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Author: randxian
Posted: November 20, 2009 (07:59 PM)
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It takes itself seriously, though no logical person can do the same for its plot, which essentially boils down to a fringe terrorist cell’s plans for a new world order, snowmobile races, airport shoot-outs, illogical trans-oceanic invasions, slumdog millionaires, star wars, nail-biter escapes, bombastic explosions, inexplicable betrayal, heartfelt redemption, ubiquitous pandemonium, and coherency conundrums

I think this drags on a bit too much. I've never played this game, so I'm not sure which of these are the most relevant, but I would personally like to see the more non-relevant items removed.

However, I did like the barbs about "Call of Duty: Medieval Warfare" and the "elevator plunge to Hell." Good stuff. Good entertaining review with plenty of vivid descriptions.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: November 21, 2009 (09:31 AM)
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Thanks for reading.

I wanted to try and include the basic gist of all the things that occur in the game's single-player campaign without actually coming out and revealing some of the less-advertised elements, just for the sake of keeping things surprising for the reader if they hadn't played the game prior to reading the review. For someone who hasn't played the game, they're probably going to wonder how in the heck some of the stuff in that list pertains to it. But for people who have, hopefully they can draw parallels to what I was saying . . . without deliberately saying it.


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Author: radicaldreamer
Posted: November 21, 2009 (10:39 PM)
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Call of Duty: Medieval Warfare would be great!


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Author: randxian
Posted: November 22, 2009 (12:50 AM)
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Call of Duty: Medieval Warfare would be great!

Actually, there is a series that sort of fits the bill. It's called Fire Emblem.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 22, 2009 (01:09 AM)
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There are numerous examples of games that come a lot closer to fitting that bill than Fire Emblem does, Rand. I'll grant you that the Fire Emblem series rocks, but it's really nothing like Call of Duty anything.


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: randxian
Posted: November 22, 2009 (08:33 AM)
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I meant more in terms of themes. In Fire Emblem you do take control of an organized military unit and fight other organized militaries. It's not just fantasy tripe; it's actual warfare amongst nations. There is also storyline, character development, and political intrigue.

Yes, they are nothing alike in terms of game play itself. I realize one is a FPS and the other is a Tactical RPG.

Or maybe I'm completely missing the mark. I've never played any of the Call of Duty games, but I'm getting the impression that the general themes are what was outlined in my first paragraph.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 22, 2009 (09:03 AM)
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Fire Elblem is rubbish.

My constant dislike of everything stopped being surprising three years ago!

In an effort to stay on topic, here are my thoughts on Modern Warfare II:

Hey, this isn't too ba... oh, it's finished.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 23, 2009 (11:20 AM)
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Good work, chum. As always, you say things in the most interesting of ways. The aforementioned long ass sentence works well for me as it is all relevant, and sums up the experience as well as any list possibly could.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: November 23, 2009 (05:26 PM)
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Thanks brosef.


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