Modern Warfare 2, game of the year nominee, most anticipated game of the year, blah blah blah etc. We all know COD4 was fantastic, exciting gameplay and just a breath of fresh air. Well for MW2 on the consoles its going to be just that, on the PC, I don't think so.
Aside from the list below of the problems with the game compared to COD4, the two things that turned me off MW2 completely was that it required Steam and the dedicated server feature was scraped.
-Multiplayer is the only thing the COD series has going for it, slicing out dedicated servers is just, well dumb. Were moving backwards in technology?
-And Steam, don't get me started on that vile piece of software.
MW2 will defintely hit the download list for me, when someone makes a decent repack that is, 12GB, they must be out of there minds.
Plus how can you pass up No Russian.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Avg Ping: 25-40ms
Console Commands: Yes
Custom Maps: Yes
Number of Players: up to 64
Competitive Mods: Yes
Mod Tools: Yes
Ability to Record: Yes
Kick/Ban Hackers Immediately: Yes
Profiles Saved Online: No
Manually Select Server to Join: Yes
Control Bad Language: Yes
0 ping Advantage for Host: No
Lan Play: Yes
Free Demo: Yes
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Networking: Peer 2 Peer (downgrade)
Avg Ping: 100ms+ (downgrade)
Console Commands: No (downgrade)
Lean: No (downgrade)
Custom Maps: No (downgrade)
Number of Players: up to 18 (downgrade)
Competitive Mods: No (downgrade)
Mod Tools: No (downgrade)
Ability to Record: No (downgrade)
Kick/Ban Hackers Immediately: No (downgrade)
Profiles Saved Online: Yes
Manually Select Server to Join: No (downgrade)
Control Bad Language: No (downgrade)
0 ping Advantage for Host: Yes (downgrade)
Lan Play: Yes
Free Demo: No (downgrade)
Price: $60 (downgrade) Link
I'm still trying to decide if i should get it, Or if i should just wait untill battlefield bad company 2 is released on the pc i have been playing that game for the ps3. Very cool game the level of detail put into it is just crazy for a fps game much better then i think any fps game i have played. Might just get mw2 to have another game to play untill bad company 2 is released.
Buying this game sets a bad precedent, it says Steam and console versions on the PC are ok. We all need to stay far away from that garbage, no matter how tempting it may be with all its pretty pictures and fancy noises.