Modern Warfare 2 Mini-Review

Because everybody was talking about it, I've been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 recently a bit.

It's a nice game, especially the single player campaign: Nicely scripted missions in beautifully edited 3d scenes which feels like you are playing in a Hollywood movie (actually, the story and dialogs have about the same non-existent depth and logic as those movies) and it's quite fun to watch the AI fight on your side through those heavily scripted levels.

Unfortunately the single player part is pretty short (played through it in about 2 evenings), and so I tested the multiplayer mode for about... estimating... 300 games (omg). Playing online in Deathmatch/CaptureTheFlag/AndWhatNot modes is similar to other shooters, but they combined it with an RPG like component giving your access to more weapons and features the more you play. Which somehow triggered the RPG-Player in me and efficiently consumed a lot of my free time. Fortunately, a lot of players recently started to use cheats like auto aim bots which takes the fun out of the game and I finally was able to stop myself. :)

Summarized: A nice game, worth having a look.

five comments, already:

The cheats are inevitable. I played through 4 versions of COD of wallhackers and aimbotters. The wallhackers though, it usually is easy enough to prove that they are, and they’re easy enough to counter with a SMG/shotgun and rushing, lol.

The storyline got boring though, ever since it went modern. Battling in a historic setting had a better atmosphere.
Cardin - 22 12 09 - 03:18

My brother showed it to me, and … well … it’s fast. I’ll stick with my all-time-favorite (BF1942) :D
Brainsaw (link) - 22 12 09 - 07:06

a nice game. But felt like other half of cod4mw1, I liked cod5waw1 much. battlefield is random and slower, cod is faster and story driven.
kinjel () - 22 12 09 - 16:54

Imho you don’t need a story for a game like BF. And it’s just great to blow a tank with a Japanese Bomber, or to sink the Prince of Wales :D
Brainsaw (link) - 23 12 09 - 07:24

UT3, SWBattlefront, Battlefield doesnot need story, and exactly that randomness is what makes them greatly replayable, you write your own story and I prefer these games more. But once in a while story games are nice break, only requirement is getting new games everytime, whereas games like UT3 are long race horses. I played UT2004 for some 3 years till UT3 came out and still play it mnay times, whereas I played COd 4 only once and I donot want to paly it again for 2 more years, and till then I will have 2 more new COD’s. Crysis though has great replayability while having a story(Its missins inside story are replayable due to dynamic AI)_
kinjel () - 24 12 09 - 16:55


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