At PlayStation’s State Of Play this week, everyone understandably was waiting for the reveal for The Last Of Us Part II. That was and is the big news this week, but we finally got a look at Modern Warfare’s story. This is something that has been noticably absent, as well as news in general up to the multiplayer reveal. Much has been stated behind closed doors that Modern Warfare will be controversial to some, making the series darker than ever. After viewing the story trailer I have 3 takeaways from what we have seen.
This is definitely a Modern Warfare game
Obviously this game is a Modern Warfare game. It’s in the title. But we have not seen this franchise since 2011. How much will nine years change it? The story trailer leads us into a war torn, Middle-Eastern, terrorist plagued country. It’s nothing new for the series. There are explosions, breaching, shootings, and plenty of drama (not sure that’s the right word) in between. Seems like we might have some betrayal in there as well, more on that in a minute.
I can’t wait to see Farah’s story
Farah Karim is one of the reasons I am looking forward to Modern Warfare. She is a freedom fighter from Urzikstan who has a very tragic backstory. Her mother and father were brutally murdered in front of her when she was a little girl by Russian terrorists. You will actually get the chance to play through this according to Game Informer, which lends itself to the dark undertones of this title. Farah seems like a character driven by her past to liberate her country, so I’m excited to see that in action.
Is Price the bad guy?
I really don’t know what’s happening here. At the very end of the trailer we see someone aiming a sniper at or a single incoming vehicle. Price says, “If you can’t identify the target, you are the target.” The last part is said while Price is zoomed in on right after a shot rings out. This could go one of two ways. Either Price is actually in trouble and needs help, or he’s the reason everyone is in this war. I don’t want another Lieutenant General Shepherd situation, but who knows what will happen. This is Earth-2 Modern Warfare after all. I just don’t prefer that.
What did you think of the story trailer? Does it leave you excited for the future of the franchise? Call Of Duty Modern Warfare releases October 25th, 2019. You can pre-order the title now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.