Call of Duty is an iconic franchise. There is absolutely no gamer in this world who has not heard of this beautiful franchise. Call of Duty is a first-person shooter published by Activision. The lore of the first game was based on World War II. As time passed, more sequels came out and these games were set based on the Cold War, futuristic worlds, and even outer space. Call of Duty is available on almost all gaming platforms including Nintendo DS, Wii, Android, iOS, etc.
Call of Duty got a lot of mixed reviews over time. Many people loved the multiplayer aspect of the franchise but there were a lot of mixed reactions and reviews when it came to the single-player campaign. Few people liked the campaign but many hated it. However, one can’t deny the fact that Call of Duty is one of the best first-person shooters to exist out there. For the past few years, game developers have been making remakes of old games. On October 28th, 2022 Activision released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and this serves as the nineteenth installment in the whole Call of Duty franchise.
Here are a few reasons why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a commendable sequel to franchise
1. Amazing Visuals
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is stunningly beautiful visuals when compared to the prequels. Although you may not find much of a difference when you play the game. When you play the campaign, the game takes you to Amsterdam and this is where you can see the beautiful graphics come to play. Even though Call of Duty : Modern Warfare II does not support ray tracing, it delivers a visual that is quite close to that of ray tracing. The character design is absolutely beautiful.
2. Good Campaign
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare II got a lot of hate for the campaign storyline. This is common for most of the games in this series. When you play the campaign, the entire storyline is pretty good except for the ending. If you were to ignore the ending, you would see how good the rest of the storyline is. When that storyline is combined with the beautiful graphics of the game, it just gets better. The storyline of Call of Duty : Modern Warfare II is comparatively better than its prequels. They have also added a post-credit scene which has gotten the game a lot of hype.
3. Better Weapon Handling
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has by far the best weapon handling in the entire franchise. It is precise. The visual and audio feedback of the weapons in this game is something that other first-person shooter games dream of having. The main emphasis is on snipers and assault rifles. They are the weapons with the best feedback system and handling. This is the best compared to the other games. They also provide you with a wide variety of weapons each of which has a unique feel to it.
4. The Multiplayer
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has flexible weapon progressions and a tuning system. This brings grinding into this game since you need to level your weapons up for better scopes and whatnot. They have also added some new inventive modes on big maps. They let you craft your custom weapon in a way. It also has skill-based matchmaking which lets you play against people of your skill level and avoid smurfs in the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II initially had a lot of bugs and connectivity issues while playing in multiplayer mode. However, since this is a big game for the franchise you can expect these issues to get fixed in no time and you can enjoy the beautiful gameplay and combat. Is this game worth the money? Not yet. However, in a few weeks, once the bugs, connectivity issues, and frame drops get fixed you can go ahead and buy this game. It’ll be worth playing as it is quite better than the previous games.
In conclusion, Call of Duty is an iconic franchise with a huge fan base. It has evolved over time with new sequels set in different eras and locations. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the nineteenth installment in the franchise, is a commendable sequel. It boasts stunning visuals, a good campaign, better weapon handling, and a flexible multiplayer mode with skill-based matchmaking. While the game initially had some bugs and connectivity issues, these are expected to be fixed soon. Overall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is worth playing and is a step up from its prequels.