Wednesday’s Play – Modern Warfare

June 21, 2009

I took a break from Valkyria Chronicles and played some more Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, completing four more missions.  Read on for details.

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We’re back with the USMC for the day’s first mission.  The pre-mission briefing sets the scene, with Al-Asad’s forces being driven back to the palace.  The marines are accompanying the tank you had to defend earlier, War Pig, and the briefing shows it in wireframe form, detailing its cost and vital statistics, but stops before it all gets a bit too gun-porny.

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Sunday’s Play – Even More Old Modern Warfare

June 10, 2009

I found a bit more time for gaming today, sinking another couple of hours into Call of Duty 4 and completing three missions.  Read on for details.

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The fourth mission of the game, still playing as Jackson with the USMC, has your squad heading to help out a tank that has been disabled and is under assault.  Proceeding through the city at night, you’re ambushed.  The squad enters a building and you’re sent upstairs with an ally, Roycewicz, to clear the upper levels.  Halfway upstairs Roycewicz is attacked, but I immediately stabbed the attacker and saved him.  This unlocked an achievement, which I guess means he can die there if you don’t save him, and made for a nice little surprise.

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Saturday’s Play – More Old Modern Warfare

June 10, 2009

I only found time for a little more Call of Duty 4, completing one additional mission.

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The next level (the third), has the US storming into a city in a big helicopter squadron, on a mission that the SAS’ informant of the previous mission said was doomed to fail (it will be interesting seeing how closely the two campaigns intertwine as the game continues).   I was expecting at least one of the helicopters to get shot down – that seems to almost be a mandatory inclusion for POV military helicopter rides in games – but none did, and everyone gets down safely.

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Today’s Play: Modern Overlord Warfare

June 5, 2009

Today I started a relatively old game that I’d still not played, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and a new game that I don’t yet have, Overlord 2 (I played the demo).  Click through for details.

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I’ve had CoD4 for a while now but not played it, I think in part because the game has become so heavily associated with its strong multiplayer component that I’d overlooked its potential as a single-player game.  With the Modern Warfare 2 developers apparently thinking the game can stand on its own and dropping the Call of Duty part of its name, as well as having an excellent trailer at the Microsoft E3 press conference, it seemed like a good time to give it a try.

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