This needs little introduction. The biggest video game franchise in history, at least as far as sales go, and the widest played online multiplayer game in the world. Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare franchise reinvigorated the Call Of Duty brand, bringing into the modern-day and hitting us hard with total realism, glossed over with Michael Bay-like fireworks. It’s the blockbuster of the video game world, and one of my favourite game series ever.
This time around you’re after a Russian terrorist who brings about World War 3, and you are sent in with your team to stop him. This is a game filled with ‘oh my god’ moments of action and spectacle, with a globe-trotting storyline and production values that set it apart from almost any other game on the market. Infinity Ward this time have teamed up with new developer Sledgehammer Games, and each mission and each fire fight feels like its been designed with absolute immersion and Hollywood-like excitement in mind. I’m almost done with the single player campaign, and have experienced some amazing moments, none of which I will spoil for you, all I’ll say is … its brilliant, well crafted, and longer lasting that previous instalments.
Now onto the reason 90% of fans love this franchise … the multiplayer. Again you have a variety of maps to play on, and a reward system that enables you to upgrade weapons and install new perks to help you in your quest for online supremacy. Not much has changed from the well-honed formula of MW #1 & 2, but this time with new mode Kill Confirmed where you collect dog tags of your fallen foes to increase points for your team – it seems more addictive than ever. As can be expected, the online lives or dies depending on the time you put into it and how good your reflexes are, but when ‘in the zone’ it can be an adrenaline-fueled joy, and one I will be returning to again and again. Add to this modes like Spec Ops, Domination, Free-For-All and the classic Team Deathmatch, and this is one game that just keeps on giving.
Modern Warfare 3 is the best Call Of Duty yet, no question … and a flagship title regardless if your playing it on PC, Playstation 3 or XBOX 360.
Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2010, and arguably more hyped than the controversy engulfed Medal Of Honor reboot, this latest installment in the acclaimed Call Of Duty series comes from development studio Treyarch, that much maligned group of programmers that aren’t the franchises founder Infinity Ward.
Well today is the day I received the veteran edition of XBOX 360 game
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2
Now this features the game, in a steel case complete with hardback art book, a downloadable version of the original Call of Duty, and most importantly a brilliant sculpture of character ‘Soap’ McTavish. Here’s a pic of the statue – pretty sweet if you ask me! My usual first-impressions of the game will be following soon!
Thanks go out to all who gave money / vouchers towards the purchase of this collector’s item and also many thanks for birthday wishes and cards etc!!! I’m having a great day and it can only get better!!
I just had to write a few words of apreciation for what is undoubtably one of the finest experiences I have yet had in a videogame. Infinity Ward’s exceptional Call of Duty 4 is one of the best designed, most stunning looking games on the 360 so far, and is packed with intelligent, mature real-world warfare gameplay topped with a glossy Hollywood action movie sheen. The creators of what is easily the best war series available (not including COD 3 or any other COD spin-off not made by Infinity Ward), this latest entry jumps from the previous World War 2 settings to moden day action, and it gives the series a breath of life…and a polish & immediacy that I admit to being surprised by. To think I had hesitated buying this game with reports the single-player campaign was too short. (for me it lasted just the right amount of time, with 3 acts and over a dozen varied missions, that warrant several replays just for their stellar experience alone (a fave being ‘All Ghilled Up’) . Add to this an addictive, and deep multiplayer experience, that is surely the most fun I have had on XBOX Live thus far (even if I do rubbish!), with an Arcade Mode for high score retreads of your fave missions to brag to friends with – this package has the lot. Not since Half-Life 2 have I come away from a game so satisfied.
What it does right:
Variety – not every mission is the same
Story – unlike some war games, you’re not recreating famous battles – u have a POINT and you are a specific character (in this case, two characters).
Maturity – some shocks and twists will knock you sideways.
Presentation – Infinity Ward should get a stack of awards for one of the best looking & sounding games yet.
What it does wrong:
Linearity – sometimes you can feel a bit ‘lead by the hand’ – not much room to make your own path.
Difficulty – Some missions seem too easy on default setting – to the point you can sometimes feel your squad are doing all the work for you.
Longevity – some missions could be longer.