Four years later, Call of Duty 4…
Bird on the Ground – Shoot down an enemy helicopter with an RPG in the single player campaign Gamerscore = 20 Unlocked on 12/07/2011
Funny, as I am writing this blog post I am also watching the live stream of the Call of Duty XP event live from Los Angeles. I have to say you have to be a pretty hard-core CoD fan to put up with this for a couple of hours, never mind several days. Anyway, back to the really real world of gaming. In anticipation of Modern Warfare 3 I purchased CoD4 again (for the third time) so I could have another crack at the campaign storyline. So for the $20 I put back into this game I got one more completion of the story, and one more shiny achievement as can be seen above.
I have mixed emotion about the CoD franchise, I find when a new game comes out (or at least an Infinity Ward game, whatever that means these days) it burns extremely bright for several weeks, than it drops completely off my radar. Usually it is a two-year drop off until I decide to see what the fuss is about once again and play it solidly once more. It is lets say as comparable about as having a fling with an ‘ex’ as I would get.
While Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a game changer when it arrived nearly four years ago, it is certainly showing its age. I have never been the most enamoured with the CoD campaigns with the way they play, but I do enjoy them as story-telling devices. I really home that Modern Warfare 3 can somehow break away from the model that has been in place for the better part of a decade, but I suspect that won’t be the case.
Even in light of the stiff competition of the Fall, I will put MW3 through its paces, with it cresting about Christmas time. But time will tell, either MW3 will blow me away with innovation, or bore me with the same old tired shooting gallery. I am hoping for the former.