Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex is a Shooting game available on the Wii. It can be played in Firstperson Competitive Cooperative Assistance Sharedscreen modes.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex can be played in a Firstperson mode. First Person games view the world from the eyes of the in-game character. You don't see the character themselves apart from their hands, gun or possibly feet as in Mirror's Edge. Because of the imediacy of the experience and sheer volume of visual information the player is offered First Person games lend themselves to the shooting genre. The FPS view enables players to immerse themselves in the experience and react quicker to events in the game. Other games have used a first person view to deliver an unusual perspective on an old genre - Mirror's Edge for example delivers a Platforming genre through a First Person view.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex can be played in a Assistance mode. Assistance multiplayer games provide a cooperative experience where players of different abilities can collaborate. Some examples, such as Mario Galaxy or Modern Warfare Reflex on the Wii, enable a more experienced player to jump in and help the less experienced. This also works in reverse, where the expert player controls the main flow of the game and the novice plays a supporting role, such as in Viva Pinata on the 360, something that make these games ideal for families.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex can be played in a Sharedscreen mode. Shared Screen Multiplayer games create a multiplayer experience where players all share the same screen space. Rather than splitting the screen into portions for each player the game scales to fit each player in view even when they are a long way apart. Football and fighting games often take this approach as the shared view doesn't impede the players ability to take part in the action.
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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare comes to the Wii with a Reflex moniker. Once you adjust to the Wii-mote controls there beats a great game. But, as usual, I'm all about the multiplayer, and for Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex this comes in both online and campaign modes.
This was going to be a cinch. I know I'd promised not to play any game's solo content, but with Modern Warfare I am already a dab hand due to playing the 360 version relentlessly. I knew the maps, knew all the places people tend to hide in, knew the best places to snipe from - in short, I felt I was a veteran before I'd even switched this Wii version on.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arrives on the Nintendo Wii as Modern Warfare Reflex. The best selling shooter on 360 and PS3 turns into this masterful port on the Wii from the team at Treyarch. The full experience from the big Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation consoles has been squeezed into the diminutive Wii. Grab the nuanced aiming of the Wii-mote and choose from the familiar arsenal of weaponry as you fight through a twisting story with sophisticated technology and firepower. Add the online Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support for multiplayer modes and this is an impressive package.
For some, video game experiences are about the technology - graphics, sound, frame rate and all that. But Modern Warfare Reflex on the Wii revels in something different - immersive controls and game play. The simple introduction of the Wii-mote presents a perfect compromise between the analogue mouse and keyboard PC controls and the more awkward dual sticks of the 360 and PS3. You can have all the fine aim of a mouse but the freedom to play in your living room away from a desk.
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