Modern Warfare 2
I beat the MW2 singleplayer campaign today.Â Yet another amazing addition to this franchise and further proof that we have not seen the end but only the beginning.Â I can definitely see why some people are having moments of “huh?” with the story, but I think that’s because they didn’t play CoD4 which gives you background info on the Russians and several characters you meet/play.Â There is also a lot hinging upon you picking up subtle things that are mentioned in the cutscenes — easy to miss, but there.Â Overall, the story isn’t going to win an award for being an amazing story but it does a great job telling it which is what I have always stood by in the CoD franchise.
Graev and I are making a video to show the PC and 360 versions.Â It’s being delayed because, for some reason, FRAPS was working perfectly fine one day but the next it totally kills my performance and makes the game unplayable.Â I’m tinkering around with it to figure out how I can avoid it making the game skip as though I were trying to play on a 3dfx Voodoo 2 like my EQ days.
Lord of the Rings Online
I think I missed this special deadline to subscribe and get Mirkwood for free.Â However, I’m not ready to take the plunge anyway.Â I wanted to try a Runekeeper but couldn’t since my account is not a Mines of Moria flagged account.Â That’s a let down.Â I’m considering getting a trial account to test it out.Â Â I just keep coming back to how removed I am from the community and the game though.Â Logging in gave me that “This is familiar… this was a good thing” but didn’t make me want to immediately resub.Â Money isn’t tight, but I’m not in a position to drop something on a chance.Â Â For that reason, I’m going to hold back on jumping the gun.
My “Two Months Later” impressions will be published within the next few days.Â I plan to explain how I perceive the game months after launch as well as expand upon initial impressions.Â It should be quite informative.