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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (XBox 360)

I feel like a bit of a shit with this game. I was involved in a discussion about Modern Warfare 2 the other day, and I commented that I still hadn't been able to afford the first one yet. In an act of splendid kindness, I was sent Call of Duty 4, and then today, out of the blue, I was presented with a copy of Modern Warfare 2. I feel kind of bad.

Still, I suppose the best way to get past that is to take it out on someone else, and who better than evil scumbag terrorists, right?

To be honest, I debated not writing about this at all. I mean, I must be the only person not to have played this, so who would want to read about it? On the other hand, with Modern Warfare 2 out today, this is possibly the best time to write about it.


I know Eastenders is bad, but that's a bit of an extreme way to get it off the air...

One inescapable fact has arisen whilst playing CoD 4... I'm shit at it. Really, terribly bad. I had to play the little intro obstacle course thing four times just to get a time that would put me at Recruit level (I thought it would be embarrassing to play as a Rookie). From that point on I did OK, with just the odd death here and there, but now I've hit the TV station (which can't be that far into the game) and I'm utterly stuck and out of my depth. I really must have died 100 times there so far. I've nearly blundered through it a couple of times, but generally speaking, each try has lasted a minute or less.

It's fair to say that I'm not a big FPS player. I do enjoy them, I just don't partake that often. The last Call of Duty game I played was the first one, which I loved. I'm finding number four to be intense, exhilirating and frightening. It's a fantastic game, and one which I am most definitely going to be persevering with. I have no doubt it will be worth my while.

4 comments:

  1. The TV station is exactly where I gave up. I was playing on Veteran though, but I just couldn't face going back through those first levels again...

    COD4 is the game that broke Xbox Live for me though - before then, there was a fair chance that someone would be around playing Burnout, Halo or, at a push, Prey. And then COD4 came out and no-one played anything else for months. MW2 is going to do the same to my friends list isn't it?

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  2. I think there's a good chance you're right about the friends list, to be honest...

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  3. Worry not, sir, I've still not played any of the Call of Duty games... nor do I have any intention of doing so. I just find something terribly offputting about games set in the here-and-now; I need a bit of fantasy in my shooting sims, something that abstracts away my actions :}

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  4. I've done a fair bit better with this now. Just finished a level called Death From Above. That was like nothing I've played before. Quite unsettling, in fact.

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