Modern Warfare 2 is the worst AAA title ever

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#1 Edited by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

Now before you flame me, let me first say that MW2 is by no means a terrible game (I only feel a little bad for wasting $60 on it a year ago). But compared to every other AAA title I've played, it's got the worst multiplayer component by far, and yet the whole goddamn world seems to play it.
 
I just dusted MW2 off and played it a little again (since Black Ops is about to come out) and the game is even worse than I remembered. In one game I played, the entire opposite team chose scavenger, danger close, and commando with the noob tube, and just went around blasting everyone with their one-hit kill 10 yard radius death explosives.
 
In another game, everyone ran around with tactical knives, marathon, and commando pro and just knifed knifed knifed. Not to mention the connection was shitty, so there was absolutely no hit detection on these guys.  
 
A third game I joined was just killstreak spawn rape. Pavelows and Harriers, then chopper gunners and gunships, then a fucking nuke to seal the deal. If anyone's played Team Assault in Medal of Honor and got a team spawn trapped, it was like that but 1000 times worse. Christ.
 
And don't get me started on all the hackers all throughout the game, and the fact that every single person I heard on a mic was a little kid.
 
God, what a bad game. I was psyched to get Black Ops but I had forgotten how bad MW2 was. Even though Black Ops is going to reduce the splash damage of the grenade launcher, make killstreaks harder to get, remove commando, etc, I'm not so sure about getting it now, since it still carries the franchise name of this disgrace of a game.
 
Whatever happened to the Call of Duty I knew and loved? CoD4, I want you back :-(

#2 Posted by Brendan (7775 posts) -

*Sigh
#3 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@Brendan said:
" *Sigh "
#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19330 posts) -

We're in 2010, if you haven't noticed.

#5 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

Your almost a year late to the hate train.

#6 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

I was on the hate train at launch. Infinity Ward had a whole damn year to take me off the hate train, but all they did was fix the care package bug and add a couple of overpriced map packs.

#7 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -
@Tactical_Kill said:
" Your almost a year late to the hate train. "
#8 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

Dude.. 
MW2 topped MWI in every single way. In multiplayer and especially in single player; not to mention spec-ops, which was amazing. 
Do you guys remember how insane the single player was for that game? Blows my mind just thinking about it.

#9 Posted by Spiral_Stars (456 posts) -
#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Here we go again.

#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (15915 posts) -

No, I liked it a lot.

#12 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

yeah, you are pretty late on this. although in your defense i stand by my thought that if that game sold half or even a 1/3 of what it actually did sale, it would be more fun to play.

#13 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (649 posts) -
@Spiral_Stars: ...now build a bridge and get over it.
#14 Posted by shivermetimbers (765 posts) -

No cool story bro yet?
#15 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

Stop beating a dead horse please.

#16 Posted by nick_verissimo (1383 posts) -

I only played it for two months, but I absolutely loved it.  Single player campaign was batshit crazy, the spec op's stuf was a nice diversion and the online component was always really fun when I played it.  Just because people exploit the game or don't play at the same level as you doesn't mean a game is terrible.  

#17 Posted by Bones8677 (3228 posts) -

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19330 posts) -

Man it's been a while since I've seen that picture.

#19 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

I loved the game. Wait, no, I still love it.
 
That said I swat zombies (marathon knifers) and the noobtubers like they are no challenge. Fools.

#20 Posted by Slax (911 posts) -

I enjoy MW2. still. So I disagree with your statement.

#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

agreed 
 
however, its time to let go. let go of MW2.... just let go.

#22 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

I feel like I've been here before...

#23 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" No, I liked it a lot. "
I got on my MW2 train again like a week ago.  It's great, I joined constant team deathmatch games for about 2 hours straight for 2 days in a row.   At 20 minutes a game that is 20 games.  Here are some approximate results from what I can remember
 
One hacker which when that game ended I left and found a new lobby.  One fast knifey guy got me twice but then I was expecting him so he ate bullets. Got noob tubed a couple times in which I proceeded to put a sniper bullet in his left eye.  Saw 2 Ac130s and shot them the fuck down.  Saw some Choppers Gunners, also shot them down.  One nuke from a guy that boosted. Once again, new lobby.  Heard a few kids, but muted them when the got annoying.  
 
My average score was probably around 24 - 5 with my team losing about %50 of the time.
 
 ...Figure it out. 
 
And yes, I am bragging.
#24 Posted by maimran91 (361 posts) -

Infinity Ward is a terrible dev company. hell with them!

#25 Posted by buzz_clik (6971 posts) -

Quick question: have you played every AAA ever?

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#26 Posted by carlthenimrod (1594 posts) -

You bitch and moan but will inevitably buy the next Call of Duty only to bitch and moan about it. The vicious cycle continues.

#27 Posted by RankRabbit (394 posts) -

There's annoying crap in all multiplayer games, especially when I'm losing! >(

#28 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

I'm not anywhere as big a fan of CoD as most but I thought MW2 was a pretty damn good game.

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#29 Posted by MjHealy (1843 posts) -

Forget about the part where you are hating on MW2, you're not the only one. It's just the part where you call "AAA" that really annoys me. AAA doesn't mean anything.

#30 Posted by Lukeweizer (2655 posts) -
@jmrwacko said:
" Now before you flame me, let me first say that MW2 is by no means a terrible game (I only feel a little bad for wasting $60 on it a year ago). But compared to every other AAA title I've played, it's got the worst multiplayer component by far, and yet the whole goddamn world seems to play it.  I just dusted MW2 off and played it a little again (since Black Ops is about to come out) and the game is even worse than I remembered. In one game I played, the entire opposite team chose scavenger, danger close, and commando with the noob tube, and just went around blasting everyone with their one-hit kill 10 yard radius death explosives.  In another game, everyone ran around with tactical knives, marathon, and commando pro and just knifed knifed knifed. Not to mention the connection was shitty, so there was absolutely no hit detection on these guys.    A third game I joined was just killstreak spawn rape. Pavelows and Harriers, then chopper gunners and gunships, then a fucking nuke to seal the deal. If anyone's played Team Assault in Medal of Honor and got a team spawn trapped, it was like that but 1000 times worse. Christ.  And don't get me started on all the hackers all throughout the game, and the fact that every single person I heard on a mic was a little kid.  God, what a bad game. I was psyched to get Black Ops but I had forgotten how bad MW2 was. Even though Black Ops is going to reduce the splash damage of the grenade launcher, make killstreaks harder to get, remove commando, etc, I'm not so sure about getting it now, since it still carries the franchise name of this disgrace of a game.  Whatever happened to the Call of Duty I knew and loved? CoD4, I want you back :-( "
You're right. It's totally the game's fault that people are assholes.
#31 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

So lets consider the AAA component for the moment.  Is MW2, then, a worse game than supreme commander?  Wheelman?

#32 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

I hate it when things require AAA batteries too! I never seem to have them when I need them.

#33 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@shivermetimbers said:
" No cool story bro yet? "
I aim to please. 
 

 
 
But more to the point. I agree with OP. I think MW2 had great potential but the mutliplayer was filled with so many fuckups like the spawn system, the killstreaks and certain weapon and perk combinations being very overpowered that it just became a chore to play after a while.
#34 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5230 posts) -

My opinion is more right than yours!

#35 Posted by mikey87144 (1730 posts) -

That's the reason I'm not buying Black OPS. Every major multiplayer game has a Beta. Every single one. From (my current favorite) BFBC2 to the original MW. Why they stopped doing betas is beyond me. You'll never find all the bugs during QA. Never but yet you release something that will get broken by the first day, promise fixes and then never deliver them and later over charge for map packs for a broken mess of a game. Do a fucking Beta. Blizzard always does them, Bungie does it, Dice and the list goes on. Fuck Call of Duty.
 
Side note though if you play the game on PS3 it's not as broken since it's harder to mod that console

#36 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Halo 2?

#37 Edited by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Oh look another wanky thread on Giantbomb.com.  I am truely shocked.

#38 Edited by Potter9156 (941 posts) -

Sorry you suck at the game, dude. Maybe you should stop being bad and it might be fun.  
 

@mikey87144

 said: 

" That's the reason I'm not buying Black OPS. Every major multiplayer game has a Beta. Every single one. From (my current favorite) BFBC2 to the original MW. Why they stopped doing betas is beyond me. You'll never find all the bugs during QA. Never but yet you release something that will get broken by the first day, promise fixes and then never deliver them and later over charge for map packs for a broken mess of a game. Do a fucking Beta. Blizzard always does them, Bungie does it, Dice and the list goes on. Fuck Call of Duty.  Side note though if you play the game on PS3 it's not as broken since it's harder to mod that console "


Black Ops does have a beta, just not a public one. Same with MW2. Have you played MW2 lately? All of the bugs people harp on(not that they ever specify the bugs) about have been fixed. And I got both map packs for 600 points each. 
 
I can't believe after nearly one year, I am still defending this game from droves of misinformed, vociferous forum dwellers.
#39 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4711 posts) -

I agree. CoD is fucking awful. Just ignore the sheep, man.

#40 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@Brendan said:
" *Sigh "
#41 Posted by EpicSteve (6483 posts) -

Don't be that guy.

#42 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

It DOES suck, but you didn't have to point it out, man

#43 Posted by TheHBK (5474 posts) -

I really wonder where all these games are.  I mean, I have never had so many bad incidents.  The worst thing I have experienced was boosters trying to get nukes.  None of this, everyone had this or had that.  Noob tube, whatever man, dont play.  People need to stop playing so seriously and just enjoy the game.

#44 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

The worst AAA title ever or the best AA title ever? Discuss.

#45 Posted by Cegoraph (148 posts) -

Thank you Mr. Obvious. 

#46 Posted by ThePickle (4168 posts) -

Come on. COME ON. I don't disagree, but it's way to late to be hating on MW2. That ship has sailed. 

#47 Posted by Hunkulese (2702 posts) -
@jmrwacko: Haven't I seen your silly banana avatar complaining about every multiplayer modern war FPS? It sounds like you just got old and don't like the online community.
#48 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

a little bit late on this friend.  but anyways ya call of duty 2 was the last really good call of duty game cod4 was pretty good and waw hadsome good singleplayer missions but overall most of them are average games with awesome production values

#49 Posted by Dipstick (547 posts) -
@kishan6 said:
" a little bit late on this friend.  but anyways ya call of duty 2 was the last really good call of duty game cod4 was pretty good and waw hadsome good singleplayer missions but overall most of them are average games with awesome production values "
I'm sorry, I hate to bring this up but is English your native language? Every single post I've seen that you've made has had a lack of periods, capital letters, and grammar in general. If it's not your first language then I apologize. 
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