Monday, December 14, 2009
COD: Modern Warfare 2 By RJ Ewert
So, as you may or may not have heard, the new Call of Duty game has been released on game consoles such as Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii. The game is the next in the series of Call of Duty, and features new customizable weapons, and perks. Some examples of some of the different perks are, Marathon and Lightweight , which allow the player to run longer and faster, Sleight of Hand, which allows the player to reload their weapon faster, and Scrambler, which disables enemy radar when the play gets within certain range. These different perks are used a lot in multiplayer or online play.
In campaign mode, Call of Duty: Modern WarfareTM 2 picks up where Call of DutyTM 4: Modern Warfare left off. After completing the campaign once through, the player can choose to go through it again on a harder of easier level or they can choose from a list of missions and select a certain mission they would like to replay. The health system in Modern WarfareTM 2 is very unique. Upon taking any damage, blood spatter will appear and, what’s called a damage indicator will show you from which direction the damage came or is coming from. If you are able to find cover and/or avoid enemy fire, the player will eventually recover and the blood spatter will fade away.
Yet another interesting feature of Modern WarfareTM 2, is the Special Ops section. In Special Ops, you are given five unlockable categories, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. Within each of these categories, are five sub categories. The objective of each sub category is to complete the challenge mission and earn all three stars. As soon as a certain total amount of stars are achieved in one main category, the next one becomes available. The goal is to achieve the overall amount of 69 stars, thus completing the Special Ops section of the game.
Overall, my opinion of the game is absolutely amazing. The graphics are well done, the storyline is great as expected, and the different features are just amazing to have. Although I have yet to play online, Modern WarfareTM 2 is one of the best First Person Shooter games I’ve played.