Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Two breathes new life into age-old franchise


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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the refreshing piece that the Call of Duty franchise needed.

Andrew Farrar, Staff Writer

Grab every spare controller you have and clear hundreds of MB of data on your console, because Call of Duty is back. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” dropped on Oct. 28 and is the best CoD we’ve seen since the previous installation of the Modern Warfare franchise in 2019. Throughout the gaming community there has been mass disappointment with the last two installations. Modern Warfare 2 has breathed new life into a franchise that had been growing stale in recent times.
Modern Warfare 2 is a loose reboot of the Modern Warfare 2 that came out in 2009. They share similar themes, characters, and ideals but the reboot is much more fitting for modern times. The old MW2 is regarded as one of the best CoDs of all time and it feels like Infinity Ward is trying to capture that lightning in a bottle. I think they did. After upwards of 50 hours of gameplay I’m going to say something that I haven’t said about a CoD in years: I’m having fun!
All of the boys are hopping online and playing MW2 for hours. The game has been extremely solid for the opening month or so. A primarily balanced gun system, updated warzone, and a FANTASTIC campaign are all available to play. The campaign has been especially amazing. A mix of compelling storylines, characters we have grown to live with from past games, and surprisingly difficult gameplay, has created one of the best campaigns since the original MW2, that has widely regarded the best CoD campaign ever.
I’ve had so much fun on this new game, but there has been some frustrations to this point. While updated graphics, it’s really the same game as every other Modern Warfare game ever made, and multiplayer gets full really quickly. In addition skill based matchmaking has to be one of the most infuriating decisions ever made. You have a good game and then the next you go 0-18 with 2 broken controllers and a rage quit. These are issues being worked on by Infinity Ward, but nonetheless were aggravating to deal with.
All in all, this is the perfect example of a classic CoD. A game all the guys can get on and play for hours. It has flaws but none that are not overlookable. If you have been a fan of the franchise in the past you are sure to like this installment.