59 of 75 people found the following review helpful
An absolute masterpeice. . .,
This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
I've had this game for a couple of days now and if you wondering whether to buy this or not, the simple answer is, yes. One might have thought with all the press attention and hype surrounding this new title that the game could never possibly live up to expectations, but it most certainly does, and even exceeds expectations in certain areas.
First off, single player. Now, being honest the campaign isn't massily long, if your playing on regualar difficulty, expect to play for around 4-6 hours, however, ramp it up to veteran difficulty and you can make that 20+ (serioulsy, its hard!) But I think that the campain can be summed up best by the phrase "short and sweet", the plot is very well laid out and the cinematics are truly outstanding. There is also no lack of variety in this game either, not to spoil the plot, but you'll find yourself fightly in vastly different settings throughout the whole campaign which really does give the campaign an epic feeling. Overall the single player is well rounded and truly an astonashingly cinematic experience which you cannot afford to miss.
Now, to what most people buy COD for, the multiplayer. If you've played COD4, then you will instantly fell right at home with MW2. However, this doesn't mean it hasn't changed. The massive new list of guns, perks, kilstreaks, unlockables will have you playing for years. In all my years of gaming I have never played a more well rounded online multiplayer experience. The multiplayer is genuinly worth the £.. alone.
Also thrown into the mix is spec ops mode, which sees you take on a variety of different missions in 2-player co-op (Splitcreen/online) which range from holding down positions against waves of oncoming enemies to snomobile races which are absolutely hilarious! This is a great addition to the game just as Nazi zombies was to CODW@W - but better with more variety.
Overall, I serioulsy cannot fault this game. The single player experience is epic and the multiplayer is unrivalled by anything on the market, and with spec ops throw into the mix, this is an absolute MUST BUY.
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Initial post: 12 Nov 2009 00:17:27 GMT
Nice review except the line 'the plot is well laid out'. The storyline is utter nonsense! Doesn't detract much from the game though.
Posted on 12 Nov 2009 10:50:20 GMT
Mr Bojangles says:
By "well laid out" what I meant was that the story includes all that you would expect from an action game, ie. snowmobile races, storming the white house, chasing across rooftops in Rio, etc. . . Lets face it, people who buy this game aint looking for the next "Pride & Prejudice" their looking for a fast paced, cinematic and breathtaking experience, and however short, this game delivers that and I for one thoroughly enjoyed the story mode, even if I had no idea what was going on for the most part!
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 11:03:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Nov 2009 11:03:48 GMT
is this a PlayStation experience? Or have you simply copied your Xbox review, and not atually played the game on the PS 3, particularly multiplayer?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2009 15:53:35 GMT
Mr Bojangles says:
Yeah, I've got the game on 360 and the multiplayer is literally perfect! I'm sure it will be exactly the same experience on the PS3.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2009 20:05:48 GMT
I disagree, when I play a story mode single player... I expect a story. Plot was poor and the reply value of the single player missions is pretty much nil.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2009 11:02:59 GMT
Mr Stu says:
You must be kidding. Its been out how many days? We're already on patch 7 for online. Very poor in this case; but rest of the game rocks.
Posted on 24 Dec 2009 01:30:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2009 22:23:34 GMT
Spec Ops ruined it for me. I managed to finish the game om an easy setting, but silly Boss Fights became so much nonsense in Spec Ops I gave up on the game entirely. First a couple of large rooms kept spitting baddies and granades at such an unlikely rate I had to skip to the next scene. And that one consisted in racing a snowmobile at breakneck speed down a slope, having to finish within a set time. The very thing I hate most in a shooter, a clock running down. It became obvious I would have to restart and restart, learning each little bit of the track by heart before I progressed to the next bit, and by the time I could no longer remember the beginning I gave up, game done for.
Variations on Boss Fights always have been obstacles to my enjoyment of a game: they are too improbable, too frustrating, often mere add-ons. Enormous difficulty does not automatically a good game make.
But I finally today had the opportunity to play some Co Op in Spec Ops - my nephew is quite the expert - and I withdraw some of my grumbling. Being cover for him in a "Spectre" gunship is without any doubt whatsoever the most exhilarating experience I have yet had in a shooter, the finger of God obliterating all that stood in his way. We happily replayed it again and again.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2009 14:00:57 GMT
M. J. Axtell says:
Good game not great. If this game is remembered in gaming lore for anything, it should be remembered as an example of how to operate a hype machine.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2009 17:02:43 GMT
Mr. Russell C. Witheyman says:
Yeah good game but not that great. way too short single player mode and the story not nearly as involving as MW 1
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