Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 Review
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, also known only as Modern Warfare or Call of Duty 6, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It was the first announced For its official release on February 11, 2009, the game was finally released worldwide on November 10, 2009. It is the sixth game in the Call of Duty series.
It is well known for the 14 million copies it has sold worldwide (or at least that’s what Activision said). In my honest opinion, Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer is better than Modern Warfare 2 for very good reasons.
First of all, there are no dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2. That wouldn’t be a big deal if this IW Net System had worked properly because the idea was so good. But it’s not like that. Many times you get disconnected, delay or find it difficult to enter a map.
Second, you have no control over which map will be played next, who you play against, and sometimes there are only a few rounds to play. For example, in Search and Destroy, the team that wins 4 rounds wins the match. If there were more rounds to play, this system would be much better. On the other hand, it’s a good thing because you don’t have to be in the same lobby with players you don’t like or have insulted you, and you can’t get kicked out of these “automated” servers. And furthermore, no other mods can be created for this game, such as Promod or Zombies Mod are for Call of Duty 4. Out of place, in my opinion, promod should be called noobmod. I say this because if you don’t like the perks and many weapons that are restricted in the so-called promod mod, go ahead and play another first person shooter that doesn’t have them.
But, Modern Warfare 2’s Singleplayer is a bit better than Call of Duty 4 Singleplayer. They both have very well thought out single player campaigns, but I think Modern Warfare is more exciting and more fictional as well. Call of Duty 4 Singleplayer is more realistic but not as exciting as Modern Warfare 2 Singleplayer.
These were the various “parallels” I did, connecting Call of Duty 4 with Modern Warfare 2 and comparing them a bit in these particular areas.
Another good thing about Modern Warfare is that you can play cooperative missions together with a friend. This co-op mode is titled Special Ops, which consists of standalone missions similar in design to the mission in the Call of Duty 4 epilogue “Mile High Club”. There are many missions within this new co-op mode. These missions take place in a variety of locations from the campaign mode, but are not related to the story of the campaign itself.
Now, the multiplayer part that is in my opinion the most important. Modern Warfare 2’s online multiplayer works on the same system as Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer. You get the same experience points and the unlockable system is the same as Call of Duty 4. The game modes are: Free for all, Search and destroy, Demolition, Sabotage, Domination, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag . Aside from the new weapons, equipment and perks that are upgraded to “pro versions” after meeting the utilization requirements, the player can unlock and select 15 different kill streak rewards. Among these is the ability to take a supply drop after achieving four kills in a row, ordering a Predator missile strike after five kills, and calling an AC-130 gunship to strike from the sky after 11 kills. Players can also get a tactical nuke if they get a 25 kill streak. The bomb will blow up the entire map and achieve victory in a match for the player or team that requested the bomb, regardless of whether the team was winning or losing at the time the bomb was requested. Another new feature is in-game host migration; If the host of a match leaves the game, the current game no longer ends (as is the case in Call of Duty 4), as a ‘host migration delay’ allows a new host to be selected and the game continued. An optional third person mode is also added that can be used in certain types of games. (Wikipedia)
Another novelty that arises with Modern Warfare 2 is that IW Net works through Steam. This system is almost identical to the IW Net console version.
Finally, there are some new accessories in Modern Warfare 2 such as the heartbeat sensor, attached shotgun, FMJ, and tactical knife. There are also many new perks such as Commando, Ninja, Cold Blood, and many more. Another good thing about Modern Warfare 2 is that you can use dual weapons. Even though some of them were overpowered and some are still heavily overpowered (the akimbo shotguns were overpowered but fixed while the g18 is still overpowered), this is a great thing about the multiplayer version of Modern Warfare 2.
And, the last thing is that many new weapons have been added as everyone expected and many weapons have been removed from Call of Duty 4.