This game wasn't on my radar at all. Till the recent footage. It really looks amazing. Will be buying this.
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Oh my entire example with Halo was that it made sense sorta to do it. There was enough fiction to tap into to make that viable and still not feel too contrived.
I like how COD4 does the story as well. It tells you all that they need you to. Which is precisely why I'm against this whole idea. MW2 doesn't need this.
Hmm, I guess I should give it a bit more of a chance. Maybe MW2 will involve a huge overarching problem being tackled from multiple fronts and these characters are actually interesting.
And we'll go to mystical space rings, in hot pursuit of Makerov, with only a naked Soap hologram as a companion.
Which is what I really want to know: How much of this was Infinity Ward going "Dude, we need to make a comic!" and how much was it Activision going "well other much more defined games are doing this and making money out of it. We have to do something like this now"?
As a Halo fiction nerd, I honestly don't want to see Halo stop. The universe is so fleshed out that millions more stories could be told. that being said, while granted a lot of these Halo stuff probably won't be games, there will be some games coming out and here is where I get skeptical. Bungie had done a fine job with their brilliant games but once their done with Reach, Microsoft will probably either be developing the games internally (via 343 Industries) or outsourcing them to other developers.
Quality is the problem here, not quantity. I could get a Halo game every year with multiple other Halo related stuff throughout, as long as they are good.
I still think Treyarch took what Infinity Ward did and made it a better experience. I probably would have made a similar blog post about COD4 if Giant Bomb was around at that time.
" Whatever. I saw this when he tweeted it too. And I would say that Modern Warfare could expand into other media quite well, but I'm skeptical on the comics..... Guess we'll have to wait and see.... "
I guess my main problem with this is its really focused on one main bad guy right? One huge plot to do something, right? You'll be doing that in the game. The charcters in the story have personalities but they never have been given enough importance to warrant a deeper look into their stories. You want to do that? You attempt to do something in-game first. If people like it, THEN, you go make the comic.
Seriously people? I mean, I'm all for Modern Warfare 2. I'm sure its going to be a great game and all but I don't think its the type of franchise (is that even the right word? Is it a franchise) that warrants or can be succesffully expanded out to these other pieces of media.
I mean, you could argue that Halo did it and did it to a much higher extent but it makes sense there. The Halo Fiction is extremely broad due to the little story seeds that have been planted since the first game and progressively in the subsequent games and other pieces of media. I mean, it all ties into the same issues of Halo in the end. And they explore areas outside of the fiction established by the games. With the only exception thus far being Halo: The Flood.
I don't think the same rules apply for Modern Warfare 2 just because its hard to think of MW as a franchise with a broad fiction. The story in the first one was your traditional terrorist story and the only seed planted was right at the end, and that leads straight into MW2. I highly doubt a comic based on a character (who looks like the dude in the trailer from before E3, with the mask...probably is him) in MW2 specifically has legs because in can't be based on anything other than the central plot, plot already so focused and defined. And its impossible to try translate the gameplay, which is by far the most intriguing part of MW1 and MW2 and the reason why people keep coming back to it, into the book.
Hell, if anything, they should have gone and written some hardcore military action books, but even then, I don't think MW, as a franchise, has allowed itself for such lore and I doubt the fans even give a crap for the story anyway, other than as a means to get access to the brilliant set pieces.
My opinion: Shameless Cash-in.
Also, I find it funny how this comic is being done by DC and how Halo's comics are done by Marvel. Just sayin.