense weapon for a downed aircraft in hostile territory. UH60 may be able to shed some light.

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 26):
To no vail, when you are hauling ass to make the extraction point, you apparently step on the proverbial ant pile...

Yep, I found the easiest way to do it was just to place one air strike after another, left and right of your path down the hill than then follow the air attacks danger close to the bottom.

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RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:52 pm
by AGM100


Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 28):
and can't play it cuz daddy's stuck on the sniper in Call of Duty 4.

Ya right , he will probably make it though the game in 1 evening the way these kids do it . ! He has blasted though every MOH and COD faster than me .. Now If I could get him to do Algebra that well, I would be in good shape.

He takes all the fun out of it for me if I let him.  dopey 

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:50 pm
by dan2002
Finished the game yesterday, those last few missions were pretty hectic. Getting into the control room was one of the hardest levels i've ever played on any video game. Thank god for checkpoints!

I thought the little epilogue level after the credits was pretty neat too.

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:40 am
by miamiair
Why does it take so long for a match to get started?

Is there any way to speed up the process?

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:58 am
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 42):
Why does it take so long for a match to get started?

Is there any way to speed up the process?

Sounds like a PS3 online issue. With the 360, I'm usually in a lobby and playing within 1-2 minutes, tops.

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:55 pm
by miamiair
It was.

The online games are pure gas. Screwed up thing is when you run into a clan with comms; I got wasted at least 20 times. Must get the Bluetooth.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:00 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 44):
It was.

The online games are pure gas. Screwed up thing is when you run into a clan with comms; I got wasted at least 20 times. Must get the Bluetooth.

Yeah, the headsets can make a difference. I don't know about the PS3 version, but the 360 version just got a patch a little while ago which created a new game mode - "Mercenary Team Deathmatch", which only allows individual players - no parties/clans allowed. It's a nice way to get into a team game where everyone is matched up randomly. Really ensures a fair fight.

I was on fire the other night. In a MTDM round I went 36 kills for only 3 deaths. The P-90 with a silencer in close quarters is an absolute killer.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:05 pm
by miamiair


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 45):
The P-90 with a silencer in close quarters is an absolute killer.

I pick them up every time I see them. I have been sticking to the M-4. My best streak so far was 12 kills with 1 death. I like the Claymores more than the RPGs. That Headquarters match in the container yard is friggin brutal.

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:20 pm
by yowza
It's a great game. Too bad our 360 at work is MIA.

YOWza

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:24 pm
by BCAInfoSys


Quoting Miamiair (Reply 46):
I pick them up every time I see them. I have been sticking to the M-4. My best streak so far was 12 kills with 1 death. I like the Claymores more than the RPGs. That Headquarters match in the container yard is friggin brutal.

The RPG's are pretty useless against enemies. I don't even bother with them for choppers. If you're near a mounted machine gun, get on that and rock and roll on the chopper. A 3-4 second burst will take them out like a swatted fly.

RE: Call Of Duty 4, What A Surprise!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:26 pm
by miamiair


Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 48):

Need more frags though.