Quick MW2 Impressions (Minor Spoilers)

Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 04:42:14 PM EST

If you hadn't heard, the Modern Warfare 2 train has left the station and is coming in hot.

From the first moments I put the disc in the tray I knew Infinity Ward had gotten it right.  How?  Upon putting in the game the first time, I was asked "There are scenes of mature nature in this game - Would you like to automatically skip them?"  Or something to that effect.  I knew instantly that if IW had thought to put that option in, they had probably thought of everything.

And just a couple hours in, I haven't been convinced otherwise.  From the offset the game gets your blood pumping like few I've played before.  The actual gameplay is brilliant, from that classic feel of Call of Duty's shooting mechanics to the beautiful graphics and excellent music.  

I'm officially hoooked and can't wait to pop the game in again.

With all that said a few critiques:  I'm having trouble figuring out what's going on.  I feel really rushed from mission to mission and have but a basic grasp as to the plot.  This is because, like I said, I feel really rushed on top of odd audio.  I'm having trouble hearing what the guys around me are saying unless I'm right next to them.  Realistic, maybe but not practical in a game.
Now, these ARE NOT big issues for me as the gameplay more than makes up for it.

However there's one mission I was absolutely blow away by early in the game. (Minor Spoiler)  You are randomly placed undercover with some war lord and enter an airport.  You then proceed to see the guy's he is with just mow down countless men and women.  People are crawling away, bleeding all over and crying for help.  Needless to say, I kept my weapon on safe, so to speak.

I'm not going to say much more, but I don't ever want to "play" slaughtering men and women who can't defend themselves.  Maybe that's why I just didn't fully get engaged in GTA.  What happened to the days when Splinter Cell gave you a moral choice to kill or not kill a civilian reporter with consequences either way.  Remember that?  Giving the option to skip mature option is one thing, but offering gamers an opportunity to slaughter men and women is another.  Maybe I'm making too much of it.

Anyway, all in all I'm blown away by the game (in a good way) and hope to get into multiplayer with you all soon!

MW2 Audio Issue

Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 02:21:09 PM EST

(First off, sorry to those of you whose invites I ignored last night — I was completely absorbed in the single player campaign. Don't have work today, though, so maybe I'll see you online.)

Secondly, I can swear that my L&R audio channels are reversed in MW2. I ran the speaker set up on my receiver and made sure everything was connected properly, doing the tone test to check that the channels were correct. Is anybody else having this problem with MW2? I mean, maybe it's just my ears...

MW2 Launch Trailer!

Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 10:50:12 PM EST

402 Answers Questions on Twitter

Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 12:03:00 PM EST

Hey Guys,

Some new info I found on the Modern Warfare 24/7 site (They get credit for putting it all together) MDK even managed to get into the questions on Twitter with 402, props to him.
Anyways, a few new tidbits and clears some things up about the game.
Less than a 45 days to go I believe?

Cheers!

MW 2 Videos and Info

Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 09:25:26 AM EST

Hellllloooooooo,

I found this site last week, I'm sure many of you have seen it and checked out the videos, (they're different from those on IGN and such, much much much better IMO) but may be some haven't seen them!! :)

Anyways, have a look, lemme know if anyone's found any other sites, i'm crawling the internet for info....also a little excited for November.

Also note, that there is information about weapons and some of the multiplayer, all of which is publicly known but compiled nicely, if you DO NOT want to know about anything multiplayer, don't hit the link. Just a warning so I don't ruin it for anyone.

Modern Warfare 24/7

Anyways, what'd you think?

Sooooo Much MW2 info

Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 12:46:36 PM EST

NOTE - if you don't want to know stuff about multiplayer, don't read the diary :)

I was originally going to Type all of the info I knew out, but that would take too long.  I'll post a couple highlights, then some links.

Modern Warfare 2 Co-op

Tue Jun 23, 2009 at 04:58:28 PM EST

Here is a quick story about the number of players on MW2 co-op play.