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Hats off to Treyarch for showing that a crown jewel HD game can work well on Wii. It's not the best version of the game, but Wii-only owners who have yet to experience one of the biggest shooters of the decade now have a very good opportunity to do so. With a strong campaign and a rock-solid multiplayer that will keep you playing well into the new year, Reflex shames its competition and delivers a great FPS package. Developers, take note: this is how you do a Wii port.
Taken as a whole, it’s hard not to like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- Reflex Edition. The controls are solid and the presentation (while average) is decent enough not to detract from the performance. The single player mode is compelling and the arcade mode is a nice change-up. Most importantly of all, though, the online mode is a home run. Although the risks of hacking are here as in every other Wii online title, the infrastructure of the game is outstanding and represents the sort of depth and scope that has been largely lacking in previous Wii shooters. What’s more, getting online is quick, easy, and lag-free. Wii owners looking for an online game -- especially one not set during World War II -- should pick this one up without hesitation. Highly recommended.
All told, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition does right by the source material. The expertly scripted and intensely exciting campaign is just as entertaining as it was two years ago on other systems, and even the occasional lapses in visual fidelity and control precision can't keep it from being a must-play for Wii shooter fans. Though the multiplayer will feel familiar to World at War veterans, the modern guns, equipment, and perks will make it feel new again, and the expanded gameplay modes offer a lot more variety. Though there are a few hitches to deal with, the core excellence of this game shines through, giving Wii owners a great shooter to keep them entertained for months to come.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex is the most complete first-person shooter on Wii. It has a solid Campaign mode, and one of most renowned online multiplayer modes in recent memory. If you like first-person shooters and only have a Wii, this is a must buy. If you experienced Modern Warfare before, then you're better off leaving this to shooter-hungry Wii masses.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition does have a few little niggles that bring the game down, but this is the best FPS on Wii and will have you hooked for hours on end, both online and offline. Even if you have previously owned it on the Xbox or PS3 you can still happily pick it up and play for hour upon hour. The online multiplayer adds so much depth to the game and even being able to have a friend play alongside you in the style of a House of Dead arcade shooter does make for a very fun night all be it novel. Yes, it’s far from perfect - better co-op and graphics would also be nice - but pound for pound it’s worth every penny and is a must buy for any first person shooter fan.
Basically, Wii owners who have the same taste in games as I do will like Modern Warfare Reflex more than most "regular" Modern Warfare fans would, but not by that much. Other than the SD graphics, variations on multiplayer, and pointer controls, this is still Modern Warfare. It's still the first game in the most popular series that this particular genre has ever seen. Not enough has changed about the game, for better or worse, to make a dent in that.
Opération réussie pour Treyarch qui parvient ici à transposer le FPS massue d'Infinity Ward sans trop de souci. Si vous avez envie de vous perdre dans un jeu superbement mis en scène et habilement scénarisé, vous trouverez là un véritable trésor, et ce en dépit de quelques soucis techniques plus ou moins handicapants. Evidemment, si vous avez déjà parcouru le soft sur une autre machine, vous n'aurez aucune raison d'acheter cette version qui n'apporte strictement rien de plus à la formule d'origine. Reste que Modern Warfare est un monument du genre, un pur moment de folie à apprécier d'une traite, sans se poser de questions.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex may have more subtitles than it needs but it is a respectable port of one of the greatest first-person shooter experiences of our time. Yes the visuals take a beating, the multiplayer is lacking voice chat and a larger player count, but when all is said and done you have to appreciate the amount of effort that Treyarch put into re-creating the experience as well as they did. Reflex isn’t going to impress anyone who has already logged countless hours in the original game, but if you only own a Wii and have yet to experience the phenomenon that is Modern Warfare, you are definitely in for a thrill ride.
This is still a really great game, but it's unable to truly surmount all of the difficulties that Wii puts on an FPS. If you only play one FPS on the Wii, this should be it, but it's still got many of the same problems that the genre is known for on this system.
Unterm Strich bleibt Modern Warfare trotz seiner Schwächen einer der besseren Shooter für die Nintendo-Konsole. Gerade im Vergleich mit The Conduit wirken die Schauplätze hier abwechslungsreicher und das Missionsdesign ausgereifter. Die Begeisterung, die Infinity Wards auf den anderen Plattformen entfachen konnte, bleibt jedoch aus.
The original Modern Warfare is hands-down one of – if not the single best – first person shooters out there when it comes to blending an immersive story and intense multiplayer together. Unfortunately, Reflex Edition on Wii just doesn’t cut it as a Call of Duty branded game or as a top-tier Wii first-person shooter. The framerate is jumpy, the pointer tracking needs some serious polish, and while most of the elements of COD4 are included, none of them are given enough fine-tuning to truly excel. It’s obvious that World at War was given either a larger dev time, larger budget, or larger team (or all of the above) than Modern Warfare’s first stint on Wii. If you can cope with the somewhat unintuitive controls there’s a fun experience to be had. It’s just a shame that amidst the near-endless amount of customization is a ported engine that can’t offer true pointer precision.
Call of Duty 4: Reflex Edition could have been an amazing game. With a proper port, this could have been a perfect complement to the previous iteration of the title. However, the port job feels like it was cheaply thrown together, and an unfortunately large amount gets lost in translation. The atmosphere is almost entirely gone in the Wii version, and the buggy nature of the port leaves much to be desired. There's still fun to be had, but this is by far the worst version. If you have a chance to play Call of Duty 4 on any of the other consoles or PC, you should take it. Although the entire experience is available in the Wii version, it's bundled up in an amazingly underwhelming package that will fail to satisfy anyone who has played Call of Duty on any other platform in the past.
Although still passably entertaining much of the time, stood next to other shooters on the Wii it doesn't even come close to matching the look and feel of games designed specifically for the system. The new market Activision is presumably seeking may end up wondering what all the fuss was about in the first place.
Quelques options sympathiques ont néanmoins été ajoutées pour améliorer la convivialité du titre, avec notamment un simili-mode coop déjà vu dans la série sur Wii : pendant que le premier joueur vit normalement la campagne, son camarade peut l'aider en dégommant avec son curseur les ennemis. De quoi sortir le Wii Zapper des cartons quand un ami passe à la maison. Côté online enfin, le jeu propose à une dizaine de joueurs de se retrouver sur des cartes tirées de la campagne solo et dans différents modes de jeux. Bref, une adaptation correcte sur Wii, mais un brin dépassée... et toujours aussi courte.
Modern Warfare may have finally found its way to the Wii, but I wish the original console controls had made the jump as well. Instead, Wii players get a game that forces heavy reliance on aim-assist (especially in multiplayer). The ultimate battle is with the controller, rather than the on-screen bad guys.
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare : Edition Réflexes est ni bon ni mauvais. Il souffre d'une durée de vie trop courte, d'une jouabilité à la Wiimote désastreuse et du manque de nouveauté. Si jouer au Zapper est agréable, on regrette que les fonctionnalités de la Wii n'aient pas été plus utilisées.