Call of Duty is the alpha dog. Every other first person shooter is trying to capture the insane sales numbers. I remember when I saw the advertisements for Battlefield 2 as it was released way back when….oh well it was almost exactly a year ago (damn games come out fast now!). The commercials basically showed it as trying to be Call of Duty, and I quickly dismissed it as I didn’t really need two of the exact same game, and I already had a large group friends neck-deep into Modern Warfare 2. However, I recently had the urge to play a good FPS I hadn’t tried before. So on the basis of solid reviews throughout and it being twenty dollars cheaper than newly released game, I grabbed Battlefield 2. To my surprise it is not just a Call of Duty clone, although it has that feeling at points. It contains a single player offering that I thought is better than anything CoD has given us recently, and a much different multiplayer experience. I wouldn’t say it’s better or worse than CoD in that respect, but it’s most assuredly not a clone. These things combine make me question whether I should be getting MW3 or Battlefield 3 first come this holiday season…..I’m nerdy enough that I’ll probably end up getting them both eventually.
Okay, I suppose I’ll get this out there early, since I know how the first person shooter crowd usually goes. I am bad at Modern Warfare 2. It’s the truth, plain and simple. On XBox Live I am no xXDarkAssassinXx, NoobPwner49, or SniperSaurusRex. Though, come to think of it, that last one it pretty awesome. How would the dinosaur use a sniper rifle with its tiny, ineffectual dino-claws? Also, what would a dinosaur even need to assassinate in the first place? Hmmm. (more…)
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