If you can get past all of the Infinity Ward controversy that’s currently raging around Activision, and fill their stuffed coffers with a little more money, it looks like currently TheGameCollection.net is undercutting everyone by offering MW2 for £29.99. Most retailers seem to still be stocking it for just around £33.90 so that’s almost £4 off. I find it amazing really, as Call of Duty 4 is still selling for around £21!
What can you say about Modern Warfare 2 that hasn’t already been said? Not a lot. We believe it has sold a couple of copies and is pretty popular amongst the kids online that like to question each other’s sexual orientation on a regular basis. If you can also ignore the lawsuit-flinging spat that’s now erupted between Activision and the ex-bosses of Infinity Ward you might be able to enjoy what is a pretty decent first person shooter.
Contrary to the rest of the world we might draw attention to the sheer childlike plotline and the overuse of killing the player's character at the end of levels for dramatic effect. It’s pretty mind-numbing just how banal the story is. Seriously, the Russians invade simply by deactivating a bunch of US satellites? Have our eyes stopped working? Did the whole of Europe sleep in that day? I’d imagine someone would have noticed a Russian flotilla on the move at some point. But as a visual treat stomping through the suburbs of middle-town America as Russian troops parachute in, and seeing Washington burn is hard to top. And ludicrous plot aside, it's that experience that anyone into single-player gaming wants.
Modern Warfare 2 does have its ups and downs. There’s certainly a good number of points that are frustratingly scripted and it’s ultimately a short-lived experience (taking just six or seven hours at best) but it is the gaming equivalent of Avatar and has to be seen.
Thanks to Alena at Hotukdeals!