Crysis 2 Writer has Harsh Words for Modern Warfare 2

April 9, 2010Written by Kyle P.

Only six months after its release, Modern Warfare 2 has practically shattered every video game sales record. Not only was it the biggest entertainment release of all time, but just last month, the game boasted 25 million unique users, across all platforms. Certainly, that is some accomplishment. However, Crysis 2 writer and noted novelist Richard Morgan shares other sentiments, going as far to say the game was an “immense disappointment”.

Speaking in a recent interview with CVG, at a Crysis 2 event in New York City, Morgan criticized the game for the game’s lackluster storyline and direction.

“I thought Modern Warfare 2 was an immense disappointment. It was a massive stepdown from CoD4. What I thought when I played it was, ‘Jesus guys, what have you been doing? You’ve not ramped anything  up. The story is worse and the game doesn’t really hang together, it’s just a bunch of mission levels.’”

“It made no sense. It was totally implausible. It doesn’t resolve. Basically, all the things that bad storytelling does. I just think they were way too impressed with themselves and that’s always a danger. It’s just unfortunate.

Morgan then went on to compare the game to Uncharted 2, whose bread and butter is story and immersion into the game.

“Conversely, with Uncharted 2, those guys went back and look at the first game. Everything that didn’t work very well, they fixed or ramped up or did something with. They really took it to a new place and you can honestly say to people if you played the first game, the second one is the same but better. Modern Warfare 2 is the same but… way worse. And it cost more money.”

His opinion will almost certainly be met with criticism from the game’s diehard fans. What do you think? Is there some truth in what Morgan is saying? Or is he totally off base? Post your responses in the comments section below.