I always was on the outside looking in on the Call of Duty franchise. I was always somewhat interested, but the only game I ever played was CoD 2, because it was only $20 when I got my Xbox 360. But this weekend I decided to dive in, and played through Modern Warfare 1&2, and here's what I experienced.
I was unimpressed to begin with in Modern Warfare 1. To be fair, I was spoiled on the big moment, I won't say it here but we all know what I mean. It wasn't until about halfway through, in a flashback mission that took place in Chernobyl, that I really started to appreciate the game. I liked the story fine enough, but it wasn't until the second game that I was really sucked in. I love how ridiculous it got. I breezed through it, and to be fair I was only playing on normal. I felt like I was cheating half the time, and would test to see how fast I could run to the next objective without killing anyone.
I decided then to play a little multiplayer. I don't play a lot of online competitive multiplayer, especially those of other shooters'. Those of us who avoid most of Xbox Live's seedy underbelly hear the stories of how bad it is, but I always thought they were a little exaggerated. To my surprise in my first two games there was a southern racist, a 12-year-old who wouldn't stop talking, and someone named SmokeBud420.
That being said once I muted everyone it was pretty damn fun, and I have a feeling I'll be going back to it. Does this mean I'll play Black Ops? Probably not, I Gamefly'd both of these games, and don't really want to buy a new CoD. But that doesn't mean I won't buy Modern Warfare 3: Future Warfare.
Edit: I just realized that the time I happened to post this was 4:20. Haha get it bro? Joint ops, blunt force trauma bro.