Thursday, July 22, 2010

I answered the call

When I'm not getting smacked around by Destruction in Warhammer Online, I like to get some time in on my 360.  As a part of my Summer game cleanup, I decided to play the copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has been sitting on the shelf for many months.  That's right, here at Werit's Blog we only post the most timely and relevant pieces.

MW2 has been out for quite a while, so there will be spoilers in this post.  If you haven't played it yet or care about the "storyline", turn back now. Instead of praising it, as it doesn't need any more praise just ask the millions playing it right now, I am going to go a different route.

The single player campaign started off pretty good.  The "Russia invades the US" (mini Red Dawn) was an interesting twist, even if it was a bit silly.  I'll give them the "we fooled the early warning system" device, but how did they manage to get by every single Radar station between here and there?  Even if they did pull that off, the sheer logistics of putting together that much stuff and getting it all over here would probably be noticed.

The rest of the story was not any better.  In MW2, you play different characters.  It seems almost all of them died or were dying by the end.  It turns out that the whole thing was a giant conspiracy, which everyone you were fighting with knew about, except you and a couple other characters.

Did I mention that the invasion of the US ended with one of your guys (who you broke out of prison) launched a nuke at DC and knocked out all of the electronics so the Air Force could level the place?  I think there was a lot more potential for this part of the game, but they never really did anything with it.

I know what you're thinking, who plays MW2 for the campaign?  You're right of course and I did get some time in online.  If you thought I was bad at WAR, it doesn't compare to sub par FPS skills.  On average, I would say I lasted about 20 seconds before getting killed by an unseen enemy.

When I did actually see my foe, it turned into a scene from Pulp Fiction.  I usually hit everything but the person I was aiming at.  MW2 is not nearly as forgiving as Halo is due to the lack of shields.  Except for the dying often and quickly, it looked like a lot of fun.

Overall, I did enjoy MW2 and it was well worth the money. If you have even marginal FPS skills, the multi-player aspect is worth the price of admission.  Bad Company 2, you're up next!