By July 28, 2009

Latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 preview trailer

Call of Duty 4 is my favorite Xbox 360 game of all time, and I am anxiously awaiting the launch of Modern Warfare 2 in November. Infinity Ward, makers of the Call of Duty “even” numbered franchises, released this trailer of the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. Watch it and then come back.

Okay, a few thoughts:

  1. The title of the trailer mentions the AC-130 gunship … but there was only a few seconds of footage of the new unlockable kill streak reward. What gives? What happens to you when you activate the AC-130 mode? Do you stand still with a lightbulb over your head, like in COD4 when calling down an airstrike? This shit’s important!
  2. The game looks much better than COD4, which I thought looked pretty good when I first bought it. The biggest thing that stood out in my mind was the greenhouse scene in the trailer; the detail and lighting is a lot more vivid than the original Modern Warfare.
  3. The weapons look great, does anyone know what the rifle with the radar readout on the left side is supposed to be?
  4. I like that the overall team score in the lower left hand corner now has a very simple “WINNING” or “LOSING” status. It would be even better if you could customize the user interface. I don’t really care about the score, I just care about winning or losing. If I could get rid of the score altogether I’d do that in a hot second.
  5. I don’t like that there are a ton of status messages that appear right in the center of the screen. Yeah, it’s cool to see that you just stopped DonkeyRapingShitEater from an 11-kill killstreak, but do I really need that flashed up in big letters in the center of my HUD?

    http://gallery.drfaulken.com/d/7236-2/cod4-2_omg_info.jpg

  6. Is it November yet? This might be the first game I’ve ever pre-ordered and scheduled a day off for.

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  1. Tomax says:

    I’m not sure what the exact gun is, but it looks like a S.A.W. variant. That “radar” screen is actually a heart beat sensor, one of the new weapon perks! Let me know if you’re taking launch day off…I may need to burn some va-ca too :P

    P.S. The Semtex stick was hilarious at the end. I can’t wait to pull that one off.

  2. Xamot says:

    So the 10th is a Tuesday, which means that I will be taking off Wed, Thur, Friday for sure! Holy crap I cant wait for November! :)

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