Sunday, April 4, 2010

Modern Warfare 2

I have been taking a little break from the shop. You might say the flooring job pushed the limits a little too far. The knees are taking their sweet time healing. Besides there has been some nice weather and Easter and all that. So I figured what the hey, maybe it's time to get a little computer gaming in.

I started playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Thursday and I haven't been able to do much else. I actually finished the regular game today. One word...AWESOME!!! My computer struggled with this one a little and I am thinking a new video card is in order. More on that later.

The story line was good, but it puts a whole new spin on losing a few good men. It also resurrects some old friends. I'm not going to do a spoiler here so don't panic. However, I am sure I am the LAST person to play this game as everyone I have talked to has already been through it and is well into the online play. I am only into the "Special Ops" section now.

This game is about as close to a battle field as I want to get. It's intense, realistic, brutal and very challenging. I barely got through the "normal" mode. But that is the beauty of this game. You can go back and play the harder levels and it's a whole new game. I don't think my skill set is ready for the online play yet.

The graphics are exceptional, and my poor old 4870 wasn't up for the task. I experienced lots of video glitches and crashes unless I played in safe mode. That's not cutting it. I am considering trying the crossfire route again, as the 4870's are under $200.00 now. But will it be enough?