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  1.  3 stars for the match, -3 for the DVD!


    This DVD, like the others in this range from the same manufacturer, is a copy of the original TV broadcast that was recorded onto VHS, and then years later copied to DVD. What's more, it's recorded onto a purple-bottomed DVD-R (recordable), not a proper commercial DVD. So as you can imagine, the quality is dreadful by DVD standards. And whoever did the conversion didn't do a professional job of it (I'm not a professional, but I can do much better VHS to DVD conversions than this. This match can be found (cheaper) with much better picture quality in Germany, where it was part of a magazine series.
    However, this is probably your only chance to have this match with English commentary as that one has German commentary. Jimmy Hill's commentary is good, expecially the bit where he gets angry at an Italian player for kicking one of the Germans!

    For the price, this DVD is a rip-off, just like all the others from the same manufacturer. Classic World Cup matches can be found in much better quality if you just look around...

  2.  Very poor frame rate and bad lag online!


    As a Call of Duty veteran, I bought this as soon as it came out and was very disappointed. The frame rate does not stick to a smooth 60fps like the previous CoD games, and regularly dips below 30fps. What's more, the lag online is terrible! The worst I have ever experienced. I sold it shortly after purchase and bought the Xbox 360 version which is far superior, and keeps a high frame rate, although it does lag as well.
    Sadly, due to the fact that the other CoD games have been hacked and are full of cheats (and Activision don't care, they have our money), this is the only one playable online until MW3 comes out.
    Many people have complained about the PS3 version of this game, and the Office of Fair Trading are looking into it.