Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Call of Duty 4 vs. Medal Gead Solid 4

I finally voayged into the world of online gaming. In terms of the actual game itself, Medal Gear Solid is better than Call of Duty in everyway. However, when it comes to online multiplayer gaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare blows MGS4 out of the water. To play MGS4 you have to download a huge update that takes hours to download. I let it go over night. When I checked it in the morning it had screwed up so I had to let it run again while I was at work. It finally downloaded correctly but then it had to install. Once installation was complete I had to register for Konami whatever which required two passwords and usernames. I put a lot of time into it without playing a second. I finally got past all of that and got into the game room. It took about ten minutes to find enough people to play. All six of us, three on three. There was a lot of sitting and waiting and searching for the opponent only to get shot in the back and have to start all over again.

On the other hand, I was very, very impressed with CoD4 online and I finally get the big deal about online gaming. It can be very fun. CoD4 requires no setup, just an internet connection. Within a minute you can be in an intense battle with ten other people, getting killed by grenades with no idea where they came from. The one problem I have with it is that I can never tell who is on my team and who isn't. I get killed before I realize what is going on. But that's more my fault than the game's as others don't seem to have that problem, or they play far too often, which I can now understand.

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