6 responses to “PSN Review: World at War Map Pack 1, Map is Everything”

  1. mrjuandrful

    I’m sure snipers will disagree with you on this, since they thrive on distance. But I will agree that these new maps require a good set on running shoes.

    Smaller maps tend to equate more deaths. I guess by splitting us up after a death, Treyarch is hoping you’d appreciate your players life just a tad bit more or the consequences is a good hike!

    For my map, I’d want 12 players in a raquetball sized court with mentos, diet coke and a pair of left handed scissors. Why were there always extra’s in my art class?

  2. Gamer

    I’m not sure what to say here. You say that the maps are too big. But most of the action congregates around one area. But you think the maps should force people to use the entire map because you are worried about wasted space?

    I think the statements you made in the third paragraph about having to write something bad to get readers shows your motive perfectly.

    If people congregate to a larger fight in one area of the map, that solves the size problem. Why are you worried about “wasted space” at all anyway? Are you afraid you will be charged more for the extra space? You are not buying a house. You are playing a game.

    I’m glad you had no input in the design process of these maps. If you had, I’m quite sure there would be plenty of negatives to write about. I think they’re great exactly the way they are. And I also think you COULD write about that and people would still read it.

  3. jomocpa

    Thank you for your insight. I’d like to start by disarming you a bit as your remarks are somewhat defensive and then turn to insult. A simple class in reading comprehension would have enabled you to deduce that 1)the writer enjoys playing Call of Duty, 2) the writer compliments the “artistry and imaginative design” of the maps, and 3) the writer concludes by paying homage to the creators. If it’s my motive you’re looking for, then ask for it, as it is apparent that you’ve already missed the obvious.

    I would like the talented people at Treyarch to consider making these great maps a bit smaller to improve the game-play experience. I offered my opinion as to why small to medium sized maps might be enjoyed more by the COD community.

    One other point I’d like you to consider is the importance of making sure you accurately interpret what is being written. You’ve provided an excellent example for everyone reading of this common error. I never said I was “worried” about the wasted space. I actally said “I couldn’t help but WONDER” about the wasted space. This pretty much makes void the only paragraph with substance in your comment. Pay attention kiddies, this is important if you’d like to get into a good college one day.

    Just in case you missed what I’m trying to say above, I’ll throw you a bone this one time:
    1) No need to get defensive
    2) Make sure you interpret what is being written correctly
    3) No need for insults

    Glad the article struck a nerve with you. That was the implied motive; Judging by your reaction, “Sucess!” (in Borat voice) :)

  4. erodz85

    @Gamer
    I’d have to say that i agree with Jomocpa. The maps, while they are great in design, don’t get me wrong about that, are to big to be 100% enjoyable. I find that my greatest frustration comes from the respawn points. yes, while there are these “congregated battles” going on, i find that 9 times out of 10, i and others will respawn well away from said battle. We spend more time running back to the battle than we do fighting in the battle.

    While Modern Warfare had great maps that were also large, such as Broadcast, Creek, and Chinatown, the respawn points were close enough that we can actually experience the hottest points in the battle.

    Kudos and 2 thumbs up to Jomocpa.

  5. erodz85

    @mrjuandrful
    “12 players in a raquetball sized court with mentos, diet coke and a pair of left handed scissors…”

    One of the Death Cards found in campaign mode, called Sticks and Stones make your weapon arsenal consist of a knife and rocks. But the left handed scissors would be great lol.

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