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True Gaming Perfection: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Posted on 18th September, 2017 - By Daniel Hezzlewood
The Greatest Call of Duty
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of my all time favourite modern first person shooters. It’s a great game that has an excellent story & a superb set of characters. Although a lot of you will love the multiplayer, (which is incredibly competitive and a lot of fun) for me, the campaign is by far the best part. Picking up where its predecessor left off, there’s a new savage ultra-nationalist terrorist on the scene. Once again, you play Soap McTavish, voiced brilliantly by Kevin McKidd, and a few other soldiers I’m sure you’ll grow attached to in one way or another.
Modern Warfare’s Missions
Your missions take you to a number of exciting locations around the world, and you’re thrown you into many different conflicts, ranging from stealth based infiltration missions (which are my personal favourite) to crowded and hectic assaults. However, one of my favourite missions is one that might just be the most frustrating mission in the game. You know the one I’m talking about… Yep, it’s “The Gulag” and there’s no denying how awesome it is. It’s an extremely intense prison rescue, that feels very much inspired by an incredible film called “The Rock” starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris. If you haven’t seen it, you definitely need to check it out and you’ll get what I mean.
The action in Modern Warfare 2 is very smooth and exhilarating, thanks to the impressive shooting & movement mechanics Infinity Ward used, that allow you to be as quick and deadly as your skills permit. The level environments are very well designed and detailed, which helps greatly with keeping you glued to your controller. When playing, decent opportunities for cover and flanking present themselves naturally, which allows you to move through the battlefield in a number of ways.
Also, the aggressive enemy AI will keep you on your toes, which makes for a lot of panicky moments. Although it’s a little disappointing that there isn’t more of the campaign to enjoy, what you end up with is an intense barrage of tight combat and thrilling environments. Along with rather great story and set of characters. From all that and more, the Modern Warefare 2’s Campaign is by far the best one so far. That includes the more recent installments into the Call of Duty franchise.
The Soundtrack for Modern Warfare 2 is simply excellent. Which is an extremely important thing to have in games and movies. The music sets the tone for the game and greatly helps to keep you engaged. All 17 Tracks of Modern Warfare 2 are composed by the incredible Hans Zimmer. The very man responsible for the many great soundtracks in our favourite movies. Such as: The Rock, Pirates of The Caribbean, Face Off, The Dark Knight and many, many more.
Now then, Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer was incredible for its day. Here, you can have countless hours of fun with your friends in the many different game modes. There’s a decent number of well designed maps, some of which are more suitable for different types of play. Especially if you take your gaming seriously. But lets be honest, I don’t think I could count the amount of people that just forget about being a team player and just run in all guns blazing… Then stress when they get taken down, claiming that it’s a either a glitch, lag, or simply a stupid game.
But don’t worry, I think we’ve all done that at one time or another. In fact, I recently tried to go back and play some more of Modern Warefare’s multiplayer, but its terrible now. Every session I eventually joined was riddled with modders, which just wound me up as it takes away any fun from the game.
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