Zero Punctuation: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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really i think the story is ok, i think if they added more levels it wudda got confusing, call of duty is more online based anyways, since the first modern warfare anyways, i like the COD storys, really ebcause they arnt so long that you get all caught up in it and play it for a full day, then again i suppose that some gamers like longer storys, ahh well, lets all complain at treyarch or infinity ward =P (sorry for bad grammer, i type msnish on computers haha)

CMon:
Lovely. I had a feeling you wouldn't review CoD6:MW2 (seriously, that's a fucking unnecessarily long abbrievation), but lo, you did!

Meh, apparently Activision are marketing Modern Warfare as a new IP and its no longer really fully associated with CoD anymore, so its just Modern Warfare 2... Also, CoD:WAW was not really CoD 5, I am pretty sure they will probably release a game with 5 in the name in the future...

Retarded system? yes, very

wow he just neatly encapsulated everything I think about MW2.

But when he says "mechanically the game is perfect" is he talking about the gameplay?

i agree with most of the stuff in the review, but if he had played the online multiplayer, he could have complained about a LOT more, instead of going back to the same complaint over and over again

Ku ku ku. You know, I was just wondering if Yahtzee was starting to slow down his speech ... and now here he is, back with a feverish pitch. Just like the old days. Or uh, something. Also, I laugh that the thread for this is wedged between two asking about ZP's quality. I didn't read them, but I immediately thought "butthurt about MW2."

Really the hype ruined the game for me.

Solid Soap. and his rival, Liquid Soap. Dear Sweet Cornfed Jesus. I think I piddled myself.

And when you die...

Soap? SOAP! SOOOOOOOOOOOAP?!?!

At which point the game becomes a Pooty Tang simulator with the player as Dirty D.

I don't really get why he dislikes multiplayer gaming. Player voices can always be muted, and he's a fan of TF2, anyways.

Fallenangel157:

Rafe:
Shame he doesn't play online -- the reason nearly EVERYONE bought it.

Amazing review though and glad 'ya liked it.

he probably doesn't want to play multiplayer because 1. the annoying screaming fucktards that scream at the top of their lungs everytime they die say "WHAT! HE SO DIDN'T HIT ME! THE FAGGY NOOB!" and 2 it has nothing to do with the actually game it's just something so you can play with your friends and have a good time.

any nice review as always

Okay, now that depends whether you have it on Xbox or not.

And anyway, comparing the 5-6 hours of campaign time to the 100's of hours a heavy amount of people will be getting out of the multiplayer; I would consider it the most important aspect of the game. Most people I know have played it since release date and haven't even glanced at the campaign as well.

HA I OWN 0 COPIES OF MODERN WARFARE 2!! YOUR THEORY IS WRONG!!!

But seriously, good review, I agree that the controversy is a bit stupid. But that's coming from a guy who doesn't give a shit about controversy.

gamepopper101:
HA I OWN 0 COPIES OF MODERN WARFARE 2!! YOUR THEORY IS WRONG!!!

WELL I OWN 38 COPIES SO I PRETTY MUCH LEVEL IT OUT FOR EVERYONE

In other news, yes, it's kind of silly to get your knickers in a twist over an incident in a video game - nonetheless one that can easily be replicated in a number of other video games where the incident itself often is the sole target for the experience. (See: GTA & Saints Row)

i must not be a organic life form cause i dont have modern warfare and i dont want it in the first place.

Rafe:
Shame he doesn't play online -- the reason nearly EVERYONE bought it.

Amazing review though and glad 'ya liked it.

Yea but you cross an invisible line if you review a game based on multiplayer principles. (Not a game like L4D,)
Multiplayer experiences for better or for worse is heavily based upon the people you play with. If you play with a bunch of ass munchers your final tally will show it.
Its a bit of a steep slippery slope, while if you judge the game for what it is then it becomes more fair.
Unless your EB games who like to herd sheeple and suck game devs dicks.

Well it's about damn time someone agrees that the campaign makes no sense at all

Russian hats are awesome.

Virtual_Dom:
wow he just neatly encapsulated everything I think about MW2.

But when he says "mechanically the game is perfect" is he talking about the gameplay?

hes saying that it functions just fine but it just does the same stuff multiple times.

I have finally figured out why this crappy game is doing so well......10-20 year old robutts!! >>

Call of Duty is all about the multiplayer. If you're not into that sort of thing you're only getting half a game. If you're into it, like me, then it's an experience that can't be beat.

JWAN:

Rafe:
Shame he doesn't play online -- the reason nearly EVERYONE bought it.

Amazing review though and glad 'ya liked it.

Yea but you cross an invisible line if you review a game based on multiplayer principles. (Not a game like L4D,)
Multiplayer experiences for better or for worse is heavily based upon the people you play with. If you play with a bunch of ass munchers your final tally will show it.
Its a bit of a steep slippery slope, while if you judge the game for what it is then it becomes more fair.
Unless your EB games who like to herd sheeple and suck game devs dicks.

Just a quick go on Xbox Live has made me agree with you.

Single Player was certainly not as spectacular (or as long for that matter) as the first one, but the multiplayer is a pretty big improvement over, say World at War, Call of Duty 4, etc.

Still, would certainly be worse without "Spec-Ops".

I guess it's time for us to turn on the fanboy shields.

From what I've been told, this game is like sex in a box, but I fail to see how. Must be because I don't own it yet. Most likely will though, since I'm easily convinced by all those reviews that give this game perfect scores (which makes ZP my "happy place" for some time).

Oh well. There' plenty of time till a MW3 surfaces and all those organic life forms waste all their money for a game and a pair of night goggles.

nice review like alwas

ST3FAN:
He was rather nice to the game i think. Really the only complaint against the game was the story. But hey good review anyway. Better than any review from any other website.

someone made a comment a while back around the release date of MW2 that he liked the gameplay in 1 therefore that part hasn't changed (tweaked, improved) really so there isn't much to review except the story which...lol well we have forums for that

but yeah today's video felt different but yay I was too busy to see it earlier haha

oh well, the story was still great despite all the cries of "plotholes!"

stiver:
Of course the story was ridiculous, there was no way they were going to realisticly top the first one.

well put haha

Heh heh, a funny one and pretty much agrees with what I thought of it.

The single player was really short. Maybe putting more time into the missions just playing and shooting dudes would help not only lengthen the time to play Campaign but probably also could have helped those 'Shocking' plot moments by spacing them out a bit or actually put something in to explain them logically.

Spec Ops is very fun too but unfortunately for me it'll be near if not completely impossible for me to beat on Veteran unless...

1) One of my actual friends is online (not random LIVE dude I played a good match in Halo in 3 months ago...)

2) When I can get with my friends... we don't lag all to hell.

I was hoping that he would rag on the silly plot, everyone I tell that to throws their drinks at me. (Also I have one of those sweet Russian hats)

With most games he's completely right to treat the online multiplayer as an extra, but he really can't get away with a review without playing it. I'm a little disappointed.

By the way anyone confused by the story this should help.
THE FOLLOWING LINK CONTAINS MASSIVE STORY SPOILERS FOR CALL OF DUTY:MODERN WARFARE 2

http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=15099

While it may seem far-fetched for a game that seems to want to be realistic, do you really find it that unrealistic? It's happened multiple times in the course of human history. It's not unrealistic, it's quite common. Super Powers love to knock each other off. They just decided to choose the two of the most notable. (minus China who really just doesn't care about anything) Something like this always sparks a war. Wars don't just "happen" there is a specific reason for them and this one is no different. It is a unique approach to the beginnings of a war, but that doesn't make it bad. Is the story short. yes. Is the story confusing. somewhat. should you rag on what you don't understand. No, ignorance is not an excuse.

If that still doesn't clear up the story for you and you still have questions send me a PM and I'll try to clear up what I can. Granted, I am not a developer or writer so I can't tell you precisely what is meant. So any information I provide is not necessarily completely correct.

Remember the most important lines of this storyline are (Possible Spoilers)

"History is written by the victors" -Shepard
"5 years ago I lost 30,000 men while the world watched." -Shepard
"How long until we go to Moscow? I don't know, but I know when we get there we'll burn everything to the ground" -Two Privates after retaking the White House
"Makarov's a mad dog, he sells his allegience to the highest bidder." -Shepard
"Alright Shepard, you have a blank check, do what needs to be done" -Unknown man in bunker in Colorado (possibly the president? Not likely but who knows)

Quotes may not be exact but I believe I got the gist across with each.

By the way Yahtzee, you are by far the best critic out there. You put forth a great effort to get laughs while providing a very good review almost every week. Keep up the good work. Oh and can I have my Christmas present early!!!!!!!!! I want a Borderlands review!!!!!

I find it funny how Yahtzee made no mention of the "dedicated servers" controversy. I was preety convinced he was going to make fun of the whole affair.

Anyway, his review has only enforced my decision to not buy the game. The plot in the original Modern Warfare did not make sense at times (Communist Ultranationalists is one of the ultimate oxymorons), but it was still quite believeable and engaging. But now that I know about the exaggarations in the sequel, I am even less interested (not that the lack of dedicated servers wasn`t a deal breaker enough in itself).

Should've had a special version where all the Russians were portrayed as Bears riding Unicycles

The best part? Solid Soap.

IMO, it was six hours of fun, twisty, explodey action. Or maybe a roller coaster ride through an alternate history Cold War. (although it wouldn't be so cold then, nowuddit?)

Lord Frunkamunch:
So wait, does ANYONE who posts within the first five minutes get banned, or is it only the ones who claim to have watched the video/yell "first"? This has been bugging me for a while.

You'll Note someone Replied Woohoo. 1 word lameness lol.

Good one. Had me laughing more then the last couple. Lets keep up the good work people lol.

Right on the money with the whole "your character gets screwed" experiences. When you try that sort of thing, the gamer is desensitized to the emotional impact and it just becomes cliched. And from watching some campaign missions, a lot of it does seem to be hiding in cover. Still wondering why they haven't expanded much on the coop option. Is it really hard to add coop to the campaign? Story's ridiculous and cliched (lolibetrayu), of course.

And yeah, those hats are quite sweet.

Also, Infinity Ward, a nuke can't have a shock wave in space. There's no air there, you know.

Think he missed the point of the story.

Criticism on that was a bit unfair.

I though Yahtzee would avoid doing this, I should probably watch the video before I comment, but I was shocked to see it.

Guns that go BANG? What about a howitzer? ;)

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