Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
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  • The main campaign mode is just a series of shock moments meant to pull any kind of response they can, which does nothing but make the story boring and cliche
  • The multiplayer is the bread and butter of the series, and without a doubt, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best multiplayer games on the planet
  • The problem is that if you have played Modern Warfare 1, you have seen the bulk of what this game has to offer already
  • The experience is as good as it has ever been, but I just can not shake the feeling that I have done this all before, over and over again

    • by RedEyedFacade
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      With all the hype that surrounded Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, I had set the bar pretty high in my own head as far as expectations were concerned. The gaming community as a whole falls over themselves to play games in the series, and being one of these people means you belong. After playing it for a few weeks, though, I have come to realize that the game simply is not as good as people would have you believe. The main campaign mode is just a series of shock moments meant to pull any kind of response they can, which does nothing but make the story boring and cliche. The gameplay is top notch as always, but it is essentially the same game we have been playing since Call of Duty 2 was released. To be honest, Modern Warfare 2 is essentially the exact same game as Modern Warfare 1, just with a few extra bits tacked on. This is not entirely a bad thing, but then again, it certainly does not help.

      The


      controls has always been amazingly well constructed in the Call of Duty series, and Modern Warfare 2 continues this tradition. The controls are as responsive and tight as you will ever find in a video game, allowing for ease of use that is nearly unparalleled this day and age. The movement is smooth and solid, which is a nice change of pace considering most first person shooters go for more a floaty feel, as though you are riding around on a cloud. What really sets this game apart, even from previous entries in the series, is that everything works perfectly in unison. All aspects of the controls compliment each other, and this is really a testament to how much work Infinity Ward puts into how well the game plays.

      The campaign, however, seems to have been cut right from an early nineties action movie. There is terrorists, Russians, stoic good guys, and utterly unbelievable bad guys. Along the 6 hour campaign, you will encounter the full textbook’s worth of action cliches, and after a few ...


      • hours of this drivel, I was exhausted. The story itself seems only to serve as bridges from one shocking moment to another, leading you to ignore any portion that is not deliberately trying to pull a powerful emotional response from you. While this is par for the course for games in this genre, it is getting tiring having to deal with gratuitous amounts of cliches in every game, and with a platform as huge as Call of Duty, they really could have done more to further the entire genre through well thought out story telling.

        The presentation and feel are almost the exact same as they were in the game’s predecessor. Everything about the visuals and sound has been done better in other games on an individual basis, but very few games have pulled them all together in a single package. This is something Modern Warfare 2 excels at, bringing together better than average (but not great) sounds and visuals in a single package that becomes better than the sum of its parts.

        The multiplayer is

        the bread and butter of the series, and without a doubt, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best multiplayer games on the planet. The problem is that if you have played Modern Warfare 1, you have seen the bulk of what this game has to offer already. The gameplay is the same, all that is different is the maps, a few weapons, a few perks, and a few killstreak bonuses. If you removed these minor aspects of the overall gameplay, you have the same multiplayer you have been for years. Of course, though, if it is not broken, why fix it?

        Overall, Modern Warfare 2 is a good game. It has everything you have come to expect from the genre, and does these things better than most. Its problems come from this same fact, though. It has everything you have come to expect, and nothing more. The experience is as good as it has ever been, but I just can not shake the feeling that I have done this all before, over and over again.




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