Yes, I’m a cack-handed nobSo whilst I was busy being a cack-handed nob and making a hash of just running around, my squad led by Sgt Wilson, (who bears an uncanny resemblance to real-life SAS legend, John ‘Mac’ McAleese), had advanced to a bulkhead door and were impatiently waiting for me. When I arrived we did an explosive entry, with one guy kicking the door in, another throwing in a flash-bang before Wilson and I went in with guns blazing… and yes, it was a bloody good fun.
Now I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you what happened throughout the whole level but I will say that it gets very frantic and finishes with one of Call of Duty’s trademark scripted sequences. And damn fine it is too.
Oh, one last special mention has to go to the dialogue which, I reckon, was written by someone who’d been watching Aliens a little too much. At one point one of my squad pulled a shotgun from his back holster with the line “I like to keep this handy for close encounters.”, just like Hicks… even Sgt Wilson gets in on the act with a muttered “Stay frosty”, another of Hicks’ lines.
All in all, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is looking to be a blast… easy to play and at the same time detailed and complex with the weapons and tactics used by both your squad and the enemy AI.
There’s more than 70 new and authentic weapons and gear from assault rifles with laser sites, claymore mines, .50 caliber sniper rifles, and M-249 SAW machine guns. As well as accessories like night-vision goggles and ghillie suits, for maximum concealment.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is slated for an Autumn 2007 release on Xbox 360, PC and PS3.