Has the MW2 Launch Left You Jaded?

By Joel Taveras

November 10, 2009

This question goes to the people who ran to their nearest game store of choice to pre-order Modern Warfare 2 as if their lives depended on it. And maybe even those who picked it up from “mom and pop” stores a little earlier as well. It has felt like an eternity waiting for this game since the original trailer debuted back at E3. Activision has spent millions upon millions of dollars to make sure that you, your family, your dog, your teacher, and your gay uncle Lucy know that it’s coming out. And every little teaser/trailer released since then with little to no details about the game have had most of us shaking in anticipation. Now, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade or anything but now that the game is finally here, is anyone still as excited? Or are you starting to get the feeling that (besides the new perks and care packages) it’s really just the same old Call of Duty.

I could be alone on this one, but am I the only one that feels that sometimes the wait is more exciting than the actual game? That question is very much open to interpretation as some games manage to  surpass peoples expectations and really catch us off guard. I am feeling like it’s those games that keep us more entertained or for a better word satisfied with our purchase’s then let’s say Uncharted 2, ODST, and now MW2. The game is good, good enough to merit the 5 stars we gave it, but will it go down in history as one of the all time greats, of course not.

Having had the game for 6 days now and having hit level 50 last night (not too proud of that), the excitement I once had for the title is now quickly dwindling away. Ok, so I know I don’t have to worry about hitting prestige until level 70, but then what? Guess I’ll just sit here and get myself excited waiting for the next major release.

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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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