Soundtrack Review: Call Of Duty WWII

Soundtrack Review: Call Of Duty WWII

Call Of Duty WWII Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Call Of Duty WWII by Wilbert Roget, II.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 97.1
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 50.1
Album Excellence: 84.9%

How are the scores calculated and what does it mean?

Call Of Duty: WWII is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. It is the fourteenth primary installment in the Call of Duty series and was released worldwide on November 3, 2017 for Microsoft Windows and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It is the first title in the series to be set primarily during World War II since Call of Duty: World at War in 2008.[2] The game is set in European theatre of the war, and is centered around a squad in the 1st Infantry Division, following their battles in the Western Front; the multiplayer expands to different fronts not seen in the campaign. Upon release, the game received positive reviews from critics, with many appreciating the return to the franchise’s World War II roots. The score is composed by Wilbert Roget, II.

The Call Of Duty game series is a massive one, spanning 14 main games and numerous other games. It all started in 2003 when Infinity Ward and Activision made the World War II shooter Call Of Duty. They made a few more games specific to World War II before they started branching out into mostly modern combat scenarios. They’re going back to the the roots of World War II and perhaps it’s prudent to call it a reboot of the franchise. There’s been a number of composers in the series, starting with Michael Giacchino for the 2003 Call Of Duty. My favorite score is probably Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by Brian Tyler. Let’s see if Wilbert Roget, II has got something amazing for us. The score opens with ‘A Brotherhood Of Heroes’, and I definitely like the first few seconds with the horn. There’s something about World War II and horn that just works. The rest of the cue is rather modern though, and I’m a bit disappointed by that when thinking about the context. That being said, I enjoy the theme Roget has created and in a modern setting that would have been great.

I’m not saying that just because the movie, tv show or video game is set in a certain era, the music has to follow suit. I think the composer have every right expressing him or herself in any way they see fit. Many exciting scores have been created outside the given parameters which is awesome. I’m just saying that the initial impression was surprising to me. I was almost 100% sure that when they finally went back to their roots with World War II, that also included the music. This doesn’t feel like a World War II game for large parts of the score, but I do enjoy the music on it’s own. In fact, I enjoy it a lot more now that I’m just listening to the music as it is. There’s some more World War II feel to it in the middle and latter parts of the score. There are good themes here and some good action as well. When looking objectively at just the music, this might just be the best Call Of Duty score every made and you should keep this in mind before you start the score instead of ruin things by expecting something it’s not.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. A Brotherhood Of Heroes
2. Welcome To The Bloody First
3. Marigny
4. No Mission Too Difficult
5. The Wolves’ Den
7. Sever The Lifeline
9. Cobra In The Hedgerow
10. Tiger Hunt
12. Home
13. Hurtgen
14. Hill 493
15. A Long Way From Texas
16. Birds Of Prey
17. Duty First
18. Remagen
19. Berga
20. The Shadow Under The Mountain
21. Unboten Requiem

GD Star Rating
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