Modern Warfare 2's insanely high sales and near universal acclaim from critics, Crysis 2's writer Richard Morgan thought the game was "an immense disappointment." Speaking with CVG recently, the sci-fi author bluntly stated, "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.'"
Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2, on the other hand, Morgan is more than happy to praise. "With Uncharted 2, those guys went back and looked at the first game ... everything that didn't work very well, they fixed or ramped up or did something with." Digging his heel into Infinity Ward's back a bit deeper, he continues, "You can honestly say to people if you played the first game, the second one is the same but better. Modern Warfare 2 is the same but ... way worse," concluding, "And it cost more money." No no, Mr. Morgan, tell us how you really feel!