Wow! I don't know exactly what I expected, but the newest Call of Duty is fantastic! I have it on XBox. The regular game play is great. I haven't played the Live mode yet, but multiplayer is highly improved!
This version of the game takes us back to the 1940's and the World Wars. Therefore, we are using some of the older weapons such as the M1 Garand. Instead of helicopters and air strikes like in the previous version, we now have artillery and dogs! The dogs will kick your butt!!!
My favorite part of the game has always been going head-to-head with others in multiplayer mode, and this time the game play is outstanding! The maps are larger, and more complex. No matter how good you are, it is easy for the lesser skilled player to catch up and even beat you! My son was lucky to get 5 kills on me in the last version, and he keeps me on my toes and even beats me in this one.
I guess the final thing to say so far is how impressed I am with the realism that this version brings. Up to this point in the game, we are playing a U.S. Marine, and being a former Marine myself, I can tell you that there is not only a great deal of realism in terms of injuries. But the interation between Marines is also very real. I glossed over it, but the blood is more pronounced, I saw limbs fly off, and the fog of war is really captivating.
Great job! If you like this kind of game, you better get it when you can!