Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been out for some days now and the question still remains, is it worth buying it?
There are a lot of cautious gamers out there, and we don’t blame you. With launches in recent memory just falling short, a little caution is not over the top. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a bit of a miss and hit. Similarly, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint received tons of complaints from all platforms alike. So, when it comes to the newest entry in the Call of Duty saga, how does the whole picture look like? We tried the game on PS4 Pro and, there’s a lot to say.
What is there to know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s story
Well, let’s dive into the game, shall we? Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the game. So, you can ditch the idea of continuing what was left at the end of Modern Warfare. Yes, many iconic characters of the franchise are back. But, none of those are exactly as you remember. Just as the characters themselves, all of the story has a more mature tone to it.
The game focuses on bringing to the table the current landscape of warfare. How politics are involved and how volatile alliances in the ground war can be. It feels more cinematic and rooted in reality. This change, at least in my opinion, is a very welcome one. It brings all the good traits of a beloved franchise, and make it relevant for fans even after so many years since it officially launched.
With that said, the story is a bit convoluted in some segments and you might lose the track of what’s going on. The good part is that even when action and major plot events pop up fast and without notice, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remains entertaining. This game is fun! And, graphically stunning, but we will get there soon. Oh! It is also worth mentioning that the campaign lasts around 8 hours tops, so you might want to consider that.
Modern Warfare is a pretty good looking game
So, the header of this segment tells you a lot, doesn’t it? Well, it is hard not to notice how well the game looks. It is very fluid in its PS4 Pro presentation and it absolutely raises the bar when it comes to graphic quality. The HDR implementation is solid here. Especially when it comes to desert areas that are plunged in orange and yellowish tones. There’s a variety of missions, ranging from deserts to night vision centered stages. This variety of missions allow the art direction to shine and deliver the best visual fidelity in a Call of Duty game to date.
Multiplayer has a bit of fun for everyone
I am not a big multiplayer guy. Still, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has managed to make me go over and over to its Gunfight mode. There are co-op missions in the Spec-Ops mode, 2v2 matches on Gunfight and the more mainstream multiplayer experience the franchise is famous for. If you just want to have some fun with friends and continue the mainline story, Spec-Ops is great.
As well, if you want quick matches without having to deal with loadouts or complex weapon modifications, Gunfight’s 2v2 mode is there to fill that gap. As well, the main multiplayer experience is polished and there for fans of the classic competitive experience. It is worth noting that some balancing has been taking place recently and there’s some camping happening here and there. Still, I encourage everyone to try it before ditching the idea of jumping in.
Should you get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare then?
My straight answer is yes. Although, you might consider the length of the campaign if you’re not into multiplayer experiences at all. The story here is very worth the shot. It is filled with tense and visceral moments that you won’t get in any other recent release. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a unique and entertaining experience for shooter fans and for gamers who want to dive deep into a great and meaningful story.