Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was the last game released in the series. This is a war game and it lives up to that! Violent, explosive, and a little bit disturbing; this game plays on your patriotic sensitivities more than in past Call of Duty games. How do you top a nuclear explosion as in Modern Warfare 1? Take the fight to American soil! ‘Exodus’ takes place in a suburb of Washington DC, through homes, gas stations, and burger and taco joints; it is just shivers inducing. In ‘Of their Own Accord” and ‘Second Sun’ the destruction of our Capital is gut wrenching; the visual of the Washington Monument makes you want to cry. Dodging falling helicopters is adrenaline inducing, though! However, the most chilling is ‘Whiskey Hotel’- clearing Russian forces from the White House. By the end you truly want to stand up and defend her still today because you’re proud to be an American (to paraphrase Lee Greenwood).
This game continues the storyline begun in Modern Warfare 1 and several of the characters and voices make a return creating a nice sense of continuity. For more ear candy listen for the gravely tones of Lance Henriksen as General Shepherd! Visually this game is more detailed and almost tactile. Smoke blowing in your eyes, obscuring your vision or blurred vision from injury or shock is common. The lighting and mood is realistically set. This truly is an amazing example of video gamedom!
A Vixen fav? Beyond Lance Henriksen’s voice? Because that’s just a different kind of shiver! It is too hard to pick just a single item. The overall storyline is full of betrayal, revenge, explosions, chases, and grit. Definitely delish! Also the captivating music, the main theme is composed by Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer! If you listen closely you can hear an obvious similarity to ‘The Rock’.
Now that we have discussed the chilling and disturbing…there is so much that is entertaining about this game! If you are playing the Special Ops missions, particularly in ‘Big Brother ’ don’t shoot your teammate, thinking he is a bad guy; he might get upset. Not saying that a particular Vixen did this, not saying she didn’t, but maybe he should have not been in the line of fire…just sayin’.
There are some really funny items hidden in Modern Warfare 2; the easter eggs are totally worth looking for. From blow up dolls to teddy bears to chicken death scenes there are tons of amusing asides! For a partial list of these from games radar click here. There are tons of youtube videos that show various hidden funnies as well. Click here for a quick look!
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from the Video Game Vixen? A modern classic.
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