Well Worth Playing...
I played Modern Warfare years ago on the PS3 and class it as a pretty flawless experience. So when I picked up a 2nd hand Wii recently, I was curious to how such a grand PS3 game translated to a console with the power of a PS2.
On the whole the game is very impressive. Lets start with the graphics, I played my Wii using a component cable allowing playback at 480p on a HD monitor, and in this mode the games looks really good, its looks like a PC version of the game running on lower settings.
The characters, levels and weapons are all the same as the PS3/360 versions, in fact its hard to see where the Wii's hardware lets it down. The only time I could see the Wii struggling is in some of the larger battles, you only end up fighting a few enemies, before the game loads more in.
The controls are maybe one of the weakest parts of the game. The Wiimote is a great piece of kit, its accurate and responsive, however the level design of the game is the same as the PS3/360 versions. So there are times when the control set up really lets it down, for example there is no 'quick turn', your character will turn when you point the Wiimote at the left or right of the screen, but this turn is slower than a traditional controller, as such when you enter a building and find an enemy in the corner (or behind you) it takes forever to turn to attack them, this can lead to many deaths. The game desperately needed a 'classic controller' or 'gamecube controller' option for those players who just want to chill on the sofa playing a bit of COD. As have to stand and move about means you only get through a few levels at a time.
Multiplayer; Lets be clear there is no offline multiplayer at all, which is a bit of a downer but you can understand that the Wii is already punching above its weight just playing the game. However as of 08/2017 there is still online multiplayer severs up and running, which came as a big surprise, but is very cool to play online almost a decade later.
Replay value; With no offline multiplayer, and infuriating controls there is little to do after the main campaign and that control issue means playing it through at anything higher than medium difficulty is going to take some serious dedication.
Overall the game is good fun, and for the most part the new control system does add to the overall gameplay. For a few quid its worth picking up, and makes for a good party game, passing over the controller when you die on a campaign level, and seeing your mates who've mastered other console versions of Modern Warfare, just fall about like idiots, and getting furious trying to get through levels on easy difficulty.