Richard Morgan, the scribe responsible for Crysis 2
's script, has lashed out at Infinity Ward and Activision by saying that Modern Warfare 2
's storyline was nonsensical and just plain bad.
"I thought Modern Warfare 2 was an immense disappointment,
" Morgan said in a comment to CVG
, referring to both the plot and the gameplay.
"[The storyline] made no sense. It was totally implausible. It doesn't resolve. Basically, all the things that bad storytelling does. I just think they were way too impressed with themselves and that's always a danger. It's just unfortunate.
"What I thought when I played it was, 'Jesus guys, what have you been doing? You've not ramped anything up. The story is worse and the game doesn't really hang together, it's just a bunch of mission levels.
Morgan is especially critical of Modern Warfare 2
's outrageous budget, saying that for all the money that was funnelled into the project nothing was really fixed. He claims he prefers games like Uncharted 2
, which focused on fixing the flaws in the original game - and which didn't cost as much money.
Not everyone agrees though - Modern Warfare 2
won a fistful of awards, including a Writer's Guild of America nomination for it's storyline.
Check out our Crysis review
(or our Crysis: Warhead review
) for more info on either game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums