Modern Warfare 2 UNreview

It is two days after the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and I didn't buy it. In fact, I refuse to.

Here is the scoop: I own a PS3 and a PC. I love my PS3 for a lot of different reasons, but my PC is where the real magic happens. This is where I have come to expect little things like console commands, dedicated servers, modding capabilities, and cheaper titles. I can even say that I have shelled out thousands of dollars for games on the PC and haven't regretted it (mostly).

Infinity Ward brought about legendary multiplayer with COD and COD4 and then gave people the ability to mod these titles to make them even more amazing. So why, might I ask, have they turned their backs on a segment of their market that has treated them so well?

As I read through reviews of MW2 all I am finding is the same thing. The massacre airport bit could upset some people, the multiplayer and spec ops modes are fun, and the singleplayer is short and not well told.

Where are the reviews that talk about the truth? Where are the reviews about how Infinity Ward gave PC gamers an almost direct port, took away dedicated servers, stripped a COD title of its console commands and ability to be moded, and charged an extra $10.00 just because THEY called it the most anticipated game of the decade?


It seems that most 'big name' sites are reviewing 1 console version of the game and applying it to the rest. I know some of you are going to find a review or two that doesn't do that just to spite me, but simple irrefutable facts about this title release still remain.

I have also been following the MW2 issue ever since I heard about the high price tag for the PC. While it made me a little sad, I still had the title on my wish list. Then I heard about them taking away dedicated servers and the ability to mod the game. I don't want to admit it, but I still kept it on my list. Then I was informed of the console being taken away and PC users being left with only one simple option for customization: changing the graphics and resolution. This is when I decided that MW2 was not for me.

I am not saying that I am jumping the COD ship. I have been with the series since it came out and have loved playing their titles (minus some of the terrible console only titles that were released). But I will say that I never thought I would see the day that an original POPULAR, and revolutionary, PC title would become a console game first and then be ported to the PC. That my friends is Bass ackwards.


So here is what I ask of you. Show your opposition to Infinity Ward and stay the course of not buying this middle finger to the PC community. It is apparent that all this company sees now is money, so deprive them of yours.

P.S. Thank you Ars Technica for calling out
Infinity Ward
directly.

Also, check out Bad Company 2 if you haven't already. That is who is getting my hard earned money.

(corrected thanks to 'Elf shot the food')

- Tyler Sanders (Chiko)

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