So the big day has finally come and gone, and I am not talking about the birth of my son…still waiting for that one. I am referring to the ultra-anticipated release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I am happy to report that through all of the release party hype and all of the media attention that has set this game up to be the ultimate letdown; the game delivered!
As I walked up to the Gamestop to wait in the longest pre-order lines I have ever seen, I noticed that the group contained the likes of people I would never suspect to be CoD gamers. I spoke with correctional officers, young men, older men, women, and even a grandparent that was buying two copies, one for him and one for his grandson. I realized that this is what gaming is about, the mixing of all walks of life into one singular common understanding. That understanding is that this game could possibly be the best of all-time.
As for the game and how I would rate it. Like I stated above, this game delivers on all fronts. The gameplay is masterfully done and provides the user with the feel and the control of a solider on the brink of utter chaos. Every level offers different environments and nuances that make it completely different from the last level you played. Somewhere in the middle of a sentry gun laying fire into the one-room shack that you have become held up in, and the flash bang grenades going off right outside, you forget your playing a game. This game allows the gamer to become so wrapped up in the action that you almost feel as if you’re apart of the battle.
The environments of the levels are so well done that no level seems to be the proverbial “cookie-cutter” level that we are so accustomed to in games like these. Whether it’s fighting in an airport terminal or an
Infinity Ward goes above and beyond the expectations that I held for this game. The amount extra content that they provided the player, from the amount of weapon challenges to the level of customization for each weapon class. Nothing seems rushed or left out of this game. I know that sometimes with these highly anticipated games there are always going to be detractors, every game has them, but honestly with this game there is not much in the way of mistakes. I think that it is a definite homerun for any one that sticks it into any system.
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