Anyone who is a fan of First Person Shooters on consoles knows the name Modern Warfare – it’s become a household name in the online multiplayer community. With the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, players were engulfed in a modern (hence the name) fight between allied forces and a group of terrorists in the middle east. Modern Warfare paved the way to a new generation of first person shooters that changed, in its entirety, the first person multiplayer experience with its addicting gameplay, and barrage of new artillery never before presented in an FPS based on current times. And if you thought Modern Warfare contained entertaining elements, you’re about to start bitch-slapping yourself silly when you check out what Modern Warfare 2 is bringing to the table.
Everyone remembers seeing gamplay footage of Modern Warfare 2 at E3. It looked great, but it wasn’t anything worth drooling over – a douche clibming up a snowy mountain the majority of the time and shooting stuff later. Seemed repetitive with a bit of improvements, but, other than that, it was just Modern Warfare. That is until today. Right now, you’re about to witness the answer to “What if God made a FPS multiplayer?” If God made a modern-day first person shooter, he would include unlockable, Customized Killstreaks. This, folks, means that you can customize what you’ll be whipping out once you hit X amount of kills. Want a bazooka to blow the crap out of your foes? Sure. How about a AC130 Gunship to fire bullets the size of PVC pipes at your enemies below? Hell yes! This, my friends, is what would happen when God says “Let there be pwnage!”:
Right about now, I’m assuming you’re clenching your teeth gripping your mouse with excessive force, with your eyes building up the watery blur that is tears of joy, and uttering “Oh. My. God.” I couldn’t agree more. With more than fifteen unlockable killstreaks, players will have the opportunity to alternate their tactics on how to blow the bejesus out of Joe Shmoe running around with a M16A. You’re no longer stuck with having an airstrike fail with ACME bombs and a helicopter that appears to be piloted by Corky from “Life Goes On” and Radio. You’ll now be able to choose what you do and how you do it.
The multiplayer footage looks beautiful. But let’s not forget that graphics ain’t shit without great gameplay that is ridiculously fun. And, from the looks of it, Modern Warfare 2 seems to be delivering on both fronts and some. Can’t wait? Neither can I. I’ll go ahead and do some Macho Man Randy Savage elbow drops on some random street cats outside in despair. You go do what you do when you’re just as anxious. Just don’t do anything stupid. Kitties, here I come.