I’m so excited to let everyone know some exciting tidbits involving Modern Warfare 2 and its story. However, due to the fact that there are people who do not want anything spoiled for them I’ll throw in this information after the break.
SOAP IS BACK! Yes, that’s right, John “Soap” McTavish returns in Modern Warfare 2 as an NPC. Taking the leadership role this time, he is the leader of an international group called Task Force 141. The magazine says that “[Modern Warfare 2] continues the narrative begun in Modern Warfare, with the world facing dangerous political instability in Russia.” A Russian terrorist group that is trying to take the troubled country of Russia’s weapons stockpile. Makarov, the leader of that group, also happens to be an associate of Zakhaev, the man responsible for the first games’ nuclear attack.
Jason West, president and CTO of Infinity Ward, states, “The gameplay is wide open and has a lot of variety. In terms of the story… well, any good story is on rails.” He figured that in the end, the campaign will at least be as long as the first title.
A few other details include using ice picks to go over the mountains, along with snow mobile chases, and other major differences from the first game. The bad part? No co-op. West explains, “We did a lot of co-op stuff early on that we were interested in, [but] it didn’t work with the story mode at all.”
You take the good with the bad.