Few games have the triple-A credentials to take on the likes of Master Chief or Call of Duty – but the lead writer of EA's Crysis 2 is confident enough of his game to take a swipe at two of the biggest names in the FPS genre.
First off, sci-fi novelist Richard Morgan told NowGamer that: I don't like the Halo at all. The reason that its fiction doesn't work has nothing to do with the fact that you don't get to see Master Chief's face, it's because of lines like ‘Okay, I'm gonna get up there and kill those guys'.
Halo is full of these bullshit archetypal characters.”
As if that wasn't enough, Morgan then went on to tell CVG that: I thought Modern Warfare 2 was an immense disappointment. It was a massive stepdown from CoD4.
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'.”
It 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.”