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COD: WW launch trailer

COD: WW launch trailer

Call of Duty: World at War also gets its own launch trailer, and it sure looks very realist and violent.


Launch trailer

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Commented on 2008-11-07 11:14:51
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
Commented on 2008-11-07 12:28:28
Right,so you sit there saying`Oh,the horror`as you slot another bullet into a Nazis brain?
Give me a break-do you really think people would by the game if they showed the real horrors of war.Don't start a debate about war as entertainment,because at the end of the day,this is just a game!
Commented on 2008-11-07 13:07:40
Perfect
Commented on 2008-11-07 13:08:48
Theres always Barbies fashion studio or my little pony dress me up dressage if this is too much for you Redneck.

Trailer looks excellent I cant wait for this.
Commented on 2008-11-07 14:28:31
make peace not war
Commented on 2008-11-07 14:53:39 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
I can see where you are coming from, but gaming might not be the right hobby for you if this is offensive.
In many ways, virtual was is cool.. you get to shoot people, yay!
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:00:24
I kinda agree with Redneck. It's really ridiculous how they are portraiting war here, like in those war B-movie with square-jawed characters who pass time slaughtering "bad" people and telling atrocious jokes. I love simulated war and all, only i find a bit -cheap- the way it's presented here.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:27:35 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
Yes, your rigth about this game doing a terrible job of it, this trailer was extremely crude. Sadly enough, real war is pretty crude. Have you seen the kids in Iraq? Unfortunately, war brings out the worst in all of us. I'm sure you've at least heard about those guys that go in in their humvee's screaming obsenities and racial slurs. And these are good boys. But its war. Its not pretty, its not attractive. It makes people ugly and chaotic.

And yes, very innapropriate music, good music though, but its really stupid. War isn't at all cool. In fact, thats what was supposed to be the focus, with the drama and crap.

That said, humans will be humans. We have always simulated war, from chess to Call of Duty. I assure you, it is far better then just taking out your aggression on real people.

Game looks ok, but this wsn't a great trailer. I wanna see a game that encourages things like mercy. And no fear? Thats a good one lol. Fear is what reverts so many soldiers to a lesser state of mind. Its a protection mechanism.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:32:42 In reply to bramski
Posted by bramski
Theres always Barbies fashion studio or my little pony dress me up dressage if this is too much for you Redneck.

Trailer looks excellent I cant wait for this.
I have no problem with violance in games, but beeing a historical event, you should not try to make WWII look cool. (No matter who you're fighting against)

I actually enjoy Gears which, I guess, is much bloodier.
The difference is that the launch-trailer of Gears2 wasn't some crappy garbage crap saying: "WOW, look we got a flame-thrower, Hell Yeah we actually managed it to include a fucking torcher, biaaaacth! Now go and burn sumthin'"
(Which obviously is what this trailer wants to say)

Eventhough CoD5 might be an enjoyable game, imo this trailer is one of the worst I've seen so far.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:33:54 In reply to chuffster2005
Posted by chuffster2005
do you really think people would by the game if they showed the real horrors of war.
Brothers In Arms

Not that they were able to show all the real horrors of being in a war, but they did try more than most games and it still sold fairly well.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:42:49
Yesterday; I watched this trailer without sound. And then it's a lot more horror. I think it's a good trailer.
Commented on 2008-11-07 15:45:03
Treyarch is really holding their own with this game. The multiplayer beta was great and actually did several things better than COD 4. I played the hell out of COD4 and am going to pass on this one and get Gears 2 instead. I'll wait for Infinity Ward's follow up next year. Just really hope that they carry over the new blood and violence effects from this one. COD4 did not use it's Mature rating realisticly enough.
Commented on 2008-11-07 16:02:15
Yeah, that trailer may have left me with the wrong message. It really did look as if it was expressing how cool war is. At least some war torn violent games give you the sense of we're good guys and they're the bad guys. It just seemed like the music kind of hyped the over the top violence the way the WF hypes wrestling. In fact, it sounded very much like a WF trailer.
Commented on 2008-11-07 18:57:54
great game great trailer. btw war ist not cool and never will be, so stop talking such shit. ww2 was the badest thing ever happend in this world and i hope we dont se ww3.
Commented on 2008-11-07 19:20:11 In reply to staatsfeind1234
Posted by staatsfeind1234
great game great trailer. btw war ist not cool and never will be, so stop talking such shit. ww2 was the badest thing ever happend in this world and i hope we dont se ww3.
WW2 was the baddest thing that happened that we can imagine because of the testimonies and how much we know of it. But that wasn't the first time that happened in this world. The Roman Empire was all about war and attrocities. The crusades were an ethnic and religious cleansing on a massive scale. And more examples can be found in history. So a game about WWII should never be cool. And I think that World at War shows that. Let's hope WWIII will never happen, but people will be people. Once oil has depleted....
Commented on 2008-11-07 23:07:56
Anyone else only buying this for the zombie mode?:S
Commented on 2008-11-08 00:47:24 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
Well it's Treyarch, keep your hopes DOWN, boy! The last great game they made was... what was it called again... oh that's right.. they haven't!
Commented on 2008-11-08 02:38:29 In reply to Foxxy
Posted by Foxxy
Well it's Treyarch, keep your hopes DOWN, boy! The last great game they made was... what was it called again... oh that's right.. they haven't!
Honestly, as a big fan of the franchise and big critic of Treyarch myself.. they haven't made anything downright bad for quite some time. Call of Duty 3 wasn't horrible. It had a lot of flaws, but they're the same flaws that people pointed out in Call of Duty 2 and even Call of Duty 4. They did a capable job at emulating the Call of Duty formula.. and this game had a development cycle twice as long as their previous entry in the franchise.

Oh, and the beta is pretty f'n solid. I still prefer COD4, but it's good.. and I look forward to picking it up next week. I'm mostly only buying it for multiplayer, but that's always been Call of Duty's real strength.
Commented on 2008-11-08 12:05:31
looks good....also people, this is a game,these aren't real people and there is probably no historical accuracy in the game,so please take off your silly war is bad hat and join the rest of reality before I go Normandy on your ass

im buying only for 4 player co-op...game seller right there
Commented on 2008-11-09 19:51:14 In reply to rustykaks
Posted by rustykaks
looks good....also people, this is a game,these aren't real people and there is probably no historical accuracy in the game,so please take off your silly war is bad hat and join the rest of reality before I go Normandy on your ass

im buying only for 4 player co-op...game seller right there
thats icing on the cake for me. same goes for that zombie mode. the multiplayer is whats going to keep me playing for months. 4 player co-op is definately going to kick ass tho. playing through it on friday. then round my mates on saturday to polish off the last half of gears of war 2.
Commented on 2008-11-10 00:27:07 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
Absolutely spot on. This trailer is the very pinnacle of tasteless trash. Whoever put this together should be fired on the spot, and if this in any way reflects the way the game portrays war then they won't get a penny out of me. I kind of suspect that will be the case though, given the recent comments about the industry from the braindead moron who runs Activision.
Commented on 2008-11-10 00:29:44 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I have no problem with violance in games, but beeing a historical event, you should not try to make WWII look cool. (No matter who you're fighting against)

I actually enjoy Gears which, I guess, is much bloodier.
The difference is that the launch-trailer of Gears2 wasn't some crappy garbage crap saying: "WOW, look we got a flame-thrower, Hell Yeah we actually managed it to include a fucking torcher, biaaaacth! Now go and burn sumthin'"
(Which obviously is what this trailer wants to say)

Eventhough CoD5 might be an enjoyable game, imo this trailer is one of the worst I've seen so far.
At least Gears knows that it's an over the top silly parody game. COD is supposed to be a realistic take on war.
Commented on 2008-11-10 21:56:37 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
At least Gears knows that it's an over the top silly parody game. COD is supposed to be a realistic take on war.
yeah, cos regenerating health and endless spawning enemies and allies is SO realistic. its a game. you play it to have fun and to be entertained. nothing more, nothing less. BIA tried to capture the horrors of war. but at the end of the day, you was still blowing peoples legs off with grenades and each chapter startted with your whole squad being revived ready for battle. realism is not what the games industry needs...far cry 2 proves that.
Commented on 2008-11-10 22:41:33
Far Cry 2 isn't very realistic. I'm not sure where you get that its problems spawn from realism. Not that I don't agree that people aren't overreacting or that Call of Duty has never really been about realism at all. This aint a sim.
Commented on 2008-11-11 22:46:51 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
I hate how they want to make war look cool.

I thought that they would use violence to actually show how horrible war is, but this trailer really sucks my balls.

Music is so unfitting, and those one-liners are pathetic!
Its a game.
Games are electronic entertainment.
Electronic entertainment is to get the customers entertained.
How would a realistically horribly accurate war-representation entertain people?
Exactly.

It stuns me how many people that constantly forgets that games are GAMES, not real life, not documentaries, not journalists. They are games, games are made to be played and enjoyed, for peeps to have FUN. Nothing else.
Are people just dumb, or are they actually having a hard time distinguishing from reality and games? :P

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