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    Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack

    The difficulty level has been ramped up a little too, so even on the easiest level, you’ll find yourself dying a few times. This extends the playing time a touch, but not a whole lot and you’ll probably find you’ve finished the game after 6-8 hours of play. That said, this is an expansion pack and not a full game and the price reflects that. As such, it’s well worth the money of anyone who has CoD and wants some more of the same with a few extra bits thrown in.
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    Nice review, completely agree with it. On the origional CoD I played it through on the normal skill level but this one found myself starting again on easy, bit with the bunkers at the begining is really tough, especially getting that darned gun mounted !

    I have MoH AA here and have never bought any of the expansions for it (dont buy expansions for other games really either, didnt bother with Oppsing Force for HL, did borrow and play Blue Shift through however) but waited with bated breath for UO and day of release bought it, havnt finished it yet as I tend to go through phases with games, playing a little on one then moving to another.

    Biggest improvement on UO is the fact that it uses Direct X 9 features (CoD just used DX 8) so thats why you get the lovely effects that look so realistic.

    Have to say to anyone that has been thinking on getting this, get it, you wont be dissapointed at all, best £20 I've spent on a game in ages.

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    Very good review with some nice points brought up. I loved playing the single player, certainly a good yarn for the money (if you've not bought CoD click here , at £27 with UO you've got no excuse!

    My only points of complaint were:
    1. Gets too repetetive
    2. Short (yes, I know it's an expansion)
    3. Multiplayer is fairly bad. I, like every competetive CoD gamer I know found the multiplayer to get very boring as games become overrun by tanks and machine gunners. While I can't speak for people who enjoy 'pubbing' (who may find it very enjoyable) I think I speak for the majority of the serious CoD scene when I say it hasn't taken off.

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    the only problem with UO is that it is harder for all the wrong reasons, not due to good level design or good AI, but by just putting you in insane situations - for example, the mission where you have to attack a house/village and take cover behind haystacks etc I got killed alot on that mission, but when I completed it I had done nothing differently, it was just pot luck. Also this type of 'bigger/more enemies' is lazier, the original had more atmosphere and playability imo

    Sounds daft, yes, but compared to original I was a bit disapointed. Still playing it though

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    The two things I hate most about a lot of FPS's are invisible walls and respawning enemies.

    Both Call of Duty's have this in spades.

    But yet, I still play it.

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    LOL, ignore me. Just realised it was posted in two different areas by Kez. Sorry!
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    You're post wasnt removed Allen mate, theres 2 CoD threads at the mo, one in here and one in right2reply. You posted on the other one !

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    I agree with Hedgeh regarding the multiplayer. Also in UO some of the maps are so huge unless you get a shedload of players you can run around for ages and not see anyone. Then get whacked by a sniper. On the other hand I have found some very good maps in UO. One of the Russian maps set in a small village is excellent. But I go back to original CoD for serious multiplayer. Pavlovs house anyone?

    I kept getting hit by a gunner whilst running between haystacks. Same place every time. Whether I sprinted, crawled, sprinted and dived or not. Very frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVF500

    I kept getting hit by a gunner whilst running between haystacks. Same place every time. Whether I sprinted, crawled, sprinted and dived or not. Very frustrating.
    Let the squad go first make sure you're about number 4 or 5, I have never died there lol

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    I'll give that a go. I like the bigger feel of UO, especially in the Russian battles. The fact that it's not down to you to be the superhero and slaughter everything while your comrades look on with admiration. They do a fair bit too. The best time I really saw it in CoD, during the street fighting in the Russian campaign again. One of the Russians buttstroked a German to the ground and then turned the business end of his PPSh on him. Was an impressive touch.
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    I agree with the squad based stuff, in certain places you have run out or they all get slaughtered but on the whole they're real helpful at drawing fire so you can back them up with accuracy so it really is a "mutal benefit" scenario.........

    I just love the tank battles ........ best inovation in ages, we lan party 8 player, some awesome tank scraps

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