Infinity Ward “too impressed with themselves”

Crysis 2 writer Richard Morgan isn’t overly impressed with last year’s biggest game. In fact, he calls Modern Warfare 2 “an immense disappointment” and “a massive stepdown” from the first Modern Warfare.

Infinity Ward was “too impressed with themselves,” he says.

“What I thought when I played it was, ‘Jesus guys, what have you been doing? You’ve not ramped anything up,” Morgan told CVG at a recent event. “The story is worse and the game doesn’t really hang together, it’s just a bunch of mission levels.'”

The story “made no sense,” he added. “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.”

Naughty Dog’s latest, however, he liked.

“Conversely, with [Uncharted 2: Among Thieves], those guys went back and look at the first game. Everything that didn’t work very well, they fixed or ramped up or did something with. They really took it to a new place and you can honestly say to people if you played the first game, the second one is the same but better,” he sid.

Modern Warfare 2 is the same but… way worse. And it cost more money.”