History YMMV / ModernWarfare

21st Nov '17 9:44:46 PM Frankencastle
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* AcceptableTargets: Played with, as making Russians and Arabs the villains is hardly controversial in American jingoistic.

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* AcceptableTargets: Played with, as making Russians and Arabs the villains is hardly controversial in American jingoistic.media.
17th Nov '17 8:51:01 PM Josef5678
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Everything that was a common complaint about the second and third games - unbalanced multiplayer, a large focus on setpeices over gameplay, a short campaign - were all present in [=CoD4=], but were new, exciting and original [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny at the time]] due to never having been done before.
** Even the famous PlayerPunch in original game turned into this. While [[spoiler: a level in the original ending with the death of a player character was praised as a powerful and emotional scene that showed the insignificance of individual soldiers]], the later games were criticized for trying to include their own shock moments and attempted to one up the scene from the original game. The result is the scenes lost their impact because they were only done for shock value, and when their repeated inclusion made them predictable, taking away from the shock.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: FranchiseOriginalSin:
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Everything that was a common complaint about the second and third games - unbalanced multiplayer, a large focus on setpeices over gameplay, a short campaign - were all present in [=CoD4=], but were new, exciting and original [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny at the time]] due to never having been done before.
** Even the famous PlayerPunch in the original game turned into this. While [[spoiler: a level in the original ending with the death of a player character was praised as a powerful and emotional scene that showed the insignificance of individual soldiers]], the later games were criticized for trying to include their own shock moments and attempted to one up the scene from the original game. The result is the scenes lost their impact because they were only done for shock value, and when their repeated inclusion made them predictable, taking away from the shock.



* WhatAnIdiot: "No Russian" is one massive one. Allen in undercover to investigate Markarov's plans, and see his men plan a mass shooting and blame the United States for it.
** '''You'd Expect''': Allen to realize the danger of letting an attack like this happen and stop it, and potentially making the United States look good for stopping a mass shooting that Markarov was planning.

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* WhatAnIdiot: "No Russian" is one massive one. Allen in undercover to investigate Markarov's Makarov's plans, and see his men plan a mass shooting and blame the United States for it.
** '''You'd Expect''': Allen to realize the danger of letting an attack like this happen and stop it, and potentially making the United States look good for stopping a mass shooting that Markarov Makarov was planning.



** '''Result''': Markarov's attack goes off and he succeeds in blaming the United States for it. Even worse, Makarov sees through Allen's cover anyways and kills him, helping his charade.

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** '''Result''': Markarov's Makarov's attack goes off and he succeeds in blaming the United States for it. Even worse, Makarov sees through Allen's cover anyways and kills him, helping his charade.
17th Nov '17 6:54:32 PM FateStayWho
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** Even the famous PlayerPunch in original game turned into this. While [[spoiler: a level in the original ending with the death of a player character was praised as a powerful and emotional scene that showed the insignificance of individual soldiers]], the later games were criticized for trying to include their own shock moments and attempted to one up the scene from the original game. The result is the scenes lost their impact because they were only done for shock value, and when their repeated inclusion made them predictable, taking away from the shock.


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* WhatAnIdiot: "No Russian" is one massive one. Allen in undercover to investigate Markarov's plans, and see his men plan a mass shooting and blame the United States for it.
** '''You'd Expect''': Allen to realize the danger of letting an attack like this happen and stop it, and potentially making the United States look good for stopping a mass shooting that Markarov was planning.
** '''Instead''': He, for some ungodly reason, feels maintaining his cover is more important.
** '''Result''': Markarov's attack goes off and he succeeds in blaming the United States for it. Even worse, Makarov sees through Allen's cover anyways and kills him, helping his charade.
1st Oct '17 7:14:47 PM Wuz
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* ''YMMV/NaziZombies''
13th Sep '17 1:31:03 PM WickedIcon
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* DracoInLeatherPants: There were (and still are) a scary number of people who state, "[[spoiler:General Shepherd]] did some bad things, but his motives are really easy to sympathize with." Presumably these people are unaware that he's an analogue of Osama bin Laden (as described by Peter Bergen) with a massive chip on his shoulder against the weapons supplier of a foreign country[[note]]bin Laden described the Siege of Beirut as his prime motivation for 9/11[[/note]] and a plan to provoke war and create a crucible for jihad straight out of the al-Qaeda instruction manual. That the last level of the game has the player chasing him through a '''cave''' in '''Afghanistan''' should've been the clincher, plus the game's anti-nationalist subtext (well, ''text'', really) flat-out telling you [[PatrioticFervor ultranationalism]] is bad every time you die.
27th Aug '17 2:10:39 AM mr_allen
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* SequelDisplacement:
** While the first ''Modern Warfare'' was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4:_Modern_Warfare#Sales well received, getting over $600 million in 8 months]], the sequel [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Modern_Warfare_2#Sales sold even better, getting over $1 billion in two months]].
** Modern Warfare 3 managed to top [=MW2=]'s record of $1 billion in 2 months by grossing [[http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/modern-warfare-3-passes-1-billion-in-sales-in-16-days/ $1 billion in 16 days]], beating Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time, by just ''1 day.''
15th Jul '17 7:51:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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** And on a bit darker side, [=MW2=] being "not balanced for lean" is nearly the [[VideoGame/RidgeRacer new]] [[GiantEnemyCrab Sony's]] [[AttackItsWeakPoint 2006]] [[ForMassiveDamage E3]] in a way.

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** And on a bit darker side, [=MW2=] being "not balanced for lean" is nearly the [[VideoGame/RidgeRacer new]] [[GiantEnemyCrab Sony's]] [[AttackItsWeakPoint 2006]] [[ForMassiveDamage 2006 E3]] in a way.
11th Jul '17 9:01:15 PM Wuz
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** There is a large amount of internet outrage centered around the treatment of ''Modern Warfare Remastered'':

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** There is a large amount of internet outrage centered around the treatment of ''Modern Warfare Remastered'':Remastered'', an overview of which can be found in [[https://youtu.be/ANu0vnISD0E this]] WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} video:
1st Jul '17 8:44:52 PM Wuz
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** "Remember - switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading."[[labelnote:Explanation]]A tutorial quote from Gaz in the original ''Modern Warfare''. Inexplicably popular to be used when describing the situation of reloading versus switching to your pistol.[[/labelnote]]
27th Jun '17 8:27:19 AM Wuz
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* CommonKnowledge: There seems to be a popular assumption that the entire trilogy of games involves the player fighting with Middle Eastern Muslim bad guys, when discussing politics surrounding the game. While there are Middle Eastern Muslim bad guys, the games actually have you primarily fighting Russians, and Middle Eastern bad guys are only really present in the first game, having greatly reduced roles in the second game and being practically absent in the third. It was really the Modern Military Shooter genre that took off with the Middle Eastern Muslim bad guys idea, and ''Modern Warfare'' was unfortunately associated with this idea due to popularizing the genre.
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