Crysis 2 writer: "MW2's story was bad"

Written by Joe Martin

April 12, 2010 // 11:46 a.m.

Tags: #call-of-duty #crysis #crysis-2 #crysis-2-writer-hates-modern-warfare-2s-story #crytek #electronic-arts #fps #modern-warfare-2 #mw2

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.
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