Monday, November 30, 2009


Now that I’m back on the saddle, I’m trying to finish all those games that were released while I was writing the novel, and I didn’t have the time to play. The first is CoD Modern Warfare 2.

Mixed feelings about it. On the plus side the level design is as good as ever, I appreciate the variety of graphic themes along the game, great animations and small unique mechanics associated to specific situations.

On the minus side the plot is simply unbelievable, too many odd-planned combat situations with enemies coming from behind, and frequent ‘real war situations’ were you are surrounded by enemies in a strange environment were you are uncertain where to go.

Also, the game can be completed within 6-7 hours. Great hours, for sure, but not too many. I seriously doubt I’ll play the co-op campaing, and I’ll take a look at the multiplayer but not in depth. I wish I would have been given the chance to buy just the singleplayer campaign for a reduced price.

The game is definitively worth the money I paid for it, but I think it’s an 8 or 8.5, tops.


stephenmorphey said...

Just to say this to the PC people who petitioned to "fix" the matchmaking and removal of dedicated servers. PETITIONS NEVER WORK! Look at L4D2 (Left 4 Dead 2) MW2 and many others! Nothing happens! Developers do what they think is best for THEIR game and they usually are right.

dsi r4

Alvaro Vazquez de la Torre said...

Well, being a developer myself I wouldn's say nothing happens. I deeply admire the way companies like Blizzard or Valve listen to their gaming communities and enhance their products based on feedback.

But yeah, it's difficult to see what's good and bad coming from the comunity, since there is so many people screaming/demanding/insulting...