One of the best FPS games ever, this one compliments nothing to discuss with the “classic” series of Infinity Ward and Activision concoctions – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The move from the second world war that has become the hallmark of Call of Duty at that time to the era of modern war indeed aroused concern and its own anticipation. Moreover, Call of Duty is also known as an FPS game that always gives a large space of Hollywood film-style dramatizations that are enough to make your hair goosebumps. The results don’t disappoint? “Big gambling” Activision and Infinity Ward in 2007 had sweet fruit.
With epic campaign mode and super exciting multiplayer mode, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a phenomenon in the FPS game. He was loved by gamers, sold with fantastic numbers, and became the “new” standard of the gaming industry for FPS games that were born afterwards. All FPS games a few years later always want to become the second “Modern Warfare” with a similar approach, regardless of whether he ends up being executed properly or not. For gamers, Modern Warfare is a memorable project. Like enjoying an interactive action film with a predictable plot and so many surprising things happening, it is like burning itself permanently in our memory space.
Activision is aware of this. On the pretext of “welcoming” the presence of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which they claim will be very different and similar to the classic COD transition to Modern Warfare in the past, they announced a fantastic Remaster project. It doesn’t feel like a “playful” project, it shows the visuals like a decent remake game juxtaposed with the current generation of games. The decision not to change the core content at all also offers a more authentic approach, especially with a smart easter egg in it.
So, what is actually offered by Call of Duty: Remastered Modern Warfare? Why do we call it a game that offers sweet nostalgia? Or the question is more important, does it end up being a worthy project to “confiscate” your extra money for the Call of Duty Legacy Edition: Infinite Warfare? This review will discuss it more deeply for you.
This is probably one of the best decisions that actually makes us fall in love with what Activision and Infinity Ward did with COD: MW Remastered, treating it with the deepest respect. They seem to understand that there are strong reasons why this series has become the favorite of gamers and gained such strong recognition among their fans. As a result, they decided to present an authentic gameplay experience based on the original series released in 2007. This means, you won’t get anything different. It’s still a matter of travel to prevent a great terror that will bring the world to chaos.
Modern Warfare will take you on the “first” journey of the iconic main character – John “Soap” MacTavish who stands behind the mentor – Captain Price. They worked together to try to stop Al-Asad who succeeded in carrying out a major coup in one of the countries in the Middle East with such strong Anti-Western sentiment. Taken from the perspective of several characters, this battle culminated in efforts to ensure the world did not collapse under the threat of nuclear war which is now in the hands of the “crazy” ultranationalist leader – Zakhaev. A condition that of course feels familiar to those of you who have had time to taste the original version.
However, there is one extra question that might arise. What if you were a gamer who “didn’t have the chance” to taste this first Modern Warfare series in the past? Does the same story content still feel relevant and has high quality in 2016? Yes and no from our perspective.
If you include gamers who have enjoyed the Call of Duty series for at least the last five years that come with stories and bombastic dramatization, this COD: MW Remastered might feel like a “normal” COD series. Because as we know, Activision desperately confirmed that the next COD series after Modern Warfare was released had to show something more bombastic than just a nuclear explosion or AC-130 from the air. Up to the limit? Making an original series that started everything, looks so weak. But if you are a gamer who has never tasted the COD series so far, there is no more appropriate series to start, get to know, and understand why this series is so memorable and loved.
Although not giving any changes in terms of the content of the story, which is even told with the same sequence, it does not mean that Infinity Ward does not change the existing visualization and dramatization. There are some small changes that make it feel much more “modern” than just visual. As an example? When nuclear explodes, for example. In COD: MW original, your friend who is on the helicopter door immediately “flies” out just like that and you can stand up after the helicopter falls to the ground. But in COD: MW Remastered this is an extra dramatization. There is a scene where you are trying to keep your friend from falling from a helicopter, and now you will crawl instead of standing when the helicopter falls. It does not feel significant in terms of content indeed, but it cannot be denied, making it feel more modern.
With authentic experiences like this, COD: MW Remastered does sell one thing for COD lovers – nostalgia. Nostalgia developed with high seriousness with an authentic experience that certainly looks tempting.
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