Lots of Modern Warfare gamers are addicted to the online multiplayer version of the game. Because evidently, playing Modern Warfare all by yourself gets boring after a while. But is the online version of Modern Warfare that much to write home about? Let’s explore that, shall we?
Successfully playing Modern Warfare multiplayer online depends a great deal on the quality of your internet connection, as I found out recently at a friend’s house. Even though his internet connection is ordinarily superb, connecting through the PlayStation 3 console doesn’t always ensure a solid connection. Thus, we experienced a lot of sessions timing out on us and disconnecting us from the game. This ate up a lot of our playing time, as we had to restart the connection and hope it didn’t disconnect yet again.
Finding a Playing Slot
Finding a spot to play on less popular games isn’t as much of an issue as it is in Modern Warfare. Even if another friend invites you to join the game through a formal game invitation doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a spot right away. Modern Warfare, like other games, limits how many players can play at a time in a specific “game room” online, usually around the 10-player figure.
I like the quick respawn times on the online versions of games better than the games themselves on the PS3. On Modern Warfare, I respawn very quickly online – in fact, it’s almost instant. Contrast this with other games that I love, including Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and you’re spending up to 20 seconds respawning while the PS3 gets its act together.
Playing Against Others
There’s a greater learning curve when playing online, especially when you’re up against die-hard gaming fanatics who play all day every day. You’re likely to get killed a lot and spend a lot of time respawning, no matter how quickly it pops you back into the game. Be prepared to do a lot of back tracking in a game like Modern Warfare, where it’s easy to get killed without ever noticing who killed you.
Bigger Playing Challenge
Playing online poses a greater challenge to many players who have the on-CD game down pat. If you’re looking for a new challenge, which will include different playing scenes and playing against live characters instead of pre-programmed enemies, playing Modern Warfare online is definitely for you. However, if you’re not the competitive type, are a bit shy, are hesitant to use your weapon and would rather beat a guy up than gun him down in the game, maybe you should just stick to the local game instead.
Guts, But No Glory
Forget earning medals and new bonuses on the online version. While you’ll still earn plenty of points and perhaps a little prestige among your fellow players, none of that will transfer to your local game on the PS3. So whatever glory and points you receive online, stays online. Expect nothing more.
Overall, I still enjoy playing the local game better than the multiplayer version of any game. But for gamers looking for some company and more challenges, the multiplayer version of Modern Warfare is just what you’re looking for.