I haven’t played CoD 4: Modern Warfare II just yet. But on a dull Sunday afternoon a few weeks back I thought I’d give the original Modern Warfare another play-through. I was reminded of two things about the game whilst doing so: firstly, it has some awesome and amazing cinematic sequences. For instance the nuclear bomb detonation in the US Marine campaign:
The second is that like many a good action film, it’s quite dumb. Many levels require you slaughtering respawning enemies over and over again while you wait for a helicopter or a timer to countdown. This gets really painful and chore-like after you fail two or three times. If only there was a little more strategy to the levels: working out how to solve a difficult level is rewarding when there’s some strategy involved. When it’s a bit of luck after the upteemth attempt, it’s just anticlimactic.