It has been awhile since I've made a post so I must do my duty (HAH) of excusing myself. This game was the main reason why I haven't posted in awhile, but I have also been busy with other things I will highlight in a future post (soon). It seems as though I am certainly not the only one who has this excuse. Just check out this, or that.
Numbers and records aside, is this game any good? Well I sure hope so if I have already played 2 days worth of multi-player hours (damn I could have cured cancer). Seriously though, if you are looking for a really polished improvement over the original Modern Warfare then this game overdelivers.
This is the first game in a long time that I have seen hyped this much and actually deliver. I didn't go to sleep the night it came out and enjoyed every second of play. Speaking of midnight release, if you were at one it may have looked something like this:
I knew that the game was going to be a big seller when I couldn't even see gamestop at my position in line. The parking lot was full and the line didn't seem to get any shorter even though people were getting their copies. People would leave and more would take their place to to get a copy. When I finally made it up to get mine I was greeted by this:
The employees in full camo, haha. As I walked out with my copy I overheard one of the employees say, "30 minutes for 300+ pre-orders, not bad." 300+ people were at a midnight release!?!?!?! THIS IS SPARTA (sorry, I couldn't help it)!!
This game isn't for everyone though. If you're into super twitch frag fests like quake or unreal tournament, this is not that game. This game is more like Socom: Navy Seals or Counter Strike. You set up your character to fit your play style and you get in there and you kill. Get enough kills in a row and you get to perform special abilities. Die enough and you get a perk to help you out. There is just so much depth to the multiplayer there is no way to explain it all.
I still haven't even played the co-op special forces missions (which I hear are awesome). It is a few weeks after release and I still feel like there is much more to experience in this game. I am also very impressed that Infinity Ward made this game in only 2 years, hats off to those crazy guys. They better have profit share :-$.