Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered - Análisis

Author: Juan García
Date: 2020-07-30 23:08:00
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the installment of the Infinity Ward series that changed everything. It changed it because it abandoned World War II in the form of a more modern setting (despite the fact that Activision was reluctant to change), but also because it remodeled its multiplayer section to become the base that so many action games now take as base (including the most modern installments of this same series). It has been 9 years since it was released, but Infinity Ward and Raven Software bring it back to us along with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (it is not for sale separately at the moment). Why have we decided to dedicate your own analysis to it? We consider that it is a content with enough entity that it cannot be evaluated as part of the Infinite Warfare package, since it is not included in all editions of the game. Therefore, we believe that it is best to consider this addition independently. Is the inclusion of this Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered worth the jump to the Legacy Edition?

The first thing we want to highlight is the fidelity of the game to the original work , since both the development of the missions, as the actions that we can carry out, the AI of the enemies or, even, the times to carry out each action, are they have kept. Yes, everything is more beautiful than ever, with a graphics engine at the height of the present generation that allows us to see Soap McTavish and Lieutenant Price in more detail than ever. Yes, there are new animations, scenes with much more detail (which sometimes makes them seem new) and surprising lighting effects, but this does not mean that we are not talking about a Call of Duty that was the one that laid the foundations that right now does not they seem so bright to us.

In other words, we will find a first-person action game of pasillesco style , much more than the games in this series now habituate, in which we will find predefined scenes that simply repeat each time we return to them. To this we must add the moments of 'infinite enemies until we move forward', the usual mechanics of the series, etc ... All this makes us feel a little setback and certain deja vu that takes us back to other times. Even the duration of the game turns out to be somewhat short by the usual standards, with the only incentive to relive it being the collection of collectibles.

This does not mean, however, that we continue to be in front of a fast and frantic game, capable of pushing ourselves to the limits at every step , and offering us a 'more difficult yet' in each of its levels. AI continues to tickle us, and the situations presented in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered are as varied as they are interesting. Who wouldn't want to shoot Zakhaev again? And escape from Pripiat again? Not to mention the sections in a vehicle and with night vision, the entrances in slow motion, the shootings in the dark ... Even more knowing that all this would serve as a preamble to Makarov's 'Nothing of Russian' and to the subsequent conspiracy. And, that is precisely the magic of this remastering, that despite the ties and limitations of an old game, it is only to remember it and want to return to the battlefield ... A battlefield, which incidentally was much simpler and more accessible than the one we found in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

This is what we find in its multiplayer aspect , that is, a game that is measured by the patterns of the past decade and generation. Almost completely forget about verticality, specialization, death streaks ... Everything here is evolution and unlocks of much more limited content than a current game. It still retains its characteristic flavor for weapons, for the unique and asymmetrical design of the maps, for its calmer game rhythm ... but it also shows its age. For example, today we are not accustomed to maps in which the champion is so difficult to counter, that the games fall on one side with almost no possibility of a comeback, to be at a disadvantage compared to those who have played and unlocked more. weapons and accessories ... It was just another time. If we are able to ignore these small details, we will have before us an excellent multiplayer section, which also works like a charm, both in terms of searching for games and stability of games. It is not 'usual' for the times, but we did not want it to be either.

The other leg of this remastering would be the sonic overhaul or, which has also been covered in depth by Raven Software, adding more depth to the audio. The work is good, however it is not as deep or evident as it is in the visual section, which leads to a situation where the audio is not up to the image.

In short, it may not be, by itself, the roundest first-person action title on the market today, but it is a very fun game to play , both in its short campaign and in your multiplayer options. In addition, its relevance to the current video game scene already makes it something interesting in itself, in case you had not played it at the time. If you played it in its day, you know you want to get into Soap's shoes again ... A worthwhile addition , and we hope it will be released separately in the near future (and that it will be the first remaster of Modern Warfare trilogy in full).