With only a couple of days left until release, does Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 break new records of being the most anticipated game of the past 2 years.
Yes it does. Great game...before you disagree you to beat it first like I did.
No. There are much better shooters than the COD series. Call of Duty has garnered the "Halo" effect over the last few years where simply putting the Call of Duty name on something will guarantee it millions of sales.
But that doesn't mean that the hype of this game is undeserved. COD4 was a monster. The gameplay was fast and addictive, the single player was brief but, in my opinion, one of the best FPS single player campaigns I'd ever experienced. It's a fair assumption that the sequel would be eagerly anticipated. Infinity Ward have proven themselves time and time again to have what it takes. When Call of Duty first came it delivered a much more intense shooter then the Medal of Honor series which was the dominant WW2 series up until that point. Call of Duty 2 raised the bar yet again - and this time added a super addictive mulitplayer that catered to the FPS crowd while still remaining accessible to new gamers, something FPS on the PC struggled with. Then COD4 took the same intensity, the same addictive multiplayer and successfully translated into a modern setting. Infinity Ward has delivered for the past 6 years and expect them to continue their fine efforts in this newest titles. Can't wait to pick mine up on Tuesday! See you all on the PSN! ID is DarkrideHex66
I have to say, "No". It's more of the same. It isn't pushing gameplay, graphics, storyline, or physics. Worse yet, Activision has been acting mighty arrogant lately, and I think the final quality of MW2 is going to be a bit lazy because of that.
"No. There are much better shooters than the COD series." Well, Pandamobile like I said that all depends on who you ask, I personally think COD4 was my second favorite shooter this gen, I'm talking consoles only, I don't play PC anymore. I think for alot of people like me who still love COD4 vs World at War and plenty other shooters, MW definitely deserves the hype, I also disagree with GWAVE I think the game looks awesome compared to any game on any console this gen, its also has alot new weapons and features different from COD4, probably the only thing I find dissapointing is that its possibly too short. BTW, I was really surprised at the latest vids I sad from Battlefield Bad Company 2, that game might look even a little better than MW although I still prefer MW's style of gameplay, its just jaw dropping what some of these devs are doing with graphics on these consoles.
I agree with Panda but to add. Call Of Duty is unlike Halo in that it's just a short term investment. Can you really see Call of Duty dominating 2-3 years from now? I mean every year theres going to be a new CoD. IW will stick to the MW, MW2 formula in that it's going to be just new features, new weapons, and new maps. "Why fix something that aint broken" as you CoD lovers said. While on the other side of the of fps yard. DICE has already announced BF3 and that it's going to be running on a DX11 optimized Frostbite 2.0 engine. BC2 isn't even on Frostbite 2.0 and look how it destroys MW2 gameplay, visual, AND audio wise...They are already leaving IW in the dust in terms of technical advancements. Who's going to want to play CoD when Frostbite 2.0 debuts with Battlefield 3? If I had to call it. My guess is DICE is gunning for a Nov 2011 BF3 release so that it directly competes with IW's next game. If they stick to this formula IW is setting themselves up for failure.
Has Modern Warfare been one of the most played online game for the past two years running? Yes? Ok then, I guess it does deserve the hype.
Why are people acting as if it is the end of the world?
no it doesnt, is basicly the same as cod4 with upgraded weapons that's all
more like jesus christs resurrection then the end of the world
"No. There are much better shooters than the COD series. Call of Duty has garnered the "Halo" effect over the last few years where simply putting the Call of Duty name on something will guarantee it millions of sales." i still think it deserves the hype but you are right about the 'halo' effect. it's amazing how far the COD series has come tbh, i remember being wowed when i first played COD due to the way u were 1 soldier in a big war unlike the 1 man super soldier of the MoH series. times have changed tho and it's easy to see that the games have progressively tried to appear to more and more ppl. mw2 is so so so different to the original game and altho it's gathered a massive audience i wonder how the original fans of the series feel about it now
These comments crack me up, like "There are much better shooters than COD series". Really? Start naming them. COD4 was much better than any other FPS on any console when released. MW2 is going to trounce everything currently available, (yes that means you KZ2 and Halo). It will be interesting to see Bad Company 2 next year, but to be honest, the first one was fairly mediocre. Then, you have the old, "It's just Modern Warfare with some improvements". What part of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" do these people not get? To take a boderline multiplayer masterpiece and just improve it with new weapons, perks, game types, etc., is all I would expect them to do. If you applied that line of thinking, wouldn't that go for every good game we've seen lately? Uncharted 2 is an upgraded Uncharted, Bioshock 2 is an upgraded Bioshock, so-on and so-forth. This statement has to be one of the most played out and idiotic things being said on this forum. For all the people trying to down this game, keep one thing in mind, you are very much in the minority. You may get some support on this site since there are so many idiots that choose to post here, but you don't have much support in the over-all gaming community. That will be made extremely evident when the sales figures start rolling in, and you check how many people are online playing MW2 by this time next week.
I always felt that COD and Halo, are like the Britney Spears and Boybands of shooters.
No i'm busy with uncharted so might play MW2 black or GOTY edition ( with all th dlc maps [used copy]) sometimes in 2010 or 2011..i don't think MW2 is a MUST-HAVE title anyway ...
that it always gets a free pass no matter how generic it is, other games get dinged in reviews for not being innovative enough, but reviewers & gamers most times give COD a free pass! Gametrailers is one of the worst... subtracting points for the game not being innovative, it ended up with a 9.3. Meanwhile, I would almost beat my left nut that MW2 will not have the same fate and receive at least a 9.5. While the COD series is good and did bring a few new things to the FPS genre.. the main reason why it was so popular was because it was accessible to just about anyone (I've seen a 5 year play it with some success). Some of the reviews it gets are a slap in the face to other developers that attempt take gaming to the next level, but don't get the deserved recognition. The thing is COD4 came out at a time when it practically had no competition (only Halo 3 really) and the next gen consoles were in their infancy. Since then, many games have come out that IMO have surpassed COD4, but people still hail it as the king of all games?
just like failo. tweens love it just like how they love twilight and the jonas bros.
Except it's most likely played by people much older than what you described. The instant you use things like 'failo' your opinion becomes crap, pure fanboy sh*t, besides things like twilight and jonas exist because it appeals to MILLIONS of people, and is that so wrong? No, people like what they like, you dislike Halo (or maybe your bad at both Halo and Cod and your doing damage control). Fanboys are the reason this generation is being crap, let good games be good games. At some point games where about fun, not about the graphics, or the 'formula'. PSN ID: Sitris
Destructable environments yet? nope. Did that rpg put a dent into that grass hut? NO?! Thats pretty weak and pretty last-gen. Looks pretty but thats about it. No innovation at all. Just sheep riding the same old COD wave ala Halo. On an unrelated note....Online with "LIVE" is where its at you say? Sure if you like dealing with a bunch of foul mouthed racist liitle bastard cheating kids calling you a FVCKING G*Y NI**ER JEW C*NT CH*NK every few seconds...or listening to how "gangsta" everyone is with their sh!tty generic rap thats making them feel all tough these days. ....BIG PASS Im saving my cash for BFBC2. Rather give my cash to a (in my opinion) better and more professional company like Dice. I'd love to see Dice come out ahead over the "all glam no substance" game from IW. Soon Im sure.
I LUV YOUR COMMENT. +1
By generalizing an entire group of people you are just as bad as they are.
Well, he didn't generalize an entire group of people. He merely said that playing on Xbox Live means you'll be greeted by "a bunch of" that kind of behavior. Not that everyone does it, but it's prevalent enough to be expected. I would have once agreed. But now it's kind of different. Since party chat, it's quiet enough to hear a pin-drop on Xbox Live. Nobody talks anymore because everyone's in their own little party chat.
i love generic rap so im offended, im sure you could fined generic rock there too... /s although i agree with everything else, why is rap getting bashed so much on these forums latly? whatever genre of music im sure theres a sh!tty sub cultrue e.g. rock=headbanging, rap=gangsta rap dont tar everyone who listens to rap as racist kids with no taste please....
THE SINGLE PLAYER(even short ) IS AMAZING ON VETERAN THE MULTIPLAYER IS OUT THIS WORLD(no other game on the market can compete) Spec-ops is the SH!T the best 60 bucks i've spent this year. P.S I ALREADY OWN THE GAME
I guess if game-play,story,graphics,sound s and a hellofalot of sales and game-play to this day does not matter then maybe no..
yeah i have played COD4, three times, but call it spades for spades. COD4 Gameplay=Great Sales=Great Story=OK Graphics=last gen with no destruction Sound=ok
HELL NO, lol. I mean that in a mature reasonable was too. What's so special about it? You set BCBF2 next to it and it's game over. See, just like that. I don't get it and I never will. I don't hate the game at all. I've played COD4 for awhile just like everyone else. I went through the online ranks 5 times. But I got bored to tears just repeating the same thing over and over for months and months. It's so bad on those small maps that you just start going through the motions. For what? The same perks and same level weapons again and again? With BFBC2, it has a ton more features and you cannot hide anymore as you can blow buildings up. Instead of calling in a helicopter in COD. In BF, you can fly the darn thing whenever possible. Drive a tank, 4 wheeler, etc,etc.
I don't understand why people are still so hyped for this game after all the s**tty things the devs did to the game. There is absolutely nothing revolutionary about MW2 other than the fact that there are so many idiots blindly worshiping it. Linear shooter, small maps, same OLD graphics, short campaign, n00b friendly multiplayer(eg: Death Streak), mods removed, dedicated servers removed, price hike, etc. It really is MW-1.5, and for PC gamers it's MW-0.5
I'll tell you in 4 hours.
Hype or not all I know is i'm stoked about it and I'll be there at midnight tonight to pick up my copy and I can't wait to fire it up! I just want to play and enjoy myself, I'm not interested in all the politics.
Yeah, I'm marginally interested in this game. Since new releases NEVER reach my mailbox from GameFly within the first month, I'll do with it what I do with all games that appear on PC: I'll pirate it, play it for a couple of hours, and determine whether I'm going to buy it. I just did that with Dragon Age: Origins and decided to delete the game from my hard drive and buy it. If I like MW2, I'll buy it, if I don't, I'll just get rid of it. Technically, this process could be considered illegal, but honestly, I just like to know what I'm getting myself into before I buy something, and you can't rent PC games from GameFly, so this is what I resort to, and I still give the company my money if I like what they've created, and I delete it if I don't intend to pay for it, even if I do enjoy it, but have decided that I won't buy it yet.
I can wait until Nov 17th for Bad company 2 beta. Pre-ordered PS3 version from Best Buy. But, will be picking up for PC (no brainer).
i never saw the big deal with ANY of the COD games, but i understand that there are many people in love with the series. so, if it delivers for the fans.......then it lived up to the hype. i have to agree with pandamobile - like halo, just slapping a COD name on anything guarantees huge sales.......but that alone doesn't mean it's a great game.
Ok, Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time just came out. Its pretty much the same as it has always been, with a couple new gameplay gimmicks. But, guess what I LOVE IT! The same applies to Halo and COD. Why mess with a formula that works? No one is trying to change Einstein's theory of relativity. Why? Because E=MC^2 works. It is not a bad things to have staple brands in video games. Thats how they evolved to where they are today. Without Pac-Man, Mario, and Tetris where would the industry be today?
Its the sequel to arguably the best FPS ever made. I think the hype is deserved.
Short Answer: No Longer Answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Battlefield BC2 FTW
Generic FPS games like this dont deserve any hype what so ever. It takes zero imagination to create this game
I'm pretty sure all the people hating on this game haven't played it and won't even give it a chance while the rest of us either buy or pirate the game and enjoy the hell out of it. It's funny when so many people say this game is gonna be crap and that they'll get BFBC2. I'll be enjoying both of them.
i have got the game, played it, dont really like it thats just my opinion oh, and im not waiting for bfbc2, i have had enough shooters for a while
it only deserves the hype its getting from COD fans who no exactly what to expect, new comers should not really hype this or expect much
NO Way.. the game is barely different graphically from the game released, what about 1 year ago...Short SP camp...only 9 vs 9 and CoOP only has 2..wth..
No because there is going to be another freaking Call of Duty next year. Along with god knows how many other generic military shooters. Ugh
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It reads like an Activision press release touting features.
i used to think that halo and the whole halo series was overhyped, but then i noticed something, how does massive success=overrated and overhyped? if that was true then we would have to say that ff7 is overrated and overhyped, and ff8 and ff9 and ff10, and any ff game that had massive success, cause i notice now that call of duty all of a sudden is overrated, mw2 wasnt overrated before like september, thats when all these hate comments came up, in your logic alot of games suck, but at the same time mw2 is better than all the games in the past cause of its absurd sales in a short amount of time even before launch, see with wii you could say the wiis sales were generated from external means like low price and wide audience, BUT with mw2 you have no excuse, obviously mw2 is the best game ever since it cost the same or more than every game that comes out for ps3 and 360, and STILL outsells every game out and coming out, see if we were to argue wii only sells more than ps3 cause of its price point, and say its overrated then you could have an argument, but since mw2 has the same or greater prices than every game this gen on the market, and was just previewed basically in e3 2009, so theres no excuse of how massive success equals overrated, if cod mw2 is overrated then every game is overrated, thats the standard that the game has set. 1.3 you said its more of the same ive heard that alot, and it would be true if everyone agreed on the matter, first off several reviews say the graphics are WAY better, ive seen low quality youtube videos and the graphics are just as good as about any exclusive games graphics, you said they didnt improve physics and your obviously wrong on that, and the story, every site basically scored it 5 stars, its much more epic than cod4s, so the game is in no way the same. 1.5 yes mw series will be still dominating, its sales grow everytime, so yes and the graphics of battlefield bad company 2 are QUICKLY becoming very overhyped and overrated, they look good but the only thing that really stands out is the destructible environments, other than that i cant really say bad company 2 looks better than call of duty modern warfare 2, its not the better game, and you never know what mw3 will look like. 1.8 you said its the same as cod4 except new guns and new maps thats partially true, but you need to understand this is a real war simulator and you cant just add bus loads of new stuff in it truly, its modern warfare, it would be a different thing if it was future warfare, then the sky is the limit, infinity ward added in as many new war weapons and equipment as they could even a nuke in the game, the game is much different whats a new game like a war shooter sequel supposed to have other than what you said? if this was halo or resistance i could agree cause they are fantasy shooters the sky is the limit for those, so if anything those should be targeted by hate if they have nothing new, but no war game can go leaps and bounds different from a previous game in the same generation. 2.1 if mw2 isnt a must have title, then what is? from the sales im seeing mw2 is definately the most must have title this gen, non of the "must have" titles this gen -uncharted -uncharted 2 -ratchet and clank future tools of destruction -ratchet and clank future a crack in time -killzone 2 -metal gear solid 4 -demons souls -gears -halo 3 -halo odst -smash bros brawl -gears 2 -zelda twilight princess -boarderlands -battlefield bad company none of these games have sold so fast, and will sell as many lifetime sales as mw2, so by these stats, mw2 is the only logical must have title, if any of these games were TRULY must have, then not only would more people have bought the platform for the particular platform that these games came out for, but they would have outsold this game even if its on multiple platforms, mw2 sold more than any ps3 game on its own platform BEFORE launch, you tell me whats the must have. 2.2 your comment makes no since i played every shooter since before and during and after cod4 came out and cod4 still got more play time, and the sales arent even close to cod4, the cod franchise is simply the best 3. destructible environments are in cod mw2 and you can go ahead and give bad company 2 there 1 millionth buy, still wont change the fact mw2 is better and will outsell it horribly (to take a break some of you get several agrees for stupid comments) and get them trying to diss a game on its own post 10. guess what long answer, battlefield bad company 2 is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO where near ever coming close to being anywhere near as successful as mw2 11. you make no sense you have to have ample sense to describe any game let a game that is a game of the year winner and e3 best graphics winner over killzone 2 for 2007, if you take no sense to make this, then it surely took no sense to make any game before it and coming out 14. the fans of the game were built in the same way of the games that you think are the best, the only problem is is that mw2 gained MUCH more fans in a shorter time, and its success is shown more prudently than the games you think are better although you havent played mw2, but in either case new players will have a ball with this game more than any game they have. 15. you dont get it the graphics on youtube low quality blows away mw1 that was released in 2007 thats 2 years ago learn how to add, unless you mean world at war and mw2 still looks way better than that.
You either care deeply or have far too much time on your hands.
I DON'T THANK IT DESERVES THE HYPE. I don't think they will even change their name in the series yet. It only takes them one year to make Call of Duty every year during Fall their will be another new Call of Duty. So no Hype for that.
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