It’s worth the Hype!
The game has 3 modes to offer, yes 3 modes. Spec Ops, Campaign and Multiplayer. You basically get 3 games bundled into 1 price since each mode has so much content and was very well put together.
Spec Ops is kind of the Survival and Time trials compared to SF4, where you are given a target or mission which you have to complete and earning stars (points) for a grand total of 69 stars.
Campaign mode is the same as always in any FPS. You are given a task to do while following the storyline. The AI has also improved and there aren’t any endless hoards of enemies that randomly spawn and try to kill you. They get active, I mean they do everything to stop you from achieving your goal, where it’s to kill you or (sorry no spoiler =P). Not much more to say here, but you get the idea.
Multiplayer is where most of the people will be playing and where the real fun begins. There are about 16 maps IIRC. They are about the average size of Overgrown from MW1 and only 1-2 maps are as small as Showdown. The maps get really big and at times frustrating since there is no where to hide. You will get shot from anywhere. They have greatly increased the amount of guns and sidearms in this game. I used the term sidearm because you no longer need the overkill perk where it is replaced. The sidearms ranges from pistols, small SMGs, shotguns, and grenade launchers. I think there’s like 4-5 in each category to choose from and each have their own set of weapon achievements to unlock different attachments. Guns range from Assault Rifles, Shotguns, SMGs, LMGs, Sniper Rifles and Riot Shield (no you can’t use a gun and shield simultaneously, you have to switch between them). Guns offered as sidearms aren’t the same as the regular guns, just smaller/weaker versions of it. Oh yea, you can use silencers on LMGs and Shotguns LOL. Now for perks - Online has a lot more perks than the split screen mode. You have 7 equipment which ranges frags to tactical insertion (you can choose where you spawn).3 Special Grenades - smoke, flash, stun. Perk 1 & 2 - 5 perks each, where Perk 3 has 6 perks for some reason. Mixture of classic and new perks with upgradable perks as well, yes you can upgrade perks as you level which becomes permanent if you stay in the prestige otherwise you gotta unlock them again. Death Streak is a new feature - 4 options where you can choose a perk where if you don’t kill anyone within a certain amount of deaths it gets activated. There aren’t as many perks as there were in MW1, but some of the stuff there people didn’t use and they have decided to take out. (IIRC they took out Juggernaut? Or I haven’t unlocked it yet.) But with that being said, there is a lot more customization involved even though the number of perks are a bit lower than the first. The Kill Streaks are another nice feature with a lot of options, as you level up you get points to spend on any kill streak you want. With the highest kill streak being at 25 kills, it is most likely you will unlock that much later. There’s about 20 or so different Kill streaks, I can’t remember on the top of my head. What I do remember was getting EMP bombed cause some guy got a 15 kill streak and disabled all our UAV, Scramblers(Jammer), and HUD. I was basically running into the edge of the map during the time, and it lasted a good 90 seconds if not more? Real good stuff to choose from. Ummm same modes to choose from, TD, S&D, HTD, HS&D, cage match etc. Oh since I have this for the PS3, we always came across the problem of a laggy host and we all get booted once the host leaves. You can forget all of that, they included a VERY IMPRESSIVE feature called host migration where if the host drops out due to a bad connection or just rage quitting they game will not end, it will pause the game and choose another host within the game which takes only 3seconds, then another count down timer begins “Resuming game in 10…9…8…2…1”
The graphics in the game is simply amazing, pushing the power of both systems (PS3/X360). They have added sooo many new particle shadows and renderings. All the models, textures and color ambiance really puts you in the action. You see debris flying everywhere, fire, smoke, you name it. It looks outstanding. The only reason I gave it a 9.5 is because when I look back at the detail in MW1, it was slightly more detailed and with a higher resolution. I understand why they had to make it just a little under MW1 texture resolution is that there is so much stuff happening all at once that it will affect the gameplay. You remember when someone calls in an Airstrike? You see the screen shaking and lagging? It doesn’t happen here anymore, not even when my Harrier Airplane does a small air strike and hovers around shooting ;).
The sound is another awesome job they did. It makes you feel like you’re in the firefight. If you have surround sound at home, then you will hear every little detail and know where each bullet is coming from. The sound that the guns make is in a league of its own, each sound different with every shot. The musical theme, intro music will make you fall in love with the game alone. It’s that good. The only thing that bothers me is when the voice at the beginning of the round and he says “Let’s go get them marines” or “Take no prisoners” from MW1, they sounded real. In this game, the voice at the start of the match is kinda weak with no feeling. That’s just me though.
I haven’t finished the game yet, and it continues from MW1(Which makes sense since this is a sequal) So far this game has kept me on the edge of my seat. So many different twists and turns which will always leave you hanging. Oh when you first pop in the game, it will ask you if you want to skip this mission where it gets I guess graphic? I sugguest you don’t skip it and this game will really get you thinking whether it is good to shoot people. It’s been the only game to make me think twice about shooting people for the greater good. But I will not spoil it for you people Overall, amazing storyline so far and the game ties in with the first once nicely.
Hope you enjoyed my review! Hope to see you on PSN and on the battlefield. This game was definitely worth it. Questions or comments just PM me. We are also looking for people to join our clan, if interested PM me or TDeneka on SRK or PSN.