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This review won't cover any of the single player campaign- as I haven't played it at all! I've been having way too much fun with multiplayer mode.
it is an extremely popular game, a cult icon for teenagers and nerdy adults. I'd say i'm a casual gamer, certainly not a nerd, but I have put a serious amount of time into this game to earn useless perks like better scopes, badges and camoflauge for my guns- it's ludicrously addictive, fast paced, and frustrating.
When you first start playing you'll likely die very quickly, even if you're experienced with first person shooters, the learning curve is brutal- but when you learn the maps you can get better quickly and it's easy to start getting yourself into the top third- getting to the top remains a challenge though.
here's a tip, you can just use the stock m4a1 (the first gun you get) and never change gun- don't be one of those people who changes gun every day, learn how to control the recoil and aim, and use the gun in close quarters and at range- then you will be a better player, don't bother changing guns until you unlock the ACR.
In my opinion i like call of duty very much because of it's multi player and campaign, the multi player can be a little bit over rated, i have played modern warfare 2 but this game is better in multi player and campaign, the campaign is a little bit short and gets quite boring at some points, the multi player is alright it has certainly improved since the modern warfare 2 franchise, the game brings out new multi player game types which i find to be quite boring and not that fun, the game it self is quite fun and boring, from my point of view this game is very good and fun and brings out new game types so that you can enjoy the game more, the game is good i raly like this game it brings a lot of new gamplays of new game types on multi player its a very good game
This game is a hit worldwide and is a follow up of the whole Call of Duty series. You can start your blood thirst war in campaign mode to get your grips with the game and push yourself with different difficulty's according to your ability's.
Then you have the special ops missions which I found very exciting but I did not agree with the way you had to unlock all of the other missions by earning the stars based on the difficulty of each completed mission.
And last but not least there is the online gaming where you can connect to a variety of game modes based on your liking with people from around the globe and your friends. There is a basic team death match where most of the run and gun action happens, or you could go stealth on a search and destroy. This is the most used feature of the game and for some is the only used feature of the game.
I find that it is very exciting and addictive and very fun. There is only one fault with this, this is that your internet connection, which will help depend on whether you or your enemy dies in confrontation, is it bad you will find the gaming very jumpy and find it almost impossible to kill anyone. So keep an eye on how good or bad your connection is, because that is the one thing which will enhance or ruin your gaming experience. But not to end on a bad note it is a brilliant shooting game and worth a try, so good gaming everyone!
If you were going to get started in the shooter genre, Call of Duty is usually the 'go to' brand which people know. Why? Well it's the pick up and play aspect of it which rules the roost when it comes to comparing it against other modern shooters.
Released in November 2011 Modern Warfare 3 is set in the near future in a world that is falling apart. Every city you visit in the campaign trail has been destroyed in some way or another and major landmarks are either destroyed completely or moment away from falling to the ground. The campaign begins with one hell of set piece and from that point onwards it is set piece after set piece as is the norm with Call of Duty games. So after a while the substance of these lessens for you, it is however a very good ride to be on and ties up the last 3 Modern Warfare games for you.
SpecOps returns with an additional element called Survival which is basically zombies with no zombies. Waves of enemies come at you and get increasingly harder, you are able to upgrade your weapons and other ammo as you progress up through the ranks however it can take time for you to learn your the maps. What I feel this mode is missing though is the longevity of Zombies and the team play of having 4 people as Survival is limited to 2. It is however a fun additional to the came.
The SpecOps missions are much the same as in Modern Warfare 2, they are all variations on the different single player elements you may have met during the campaign and are fun to play.
The Multiplayer is of course where all the major action takes place in any Call of Duty game and it is no different here. Shoot lots, rank up and unlock more equipment. This year they have added weapon rank so you are able to rank up a particular weapon to unlock different camo or attachments. I like it as it gives you something to aim for. The one thing I will say about MW3 is that I don't think the maps are as well designed as Black Ops. There is a LOT of CQC so you find strikers are used a lot more than in previous games, but if you can get around that you can enjoy the whole experience on offer.
I thought that I should do a review about this game as everyone seems to have an opinion on it, from those who play it on a regular basis, who spend every waking minute intent on 'prestiging' or 'levelling up' weapons to those who watch from the sidelines with disdain...
For those who many not know what Call of Duty is about (or COD as known by regular players), but it is a first-person shoot-em-up game, with lots of violence, blood and guts and is set in a wartime setting. I think the sub title "Modern Warfare" is a massive give away, hence the 18 rating! This one in the COD franchise is set in a fictional war involving France, Germany, USA and the UK, and in both single player story mode and online multiplayer you can visit all these countries.
- Single player Story Mode -
So much emphasis is placed on COD's online multiplayer mode that many people forget or do not even realise this is supposed to have a background story. Much of this involves you being a soldier following your team leader as you and several other comrades sneak/battle through various war-torn settings. In between various checkpoints, cut scenes will appear explaining the story and they make it pretty clear what to do and what direction you need to go in order to reach your checkpoints. This goes on for roughly 5 hours (the time my boyfriend and I completed it on Normal mode) and can get a bit tedious after a while. But if you like a good story and like doing espionage-like activities (imagine Metal Gear Solid in first person) then you might like this...I'm not going to mention any storyline details though, I don't want to spoil it for those who want to buy it!
- Online Multiplayer Mode -
Here's where the fun REALLY begins. This is the main reason most people play Call of Duty games on a regular basis. Multiplayer mode allows you to act as an anonymous soldier, and you are assigned to a team of roughly 4-6 people who are also 'soldiers' online. Your group are then allocated an opposing team of a similar number (all soldiers played by online people too!) and the aim is to battle it out, killing your enemy's soldiers as many times as possible but without getting killed yourself. Dying in this game happens to everyone who plays this, but after a while you get used to the controls, running whilst simultaneously looking around etc and it does become great fun, believe it or not! Your team can go round a series of maps around the world, which correlate with the single player story mode (you can vote as a team which map or setting you want to play beforehand, a nice option which didn't feature on previous COD games). Also this simple head to head team battle is tweaked and made more interesting by the addition of several game modes (such as Capture the Flag, self-explanatory really but still involves shooting your enemy). The most popular though is the basic Team Deathmatch mode which I also play frequently, where the first team to 7500 points wins (each death is 100 points).
One of the annoying things about multiplayer mode though is that some people can communicate through your tv set with their bluetooth headpiece, you'll hear them talking a lot, and also going "Oh @*?!" when they die. Yes, some people online can be very rude so watch out for some bad language! I don't have a bluetooth headset so I can swear profusely in the comfort of my own home. The multiplayer mode can become tedious if you a) keep getting killed b) learnt the maps by heart c) find the gameplay/players too easy d) are constantly grouped with online players who cheat. The latter can be quite annoying but all you have to do is quit the round and go into another lobby and start a new game with new fresh players. What I do like about this mode is the large range of weapons (submachine guns, handguns, pistols, hand grenades, grenade launchers etc) and the graphics have improved dramatically as well. The attention to detail is amazing - there's one map called "Underground" based on London's underground stations, and in there you can find a parody of the London tube map! However since I come from London I can tell straightaway that they have 'Americanized' the maps a lot, ie. the zebra crossings, signs in the tube stations so not all the details are accurate.
- Special Ops -
The final mode you can play in this game is Special Ops, where you are given espionage missions to complete, much similar to the ones in the story mode, but this time you are against the clock. There are 3 medals to collect (gold silver and bronze) depending on how fast you complete said mission, and this will accumulate and add to your PSN trophy achievements (you get a gold trophy if you complete all of them). i would recommend playing this mode if you've only got about 20/30 minutes to kill as you can complete this quite quickly. Practice does make perfect of course, so you'll be tempted to replay some missions in order to beat your previous time.
- Price -
I bought this at exactly midnight on the very first day it came out - I queued up along with about 200 other gaming nerds (I was the only girl there, I believe) and not one person there was bothered about paying 40 quid for this game, everyone was far too excited to play it. Of course it has been out since November 2011 and has gone done quite a bit, last time I checked in GAME they were selling it for about 24 pounds but you can definitely get this cheaper online at Amazon and Ebay. People on Gumtree often sell this copy too as they know it is still in high demand despite being out for a while now.
- Summary -
Overall, MW3 is a vast improvement on its predecessor Black Ops (this was deemed a flop in comparison as it was made by an entirely different company with a different engine/graphics). The graphics, attention to detail, the storyline and maps are great advantages to this game (maybe I'm slightly biased as it includes my native London!) but Infinity Ward do not really offer anything new to the table since their 2 year gap inbetween MW2 and this. Don't get me wrong, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, but after a while the game does get rather repetitive in all three modes and soon you may be looking for another game to tickle your fancy. But in the meantime, unleash some stress and annoy some people halfway round the world by killing them on MW3 and you'll be a very happy gamer.
Thanks to DooYoo miles and the accompanying Amazon vouchers - my post Christmas personal banking crisis, and accompanying starvation of all non-essential purchases has briefly been put on hold with the much wanted addition of this game, usually just known as Modern Warfare 3 (or MW3) to my PS3 collection.
I was a huge fan of MW and MW2 - but that was on Xbox, something I sold a couple of years ago - and was desperate to become equally addicted to MW3 upon is November 2011 release. Some set backs - I only manged to pick up a PS3 early December and only just picked up MW3 a week or so ago, but after a week of pretty solid gaming I'm just about ready to open the curtains, regain my social life and give my verdict on what seems to be 2011 Marmite gaming release.
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I will keep the information on the Call Of Duty franchise brief as to avoid the temptation to talk forever. Call Of Duty is a first person shooter game that was first seen on PC but has since become synonymous with console gaming - specifically a particular section of the current gaming generation. Since 2003 Activison have published the games, made by a host of developers - all set during some kind of war or conflict, from WW2 to future wars which are yet to happen, or hopefully fictional. Some key principles, specifically with the MW range have helped establish Call Of Duty as a gaming phenomena rather than just a hit. 60 frames per second is one key ingredient that gives MW1,2 and 3 a very distinct gaming experience - its super snappy and quick, in fact it makes pretty much all other gaming experiences let alone 1st person shooters feel slow. Another key feature is 'easy to play, hard to master' meaning pretty much anyone can pick this up and get going but the more you play the better you will get eventually you can get very good at this game, something that gives its ultra competitiveness which brings me to the third big point about MW - its a huge worldwide game. Millions of people play it, making the multiplayer incredibility rich. Jump into a multiplayer game and you have thousands to choose from, with hundreds of thousand of people playing at any one time. Call Of Duty has grown into Modern Warfare - one of the biggest game franchises created.
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For those who are unfamiliar with this gaming franchise, a huge chuck of this gaming experience is the multiplayer - with the main, single player campaign being a brief, lonely excursion. As the single player is over and done in a matter of hours - I'll get that over first.
The single player game starts where MW2 left off, but playing the two games that preceded this is not important - enough story is given to get up and go. As I hadn't played COD, or many games for that matter for a year or so, I resisted the urge to jump straight into the multiplayer and re-familiarize myself with the game and controls in single player, finishing it in 3 average sized sessions - about 9 hours in total, and I'm not a hardened gamer anymore, so I'm sure I took a lot longer than I needed too. Despite it being sparse, and all the negative criticism it has got, I enjoyed the single player. Its very linear - you must follow a set path and the story is equally predictable but is solid and has the fun feel of a big Holywood blockbuster movie. As with previous games you fight for all that is good in the world you fight as different soldiers in different places, giving this otherwise straight forward shooter a nice bit of change up just as one section starts to get stale. I mentioned 'Holywood Blockbuster' and this is no exaggeration - with some of the scene and in game action being heart stopping. On section finds you climbing from a crashed chopper as a building falls around you - you fly right into the action in the most disorienting but adrenaline pumping way.
The single player gets a lot of stick from all angles - gamers and reviewers all disliked this game on many fronts. Its biggest critacism is that its too short - and it is quite short, but its no shorted than Uncharted 3. Where it does differ from Uncharted 3 is that is has little charm and sticks to the rules this gaming franchise set out with the two previous games very strictly.
Dip into the single player for a bit of fun, but make sure you PS3 (or Xbox) is hooked up to the internet for a seriously good gaming experience, as you enter the world of MW3 multiplayer.
I'll get the negative out of the way first. Not much has changed aesthetically in the game generally, and this is most noticeable in the multiplayer. At least the single player has the advantage that its got cut scenes dressing up the now overly familiar look with the game. The multiplayer came under heavy fire (PUN ALERT!) from users for not being that much more of a notch up from than in MW2, and that is true.
Before I run through the changes, for those who haven't experienced MW multiplayer, its pretty simple. You play against people around the globe on various maps from the single player game, in various different game types. The game types can vary a lot, from all against all to teams to capture the flag - so there is quite a bit of choice to suit your play style. As you play multiplayer, the more kills you get and games you win, the more points you get. As you amass points you work through various levels, and this is where the addictive side of multiplayer really kicks in. Everytime you finish a game your points are added and gradually you work through the levels - the early levels being easier than the later ones. At every level up you open more perks and bonuses - from things that can be used within games, to things that are just for show like badges. This makes it very hard to put down the controller - maybe in your next game you'll get enough points for the next level....thats why I like millions of other have spend hundreds of hours trapped in the multiplayer world. So, thats briefly what multiplayer is, but for MW3 they have streamlined the experiences, cutting that fat off previous games and adding much needed tweaks. After most of the week in multiplayer, these are the big changes;
This is a new game type and its great, more than likely the best new feature of the game. Its a team deathmatch game with a twist - you kill the opposing team as normal, but to actually get the kill and tally it up you need to collect the dog tags that appears over their corpse after the kill. This gives multiplayer a whole new dimension meaning you have to run to whoever you killed, putting yourself in danger and drawing enemies out (as if they get the tags first the kill is denied) but also means you have to work more as a team - as anyone can confirm or deny kills. These also add to your score meaning new players or those who want to increase their XP will benefit a lot from this game. I've just finished a 2 hour session in this mode and I can say its not only crazy addictive but I hauled in lots of XP.
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As expected, the maps and weapons have been tweaked in MW3 and something most noticeable is how tighter and more 'scrappy' they are, with less places to snipe and hide, forcing placers to have a much more blood pumping experience. It makes the game faster paced and a little less frustrating for new players - as with MW1+2 I found I was getting killed too much by players that knew all the good hiding spots when I first started playing the games. The guns too have changed. Not only are their more but there is a better variation - and I can say that without having unlocked too many yet. Lots of different guns to suit a many varied playing styles - all with a much bigger focus on them being upgraded. There are lots more upgrades for guns now, meaning there are now thousand of different combinations of weaponry that can be taken into the battlefield.
As I hinted just a second ago, there is a much bigger focus on bonuses. It seems every few seconds you're getting rewarded with XP for doing something - and I welcome this as its a feature that makes the multiplayer really addictive. Everytime you launch into a multiplayer game there is something to focus on, be it getting more headshots with a specific gun to unlock a new scope, or use a perk a certain number of time to enhance the perk. The makers of the game clearly know this sort of stuff is the stuff gamers crave. Nothing is more addictive than leveling up.
They have notched up just how much customization you can do in the game - from unlocking badges to guns, to adding perks in a increasingly huge variety of ways - they multiplayer experience really can be individual. You can set up they game to suit your play style, and hopefully get better and better at the game. This is where the 'difficult to master' part comes in, as there is always more to learn, do and unlock. Hundred of hours of gameplay that rarely gets boring. Wait, thats wrong - I've never found it boring, MW1+2 and now 3 being a big contributor to my reputation as someone who is always late. Or 'busy'.
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One of the most genius features of MW is kill streaks - kill a certain number of people in a row, without dying and unlock a bonus - like an airstrike. Now, these are still a big part of the game (they've taken out the nuke from MW2 as far as I can see) but there are more, they are customizable and bonusable - making them more fun an open to players of varying ability. Speaking of players with varying ability, they have also added death streaks - if you die a certain number of times in a row you get a perk, such as increased speed of the infamous martyrdom perk from MW1. This seems to be a great way of making the game fairer and not putting off new people to the game as getting involved in a gaming environment teeming with hardened, enthusiastic players can be a bit daunting.
A few other bits and bobs make the multiplayer experience generally more fun and solid than an already fun and solid game - things such as a better HUD with bars indicating teams scores and a global map on the loading screen showing where people are playing. But the thing you notice the most in multiplayer is how is startlingly similar to MW1+2. This is good and bad - they had a winning formula in terms of how they game has played in the past and they not messed with this, but on the other hand they have not taken a huge, innovative leap forward.
As well as the single player and multiplayer - a third game type exists - 'Spec Ops'. In this a single player, or two players can play through either survival or challenge mode, trying to beat online and personal records. Although I've only checked this out a bit, its really fun and I can see it adds lots more hours to the game.
Control wise, as with the level of violence and unsuitability for under 18s, little has changed. The game still plays in that near perfect way with each button being in just the right place, almost perfect for fast paced multiplayer - so much so when I play a first person shooter I change the control set up to match the default COD set up. Its a violent game, thats dangerously addictive with lots of bad language and not suitable for the millions of kids worldwide playing it - but hey, thats another rant.
I personally think they are right to not have messed with its, and my opinion of this love or hate game is that I love it for they fact they are building on a brilliant game - not taking risks in order maybe move the game in a new direction. That said, this will be the last time, in my opinion the makers can get away with sticking so rigidly to the formula - although considering this is such a money spinner, I doubt they will change that much with the next installment. Again, that said, the next installment will more than likely land on the next gen consoles so a big leap will automatically take place there.
This is a thoroughly addictive game and almost exist beyond 'gaming' - its that big its something else. I read an article in The Guardian that looked at why this game go so much stick, despite being great - and they concluded its considered a sport and almost a way of life by many of its players with competitions going on all the time. So, when this game came out and wasn't the big step up everyone was expecting, people got mad. Not buying and not being a part of this game was simply not an option for some people - and despite financial set backs, I include myself in that. Unlike those people though, I'm not that heavily invested in the game so much so no huge improvements have bothered me.
Check this game out if you like fun, quick, addictive pick up and go gaming - within minutes of booting this up you can be stuck in a great game. Thats something I love about this, cramming a game in before work or on a break - or whilst waiting for my girlfriend gets ready (luckily she take a while) is so easy to do you're never that far from you're next gaming fix.
Right now its about £25 on PS3 and Xbox, but its gradually getting cheaper - a month or so and it will be below £20.
I'd like to focus my review on the co-op multiplayer side of the game as I'm sure many other reviewers have stated the merits and drawbacks of the game itself.
The offline multiplayer side of the game is what I was most interested in when buying it - I don't go online and the campaign is always over too quickly for my liking. Unlike Call of Duty: Black Ops, MW3 brings back the Spec Ops feature seen in MW2 which in my view is the best and meatiest part of the game.
Spec Ops this time around has 16 missions split into 4 varying difficulty levels. You unlock the more difficult missions as you gain experience points or XPs simply by playing the spec ops modes - for killing enemies, getting kill streaks etc. These missions can be attempted at Regular (1 star), Hardened (2 star) or Veteran (3 star) difficulty and after successfully completing each mission you then gain the number of stars corresponding to the difficulty level you tried it one. So there are 48 stars to collect in total (16 missions x 3 stars for each). Some missions can be done solo whilst others require a partner who takes the role of helicopter support, aerial cover or control of a sentry gun. In my opinion, the lure of the spec ops missions is that they can be done with a buddy who you can shout at and blame when it all goes Pete Tong.
New to MW3 is Survival mode which is a slightly similar to the Zombie mode of Black Ops but in much greater depth. Here, both solo or with a buddy, you take on wave after wave of increasingly difficult and numerous enemies and try to...you guessed it, survive! You start off with basic weapons and by dispatching your enemies you gain cash which you can then use at one of 3 terminals to buy upgrades. You can buy new guns and ammo at one terminal - the guns are unlocked as you 'level up' by accumulating the previously mentioned XPs. So the best guns obviously are not available straight away. There are 50 levels in total to level up to so it can take a while to unlock them all. Another terminal provides you with grenades, explosives and defensive equipment as well as the highly useful sentry guns which you can station to protect yourself. At the final terminal you can call in reinforcements (3 soldiers) who fight with you but do die if they sustain enough damage. Here, you can also buy air strikes, predator drones and perks such as faster reloading and sprint for longer distances.
Survival mode is all about tactics and making sure you have enough resources to last the wave. Some waves are trickier than others. For instance, certain waves drop juggernauts and involve helicopters which you have to take out as well as the regular foot soldiers. For those of you new to call of duty, Juggernauts are heavily armoured killing machines who take some serious damage before dropping. Me and my buddy have managed to get up to wave 26 so far on some maps but others we have struggled severely on and only made it up to wave 15. There are 16 maps in total, of 4 difficulty levels similar to the spec ops missions.
Needless to say, if you enjoy this type of game and have a buddy to play along with, you will get many hours' worth of gaming out of the spec ops mode. It's very addictive to try and collect all the mission stars and to beat your record wave on survival mode. We have accumulated over 2 days of playing time in spec ops mode so far and can see us more than doubling that before we start to lose interest. The best thing about the survival mode it that it is different every time. You can choose to 'camp' in a different place on the map each time you play so it feels like a whole new map. For instance, you can defend a top floor room in one of the buildings one time and then next time try to secure a more open position outside.
In summary, although I bought this game at full price before Christmas, it has been worth every penny so far. The replay value is phenomenal and is especially addictive if, like me, you enjoy collecting all the trophies available. So if you are looking for a good value co-op game for you and a buddy and are not partial to a bit of violence (within the game of course!) then this game is for you.
Call of duty modern warfare 3 is the third game in the Modern Warfare 3 series. The game follows up on the same style of gameplay from call of duty Modern warfare 2. In fact it uses the same game engine that Call of duty modern warfare 2 uses.
Call of duty modern warfare 2 was released on the 8th November 2011 for Windows PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii. This is a review of the Playstation 3 edition of the game.
Pros and cons
Good online multiplayer as per usual
Not much update in graphics from previous instalment
In the storyline you assume the role of many playable characters. I did not think that the story was very interesting to play I mean yes it does follow the story from Modern ware 2 in some respects and there the odd part that grabs your attention but then later on in the story you can get confused so I do feel a bit let down by the storyline.
Whilst playing in singleplayer campaign mode you do notice that the gameplay is samey to the previous instalments. I did feel though that playing through the levels was entertaining I was quite thrilled with attacking a submarine and then having to escape from it and clear the area. It did feel like there was a good structure to the way that the singleplayer campaign played out.
Whilst playing you are faced with having to follow objectives in the warzone these can vary from taking down seemingly endless waves of enemies to manning ground turrets.
This game comes to life in the online multiplayer game modes. Yes it does follow the same levelling up system that is trademark to the game series but the system is addictive as ever. It's just asking for you to keep on playing and playing just so you earn more experience points to level up to the next level. I feel that the more that I play online then the better that I get on it and I feel that I am improving all of the time.
There is a big rush to the online gameplay, because you are playing with other human players rather than computer AI players the difficultly level is directly notched up but they have developed the maps so that it does make it a fair level playing field when your rushing around online killing other players.
The graphics are good, the game does use the same game engine as Modern warfare 2 but it does compare to the other First person shooter games on the market. It's running at 60 frames per second it does give a nice feel to the game and I feel that it does work well.
Value for money
In my opinion I think that this game is very good value for money, you get a good strong singleplayer mode that you should get moneys worth from and then you get the great online multiplayer mode. That you could put hours into without flickering a eyelid.
I feel that this is a very good game, singleplayer is okay and you will enjoy it but multilayer is the best part of the game. I do recommend that you buy this game.
It's fair to say that prior to November I'd never really been caught up in the hype over a new computer game. Now that could be because I'm only really finding how much I enjoy gaming that it had never crossed my mind before, but in November I got caught up in the hype of the launch of Call Of Duty, Modern Warfare 3. Up to this point I'd just about completed Black Ops and had completed both of the previous Modern Warfare games and so perhaps it was inevitable that I'd be waiting impatiently to get my hands on a copy of the latest release for the PS3.
The Story Mode
This picks up from the previous two Modern Warfare with a number of the same characters playing key roles. We still have the likes of Sergeant Price and Soap from the SAS, who have been joined by Yuri a Russian hell bent on helping to stop Makarov. The Russian renegade is still hell bent on bringing the World to its knees and this time he's attacking Europe. Alongside the three characters already mentioned there is also an American Delta Force operative Frost and the control for the majority of the game switches between Frost and Yuri.
As someone who is quite new to this style of gaming I really enjoyed the game. I've read a number of reviews from hard core First Person Shooter players who don't rate this release as the concept is too similar to the previous games. For me though this is the reason the game works. Unlike a lot of gamers I don't buy games to play online, I buy them to work my way through the stories and enjoy the plot behind all the shooting and killing. It's that reason that keeps drawing me back to Modern Warfare and Call of Duty games in general as the stories are always quite epic and perhaps at times over the top.
Like the previous Modern Warfare games the settings created for each level are incredibly realistic from the streets of London to the bay in New York. An incredible amount of effort has gone in to creating each segment of the game and it looks incredibly impressive. The detail on each level also helps, with staircase and brickwork looking quite realistic, which adds to the whole concept. Its developments in realism that are taking the Call of Duty franchise forward. There isn't a lot more they can do with the concept but with improving graphics and thrilling stories they can continue to create very good games.
I still consider myself to be a bit of an amateur player when it comes to games like this and therefore I feel I perhaps get more value out of the games. If you're a crack shot who never gets killed you'll storm through the game and wonder what you've paid the money for, however if like me, you do forget to take cover occasionally or perhaps your aim is occasionally a little off then you will probably enjoy the campaign section of the game a little more.
Of course like all COD games the real test of it seems to be in the online multiplayer aspect. Like the games before it this would appear to be where the majority of people spend their time playing. I do occasionally find it entertaining but the online matches are quick and should you blink at the wrong moment your liable to end up dead. I've always found that online gaming is for the best at these games and for that reason I tend to avoid it. It does look amazing though and I've never suffered any lag with very smooth interfaces, even given our poor internet connection in the house. The online multiplayer is good if you like that sort of thing, but I'll stick to the story modes.
Gameplay & Controls
Like the previous games the gameplay element is really sharp. They haven't deviated away from the standard Call Of Duty control mechanisms and that works really well. It is a control method that is easy to pick up and with each instalment keeping the same controls it makes the continuity from one game to the next is much easier to uphold.
Within the game everything looks really sharp and with some stunning graphics that include the Eiffel Tower toppling over and an all action plane crash where you attempt to protect the Russian Prime Minister it has a good variety of different settings. Of course a lot of the level types are repeated from previous games such as the sniper level and the driving levels but they all still work in this new format.
Another Good Instalment
As far as I am concerned then yes it is another very good game. It is fair to say that the concept of the game has remained the same; however I feel that the graphics have improved immensely, as has the aiming of weapons and the general smooth and sharp flow of the gameplay. The storyline for me is a good development of the plot from the first two games and one I really enjoyed playing and developing through. Having been caught up in the hype for a game for the first time, I am glad it lived up to my expectations and I'm really looking forward to the next Call Of Duty game, which ever format and storyline it decides to follow.
Other Platforms: PC, Wii & Xbox 360
Age - 18 plus
The new Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is the latest in the biggest gaming franchise in the history of both Ps3 and Xbox360.
The game has a brilliant adrenaline rushing campaign mode which the player visits different locations such as Paris, London, Berlin and New York. The attention to detail on these maps are sublime, and are very realistic. The campaign goes through tutorials for rookies to make sure they are armed for the battle. There is also a return of Special Ops which includes a new survival mode in which you defend yourself against waves of incoming enemy forces. The multiplayer is also phenomanal, the graphics are crazy and really something special. The variety of guns, perks and maps are really good. I enjoy playing this game on PS3 and rarely get bored. The additions of different types of killstreaks in assault, specialist and support allow the player not to keep changing his/her killstreaks for different game tyeps such as domination and search & destroy.
The game uses the same game engine as Modern Warfare 2 which makes the gameplay seem repetitive, I think Infinity Ward have covered this up with adding so many new features to try and make it as different as possible which I credit them on yet the Modern Warfare 2 cracks still appear.
Conclusion: A brilliant game where anything is possible.
As a gamer I was very disappointed with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Its the same game as last years. I feel like I wasted my $60 on a game that I already purchased last year.
Activision gets a lot of heat from gamers complaining that their games are the same each year and it's true. The campaign was great but the multiplayer was exactly the same as Black Ops only with new maps that aren't particularly good.
The campaign is Modern Warfare 3 is great. It has a lot of adrenaline filled moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. It continues the events from Modern Warfare 2. You play as various characters. This is how the plot goes, a Russian terrorist has started World War 3 and you are trying to end the war and kill him. The campaign was great but it was only about 5-6 hours. While playing the game you will play in several different places. Those include Paris, New York and London. The Spec Ops mode is also just okay.
The multiplayer was very disappointing. It is the main reason people buy the game and it felt just like black ops. The maps were not the best and I didn't like them. The guns don't sound too good and their is a lot of lag on the PS3, which annoyed me a lot. Their are a lot of immature kids online also, that obviously are too young to play. Their constant swearing is really irritating. The hit detection is quite off. What I mean by that is when you shoot someone, the bullets don't always hit them. Another thing I disliked was that it was running on the same engine from 3 years ago. The graphics still look outdated also.
Modern Warfare 3 has a good campaign but the multiplayer is the same and not fun. If you already have Black Ops there is no use of getting this game.
I really am not the best player at Call of Duty, as I'm very inconsistent, but still I can't help but feel addicted to this game. I don't have many games from the series, only World at War and Black Ops, but this is by far my favourite due to the INCREDIBLE graphics, gameplay, realism, gruesomeness, addictingness and FUN! I have spent many hours on multiplayer mode, the online version where you can play against other COD players around the world, as well as the Campaign and Special Ops modes, where you don't need an internet connection to play, yet it still feels like you are playing against real people due to how realistic it is. The graphics are just incredible, the best I've seen in a game, and it's obvious that Activision spent a lot of time researching the towns as London, Paris, Berlin etc are all very fair representations of the real thing.
I recommend this to all people who love a good shooting game, as although it may take a while to get up to speed with the rest of the players around the world, it's a seriously addicting, realistic and ever changing game.