Name: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Developer: Raven Software, Infinity Ward, High Moon Studios, Beenox, Certain Affinity, nerve
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Reviewed on: PS4
“By far one of the best remastered versions of this generation”
(As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered haven’t fully released yet, as the multiplayer is missing at this point. I decided to split the review in half for this game. That means i will give two different scores. One for the story and graphics, and one for the multiplayer experience)
The legendary Call of Duty game who started the multiplayer as we know it today is back. Raven Software and multiple more develop teams has worked hard to bring us an remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It’s not only multiplayer, but also the intriguing storyline with all known characters as Captain Price and Soap Mactavish.
But let’s talk a little bit about this word “Remastered”, when a developer team decides to remastered a videogame they upgrade the graphics on the original game. But Raven Software has done a lot more than upgrading the graphics on Modern Warfare. I’m not sure of why they call this an remastered version instead of an remake, as they have done a lot more to it.
Let’s give an example on this, on the F.N.G mission for instance. They added a lot more soldiers on the base who just works on different trucks just to make details feel more alive on the base. As well added a new side mission just to learn how to use explosives.
The storyline itself hasn’t changed, but i can also say that about gameplay. All the guns feels the same, the A.I reacts just the same as before and the flooding of spawning enemies is still there.
But the developer teams knows that people are used to fast paced first person experience nowadays, so they have added a few more steps to the sensitivity on the controllers. Me personally didn’t use this, as i’m used to the old experience and loved it. However this could be very handy in a few missions, for example in “Mile High Club” on veteran difficulty.
A few more intels is added to the game, that we can find by searching through the campaign.
As you finish up the story, you can choose to play different missions on either “Arcade” mode or just replay a mission on a different difficulty. But how does this intel collecting reward you?
As you collect them, you can start cheats. A new intel means a new cheat. For instance making grenades explode with lemon juice splashing around, play in western theme just to mention some intels without spoiling the fun.
The developer teams has done an incredible job upscaling the graphics. Modern Warfare feels new, fresh and up to date for modern video game graphics. Sure if this game was to release for the first time now, it wouldn’t be revolutionary.
Resolution upgrade, textures, environmental details, changed a few character models, enhanced lighting, architectural details and much more is just a few things they have upgraded. Audio-wise the upgrade isn’t as big as the rest. All the glimpses the original version had, it’s still there. That’s not a bad thing, but something they should have fixed. If they not intended to keep the nostalgia.
VERDICT IN PROGRESS
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is by far one of the best remastered version of this generation. The develop teams has done an incredible job upgrading this game. Everything looks new and fresh and at the same time keeps the original design as we know it. Gameplay experience is just the same as nine years ago, but with fresh eyes with upscaled graphics and few more framerates.
Every changes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is visibly from the very beginning to the end.
The big negative about this game, is access to it. It’s not an standalone game, you have to buy a special edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to get this. If you buy a physical copy you must have the Infinite Warfare disc inserted to play Modern Warfare.
+ Incredible job on graphics upscaling
+ Replay value
– Audio update could be better, not crucial
– A few minor bugs