December 23, 2009
Modern Warfare 2
Despite reservations about the low blow IW pulled on the PC community I decided to give MW2 a try, and why wouldn’t I, my friend let me borrow it for free. Having played the original in it’s entirety I can honestly say that the single player lives up to the original in every aspect. The game is truly tense for the entire campaign. Unfortunatly, like it’s predacessor, is entirely way to short. The campaign for me totaled in at about 6 hours. I would of liked to of had a longer campaign with a little more story. The game takes you across the globe from the slums of Brazil to USA, Russia, and Afghanistan. The game is full of fast paced, brutal bloody action, the action sequences are well scripted and the story is full of sorrow, betrayl and some happiness here and there.
There is a moment in the game, yes we all know about it, that you have to mow down a group of civilians in an airport. While I did play through this in it’s entirety and while I understand this is just a game. I did find myself hesitating to pull the trigger. I’m a fairly desensitized guy so I found that sort of interesting. While I don’t believe that there should be some law against this kind of depiction I hope they don’t start including children in these types of virtual massacers.
Unlike the previous game I was VERY satisfied with the ending. It ended on a much higher note then the previous installment. The games setting is far more grim. Seeing the destruction of US cities and seeing open warfare taking place on residential streets is a chilling expereince. It’s pretty intense calling down predator missle strikes, especially when you viewing them from a distance. The game has a wide array of weapons to choose from. One thing I really did enjoy although not really neccesary for the gameplay is some of parts of the game that don’t include killing enemies. Climbing the wall of ice on the side of the mountain, crawling to grab a gun while your wounded, repelling off the side of a cliff or my personal favorite pulling a knife out of your chest.