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As with most gamers around the country, I waited will utter excitement at the end of last year to purchase COD:Modern Warfare 3. After playing the first and second edition of COD, I couldnt wait to get my hands of the new edition. However, I cant say that I was over joyed with the game completely. I had played other similar warfare games in the lead up, mostly new releases, and have to say, that COD 3 wasnt all that great in comparision, which I found to be a great shock.
There were some good points though. It follows pretty much the same controls of the previous games, and the plot or campaign is interesting to a certain degree. I wouldnt go as far as saying that I gave up all hope while playing, as the game did quite me interested until I completed it, so not all bad, but some of the interactions with characters in the game are totally ridiculous in my opinion.
There really isnt much improvement on COD 2, certainly when it comes to the multi-player features which is basically the same, with some added bonus's, likes weapons and such. In addition to this, you can look at how well you are complaying in comparision to other real life players using the new COD Elite functions, which simply analysis's your gameplay, and adds you into a sort of list, ranking you statistically.
I am sure there is a new COD in development, and my message to the programmers is, please make it more advanced, no one wants to pay £40 for a game which is too similar to a previous edition. A good game to play, but im sure you wont need my recommednation to buy it, the COD culture speaks for itself. Thanks for reading.
Modern Warfare 3 was a game I was very much looking forwards to; being a staunch fan of Modern Warfare 2. However, I was already left with a bitter taste thanks to Black Ops and I don't think I recovered.
Here I was thinking Modern Warfare 3 would bring forth the evolution of the series, but sadly, this wasn't the case. I cannot tell you how good or bad the storyline mode is, because that is what I skip, but I can tell you how poor the multiplayer is.
I must however say how thankful I am that unlike Black Ops, you can actually go into a game with your friend and still be on the same team. There are a couple of new guns but nothing that feels like it being the best to use. Killstreaks aren't ver imaginative and I would rather prefer Black Ops ones believe it or not.
The maps are very open; you can get taken down from anywhere as often enemies will end up spawning behind you. I find this utterly ridiculous especially when you are playing Domination mode. Getting flanked is all too common and even more common is the non stop grenades that get thrown. The maps are a bit larger than Black Ops but not as big as MW2 and as a result the grenade fest is just a game breaker for me.
Grenade Launching however has been toned down as Scavanger does not give you additional launchers. Nor does it give you additional claymores/grenades tec. Thankful for that, otherwise the constant grenading would be worsened tenfold.
Some of the old perks are removed and some renamed; some new ones are introduced which make zero sense.
In all seriousness, if you already have the game you probably binned it, otherwise if you are contemplating on buying, just don't.
A new November, a new Modern Warfare. The game, a game of 2011 does not look good at all compared to other games like Battlefield 3, Rage or next Skyrim. The gameplay, the mechanics of shooting is almost the same as in Modern Warfare 2. The campaign is quite interesting, MW is connected first to the second, and expands the story. It has interesting twists and motivates you to play through the single player campaign, especially if you've played thorugh MW1 and MW2. The enemy AI is not the best, there are plenty of times when his act is just stupid. They do not care about their lives, just run through their partners and want to kill you. As I said, time is not every one, but it happens a lot. The multiplayer mode is nothing, this is a multiplayer MW2 expanded with some new maps, new perks, new weapons, killing and confirm with a sort of database of the thing named CoD Elite, which basically collects information about their style of play, achievements, etc, etc ... The SP part of the game is interesting, but I hope I will not see a new Call of Duty based on the same engine as Modern Warfare.
Right so I'm not going into storyline or plots etc... because it's kind of difficult to describe without giving the game away.
So being a PC gamer I inevitably came to this with the same condescension that accompanies any new Call of Duty game. However, unlike my other PC gaming friends, I actually enjoyed the game. MW2 was a bit of a disappointment and Black Ops was abysmal but MW3 seems to have done some things right.
So single player then. It has some of the same over the top Hollywood action, like MW2, and the storyline can be a bit confusing amid the hail of 5.56 and 7.62 rounds. The maps are also a bit too linier for my liking. However it seems as though your fellow soldier actually put some rounds down the enemy's way and kill some of them to give you a helping hand but they still don't seem to have got their master at arms just yet.
The graphics are pretty damned good and make the console version look like it was built using lego bricks, but it doesn't seem that heavy on your computer resources and I have no trouble running it on a gaming laptop with mobile graphics.
...and to the multiplayer. This is where things get 'interesting', I use this word here because the multiplayer seems a bit of a mixed bag, one minute you can be doing well and the next being punished with lag and stupid spawning. Being an IT tech I know a game based on the players hosting the game will never end well but it can be very annoying when you do not have a good host and that 7.62 you were going to plant into a guy's head ends up embedded into a wall on the other side of the map.
Talking of maps, they do seem good and provide a good selection of environments to battle in but some seem as though they were a bit of an afterthought or perhaps an apprentice's input that the lead developer thought should be included to show their inclusivity policy.
Also Activision thought it a good idea to include dedicated server, which is all well and good, but what they neglected to include were ranked servers so it seems silly why they included dedicated servers at all.
GOTY? I think not. It is difficult to know whether or not to recommend this game. I get many hours enjoyment out of it but at times it can be a right nightmare. If you want to play singleplayer then yeah go ahead and get it but if it's multiplayer you're after perhaps BF3 is more up your street.