Monday, October 31, 2022

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is here...and it's really good.

    I have always been a Battlefield fan, never really got into COD games, other than that first WW2 Zombie mode they had way back when. With the great disappointment of the last BF game, about a year ago now at this point, I felt like I needed to give COD another chance. 

    First off, I did not like the $70 price tag, I am a cheap skate, and it is rare for me to spend $60 on a game in the first place. The rare triple A title that I do that for typically is a Bethesda game or a Battlefield game. However, I had the urge to get my FPS on, so there went $70. 

    Let me start out by saying, I can't remember the last time I have played a triple A title that I did not experience some video lag or performance issues. I mean, even on recommended settings, you typically have some issues. Well, COD MW2 on high settings by default (see my specs below), and it's been as smooth as butter. I have had 1 crash in about 15 hours of game play, all being Multiplayer. I am pretty sure that was a server crash, as both me and my buddy got kicked out at the same time with the same error saying to validate our game content. 

    It's not genre changing graphics or new feature filled gameplay that makes COD MW2 good, it doesn't do any of that. What it does is work, and work really well. It has 12 different game modes, and 11 different maps. There are a bunch of guns and gadgets to play with, so even when you are stuck leveling up a gun to get to the next one, the time flies by. Yes, there are "better" guns, but the beauty of a quick death is any weapon can take you down fast. So even with a sub-par gun at your dispose, you can quickly dispatch a target. With that said, I feel like it's decently balanced for release. There is enough variation in the maps that you need to plan accordingly, more based on the map than a "better" gun, which I like. 

    As I said, I am not a COD veteran, but the ground warfare and invasion modes are very Battlefield like, and I think new to the series. Both offer tanks, APC's, armored transports, helicopters and more to use. It doesn't do vehicle combat or invasion as good as Battlefield does, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun and scratches that itch enough to make me happy. I do miss some of the cooperative squad-based game play elements that the Battlefield series offers, but being able to squad up is enough to keep us together and have fun. 

    Overall, I highly recommend Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022). Why did they name it the same as the one from 2009? I have no clue, but I do know I am enjoying the hell out of it and hope to keep doing so until the next big FPS comes along and grabs my attention. 

Current Rig
AMD Ryzen 7 - 3700
AMD  Radeon 6900 XT
32GB of G.Skill DDR4
Samsung SSD
Windows 10 

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