Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare is the perfect example of a game that nobody plays anymore. It was hyped beyond belief before its release and many gamers thought that it would be the second coming. The excitement that Infinity Ward was going to deliver something amazing was all over the internet, and that excitement made the lackluster reality of COD4 harder to bare. Let’s start with single player.
COD4’s single player is unsatisfying at best, and repulsive at worst. First of all, gamers never get to see what they look like in the game. WTF! I mean, I know it’s a first person shooter and that gamers are supposed to inject themselves into the game, but I would have still liked to see what I looked like. This was almost a deal breaker right away. The story line of the game is not engaging at all. It is tedious and unbelievable. A terrorist organization grows in power and becomes strong enough to threaten the USA and the rest of the world. Yeah right, that would never happen in real life, and it takes gamers out of the game’s world. Humans fighting an alien race of religious crazies using bio-engineered soldiers called SPARTANs, I can believe, but this? No way. Another thing that takes away from the game is that your character magically transfers from a member of the British special forces to the American special forces. Come on, Infinity Ward, do some research and realize that this wouldn’t happen at all. Plus, half way through the game your character dies-spoiler alert-and the game still goes on like nothing happened. Either I did not understand what happened, or Infinity Ward did not play through the game to make sure it made sense. Since I am pretty smart, I’m going to have to go with the ladder(for those stupid people out there, ladder means the second one of the two choices I just gave). So the single player stunk really bad, what about the multiplayer?
It stunk even worse! The worst thing about COD4’s multiplayer is the horrible controls. I am an expert at shooters and I couldn’t shoot anyone. The controls were unresponsive and over-responsive and just did not make any sense. Right trigger to shoot? Everyone knows it is much more natural for the start button to shoot and pushing down the left analog stick to aim/throw grenades. There is little to no customization and only 1 or 2 guns to choose from. Also there is a super move where you magically summon dogs onto the battlefield. Where did this move come from?! That would make much more sense if the game took place in WWII, but this is Modern Warfare and dogs just don’t fit. I was not surprised to find that when I went to play online, no one was there for me to play with. Of course, the fact that my wireless internet router was unplugged didn’t help that situation, but I still think COD4 is at least 60% to blame.
In summary, COD4 blows hard and everyone who has played it agrees with me. Feel free to show how much you agree with me in the comments section. I suspect that there will be no one that has anything but good things to say about this take on COD4.
*This Review is for Parody Proposes only!