Ships Ahoy - Modern Warfare 2 (Except for Steam)

Activision announces Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available in stores. Interestingly, the version purchased through Steam will not unlock until Thursday night, presumably some sort of concession to retail. Also, there's a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video interview on GameVideos talking about the game with Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling and there are a bunch of videos on GameTrailers: Hornet's Nest Gameplay Part I, Hornet's Nest Gameplay Part II, Favela Gameplay Part I, Favela Gameplay Part II, Wolverines Gameplay, No Russian Gameplay HD, Third-Person Multiplayer Gameplay, Multiplayer Killstreak, Spec Ops AC-130 Gameplay, and Spec Ops Defend Gameplay. Here's word on the game's release:
Picking up following the historic events of Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, Modern Warfare 2 completely immerses players in one of the most intense storylines, filled with unexpected plot twists and death-defying battles set in exotic locales across the globe. As gamers fight to save the world from annihilation, the soundtrack of Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award and Grammy® Award winning composer Hans Zimmer sets the dark and ominous tone for a truly cinematic gaming experience. Modern Warfare 2 marks the first time that the legendary artist has scored a video game.

Delivering the complete package, in addition to the heart-racing intensity of the single player campaign, Modern Warfare 2 also offers an entirely new gameplay mode, "Special Ops," which supports 2-player co-operative play via online or split screen dropping gamers into a surplus of time-trial and objective-based missions. As players rank-up, ever challenging missions are unlocked, including highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions. While, the all-new Multiplayer mode raises the bar even higher from the world-record setting online play from its predecessor delivering new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including customizable killstreaks, accolades and new create-a-class features.
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Nov 16, 2009, 21:35
Re: Modern Warfare 2 Out Nov 16, 2009, 21:35
Nov 16, 2009, 21:35
 
rented it. good rental - not worth the money to buy.

No kidding. The SP mission set sucked hard compared to the first game; basically just the same objective repeated over different levels. Bleh. And I played through veteran mode and threw the controller a few times.

1) I think he had a dual purpose, make it seem like Russia used nukes and also to black-out the entire war area to give both forces a break and time to think.

The nuke was detonated to give America time to regroup anyway. If you recall a cut scene between Price and Shepherd, Priced asked him if he was prepared to do what was necessary to stop the war, to which the General agreed.

Price knew what was going on and realized at some point Shepherd essentially paved the path for the US to be invaded, thus the raid on the submarine pen was a cover to launch the nuke.

Plus it seemed like Russia was heavily reliant on its vehicles and tech they were using to invade while the US had the vast majority in numbers.

Kind of, but you got it backwards - it was the Russians who had exploited the American military dependence on technology. The Russians had decrypted the ACS module before Soap and Roach got it back and thus it was implied Russia had hidden its invasion force from detection. It was never explained how they gained the technology before Soap and Roach went for it; and the only thing I could come up with was Shepherd was covering his own tracks.

Really, MW2 storyline is a load of crap. I usually hate flag-waving patriotic garbage while playing war shooters, but damn, those stories at least made more sense than MW!

The story itself is insane, almost to the point of Metal Gear Solid not making sense.

Metal Gear at least made some sense if you paid attention. MW2 just...really required some leaps of imagination and insinuation for it to make sense. Really, the game was not made for its SP! Which is a shame, because the previous COD (save MW 1) had some decently written stories, if a person doesn't mind the constant patriotic garbage.

Perhaps all my plot issues were answered flawlessly, but I missed ALL of the important plot details because I was too busy getting a bayonet shoved up my ass.

Trust me, you're not the only one. I had to play through twice before I picked up all the points, then I realized I wasted the time paying attention to the story. There really wasn't one.

I don't bother with console garbage.

Have fun patching your PC games.
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