Even though the gaming world is
inundated with World War II first person shooters, there is always
room for one more and this time the History Channel Battle for the
Pacific makes its way on the Nintendo Wii which promises gamers a
truly realistic war experience.
Featuring a variety of realistic
campaigns from World War II, the History Channel Battle for the
Pacific allows gamers to experience some of the most harshest and
deadliest skirmishes in history as they attempt to retake
strategically important locations of this heinous war.
Henderson Field in Guadalcanal through the Philippines to Mount
Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Experience some of the most exotic and
forbidden battlefields including dense jungles and barren
harsh realities of war as you engage the enemy on the
frontlines. Fight alongside squadron members reacting to the
events of the battlefield, where fighting is often hand to hand
and your objective is simple - defeat the enemy at all costs.
actual battles including storming the beaches in an amphibious
assault, recapturing a strategic airfield, defending against an
enemy assault, going on a search and destroy mission, fighting
through fortified caves and scaling Mount Suribachi to plant the
as an American or Japanese soldier in your favorite individual
and team based modes including elimination, team elimination,
death match, team death match and capture the flag on
battlefields painstakingly recreated from topographical maps and
to life amidst exploding artillery, whistling bullets, falling
comrades, unrelenting enemies and much more!
In Battle for the Pacific players
become an American GI in the single-player mode as they attempt to
liberate and protect a variety of key locations in real-world World
War II battles.
The game itself is your traditional first person
shooter game where the player must use not only their weapons but
also the environment to defeat the enemies that lay before them.
mentioned before, the game faithfully recreates a variety of historical
campaigns of World War II, however it manages to keep a great arcade
feel to the title without becoming overly complex.
The title makes use of the innovative
Wii control system that will give gamers one of the most realistic
experiences ever *control wise* as they attempt to battle the Axis
of World War II. The control system of Battle for the Pacific is
quite good on the Wii with the player needing both controllers to
interact with the gaming environment.
One is used to navigate your
war hero through the game while the other is used to target your
enemies and dispatch them. All in all, the developers have made good
use of the Wii capabilities. The good thing about the title is that
the targeting system has been "dumbed" down a little which makes for
targeting a much simpler and more productive system.
Once you have completed the title in
the single-player mode or if you're feeling up to the challenge
early on, the game contains a great online mode which allows players
to play as either the American's or Japanese in a variety of
different modes that include team elimination, death match and
capture the flag.
Connecting online is an easy process as
all you need to do is log onto one of the online servers and
begin "fragging" your opponents and is actually more entertaining
the single-player mode which was quite good.
title is a little dated on the Wii, however the title makes good use
of the gaming environments from their detail and great character
animation. The weapon effects and lighting is quite impressive as
are some of the shadow effects that when matched with the Hollywood
type explosions, you have something quite impressive.
score suits the title perfectly and changes as you progress
throughout the game which is dependent on the action which is
occurring in the game at the moment. The sound effects are quite
realistic and go hand-in-hand with the gameplay. The voice acting is
professional and has this almost documentary aspect to it.
The History Channel Battle for the Pacific is a good first person
shooter on the Nintendo Wii, although not as impressive as some of
its competitors at the moment still gives the gamer a decent title
with good graphics, good gameplay and entertaining online fun.
Definitely a game for World War II first person shooter fans. Check