E3 09: First Gameplay Footage of Modern Warfare 2
Head developer of Modern Warfare 2 Jason West, took the stage earlier today, during the Xbox E3 briefing. Obviously West there to support and show off his anticipated first-person shooter, and boy is it looking good.
Up top is the full demo which was shown during the show, and hopefully what we will be playing this week on the show floor of the convention.
The clip starts of with a character, who gamers will control, mountain climbing in a blinding snow storm. The cool thing about this scene is it is fully playable, which should really help players feel immersive.
Of course this is Modern Warfare 2, so even though it looks like the game is going to add various mechanics to the gameplay, the most important aspect is the shooting.
Have no fear, it looks like it plays very similar to Modern Warfare 1, but with some added tweaks. My favorite thing I noticed was the animation of the enimeies getting shot. At one point of video, you will see the main character on the bottom of a hill, with enemies up top in a line looking down. As the player picks off each enemy, they suddenly fall to the snowy ground, and slide down the hill. Meaning, the environments really do look more interactive, and should help with the gameplay overall.
The demo has also confirmed that vehicles are playable, most notably snowmobiles. While it’s cool to include various elements of gameplay, I wasn’t to impressed with this particular moment of the game. The driving just didn’t seem to flow to well, and seemed out of place. Of course, I’m assuming this is a really small portion of the game, so even if it isn’t as fun as the rest of the game, it should not be that long until it is over.
Check out the video up top.