C-Mass’ Corner: pre and post 21st century video game reviews


Caden Massey, Staff Writer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered:

During the summer I downloaded Call of Duty: Warzone because some of my friends thought it would be a fun time.

So, I started my 36 GB download and after one night of waiting I started playing.

After about 1 hour of playing I decided to uninstall. Warzone just didn’t tickle my fancy. My roommate (known to tickle my fancy) bought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.

I was skeptical from my experience earlier and went in with some low expectations. I’m glad I did, because my expectations were far exceeded. For a game that released 10 years ago, you would imagine the campaign wouldn’t be very enjoyable because of spoilers.

This is simply not true. The developers at Beenox clearly had a lot of passion for the project, and it shows in the graphics.

The game looks absolutely stunning for a PS4/Xbox One game. The game looks like it belongs on the next generation consoles. It looks like real life in some spots though, admittedly, I am not a gamer that cares about the “power” of consoles.

In the immortal words of Reggie Fils-Aimé, ex-president of Nintendo of America, “If it’s not fun, why bother?” This is where I feel MW2 Remastered really shines. The story is just as invigorating and fun as ever, and the gameplay feels as smooth if not smoother than the original.

This game might as well have been made by Michael Bay, because this game feel like an action movie, which in my opinion, is pretty fun. It also has a bunch of bonus features that are worth checking out for any new players. It also isn’t like Warzone, which I think is pretty cool.

The main gripe I have with the game is a lack of content. The story is fine and good, but I ended up finishing it in around 6 hours.

The bonus features only add about 30 minutes worth of content and it is more of a gift to old players. The intel in each level is more annoying to collect than fun and doesn’t add much other than a few bonus features to gameplay.

I also was slightly confused by some story elements but that could stem from the fact that I preformed the ultimate speedrun of the first Modern Warfare by not playing it entirely.

The game is fair for the price, but unless you really love the campaign of the original game, I would not recommend buying this.

The game has no multiplayer at this time, which is fine, but it does definitely put a damper on the Call of Duty experience of playing online for 10 minutes, getting angry at campers, and then dumping 100+ hours trying to prove camping is stupid and you are better than those kids. T

he game also has the option to cut out a mission off the original game called “No Russian” which is a good idea, because the mission contains some very controversial scenes that I think you should research for yourself before playing. It is a very important mission to the story, but it can be hard to watch for some players. Definitely do your research.

Overall, the game is very good looking, fun, and easy. I personally wouldn’t have bought this game, but that shouldn’t stop you.

If you are looking to play this game, your options are relatively slim. You will have to play on Xbox One, PS4, or be the PC guy nobody likes. Sorry Switch owners, but don’t get your hopes up.

It will be around the $20 range for the foreseeable future, so if you have some extra cash you might want to consider it. I rate this game 7 pieces of intel out of 10.