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Two years ago, one of gaming's most successful franchises took an unexpected turn. Call of Duty was always set against World War II, so when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (AKA CoD4), was announced, many had doubts. But that was two years ago, and since then CoD4 has become one of the most played titles of this generation; has won countless awards; and it's about to be succeeded by Modern Warfare 2.
Infinity Ward have had a massive challenge to ensure that Modern Warfare 2 goes above and beyond what fans are expecting. With each teaser trailer and small nugget of information released the hype behind Modern Warfare 2 has increased. This is definitely the most anticipated game of 2009. But is the wait worth it? Has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 really gone above and beyond the successful CoD4?
Two sides to every story
Modern Warfare 2 picks up 5 years after the events of the original, as explained in the opening credits. Zakhaev, the dead villain of the first game is being praised as the hero of New Russia. His right hand man Marakov has taken his place and is just as if not more dangerous than his predecessor. Like CoD4, you will play as multiple characters through Modern Warfare 2's campaign, so you'll see the same story from different viewpoints.
Modern Warfare 2 opens with the traditional training level. Veterans to the CoD franchise will know it well. The controls haven't changed since CoD4, so you'll feel right at home when you get started. The training course is on an Army base, were you'll get to see how much detail Infinity Ward has put into in MW2. Off-duty soldiers shooting hoops, some mending a Humvee with rap music in the background and some just milling about talking. The atmosphere is pretty laid back, until you step out of the training facility.
When you do, you'll discover that the combat in Modern Warfare 2 is outstanding. Clever level design means that running and gunning will not ensure victory in all cases; you will need to determine the best cause of action to complete your mission. Throughout Modern Warfare 2 you'll face the enemy in close quarters and long range combat; sometimes the two styles will even cross over in one level meaning a change in tactics will be needed.